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Drago Burlacu

In Conversation: Contemporary Balkan Art in Post-Brexit London

What might contemporary Balkan art, informed by the experiences of fragmentation, economic uncertainty and rapid cultural and political change, contribute to our understanding of the wider changes happening elsewhere in the world in the wake of Brexit and Trump? Ana Russell-Omaljev, PhD, Creative Director of Contemporary Balkan Art (CoBA), on why contemporary…


US Senators Send Letter to US Secretary of State Demanding Investigation into US Democracy Promotion Activities

Balkanist has obtained a letter sent from six US Senators to US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson yesterday demanding an immediate worldwide investigation into all US democracy promotion activities. Macedonia and Albania are discussed as two timely examples of countries supposedly harmed by the US’s policies and the allocation of…


“The accumulation of tragedy leads to farce”: An Interview with Aleksandar Hemon

Ena Selimović interviews Aleksandar Hemon, the Bosnian-American author whose most recent work is entitled The Zombie Wars. Their conversation touches on multilingualism, translation, Trump, nationalism, marketing and contemporary immigrant literature in the U.S., the Yugoslav diaspora, and the false rigid line widely drawn between tragedy and comedy. The questions come…


How Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: Still Missing the Point, Reinscribing Stereotypes about Eastern Europe

A short response to Dr. Monika Nalepa’s August 2 rebuttal to our letter: “Here’s the academic evidence on cheating in post-communist countries” We, the authors (Irina Ceric, Ana Grujic, Jasmina Tumbas, and Bojana Videkanic) of the Open Letter to Dr. Nalepa’s text, plus some 140 individuals (scholars, teachers, artists, curators…