Global Politics in Contemporary Cinema

Spring Semester 2017/18

A writer and scholar, Igor Štiks completed his PhD as dual degree at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and Northwestern University. With background in political philosophy, critical theory, comparative literature, intercultural and international studies, his main areas of expertise are citizenship studies, creativity and art, social movements and urban issues.

Štiks has published fiction, articles, essays, literary criticism in all countries of former Yugoslavia. His first novel A Castle in Romagna won the Slavić prize for best first novel in Croatia (2001) and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (2006). His second novel The Judgment of Richard Richter won the Gjalski and Kiklop Awards for the best novel in Croatia (2006) and has been translated into 15 languages. Štiks has published with major academic publishers and his articles have appeared in the leading academic journals. He was honored with the prestigious Chevalier des arts et des lettres (2014) for his public, academic and creative engagement, literary and intellectual achievements.

Aside of current academic employment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Igor was a guest lecturer at Harvard University and has given lectures at over 10 European universities.

Igor joins us as a guest lecturer with a five-day Film and Society Module in the Spring Semester. The Module poses a question: how does the film, literature and art reflect and problematize key political issues and events nowadays. Some of the topics to be discussed with students within the five-day module are: Resistances, Contemporary Societies and Multiculturalism, Post-Socialism, Terrorism, Neoliberalism.