Collective residencies / Be (P)Art. Grow with Arts / Olot


From Friday, 1 October 2021 to Friday, 8 October 2021

Writer, professor-assistant


Jovana Jovanović is born in 1995 in Leskovac, Serbia. She studied at the University of Kragujevac Spanish language and Hispanic literature where she lately taught Spanish literature as assistant in two main subjects. She graduated as master philologist – her thesis "Baroque feminist poetry of sor Juana Inés de la Cruz" is theoretically connected to her novel "Pogrdna Rara avis". During her studies in Spain in 2017 (Erasmus + program) she translated the poem "Maybe she sleeps" by Serbian poet Vladislav Petković Dis for Day of Poetry manifestation in Almería. For the purposes of the "Don Quixote anniversary" she wrote a new, inserted chapter of "Don Quixote" that was presented at the Day of Sant Jordi in Kragujevac. She begun to write prose at the very young age, as an adolescent she wrote her first novel that remains unpublished. She participated at the various literary events as a member of literary club "Glubočica" in her hometown.


My major project will be presenting the novel “Pogrdna Rara avis” through a few main aspects: double narration; baroque tendencies intersected with the poetics of modernism; the suffering of the Lost generation; the influences of Annexation Crisis/political tension on the artists of different nationalities; the fact that one artist creates another (two-way inspiration); and most important – position of the women in XX century, the roots of feminism and cramped female education before the First World War. The novel is abundant with Spanish and Serbian literature intertextuality at some points, which provides a good background for comparative literature.

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