Dragana Grbić, PhD

Research Associate


Graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology, Department of Serbian Literature and Language in 2003, having defended graduation paper on the Serbian Literature of the 18th and the 19th centuries: The Allegorisation Method in Jovan Rajic’s Drama ‘Tragedy’.

Since 2006 employed at The Institute for Literature and Art, and engaged on the project entitled The Role of Serbian Periodicals in the Formation of Literary, Cultural and National Models. In 2008/2009, secretary of the Project.

Obtained her MA degree in 2009 at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology, Department of Literary Theory, having defended thesis entitled The Allegorisation Method in the Opus of Jovan Rajic. The book entitled The Allegories of a Learned Hermit has been published in 2010.

In May 2009 granted the PhD thesis at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology about the poetics of Serbian enlightenment within the West European context. During the winter semester 2010/11 and the summer semester 2011 did the research work for the purpose of the PhD thesis at Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erfoschung der Europäischen Aufklärung, Seminar für Slavistik at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and in the Archive of Die Franckesche Stiftungen, Studienzentrum August Hermann Francke in Halle an der Saale, Germany.

Member of the national COST-team (the coordinator Dr. Bojan Jović) in the ISCH COST Action A32 Open Scholarly Communities on the Web from 24. 10. 2007 till 16.12.2010.

Since 2008 member of the literary editorial board for Svet reči (The World of Words), published by Society for Serbian Language and Culture, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade.

Holder of several international scholarships issued for the purpose of conducting scientific-research work for Master and PhD thesis (Austria, Germany) and for attending foreign language courses abroad (Germany).

Participated in a number of international scientific conferences abroad (Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden).

Fields of interest include: Serbian 18th-century literature in the European literary context; travel writings and autobiography of the age of Enlightenment; Enlightenment; Baroque; Periodicals of the 18th century; Allegory, Myth and Theories of Archetype; Serbian novel of the 20th century (Miloš Crnjanski, Borislav Pekić)

Fluent in English and German. Knowledge of Russian and Hungarian. Reading competence: Old Church Slavonic and Old Russian.


Contact: drherald@gmail.com

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