Iva Polak (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, University of Zagreb, Croatia, where she teaches literary theory, contemporary Australian literature and film, Australian Aboriginal literature and film, historical development of literary and cinematic fantasy and dystopian British fiction. She has published in Croatian and international journals, and is the author of a book on the development of Australian Aboriginal fiction (2011). She is a member of the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA), International Australian Studies Association (InASA), and Australasian Humour Studies Network (AHNS). Her current project concerns studying alternative worlds in the contemporary Aboriginal novel.
Selected publications in English:
“A Most Peculiar Act”. Transnational Literature, ISSN 1836-4845, Vol. 7, No. 2, May, 2015.
“Indigenous Australian Image and Text: Mad Bastards 'write life in every stroke'”. Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World. Eds. Ljubica Matek and Jasna Poljak Rehlicki,Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, ISBN (10): 1-4438-5395-X, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-5395-82014, 2014, pp. 30-48.
“Indigenous Australian Texts in European English Departments: A Fence, a Bridge and a Country as an Answer to the Debate over Multiculturalism”. ELOPE. Eds. Smiljana Komar and Uroš Mozetič, ISSN 1581-8918, 2013, Vol. 10, Fall, pp. 69-81.
“Yulyurlu: Lorna Fencer Napurrurla. A Review”. Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia (JEASA), ISSN 2013-6897, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013, pp. 193-196.
"The One about Coyote going West: mimesis and ethics in multicultural landscapes of Canada and Australia“. Brno Studies in English, Vol. 37, No. 1, Ed. Jan Chovanec, Brno: Masaryk University Brno, 2011, ISSN 0524-6881, pp. 173-190.