Dr. Nada Popović Perišić

President and founder of the Faculty for Media and Communication in Belgrade. Minister of Culture in the Government of the Republic of Serbia (1994-1998). Ambassador of Serbia to the UNESCO in Paris, France (1999-2001).

She graduated at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade in 1972 (General Literature with Theory), and at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade at the Department for Philosophy. She completed her M. A. work at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade in 1976 on the topic of “Roland Barthes’ Views on the Nature of Meaning in Literature”. Between 1972 and 1974 she was a fellow of the French government at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France, with Roland Barthes as professor. She completed her doctoral thesis “The Notion of Women’s Writing in Contemporary French Literary-Theoretical Thought” in 1987 at the University of Zagreb, the Faculty of Philosophy.

Elected to the title of scientific adviser in 1988. Lectured at the Université Bordeaux 3 in Bordeaux (1980-1984), at the Université Lyon 2, in Lyon (1988-1991), and at the Université Paris 7, Jussieu, France (1991/92 and 2002/2004). She was also a fellow of the Scientific Community of the Republic (of Serbia) at the University of New York in America (1988). From 1987 to 1991 she was one of the co-director for two programs of postgraduate studies at the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik. The program “Beyond Images: Women, Culture and Art” organized by the Institute for Literature in Belgrade, Université Paris 7 and the University of Amsterdam and program “The Feminist Dialectic of Enlightenment” organized by the University of Amsterdam, the University of Utrecht, the University of Berlin, the University of Frankfurt and the Institute for Literature in Belgrade.

Published over 50 articles in domestic and foreign journals, and has translated the following books from French into Serbian: Jean Piaget, Le structuralisme and Georges Mounin, Linguistique et philosophie. She is author of the book Literature as Seduction. A member of the Associations of Writers from 1980. She was permanent critic of poetry of the Serbian weekly NIN.

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