Research interests

Iva Kosmos works in cultural studies. The core of her interest lays at the intersection of cultural production, art and society; she studies the relationship between the cultural and literary field and social system(s), such as politics, ideology, memory, history. She is interested in post-Yugoslav literature, art and everyday culture – whether they appear in “original” context or are appropriated for international market.  She graduated with a thesis on contemporary post-Yugoslav writers on international literary market. Recently, her work is focused on cultural memory and remembering Yugoslavia in post-Yugoslav literature and theatre.

Iva Kosmos has also worked as a journalist, literary critic and columnist.

Selected publications

(co-editor; Tanja Petrović, Martin Pogačar), Zgodbe iz konzerve: Zgodovine predelave in konzerviranja rib na severovzhodni obali Jadrana. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2020.

"What is there to talk about with these women?" : the heterogeneity of female workers and their interactions at fish canning factories on the East Adriatic coast. Narodna umjetnost : hrvatski časopis za etnologiju i folkloristiku, ISSN 0547-2504, 2020, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 9-31.

Purging affect from the stage : Frljić's staging of Lexicon of YU mythology and its failure to connect to the past. The Slavonic and East European review, ISSN 0037-6795, Oct. 2020, vol. 98, no. 4, pp. 632-653.

"Theirs" or "our" land? : the dynamics of cultural memory and a collective reading of the novel and theatre play "Yugoslavia, my fatherland". In: PUŠNIK, Maruša (ur.), LUTHAR, Oto (ur.). The media of memory, (Balkan studies library, ISSN 1877-6272, vol. 29). Paderborn: F. Schöningh, an imprint of the Brill-Group. cop. 2020, pp. 194-218.

Rad koji izvire iz plemenitog pojedinca : dobrovoljni rad u novom ruhu i suvremene upotrebe sjećanja na ORA. In: THOMPSON, Edward Palmer (ur.), MATOŠEVIĆ, Andrea (ur.), PETROVIĆ, Tanja (ur.). Pruga : avantura izgradnje : zbornik radova o knjizi E. P. Thompsona, (Edicija Reč, knj. 109). Beograd: Fabrika knjiga. 2020, pp. 246-266.

Politika književnosti i narativna konstrukcija prošlosti u romanu Totenwande Daše Drndić. Fluminensia : časopis za filološka istraživanja, ISSN 0353-4642, 2020, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 115-137.

David Albahari : apolitični autor o političkim pitanjima i kolektivnoj odgovornosti. V: KARLIĆ, Virna (ur.), ŠAKIĆ, Sanja (ur.), MARINKOVIĆ, Dušan (ur.). Tranzicija i kulturno pamćenje : zbornik radova s istoimenog međunarodnog znanstvenog simpozija održanog 26. i 27. studenog 2015. godine na Filozofskom fakultetu Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, (Pitanja i kontroverze). Zagreb: Srednja Europa. 2017, pp. 153-164.

Proizvodnja uspjeha : Tea Obreht. 15 dana : ilustrirani časopis za umjetnost i kulturu, ISSN 0031-6296, 2013, vol. 56, no. 5/6, pp. 42-50, ilustr.

Tamni turizam i traganje za "pravom" Bosnom u putopisu Tišina je šum Juli Zeh. Književna smotra, ISSN 0455-0463, 2013, vol. 45, no. 169/170 (3/4), pp. 83-90.

Patriarhat + seksualna liberalizacija = odlična kombinacija. Literatura, ISSN 0353-5622, jan.-feb. 2013, vol. 25, no. 259/260, pp. 159-174.

Dragulji i bičevi u zagrljaju patrijarhata : o fenomenu 50 nijansi sive. Treća, ISSN 1331-7237, 2013, vol. 15, no. 1/2, pp. 31-42.

"Go west!" ali Vračanje pogleda nazaj. Literatura, ISSN 0353-5622, nov. 2011, vol. 23, no. 245, pp. 100-127.

 

Selected projects

Cultural memory in post-Yugoslav theatre (postdoctoral research project • 1 May 201730 April 2019)

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2009 – 2015 Doctoral Study of Literature, Performing Arts, Film and Culture, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

Dissertation title: Mapping of Exile in Works of post-Yugoslav Authors

2002 – 2009 University Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Thesis title: Occidentalism and Imagery of the West in Literature from the Former Yugoslavia

 

Honors and awards

2016/2017, spring semester – Go Styria Grant for Postdocs, awarded by University of Graz. Visiting Fellow at the Center for Southeast Europe, University of Graz

2016/2017, winter semester – Ernst Mach Grant, awarded by Austrian Agency for International cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD). Visiting Fellow at the Center for Southeast Europe, University of Graz

2014 – Fulbright scholarship for pre-doctoral research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA

2009 and 2011 – Scholarship for postgraduate doctoral studies in humanities, Ministry of Culture, Slovenia

2009 – Prešeren Student Award for academic excellence in thesis, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

 

Languages

Croatian, Slovenian, English, German

 

Non-academic experience

2009-2012 print journalist, Slovenian daily Dnevnik

2005-2009 radio journalist, Radio Študent

2011-2015 monthly columns on Slovenian writers in Slovenian daily Dnevnik

2014-2015 monthly columns on cultural experiences in USA in Slovenian daily Dnevnik

Essays and literary criticism for literary journal Literatura, web portal www.ludliteratura.si, web edition of Massachusetts Review, 3rd Program of Croatian National Radio, etc.

Moderator of literary events and debates at international literary festival Vilenica, Slovenian Book Fair, LUD Literatura, etc.

 

Research interests:

Post-Yugoslav fiction on international literary market, cultural memory in post-Yugoslav literature and theatre, social representations in literature, literature and art in relation to social system(s).