Odjel za anglistiku

ZLATKO BUKAČ

PhD
zbukac@unizd.hr
Department of English
Postdoctoral Associate


EDUCATION

2018. PhD in humanities. Scientific area: Interdisciplinary Humanities.

Title of dissertation: Discourses of Difference in American Popular Culture: Example of Superhero Comic-Books.

2010. MA in English language and literature; MA in sociology. (mag.soc., mag.philol.angl.)

2008. BA in English language and literature; BA in sociology.
 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Discourse theory, Visual analysis, Popular culture, Theories of Representation, Politics of difference, Postmodern literature, Digital literature.
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Since 2018. Postdoctoral Associate on Department of English

Since 2014. Teaching Assistant on Department of English.

2013-2014. Junior researcher on a project ‘’Globalization and Politics of Cultural Difference’’ funded by Croatian science foundation. Project leader Associate professor Senka Božić-Vrbančić.
 

PUBLICATIONS

2019 - ''Hypermasculinity and Infantilization of Black Superheroes: Analysis of Luke Cage and Rage'' u: Reči, Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, broj 12. Alfa BK univerzitet, Beograd. p. 69-81.

2017 - ''Buoyant Hybridity in Wakanda: Analysis of Black Panther Graphic Novels'' in: Jezik, knizevnost i popularna kultura (ed. Tijana Parezanovic, Valentina Budinčić, Danica B. Karić). Alfa BK univerzitet, Beograd) p. 193-204.

2017 - ''Gender Representation in Superhero Comic Books: The Case of Ms Marvel'' (koautorstvo sa Jelenom Kupsjak, mag. ethno, mag. soc.) in Theorising the Popular (ed. Michael Brennan). Cambridge Scholar Publishing. p. 150-166.

2016 - ''The Marvel of the American Dream in The X-Men Graphic Novels and Comic Books'' in Working Papers in American Studies, Vol. 2. Hrvatsko udruženje za američke studije. p. 114-130

URL: http://www.huams.hr/wpas

2015 - ''Discourse Analysis of Croatian History Textbooks: Representation of National Minorities in Croatian Educational System'' (coauthor Goran Đurđević, mag. hist i archaeol.) in Balkan - War, Peace and People, Sveučilište Sv. Ćirila i Metoda u Skopju, Makedonija.

2013 - ''Reprezentacija heroina u video-igrama: Vizualna analiza fenomena Lare Croft'' (coauthor Jelena Kupsjak, mag. soc. et etno.) in Casca – Časopis za društvene nauke, kulturu i umetnost, Broj 1, Godište 2.

URL: http://www.journal.casca.org.rs/2013/12/24/reprezentacija-heroina-u-video-igrama-vizualna-analiza-fenomena-lare-croft/

2011 - ''Re-Thinking Social Capital'' in [SIC] – Časopis za književnost, kulturu i književno prevođenje, Vol. No. 2, 2011

URL: http://www.sic-journal.org/ArticleView.aspx?aid=72

2010 - ''Konstruiranje hipermuškosti putem tijela u crnačkoj popularnoj kulturi: vizualna analiza naslovnica rap albuma'' in [SIC] – Časopis za književnost, kulturu i književno prevođenje, Vol. No. 1, 2010

URL: http://www.sic-journal.org/ArticleView.aspx?aid=41
 

CONFERENCE TALKS:

2018 - ''Optimism in Exclusion - Simplifying Nation through Children’s Popular Culture'' InASEA 2018 Emotions, Senses and Affect in the Context of Southeast Europe, Zadar

2017 – ''Hybridity as utopia in Black Panther's Wakanda'' Supernatural Cities. Limerick.

2015 -  ''The Marvel of Subverting the American Dream'' (with Marko Lukić). 3rd Annual Zagreb American Studies Workshop. Zagreb.

2015 - ''Rise and fall and fall and rise of Carol Danvers: Visual and discourse analysis of female superhero Ms Marvel'' (with Jelena Kupsjak). Theorising the Popular. Liverpool.

2015 - ''Visual analysis of History handbook covers in Croatia, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina'' (with Goran Đurđević). XI International Congress of South East European Studies. Sofia.

2012- ''Nostalgic Smile: The Role of CroArmy Chocolates in Articulation of National Identity'' (with Ivan Pešut). Re - Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences: The Politics of Memory. Zadar.

2010 - ''ReThinking Social Capital: World of Warcraft Players as the Other Gamers''.

2010. Održao izlaganje na međunarodnoj konferenciji Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences: The Issue of the (Post)Other: Postmodernism and the Other pod imenom
 

PROJECTS:

Series of public lectures entitled Popular Culture and Social Inclusivity at Centre for Culture Trešnjevka, Zagreb. Financed by the City of Zagreb.

Book Review Editor in [SIC] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
 

 AWARDS:

2010. Rector’s Award for outstanding student achievement.