Dr. Dobrota Pucherova, BA MA

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Dobrota Pucherova

  • Department of African Studies
  • Department of European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies
Postal address:
Austria

Research Interests

African Anglophone literature, Afro-European literature, comparative literature, feminist literary studies and women’s literary history, nationalism and postnationalism in literature, postcolonial theory, Central European postcommunist literature, migrant and transnational writing, world literature theories

 

Qualifications

English Language and Literature, D.Phil., University of Oxford

Award Date: 22 May 2009

English Langauge and Literature, M.St., University of Oxford

Award Date: 30 Jun 2004

English Language and Literature, B.A., Mount Holyoke College

Award Date: 30 Jun 2002

Employment

Department of African Studies

Universität Wien

Austria

1 Sep 2010 → present

Department of European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies

Universität Wien

Austria

1 Sep 2013 → present

Senior Researcher

Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)

Bratislava, Slovakia

1 Jan 2010 → …

PUBLICATIONS

MONOGRAPHS

The Ethics of Dissident Desire in Southern African Writing. Literaturen und Kunst Afrikas 2. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2011. ISBN 978-3-86821-337-9
Reviews: 6
Other citations: 9

EDITED BOOKS

Edited with Julie Cairnie. Moving Spirit: The Legacy of Dambudzo Marechera in the 21st Century. Berlin: LIT-Verlag, 2012. ISBN 978-3-643-90215-3
Reviews: 5
Other citations: 7

Edited with Robert Gáfrik. Postcolonial Europe? Essays on Post-Communist Literatures and Cultures. Leiden-Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2015. ISBN 9789004303843
Reviews: 7
Other citations: 14

Edited with Judit Görözdi. Snímanie závojov z priestorov, miest a faktov : zborník k jubileu a personálna bibliografia Libuše Vajdovej. Ústav svetovej literatúry SAV, 2018. ISBN 978-80-88815-23-5

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

“Travels among ‘Backward Heathens’: J. I. Bajza’s The Adventures and Experiences of the Young Man René as a Frontier Orientalist Fantasy.” World Literature Studies 11.2 (2019): 45-60.

“What is African Woman? Transgressive Sexuality in 21st Century African Lesbian Fiction as a Redefinition of African Feminism.” Research in African Literatures 50. 2 (2019) (Forthcoming)

“Wizard of the Crow (2006) by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o as a Post-Communist Novel.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 54. 4 (2018): 5-19.

“My nevydávame ženskú literatúru: cenzúra a autocenzúra literárnej tvorby žien v Ugande” (We don’t publish women’s literature: censorship and auto-censorship of Ugandan women’s writing). World Literature Studies 10.4 (2018): 102-122.

“Cenzúra a autocenzúra v súčasnej literatúre”(Censorship and auto-censorship in contemporary literature). World Literature Studies 10.4 (2018): 2-8.

“Afropolitan Narratives and Empathy: Migrant Identities in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah and Sefi Atta’s A Bit of Difference.” Human Affairs 28.4 (2018): 406–416.

“The Colors of Resistance: Black Consciousness Poetry and the Racial Elusiveness of Wopko Jensma.” Archív orientální 86.3 (2018): 363-380.

“Islam, Tradition and Modernity in the Work of Two Somali Writers: Nuruddin Farah and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.” English Studies in Africa 59.2 (2016): 27-40.

“Cabaret Theatre in Communist Czechoslovakia (1960s-1980s) as Political Resistance: the case of Milan Lasica and Július Satinský.” Tropics of Resistance: Languages, Genres, Rhetoric, ed. by Dorota Kołodziejczyk and Mateusz Swietlicki, special issue of Miscellanea Posttotalitariana Wratislaviensia, 1.5 (2016): 39-53.

“Forms of Resistance against the Postcolony in Brian Chikwava’s Harare North.” Brno Studies in English 41.1 (2015): 157-173.
Citations: 3

“Postkolonializmus a literárna komparatistika” (Postcolonialism and Comparative Literary Studies). Slavica Litteraria 18.1 (2015): 139-150.
Citations: 1

“Which Humanism? Humanity and Humanism in African Women’s Experience.” Ars Aeterna 6.1 (2014): 22-29.

“Trauma a pamäť augusta 1968 v súčasnom slovenskom románe” (Trauma and Memory of August 1968 in the contemporary Slovak novel). World Literature Studies 6.2 (2014): 64-77.

