Research Advisor and Head of the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts; Professor of Slovenian Literature at the University of Ljubljana.

Research interests

Cultural and literary theory, comparative literature, theory of literary history and comparative literature, systems theory, intertextuality, European and Slovenian Romanticism, nationalism studies, Slavic literatures, Slovenian literature, East-Central European literatures, canon formation and cultural memory, world literature studies, geography and literature

Selected publications

Imaginarij Krsta v slovenski literaturi. Druga, popravljena in dopolnjena izdaja [The Imaginary of Baptism at the Savica in Slovene Literature. Second Edition]. Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2016.

Ed.: Prostori slovenske književnosti [Spaces of Slovenian Literature]. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2016.

Ed.: World Literatures from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Century (= CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 15.5 [2013]).

Prešernovska struktura in svetovni literarni sistem [The Prešernian Structure and the World Literary System]. Ljubljana: LUD Literatura, 2012.

Ed.: Svetovne književnosti in obrobja [World Literatures and Peripheries]. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2012.

Literary Studies in Reconstruction: An Introduction to Literature. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2011.

History and Poetics of Intertextuality. West Lafayette (IN): Purdue University Press, 2008.

Ed. (w. Darko Dolinar): Writing Literary History: Selected Perspectives from Central Europe. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2006.

Ed. (w. Jelka Kernev Štrajn): Teoretsko-literarni hibridi / Hybridizing Theory and Literature. Primerjalna književnost 29.Special Issue (2006).

From Spatial Turn to GIS-Mapping of Literary Cultures. European Review 23.1 (2015): 81–96.

Taking Darwin Metaphorically and Literally: Genres and Sciences in a Survival Struggle. Neohelicon 41.2 (2014): 303–15.

Doing Literature without Thinking: Paralogical Devices and the Literary Field. Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue canadienne de littérature comparée 41.1 (2014): 54–71.

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Curriculum Vitae

Marko Juvan, MAE, is a literary theorist and comparatist, Head of the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), and Professor of Slovenian literature at the University of Ljubljana. Juvan was born in 1960 in Ljubljana. In 1985 he graduated in Slovenian and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. He holds a PhD in Literary Studies (1993) from the University of Ljubljana. In addition to many short-term additional research stays in Poland and Germany, he spent a semester as a postgraduate student at the Univesity of Tübingen in 1990. In 1986 he became Teaching Assistant at the Department of Slavic Studies, University of Ljubljana. Since 1994 he has been teaching Literary Theory and Slovenian Literature at the same university (since 2007 as Professor). Since 1996, he has mostly been involved in research at the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). In 2011, he was elected Head of the Institute.

Juvan presented papers at scholarly conferences throughout Europe, in the US, Canada, South Korea, Japan and Australia. He was a visiting professor at universities in Brno and Zagreb as well as a lecturer at the universities in Budapest, Munich, Hamburg, Prague, Reykjavík, Vienna, Ghent, Česke Budějovice and Novi Sad. As member of the Slovenian Comparative Literature Association, ICLA/AILC and REELC/ENCLS, he (co-)organised several international conferences, including 'Writing Literary History', 'Comparative Literature in the 20th Century', 'Responding to Cosmopolitanism', 'The Book: An Economy of Cultural Spaces' and 'The Spatial Turn in Literary Studies'. He sat on the editorial boards of Slovenian academic journals Jezik in slovstvo and Slavistična revija; currently, he is a member of the editorial boards of Primerjalna književnost, CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, Context and Slavica litteraria. He is a co-editor of the ZRC SAZU book series Studia litteraria and Thought, Society, Culture. From 2002 to 2006 he served as the president of the Slovenian Comparative Literature Association, from 2007 to 2011 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Network of Comparative Literary Studies (REELC/ENCLS) and from 2008–2014 he sat on the Committee on Literary Theory of the ICLA/AILC. Since 2013, he is a member of the Section Committee for Literary and Theatrical Studies of the Academia Europaea.

In addition to numerous articles and edited volumes in Slovenia and abroad (e.g., World Literatures from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Century, a special issue of the CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 2013), his recent books include History and Poetics of Intertextuality (2008), Literary Studies in Reconstruction (2011) and Prešernovska struktura in svetovni literarni sistem (The Prešernian Structure and the World Literary System, 2012).

Research areas

General and comparative literature, literary criticism, literary theory H390 

Keywords

literary theory • literary discourse • world literary system • literary geography • intertextuality • literary canon • cultural nationalism • methodology of literary scholarship • Slovenian literature 

Recognitions & awards

The Kidrič Award for Young Researchers (1991) • Member of Academia Europaea (2012) • The Golden Sign of ZRC SAZU for outstanding research achievements (2014)