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Yugonostalgia: A Compendium of Reports and Analyses

The phenomenon of Yugonostalgia continues to elicit attention from the media and academics.

A Big Farewell Kiss

And, finally, a big farewell kiss to my beloved Yugoslavia. We probably won’t meet again, dear, but nothing will ever replace you in my heart.” Dragan Todorović, in the Acknowledgments of The Book of Revenge: A Blues for Yugoslavia Featured… Continue Reading →

Post-Yugoslav Constellations

Vlad Beronja and Stijn Vervaet, eds. Post-Yugoslav Constellations: Archive, Memory, and Trauma in Contemporary Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Literature and Culture. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016.

Mirjana Karanović: “I Am a Yugoslav”

“Yubilej: Ja sam Jugoslovenka,” Novosti, 11/30/2018

Massacre of the Present

Jurica Pavičić, “HRVATSKA JE IZVUKLA NAJVEĆU DOBIT IZ JUGOSLAVIJE! Vladajuća ideologija drži se mita da je to bila negacija hrvatskog identiteta, a istina je suprotna,” Jutarni List, 2/19/2018 [pdf]

“It’s a poor sort of memory…”

It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

“The most painful state of being…”

The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly one you can never have.

Gallup Poll Finds Mixed Perceptions About Yugoslavia’s Breakup

A Gallup poll released a year ago, on May 18, 2017 shows that perceptions regarding Yugoslavia’s breakup vary by former republic, by ethnicity, and by age.

In Praise of Forgetting

Rieff, David. In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.

The Collective Memory Reader

Olick, Jeffrey, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, and Daniel Levy, eds. The Collective Memory Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Travels with Herodotus

Kapuscinski, Ryszard. Travels with Herodotus. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

The Ministry of Pain

Ugrešić, Dubravka. The Ministry of Pain. Translated by Michael Henry Helm. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.

Remembering Utopia

Luthar, Breda, and Maruša Pušnik, eds. Remembering Utopia: The Culture of Everyday Life in Socialist Yugoslavia. Washington, DC: New Academia Publishing, 2010.

The Spirit of Mourning

Connerton, Paul. The Spirit of Mourning: History, Memory and the Body. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

“It will end in a fog…”

I think that the picture of Yugoslavia, of the life in it, and what kind of country it was will be less and less clear as more and more time passes since its breakup.

“The struggle of man…”

The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

Post-Communist Nostalgia

Todorova, Maria, and Zsuzsa Gille, eds. Post-Communist Nostalgia. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010.

“The thing I miss about communism…”

I was about 18 when these Changes happened. I studied hard in school and did all the things I was supposed to do. But it was for nothing.

Remembrance of Things Past

Proust, Michael. Swann’s Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1. 1913.

How and what different generations remember

As I reviewed media coverage of Republic Day in Yugoslavia’s successor countries, I saw parallels with Slovakia in how different generations remember the former country.