“Enlightenment, Modernity and Radical Cosmopolitanism: Autobiographies by two Somali Women.” Women: A Cultural Review 24.1 (2013): 1-25.
Citations: 3

“ ‘A Continent Learns to Tell Its Story at Last’: Notes on the Caine Prize.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 48.1 (2012): 13-25.
Citations: 44

“A Romance that Failed: Bessie Head and Black nationalism in 1960’s South Africa.” Research in African Literatures 42. 2 (2011): 105-124.
Citations: 8

“Európske priestory očami ostrovanov: dve storočia britskej antropológie na Balkáne” (Views of Southern Europe from the North: two centuries of British anthropology in the Balkans). World Literature Studies 2.1 (2010): 26-39.
Citations: 2

“Prítomnosť minulosti v súčasnej juhoafrickej próze” (The presence of the past in contemporary South African fiction). World Literature Studies 2.3 (2010): 75-81.

“Reimagining the Other: The Politics of Friendship in three 21st-Century South African Novels.” Journal of Southern African Studies 35.4 (2009): 929-944.
Citations: 15

“Land of My Sons: Black Consciousness Poetry in South Africa and the Politics of Gender.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 45.3 (2009): 331-340.
Citations: 4

BOOK CHAPTERS

"Theorizing Central European Postcoloniality: A Postcommunist Reading of 21st Century Literature from Slovakia." In Taking Stock – Twenty-five years of Comparative Literary Research, no. 200 of Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, ed. by Norbert Bachleitner, Achim Hölter and John A. McCarthy. Leiden, Boston: Brill 2019, pp. 307-337.

"Central European Historical Ironies: Transnational Identities in the 21st-Century Hungarian-Language Novel from Slovakia." In ‘Transnational’: Potential and Limitations of a Concept in Literary Studies, ed. by Kai Wiegandt. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019, np. (forthcoming).

“Redefining Female Freedom in Contemporary African Women’s Migrant Writing.” In Africa on the Move: Shifting Identities, Histories, Boundaries, ed. by Hana Horáková, Stephanie Rudwick and Martin Schmiedl. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2019, np. (forthcoming).

“Trauma and Memory of Soviet Occupation in Slovak (Post-) Communist Literature.” In Postcolonial Europe? Essays on Post-Communist Literatures and Cultures, ed. D. Pucherová and R. Gáfrik. Leiden-Boston: Rodopi, 2015, pp. 139-159.
Citations: 3

With R. Gáfrik. “Introduction: Which Postcolonial Europe?” In Postcolonial Europe? Essays on Post-Communist Literatures and Cultures, ed. D. Pucherová and R. Gáfrik. Leiden-Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2015, pp. 11-24.
Citations: 8

“Desire, Pleasure and Freedom in Butterfly Burning.” In Emerging Perspectives on Yvonne Vera, ed. Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo and Helen Cousins. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2012, pp. 185-202.

“Africa Writes Back: African Literature as a Response to the European Literary Tradition.” In Literatur im Kulturtransfer. Pressburger Komparatistik, ed. Stephan Teichgräber, Sandra Vlasta, and Róbert Gáfrik. Wien: Peter Lang, 2014, pp. 119-140.

“Pierre Bourdieu a britský (post)koloniálny literárny monopol” (Pierre Bourdieu and the British (post)colonial literary monopoly). In Pierre Bourdieu ako inšpirácia pre sociologický výskum, ed. by Miroslav Tížik. Sociologický ústav SAV, Bratislava, 2013, pp. 57-74.

“Marechera the Perfomer: Adapting Marechera’s Fiction for the Stage.” In Moving Spirit: The Legacy of Dambudzo Marechera in the 21st Century, ed. by D. Pucherová and J. Cairnie. Berlin: LIT-Verlag, 2012, pp. 55-64.

“Jaroslava Blažková: Pohľady z kanadskej emigrácie” (Jaroslava Blažková: Views from Canadian emigration). In Pohled odjinud, ed. Michal Sýkora. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2014, pp. 99-114.

EDITED JOURNAL ISSUES

World Literature Studies 10.4 (2018) Censorship and auto-censorship in contemporary literature

With R. Gáfrik. World Literature Studies 4.3 (2012) Postcolonialism and literatures of East-Central Europe

Revue svetovej literatúry (Review of World Literature in Translation) Vol. XLVI, no. 3 (2010) African Diasporic Writing in English

Revue svetovej literatúry (Review of World Literature in Translation) Vol. XLII, no. 2 (2006) African Writing in English

BOOK REVIEWS

Klavdia Smola - Dirk Uffelmann (eds.): Postcolonial Slavic Literatures After Communism. New York: Peter Lang, 2016, ISBN 978-3-631-66856-6. World Literature Studies 11.1 (2019): 113-116.

Jeffrey R. Di Leo (ed.): American Literature as World Literature. New York ; London ; Oxford ; New Delhi ; Sydney : Bloomsbury, 2018. ISBN 978-1-5013-3227-2. World Literature Studies 11.2 (2019): 134-138.

WARWICK RESEARCH COLLECTIVE: Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World Literature. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-78138-189-2. World Literature Studies 10. 4 (2018): 139-143.

