Gordana Crnković

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature


Gordana P. Crnković works in comparative literature and Slavic, with research interest in Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav literature, American and English literature, and East European and post-Yugoslav cinemas. She also wrote about the East European film directors who have worked in the “West,” such as Roman Polanski. Crnković authored books <Post-Yugoslav Literature and Film:  Fires, Foundations, Flourishes> (2012, paperback 2014), and <Imagined Dialogues: Eastern European Literature in Conversation with American and English Literature> (2000), and co-edited <In Contrast: Contemporary Croatian Film Today>, with Aida Vidan, and <Kazaaam! Splat! Ploof!:  The American Impact on European Popular Culture, since 1945>, with Sabrina P. Ramet. She also wrote and read texts for an experimental video and an unorthodox lecture on the city of Zagreb, <Zagreb Everywhere>, a collaboration made with with a video artist Victor Ingrassia and a musician David Hahn, that had premiered at the University of Washington in 2001 and had multiple public projections in the US and abroad. The video can be viewed at: http://vimeo.com/45275095. Gordana’s teaching spans a wide variety of courses, from the large undergraduate courses, such as “Introduction to Literature” or the “Cinema of Roman Polanski,” to more specialized upper-division courses such as “East European Directors in the West, a Comparative Perspective,” or graduate seminars on the novel in Europe and the US.