Stipe Grgas

Stipe Grgas (1951) is Full Professor and chair of the American Studies program at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. Before 2005 he taught at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zadar but was also a guest lecturer at departments of other Croatian universities (Split, Rijeka). He has published three books, edited two and has written some hundred articles on American, Irish and British literature and culture as well as on topics having to do with the interdisciplinary field of human spatiality. In his recent work he explores the overlap between literature and economics.  He was guest lecturer at a number of European universities (Odense, Aarhus, Leipzig, Genoa) and has presented his work at numerous international conferences. He spent the academic year 1994-1995 as a Fulbright scholar at Yale University and was again awarded a Fulbright scholarship for the 2011 summer semester which he spent at Cornell University. He is the acting president of the Croatian Association for American Studies and the regional association of American Studies (Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia).

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Recent Publications:

 “Hubert Butler’s Nonpresence in Croatia.” O’Malley, Aidan, and Eve Patten, eds. Ireland, West to East: Irish Cultural Connections with Central and Eastern Europe. Bern: Peter Lang, 2014. 211-24.

“American Studies, Capital and the Gothic.” Đergović-Joksimović, Zorica, and Sabina Halupka-Rešetar, eds.  English Studies Today: Prospects and Perspectives: Selected Papers from the Second International Conference (ELALT2). Novi Sad: Filozofski fakultet, 2014. 223-36.

 “American Studies as a Contemporary Disciplinary Practice.” sic-journal 8.4 (2014)

 “Amnesia and the Geographies of Innocence and War.” Alsina Risquez, Cristina and Cynthia Stretch, eds. Innocence and Loss: Representations of War and National Identity in the United States. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 233-48.

 “The Figure of the Financier in Dreiser and DeLillo.” Matek, Ljubica, and Jasna Poljak Rehlicki, eds. Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 15-30.

 “O hrvatskome spacijalnom imaginariju.” Molvarec, Lana, ur. Mjesto, granica, identitet: Prostor u hrvatskoj književnosti i kulturi. Zagreb: Zagrebačka slavistička škola, 2014. 49-66.

 “Duge devedesete: prošlost koja još uvijek traje.” Književna smotra XLVI/2014, 171(1), 5-16.

 “Croatian Leftist Critique and the Object of American Studies.” Šesnić, Jelena, and Sven Cvek, eds. Working Papers in American Studies Vol.1, HUAmS: Zagreb, 2015.