Vanja Polić


Name:
 Vanja Polić

Position: Assistant Professor, English Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

Nationality: Croatian

Employment Record:
2013 – present: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
2009 – 2012: Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
2001 – 2009: Teaching/Research Assistant, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Education:
2009 PhD in literature, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
2002 Undergraduate Study of Portuguese language and literature (minor), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
2001 BA (Hons) in English language and literature and Italian language and literature (double major), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Other Trainings/Specializations:
2011 Faculty Enrichment Program – one month research grant, University of Calgary, Canada.
2010 Short-term Brno research grant for library research regarding Canadian Studies, Masaryk University, the Czech Republic.
2004 Postgraduate course in literature: Text and Context: British and Irish Literature from 1900 to the Present, Scottish Universities’ International Summer School, University of Edinburgh ,UK
2003 British Scholarship Trust, PhD research scholarship, Queen Mary, University of London, Great Britain

Membership in Professional Associations:
Croatian-Canadian Academic Society – president since June 2013
Central European Association for Canadian Studies
Croatian Association for American Studies
Croatian Association for English Studies
European Society for the Study of English

Selected Bibliography (max 5 titles):
1. “Sisters Brothers Pack Heat: or How the Sisters Fared in the West”, Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World, Lj. Matek and J. Poljak Rehlicki (eds), Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2014. Chapter 8: 128-146. (book chapter)
2. “Pucaj! Georgea Boweringa: neispričana priča o pokoravanju kanadskog Zapada”. Umjetnost riječi (The art of Words: Journal for Literary Criticism, Performance Arts and Film), LVII, 3–4 (July – December), 2013: 203-225. (article)
3. Istinito, prirodno, različito: autolegitimacijske strategije ranog britanskog romana. 2012. Zagreb: Hrvatsko filološko društvo. (Book title in English: True, Natural, Different: Self- Legitimation Strategies of the Early British Novel) (book)
4. “Texture of Life” in Brno Studies Journal (Masaryk University, the Czech Republic), vol. 37, Is. 2 (2011), pp.159-171, (http://www.phil.muni.cz/wkaa/home/publikace/bse-plone-verze)
5. “Tenderness of Space and Outlandish Woman The Tenderness of the Wolves and The Outlander”, Review of International American Studies RIAS, Vol. 5, Winter-Spring (1-2/2011), pp.187-208. (http://www.iasaweb.org/rias/RIAS_special_online.pdf)

Countries of Work Experience: Croatia

Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Portuguese, German

Research Interests:
Contemporary Canadian literature
Canadian Western literature
18th-century British novel
Postcolonial literature
Postmodern novel

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