Chielozona Eze: Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women’s Literature: Feminist Empathy. Palgrave MacMillan, 2016. ISBN 9783319409214. Research in African Literatures 48. 4 (winter 2017): 268-270.

“Budem robiť veľmi dobré reklamy pre Coca-Colu.” Binyavanga Wainaina: Raz o tomto mieste napíšem. Preklad Kristína Karabová. Absynt, 2017. SME (Fórum), 26.8.2017, p. 14.

“Mnohojazyčnosť ako postoj.” Jozef Tancer: Rozviazané jazyky: Ako sme hovorili v starej Bratislave. Bratislava: Slovart, 2016. Pravda, 7.1.2017, p. 34.

“O feminizmoch aj na Slovensku.” Jana Cviková: Ku konceptualizácii rodu v myslení a literatúre. Bratislava: Aspekt, 2015. Pravda, 29.10.2016, p. 34.

“Chýbajúci súhrn nerovností.” Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň, Tomáš Profant a kol.: Mimo Sever a Jih: Rozumĕt globálním nerovnostem a rozmanitosti. Praha: Ústav medzinárodních vztahů, 2015. Pravda, 8.10.2016, p. 30.

“Postmoderné lásky.” Jana Beňová: Dvanásť poviedok a Ján Med. Levice: K.K. Bagala, 2015. Vladimír Balla, Veľká láska. Levice: K.K. Bagala, 2015. SME (Fórum), 8.8. 2015, p. 14.

Graham Huggan (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies. Oxford University Press, 2013. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 51.3 (2015): 354-355.

“Feminizmus pre každého.” Bell Hooks: Feminizmus do vrecka. Bratislava: ASPEKT, 2014. Pravda, 27.9.2014, p. 34.

“Posledný román rómskeho Kukučína: nad knihou Ľudovíta Didiho Róm Tardek a jeho osud.” Ľudovít Didi: Róm Tardek a jeho osud. Bratislava: Slovart, 2013. Romboid : literatúra / umelecká komunikácia, 2014, vol. XLIX, no. 4, pp. 52-54.

Grant Hamilton (ed.): Reading Marechera. Oxford: James Currey, 2013. AFRICA: Journal of the International African Institute. 84.3 (2014): 496-498.

“Väzenie v každom z nás”: Athol Fugard: Ostrov. Pravda 29.10.2013, p. 59.

Lucia Piussi: Život je krátky. Svätý Jur: Limerick, 2012. www.inaque.sk. 8.9.2013.

“Na Gagoch sa blysli aj nové formácie.” Pravda 4.9.2013, p. 42.

“Evanjelium podla J.M. Coetzeeho.” J.M. Coetzee: The Childhood of Jesus. London: Harvill Secker, 2013. Romboid 7/2013, pp.76-78.

“Werwinkel: Journal of Low Countries and South African Studies.” World Literature Studies, 5.2 (2013), s. 103

Cristina Sandru: Worlds Apart? A Postcolonial Reading of Post-1945 East-Central European Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. World Literature Studies, 5.2 (2013): 97-99

Róbert Gáfrik: Od významu k emóciám. Úvaha o prínose sanskritskej literárnej teórie do diskurzu západnej literárnej vedy. Bratislava: SAV, 2012. World Literature Studies, 5.1 (2013): 167-168.

Annie Gagiano: Dealing with Evils: Essays on Writing from Africa. Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2008. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 46.3/4 (2010): 419-420.

James Graham: Land and Nationalism in Fictions from Southern Africa: Culture, Politics, and Self-Representation. Routledge, 2009. SAFUNDI: The Journal of South African and American Studies, 11.1-2 (2010): 189-192.

“J’Accuse!” Chielozona Eze: The Trial of Robert Mugabe. Chicago: Okri Books, 2009. Pambazuka News: Pan-African Voices for Freedom and Justice, 10.9. 2009, no. 447. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/books/58607

“Blood, guns and rands.” Christopher Mlalazi: Many Rivers. Harare: Lion Press, 2009. The Zimbabwean, 27.8. 2009, p. 15.

“Afrika včera a dnes.” Anna A. Hlaváčová: Homo Ludens Africanus. Bratislava: Kalligram 2007. Knižná revue, 2008, vol. XVIII, no. 8., p. 5.

“ Nepríjemná pravda Ala Gora.” An Inconvenient Truth, 2006, dir. Davis Guggenheim. Nové Slovo, 46/2006.

“ Zmluva s fosílnym diablom.” George Monbiot: Heat. How to Stop the Planet Burning. London: Allen Lane, 2006. Nové Slovo 44/2006.




Department of African Studies

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 5 (Campus)
1090 Wien

dobrota.pucherova@univie.ac.at