Asst. Prof. Andraž Jež, PhD

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

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Andraž Jež’s research interests include Slovenian literature of the nineteenth century from the perspectives of the theory of ideology, social and political historiography, and modernist theories of nationalism.

Stanko Vraz in nacionalizem: od narobe Katona do narobe Prešerna. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2016.

Ed. (w. Jernej Habjan): May ’68 in Yugoslavia (= Slavica TerGestina 24.1 [2020]).

‘The Nature of Humanity, or Rather the Nature of Things’ – Reification in the Works of Georg Lukács and Walter Benjamin. In: Confronting Reification: Revitalizing Georg Lukács’s Thought in Late Capitalism. Ed. Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker. Leiden: Brill, 2020. 116–43.

Stanko Vraz and the Missing Saints of the Illyrian Movement. In: Great Immortality: Studies on European Cultural Sainthood. Ed. Jón Karl Helgason and Marijan Dović. Leiden: Brill, 2019. 122–50.

Reflections of Georg Lukács’s Concept of Reification in the Works of Walter Benjamin. In: The Thing: Conceptual and Cultural Aspects. Ed. Teresa Dobrzyńska and Raya Kuncheva. Warsaw: The Institute of Literary Research; Sofia: Institute for Literature, 2018. 331–72.

The Illyrian Movement. In: Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe. Volume II. Ed. Joep Leerssen. Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP, 2018. 1098–102.

The Venetic Theory of Slovenian Descent. In: Encyclopedia of Romantic Nationalism in Europe. Volume II. Ed. Joep Leerssen. Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP, 2018. 1378–80.

Mimesis im Kontext der Grenzüberschreitung im Kunstdiskurs des Modernismus. Trans. Rosemarie Linde. TheMa 5.1–2 (2016): 1–20.

The Return of the Partisan Art. Slavica Tergestina 17 (2016): 148–59.

Mimetičnost v kontekstu prestopanja robov umetnostnih diskurzov v modernizmu. Primerjalna književnost 38.2 (2015): 77–97.

Stanko Vraz a Češi. Slavica litteraria 17.2 (2014): 39–49.

Medbesedilne povezave med Slávy dcero Jana Kollárja in Djulabijami Stanka Vraza. Slavistična revija 61.4 (2013): 605–19.

Globalizacija in amerikanizacija književnosti ter njuni odmevi na Slovenskem. Primerjalna književnost 35.3 (2012): 317–33.

Andraž Jež (born 1985) lives in Izola. He attended the art high school in Koper and studied Slovene Studies and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. In 2011, he graduated with a study on the Americanisation of the journal Literatura (supervised by Marko Juvan) and a comparative analysis of early twentieth-century literature and music (supervised by Janez Vrečko). He received his PhD from the Postgraduate School of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. In his dissertation, he provided the historical and linguistic contextualisation of Slovenian-Croatian poet Stanko Vraz (1810–1851). His articles have been published in Jezik in slovstvo, Literatura, Pogledi, Primerjalna književnost, Slavica litteraria and Slavistična revija.

Research areas
General and comparative literature, literary criticism, literary theory H390

world literature
social history
historical materialism
Slovenian literature
19th century