Research Fellow at the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU); Assistant Professor at the Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU.

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Research interests

In his research, Jernej Habjan focuses on the conceptions of literature in contemporary critical theory, world literature studies, and speech-act theory. In his current comparative work, he analyses the topos of uncles and nephews in Denis Diderot, Karl Marx, Louis Althusser, Jacques-Alain Miller, and Thomas Bernhard.

Selected publications

Ed. (w. Fabienne Imlinger): Globalizing Literary Genres. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Ed. (w. Suman Gupta and Hrvoje Tutek): Academic Labour, Unemployment and Global Higher Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Ed.: Novel beyond Nation (= Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue canadienne de littérature comparée 42.4 [2015]).

Ed. (w. Jessica Whyte): (Mis)readings of Marx in Continental Philosophy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Literatura med dekonstrukcijo in teorijo [Literature between Deconstruction and Theory]. Ljubljana: Založba /*cf., 2014.

The First Slovenian Novel and the Literary World-System. Journal of World Literature 3.4 (2018): 512–23.

Rancière’s Lesson: October ’17, May ’68, October ’17. CR: The New Centennial Review 18.3 (2018): 53–71.

(W. Sowon Park:) World Literature. In: Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory. Ed. Eugene O’Brien. New York: Oxford UP, 2017.

Ordinary Literature Philosophy: Literary Studies after Cultural Studies. South Atlantic Quarterly 115.4 (2016): 699–714.

Novel Fiction, Newspaper Reality. Neohelicon 43.2 (2016): 461–71.

From Cultural Third-Worldism to the Literary World-System. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 15.5 (2013): n. pag.

The Bestseller as the Black Box of Distant Reading: The Case of Sherlock Holmes. Primerjalna književnost 35.1 (2012): 91–105.

Canonization – Culturalization – Sanctification: Romeo and Juliet in the Western Canon, ‘French Resentment’ and Lacanian Ethics. (a): The Journal of Culture and the Unconscious 8.1 (2009–2010): 35–46.

Selected projects

May ’68 in Literature and Theory: The Last Season of Modernism in France, Slovenia, and the World (fundamental research project • 1 July 201830 June 2021)

The Structure and Genealogy of Indifference: Logic – Epistemology – Ideology (fundamental research project • 1 May 201730 April 2020)

Slovene Literature and Social Changes: National State, Democracy and Transitional Discrepancies (fundamental research project • 1 May 201730 April 2020)

The End of History: Twenty Years After. Philosophy – Politics – Economy (fundamental research project • 1 July 201430 June 2017)

National Poets and Cultural Saints of Europe: Commemorative Cults, Canonization, and Cultural Memory (fundamental research project • 1 October 201430 September 2017)

Joking Relationships in Capitals of Modernity: Uncles and Nephews in Diderot, Marx, Althusser, Miller, and Bernhard (postdoctoral research project • 1 March 201530 June 2015)

The Space of Slovenian Literary Culture: Literary History and the GIS-Based Spatial Analysis (fundamental research project • 1 July 201130 June 2014)

World Literature as the Conjunction of Globalization and Literature: The Case of the Parisian Topos of Uncles and Nephews (postdoctoral research project • 1 April 201231 March 2014)

The “Slovenian” World Literature: Locating World Literature in a National Literary System (fundamental research project • 1 May 201030 April 2013)

Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1979 (Kranj, Slovenia).

Elementary school and High School in Škofja Loka, Slovenia.

Undergraduate study: Russian Studies and Comparative Literature Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (1998–2005). BA thesis: ‘Theory of Literary Discourse and Bakhtin’.

Postgraduate study: Sociology of Culture, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (2005–2010). PhD thesis: ‘The Relation between the Dialogic Structure and the Social Effects of a Literary Work’; supervisor: Professor Rastko Močnik.

Recipient of a scholarship for translators and literary critics awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Government of the Republic of Slovenia (2007–2008).

Junior Researcher at the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2008–2010).

Recipient of a postgraduate visiting scholarship at the New Sorbonne University awarded by the Government of the Republic of France (2009).

Research Assistant, PhD, at the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2011–2014).

Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Munich (2012–2014).

Research Fellow at the Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2014–).

Research Fellow at the IFK in Vienna (2015).

Member of the AILC/ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory (2015–2021).

Assistant Professor at the Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2016–).

Keywords

literary theory • discourse theory • world literature • historical materialism • Psychoanalysis