Dr. Ivan Dodovski is Dean of the School of Foreign Languages at the University American College Skopje. He holds a PhD in contemporary Balkan drama from the University of Nottingham, UK. He studied general and comparative literature with American studies, and also received his MA from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia, specializing in Macedonian literature and narratology. He has published the study Narrative Strategies in Psychological Novel (2004), and edited the volume Multiculturalism in Macedonia: an Emerging Model (2005). He has authored three poetry books, and the collection of short stories The Giant Suitcase (2005). He has also worked as a freelance theatre critic.
Theory of Literature, American Literature, Shakespeare, Creative Writing.
Contemporary Balkan drama, Macedonian literature, contemporary theatre.
“The Return of Antiquity: Macedonian Identity Politics since the 1990s and its Literary and Theatrical Refractions”, presented at the CRCESS Workshop on Post-Yugoslav Identities, University of Nottingham, UK, on 15 May 2010.
“White and Black Cats in the Darkness: Atanas Vangelov’s Literary Criticism Published in Start (2001-2004)”, presented at the International scientific meeting dedicated to Prof. Atanas Vangelov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, on 15-16 December 2009.
“Postcolonial Theory and the Balkans: Are Postcolonial Concepts Useful Outside Their Traditional Contexts?”, presented at the Postgraduate conference on postcolonial studies, University of Westminster, on 7 March 2008.
“History Reconsidered: Subaltern Voices and National Gestalt in Contemporary Balkan Drama”, presented at Annual research days of the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CREES), University of Nottingham, on 18 – 19 June 2008.
“Perichoresis: Reconsidering Liminality and Hybridity in the Balkans”, presented at the Graduate interdisciplinary conference Globalisation and Cultural Transmission, Centre for Research for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK, on 27-28 May 2007.
“Perichoresis: Reconsidering Liminality and Hybridity in the Balkans”, presented at the Postgraduate student workshop, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, University of Nottingham, UK, on 24 May 2007.
“The Image of Europe in Contemporary Balkan Drama”, presented at the Annual research days of the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CREES), University of Glasgow, UK, on 11-12 May 2007.
“From Imputed Legacies to Fortress Europe: Some Cultural Impediments to the European Project”, presented at the Department of European Languages, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, on 2 May 2007.
“The Image of Europe in Contemporary Balkan Drama”, presented at the Contemporary Europe Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia, on 24 April 2007.
“Pride and Perplexities: Macedonian Identities on the Stage”, presented at the 12th International symposium of theatre critics and scholars, International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) and Sterijino pozorje festival, Novi Sad, Serbia, on 27-28 May 2006.
“Identity and Violence in the Balkans: The Plays by Goran Stefanovski Between the Western Stereotype and Subaltern Voices”, presented at the International conference Theatre and Identity, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia, on 30 March 2006.
Narrative Strategies in Psychological Novel (Skopje: Kultura, 2004) [in Macedonian].
Multiculturalism in Macedonia: An Emerging Model, editor (Skopje: FOSIM, 2005).
“Identity and Violence in the Balkans: The Plays by Goran Stefanovski Between the Western Stereotype and Subaltern Voices”, in Jelena Lužina, ed. Theatre and Identity: Conference Proceedings (Skopje: FDU, 2007), pp. 235-255.
“Tozsamosc i przemoc na Balkanach: o sztukach Gorana Stefanovskiega”, Dialog 5 (May 2007), 132-143. [translation into Polish of the previous paper]
“Macédoine: Un théâtre d’auteurs”, in Michel Corvin, ed. Anthologie critique des auteurs dramatiques Europâens (1945-2000) (Montreuil-sous-Bois: editions Théâtrales, 2007), p. 92.
“The Images of Europe in Contemporary Balkan Drama”, CERC Working Paper Series (2/2008), University of Melbourne.
“Pride and Perplexities: Identity Politics in Macedonia and its Theatrical Refractions”, in Glenn Bowman and Robert Hudson, eds. After Yugoslavia: Identities and Politics within the Successor States (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) [forthcoming]