Zeljko Jovanovic

Email: zeljko.jovanovic [at] cchs.csic.es
Teléfono: (+34) 916022440
Despacho: 1E14
Contratado Postdoctoral. Otras Convocatorias
Instituto de Lengua Literatura y Antropología
Departamento de Literatura
Grupo: Patrimonio y Culturas Populares

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Biografía

Resumen abreviado del CV en español:

Actualmente trabajo como investigador posdoctoral en el Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología (ILLA) del CCHS (CSIC). Me licencié en lengua española y literaturas hispánicas por la Universidad de Belgrado (Serbia). Los estudios de Máster en Literatura Española los cursé en la Universidad Complutense (Madrid, España) donde me especialicé en literatura medieval y en los Siglos de Oro. En julio de 2015 me doctoré por la University of Cambridge (Gran Bretaña) tras haber defendido mi tesis doctoral sobre la supervivencia de la literatura oral entre los sefardíes de la antigua Yugoslavia. El romancero y la narrativa breve ocupan un lugar privilegiado en mis trabajos, que queda plasmado en varios de mis artículos (ver abajo).

Work experience

2019–2021   Employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship) at the Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología (ILLA) of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

2017–2019   Employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (The Rothschild Foundation) at the Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología (ILLA) of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

Education and research experience:

10/2010– 05/2015   PhD in Spanish literature, University of Cambridge, UK

Thesis title: Endangered Judeo-Spanish Folk Material: Collection, Re-creation and Recovery by Twentieth-Century Sephardic Authors from the former Yugoslavia

My Ph.D. dissertation examines the survival and re-use or imitation of the medieval Iberian heritage (oral literature, traditions, customs and gastronomy) among the Sephardic communities of the former Yugoslavia from the late nineteenth to the last decades of the twentieth century. Three parts, covering two periods within this chronology (before and after WWII), highlight how, according to changes in the political and historical backdrop against which this material was elaborated, different practices were engaged in or evolved such as collection, dissemination, re-creation, imitation, adaptation or even misrepresentation of the heritage.

10/2009–06/2010   One-year research grant to prepare an MA dissertation for publication, Universidad Complutense, Spain

MA dissertation title: El cuento folklórico de las palabras heladas en la Romania (published in 2010)

10/2007–09/2009   MA in Spanish literature (pass with high distinction: 9.40/10), Universidad Complutense, Spain

10/1997–04/2006   BA in Spanish Language and Hispanic Literature (pass with high distinction: 9.38/10), University of Belgrade, Serbia

Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings and/or monographs

2018   ‘Two Stories of King Midas in the Judeo-Spanish Speaking World: Isak Papo and Matilda Koén-Sarano’s Versions of the ATU782 "Midas and the Donkey’s Ears", and ATU775 "Midas’ Short-sighted Wish"’, Boletín de literatura oral

2017   ‘Judaisation of a Hispanic Ballad: Landarico in the Works of Haim S. Davico and Laura Papo Bohoreta from the Former Yugoslavia’, Abenámar: Cuadernos de la Fundación Ramón Menéndez Pidal, 2

2014   ‘Haim Davičo’s Text Women’s Jokes: A Sephardic Folktale; or, A Serbian Translation of Tirso de Molina’s Novella Los tres maridos burlados?’, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 91.7: 981–1002 

2014   Il čuflet dil pastor de Isak Papo: una versión sefardí del cuento de las orejas de asno’, Ladinar: estudios en la literatura, la música y la historia de los sefardíes, 7–8: 135–48

2010   ‘El cuento folklórico de las palabras heladas en la Romania’, in Actas del VI Congreso Internacional de ALEPH: Diálogos ibéricos e iberoamericanos (Lisbon: Centro de Studos Comparatistas da Facultade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa), pp. 527–44

Research monographs, chapters in collective volumes

2016   ‘Gina Camhy: una primera aproximación a la vida y obra de la autora sefardí de Bosnia’, in Paloma Díaz-Mas & Elisa Martín Ortega (eds), Mujeres sefardíes lectoras y escritoras, Collection Tiempo Emulado, no. 49 (Madrid & Fankfurt: Iberoamericana-Vervuert), pp. 221–40

2015   ‘Landarico in the Work of Haim S. Davičo and Laura Papo: The Domestication of the Spanish Ballad to the Serbian and Bosnian Sephardic Environment’, in Nicolás Asensio Jiménez & Sara Sánchez Bellido (eds.), Lengua y cultura sefardí. Estudios en memoria de Samuel G. Armistead (Madrid: Fundación Ramón Menéndez Pidal - Fundación Ramón Areces), pp. 211–44

2013   ‘Le thème de l'inceste dans le romancero séfarade: une approche comparative’, in Soufiane Rouissi & Ana Stulic (eds), Recensement, analyse et traitement numérique des sources écrites pour les études séfarades (Bordeaux: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux), pp. 287–312

Scholarships, prizes and awards

2019–2021      Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Followship (Horizont 2020) – a two-year grant to work at the National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain (₤145000)

2017–2019    Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe Post-Doctoral Fellowshp – a two-year grant to work at the National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

2014–2015   Gibson Spanish Scholarship and Cambridge Trust - for the completion of my Ph.D. thesis

2010–2013    Cambridge Trust Scholarship - for study towards a Ph.D., University of Cambridge

2012            J. B. Trend Fund Grant - to conduct a three-month doctoral research in Madrid, Spain

2012          Santander Travel Award and Trinity Hall - towards my fare expenses and archive research in Israel

2007–2010   Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) – a grant for study towards an MA degree in Spanish Literature, Universidad Complutense, Madrid

Membership in professional bodies/research groups

2017-Present Member and collaborator of the reserach group, S2015/HUM-3362, «Acis & Galatea: actividades de investigación en mitocrítica cultural» of the Comunidad de Madrid.

2010–2016   Member and Collaborator of the research group, ‘Sephardic Jews’ Self-Perception and Their Relationship with Spain, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Madrid

2016–2019   Member of the Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval (AHLM)

2016–Present   Member of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS)

2013–2016   Member of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH)

2014–Present Member of the Kommission für Volksdichtung