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    From: Jelisaveta Blagojevic November 2002 Balkan Academic News Current Bibliography: Articles (Yugoslavia: Gender Studies), 1/2002 List of
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      From: Jelisaveta Blagojevic<genero@...>

      November 2002

      Balkan Academic News
      Current Bibliography: Articles (Yugoslavia: Gender Studies), 1/2002

      List of Journals:

      1.        Selected Papers  Belgrade Women’s Studies Center Journal in Feminist Theory (in english)
      2.        Journal for Feminist Theory Zenske studije 14/15, Centar za zenske studije, Beograd, 2002
      3.        Journal for Feminist Theory Genero No 1, Centar za Zenske studije, Beograd, 2002



      Selected Papers
      ·         Branka Arsic, How the Mind Feels? - Reading Spinosa
      ·         Ermoza Bahar, The Motif of the Female in Nietzche's Critic of the Dogmatized Truth
      ·         Ksenija Bilbija, Technopoetics of Textual Bodies: Writing, Culture and Desire in XX Century Latin American Literature
      ·         Jelisaveta Blagojevic, Logic of the Proper
      ·         Vesna Bogojevic, What Do Prefaces Actually Do? The Function and Transformation of Authorial Prefaces in the Eighteenth Century Novel
      ·         Biljana Dojcinovic-Nešic, On Women and Literature at the Beginning of XX Century
      ·         Daša Duhacek, Political Subject in Contemporary Feminist Theories
      ·         Vladislava Gordiæ, Swallowing Pearls: The Narrative Strategies of Ann Beattie
      ·         Rada Ivekoviæ, Women, Nationalism and War: "Make Love Not War"
      ·         Radomir Konstantinoviæ, The Critical Meditative Humorist
      ·         Sonja Licht and Slobodan Drakuliæ, When the Word for Peacemaker was a Woman: War and Gender in the Former Yugoslavia
      ·         Jasmina Lukic, Trivial Romance as an Archetypal Genre: The Fiction of Dubravka Ugrešic
      ·         Marija Lukiæ, Criminological Study of Sexual Abuse
      ·         Zorica Mrševic, Registered Partnership as a Necessary Civil Option and Part of the Feminist Agenda
      ·         Žarana Papic, The Opposition Between Nature and Culture as the "Natural" Definition and Interpretation of Sexual Difference - Levi-Strauss' Projection of the Origins of Culture as a Social Contract Between Men
      ·         Renata Salecal, Why is a Woman a Symptom of Rights?
      ·         Svenka Savic, The Road to Mileva Mariæ-Einstein: Private Letters
      ·         Elizabeta Šeleva, Langhueur d'Amour or, on the Typological Connection Between Don Juanism and Nihilism



      Journal for Feminist Theory Zenske studije 14/15
      ·         Jelisaveta Blagojevic, Logic of the Proper, pp. 210-226
      ABSTRACT: This study explores the concepts of love and jealousy insofar as they interconnect in the structures of subjectivity and singularity through the figure of the Other.The methodological approach to these issues is based primarily on works by Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy. The movie Eyes Wide Shut, directed by Stanley Kubrick, is employed as material illustrating the theoretical assumptions of the thesis.

      Key words: Jealousy, love, subjectivity, singularity, the other.


      Journal for Feminist Theory Genero No 1,
      ·         Ljubica Rajkovic, Partnerships in the Family and Parenthood, pp. 11-34
      ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the relationship between partners, with the distribution of roles in contemporary family in the process of bringing up children and in per- forming the housework. It shows that these roles have been clearly determined, segregated and persevering. The roles of the mother and father have largely been determined and experienced in the traditional way. The role of the mother has been defined through the role of the housewife and the person who sacrifices herself for the benefit of the children and the family. The role of the father has also been largely defined through the role of the breadwinner and the protector of the family. Evidently, there is a difference in the involvement of spouses in household duties. It is reflected in the fact that the woman. that is to say the mother, bears to much larger extent the burden as far as household and parent- hood duties are concerned. Parenthood is sexually determined since it consists of two worlds: one is the world of nature or maternity and the other is the world of paternity or the world of men that unfolds as the world of culture. This paper entirely confirms hypotheses about the patriarchal system of relationships between partners within the family as well as the difficult position of the woman in it. Running the household and taking care of the family is still the woman's problem, which makes her overburdened in everyday life.

      Key words: relationship between partners, parenthood, contemporary familv. municipalitv of Krusevac -central Serbia.
      ·         Biljana Dojcinovic-Nešic, Feministicka citanja i preispitivanje književnog kanona, pp. 37-42
      ABSTRACT: The aim of the text is to briefly introduce five essays selected for the block on the feminist methods of reading and reevaluation of literary canon, in order to point to their actuality as well as importance for the similar rethinking in this cultural environment.
      Key words: reading, canon, aestetic value, woman1s fiction, woman`s literature.

      ·         Vladislava Vojnovic, Body, Text and Identity in the Narrative Film: The Crying game, pp. 149-157

      ABSTRACT: This paper uses the example of British director Neil Jordan`s The Crying game to examine some aspects of and options for building the identity of film characters, primarily their sexual identity. By analysing Jordan`s attitude toward prejudices and myths, it also examines the possibilities of deconstructing these by presenting various kinds of discrimination and stigmatisation. These areprimarily nationalism and homophobia, but also include racism and sexism.

      Key words: Film art, narrative film, Neil Jordan, identity, corporeity, gender, social construct, fighting prejudice.

      ·         Ivana Jankovic, Paranoia about Great Mother: The Matrix, pp. 159-164


      ABSTRACT: The essay represents an effort in reading the movie The Matrix (1999, directed by brothers Wachovsky) from the perspective of Cultural studies;
      more precisely, the perspective is from the theories of the body, a focus of gender studies in the last decade of the 20th century. The analysis looks at how the movie, on the one hand, makes the impression of political correctness in thematizing gender and racial Identities and relations and, on the other hand, maintains its basic albeit invisible mysogynic layer.
      The authors tried not to follow the gender and racial stereotypes characteristic for the major part of the contemporary Hollywood production, but were not consistent in their effort, since, among many »gestures of good will« to- ward women and Afro-American, a number of remnants of opposed points of view is woven into the movie. However, the level of characterisation is not the layer within which these mysoginic assaults are to be looked for, because they are built into the very fable of the movie, which speaks about the ultimate paranoia of male science-fiction: the paranoia of monstruous female.

      Key words: political corectness, construct, saviour, paranoia, matrix, womb, Great Mother, monstruous female, cyberpunk.
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