Sven Cvek

Sven Cvek works as assistant professor in the American Studies program of the English Department at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. His primary field of study is contemporary US literature and popular culture. More recently he has also started working on issues of post-socialist transition and Yugoslav socialism. He has published one book, Towering Figures: Reading the 9/11 Archive (Rodopi, 2011), and several articles in reviewed journals or collections. He is currently coordinating a research project on the continuity of social conflict in Croatia, 1987-1991, at the Zagreb Center for Peace Studies, in collaboration with the Organization for Workers' Initiative and Democratization.

Selected publications:

"Digital Humanities between Technology and Labor," in Working Papers in American Studies 1/2014, eds. Šesnić, Jelena and Sven Cvek

Following the Money: The Wire and Distant American Studies,” [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation 2.4 (2014). DOI:10.15291/SIC/2.4.HUAMS.4

Surviving Utopia in Zone One,” in Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World, eds. Ljubica Matek and Jasna Poljak Rehlicki. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014: 2-14.

“Keeping Terror Alive: Political Economy of Visibility in Inside Man,” in Terror and the Cinematic Sublime: Essays on Violence and the Unpresentable in Post-9/11 Films, eds. Todd A. Comer and Lloyd Isaac Vayo, McFarland, 2013.

Towering Figures: Reading the 9/11 Archive. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2011. (book)

“The Market Moves Us in Mysterious Ways: DeLillo’s Critique of Transnationalism in Cosmopolis,” The Americanist: Warsaw Journal for the Study of the United States, 25 (Warsaw, 2009): 157-68: 329-52.

Tijela u tranziciji – transnacionalna ekonomija i nacionalna zajednica u Neuromanceru i Cosmopolisu,” [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation 1 (2010).


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