After Yugoslavia: The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land 9780804784023, 9780804787345, 3420139497, 0804784027

The book brings together many of the best known commentators and scholars who write about former Yugoslavia. The essays

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Table of contents :
Contents......Page 8
Contributors......Page 12
Acknowledgments......Page 18
Notes on the Pronunciation of Proper Names and Words Given in Original Spelling......Page 20
Introduction - Marijeta Božovic´......Page 24
Part I - My Yugoslavia: Personal Essays......Page 44
1. My Yugoslavia - Maria Todorova......Page 46
2. Yugoslavia: A Defeated Argument? - Vesna Goldsworthy......Page 61
Part II - Histories and Common Culture......Page 76
3. The Past as Future: Post-Yugoslav Space in the Early Twenty-First Century - Dejan Djokic´......Page 78
4. What Common Yugoslav Culture Was, and How Everybody Benefited from It - Zoran Milutinovic......Page 98
5. Discordia Concors: Central Europe in Post-Yugoslav Discourses - Vladimir Zoric´......Page 111
Part III - Legacies of Yugoslavia: Cultural Returns......Page 136
6. “Something Has Survived . . . ”: Ambivalence in the Discourse About Socialist Yugoslavia in Present-Day Slovenia - Mitja Velikonja......Page 138
7. Vibrant Commonalities and the Yugoslav Legacy: A Few Remarks - Gordana P. Crnkovic´......Page 146
8. Zenit Rising: Return to a Balkan Avant-Garde - Marijeta Božovic´......Page 158
Part IV - The Story of a Language......Page 170
9. Post-Yugoslav Emergence and the Creation of Difference - Tomislav Z. Longinovic´......Page 172
10. What Happened to Serbo-Croatian? - Ranko Bugarski......Page 183
11. Language Imprisoned by Identities; or, Why Language Should Be Defended - Milorad Pupovac......Page 192
Part V - Post-Film......Page 206
12. The Vibrant Cinemas in the Post-Yugoslav Space - Andrew Horton......Page 208
13. Marking the Trail: Balkan Women Filmmakers and the Transnational Imaginary - Meta Mazaj......Page 223
Part VI - The New National Literatures......Page 240
14. Traumatic Experiences: War Literature in Bosnia and Herzegovina Since the 1990s - Davor Beganovic´......Page 242
15. Culture of Memory or Cultural Amnesia: The Uses of the Past in the Contemporary Croatian Novel - Andrea Zlatar-Violic´......Page 251
16. Cheesecakes and Bestsellers: Contemporary Serbian Literature and the Scandal of Transition - Tatjana Rosic´......Page 264
17. Slovene Literature Since 1990 - Alojzija Zupan Sosic......Page 288
18. The Palimpsests of Nostalgia - Venko Andonovski......Page 296
Part VII - Return to the Provinces......Page 310
19. The Spirit of the Kakanian Province - Dubravka Ugrešic´......Page 312
Notes......Page 330
Index......Page 354

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