With a background in comparative literature and literary theory, I trace patterns and trends in western perceptions of south-eastern Europe. I currently research representations of Montenegro, from the nineteenth century up to the present, through both global postcolonial and decolonial as well as regional balkanist discourse criticism. I take into consideration cultural, historical, political, geopolitical and economic contexts that shape western responses to south-eastern Europe. My research interests also focus on cultural memory and how transgenerational histories and narratives create ethnic, national and cultural identities of individuals.
- Ana Živković, “Early British Discursive Constructions of Montenegro (1840-1880)”, in Antonello Biagini and Giovanna Motta, eds, Empires and Nations from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century, Volume 2 (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), pp. 185-192. http://www.cambridgescholars.com/empires-and-nations-from-the-eighteenth-to-the-twentieth-century-2