Call for Proposals

Edited book on Contemporary South Slavic Victimhood Narratives and Performances in Arts and Cultures

Prof. Dr. Miranda Jakiša & Dr. Senad Halilbašić

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Prof. Dr. Miranda Jakiša and Dr. Senad Halilbašić (both Universität Wien) invite paper proposals for their new edited book on Contemporary South Slavic Victimhood Narratives and Performances in Arts and Cultures. Original and unpublished texts are invited (but not restricted to) the following areas and research questions:

• How have already established victimhood narratives changed after the end of the
Yugoslav Wars?
• What new victimhood narratives have emerged in the 2000s until today?
• How are South Slavic victimhood narratives intertwined and are they mutually
dependent?
• Are new narratives and performances of victimhood changing former constructions of
collective identities?
• Who are perpetrators and victims in new victimhood narratives in arts and culture and
what is the role of the spectator (bystander)?
• What are the aesthetic strategies in various art forms to de-construct and question those
narratives?
• What are the roles of South Slavic victimhood discourses in the diaspora?

The proposal should consist out of a short abstract (250-300 words, including 3-4 keywords) and a
short bio note of the author. Abstracts can be submitted to the editors by e-mail up until February 15th, 2021:
senad.halilbasic@univie.ac.at and miranda.jakisa@univie.ac.at

The proposed research articles will be peer reviewed for this edited book which is to be published by a
reputed publisher in 2022. The authors will be notified within 4 weeks. The first draft of selected contributions is due in August 2021 (length: 5.000-7.000 words).

To read the full Call for Papers, please click here.