Modern Greek Studies Association

Tatjana Aleksić

Associate Professor

Comparative Literature
Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Michigan


2002 MA in English Literature and Theory, University Of Nis, Serbia
2007 Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University

Principal Publications

The Sacrificed Body: Balkan Community Building and the Limits of Freedom, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013.

Edited Volumes:

Mediated Resistance: The Struggle for Independent Mediascapes During the Yugoslav Dissolution, Tatjana Aleksić and Aleksandar Bošković, eds. Forthcoming Brill, in 2017.

Mythistory and Narratives of the Nation in the Balkans, Tatjana Aleksić, ed., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Ltd., UK, 2007.
Introduction & Chapter One

"The Sacrificed Subject of Rhea Galanaki's Ismail Ferik Pasha." Journal of Modern Greek Studies 27:1 (May 2009).

“National Definition through Postmodern Fragmentation: Milorad Pavic's Dictionary of the Khazars.” Slavic and East European Journal (SEEJ) 53:1 (Spring 2009).

"Grief Can only Be Written in One's Mother Tongue." Literature of Exile, Agnieszka Gutty, ed. New York, Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing, 2009.

"Disintegrating Narratives: Mock-historical Documentation in the Fiction of Dubravka Ugrešić and David Albahari." Bilgi University Press, Istanbul, Turkey, 2008.

"The Balkan Immurement Legend: Between Myth and a Nationalist Project." Mythistory and Narratives of the Nation in the Balkans, Tatjana Aleksić, ed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Ltd., UK, 2007.

"Extricating the Self from History: Bait by David Albahari." MMLA Journal 39:2 (Fall 2006).

"Benevolent Racism: Can the Other Represent Itself?" Facta Universitatis, 2002.

University of Michigan
Slavic L&L
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812 E Washington Str.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Comparative Literature Faculty Profile

Slavic L&L Faculty Profile

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Myth and History in Contemporary Balkan Literature

Women in Myth, the Myth of Women

Colonialism of the Imagination: Greece and the Balkans

Vampiric Nation

Nowhere People: Exiles from the State of Ideology

Postmodern Murder Mysteries and Spy Stories

Areas of Specialization



Poststructural Theory

Myth, history, memory

Gender issues

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