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Dr. Dragan Ilic


Dr. Dragan Ilic received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2014. His dissertation From Double Words to Double Truths: A Rhetoric of Skepticism in the Modernist Novel explores skeptical narrative procedures in writers such as Joseph Conrad, Ilya Ehrenburg, Nathanael West, and Samuel Beckett. His research focuses on the relationship between philosophy and literature in the twentieth century, particularly in the British/Irish, American, and Russian traditions. His interests include literary criticism, critical theory, literary modernism, philosophical skepticism, epic, and film studies.

Selected Publications:

Articles published in English:

Julio Jurenito: The Trickster’s Revolution.” In Mark Lipovetsky (author). Charms of the Cynical Reason: The Trickster’s Transformations in Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2011: 61-88. (co-authored chapter)

Selected articles published in Serbian:

“Glasovi i maske u Objavi broja 49 Tomasa Pincona i Satanskim Stihovima Salmana Ruzdija: Prilog za postmodernisticku teoriju parodije i estetiku dubine” (Voices and Masks in Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 and Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses: A Contribution to the Theory of Parody and the Aesthetics of Depth). Teorija, estetika, poetika: zbornik radova u cast profesora  Miloslava Sutica. Beograd: Institut za knjizevnost i umetnost, 2008: 425-444.

“Domanoviceva parodija” (Domanovich’s Parody), Knjizevna istorija, 131 (2007): 135-145.

Muka blazenog Grozdija kao srpsko-vizantijska srednjovekovna parodija” (The Torments of the Blessed Grape as Serbo-Byzantine Medieval Parody), Pancevacke sveske, 82 (2006): 118-123.

“Kratak uvod u teoriju parodije” (A Short Introduction to the Theory of Parody), Letopis Matice srpske, 182 (2006): 836-852.

Selected Cultural and Political Commentary published in Serbian:

“Шта би рекао Лаза Костић?” (What would Laza Kostic say?), Politika (Politics), Београд (Belgrade), May 16, pp. 16-17, 2019

“Јанис Варуфакис између Жижека, Орвела, и Руждија: Кратак осврт на оснивање Покрета демократија у Европи 25” (Yanis Varoufakis among Zizek, Orwell, and Rushdie: A Short Glance at the Founding of DiEM 25), Politika (Politics), Београд (Belgrade), February 20, p. 3, 2016