Suzana Marjanić, PhD


Suzana Marjanić (1969) is on the staff at the Institute of Ethology and Folklore Research in Zagreb, where she realises her interests in the theories of ritual and myth, animal studies and the anthropology of performance (art), while her articles on the aforementioned subjects have been published in several journals (Narodna umjetnost, Studia mythologica Slavica, Studia ethnologica Croatica, Kodovi slovenskih kultura, Treća: Journal of the Centre for Women’s Studies, Kazalište, Frakcija, Književna republika: Literature Journal), the bi-weekly journal Zarez and in proceedings from scientific symposia.

She published the book Voices of “Bygone Days”: Transgressions of Worlds in Krleža’s Notes 1914-1921/22 (Naklada MD, 2005) and Chronotope of Croatian Performance Art: From Traveleri until Today (Bijeli val / Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research / Školska knjiga, 2014). She co-edited the collection Cultural Bestiary (Zagreb, 2007) and its sequel Literary Animal: Cultural Bestiary 2 (Zagreb, 2012) with Antonija Zaradija Kiš, The Folklore Studies Reader (Zagreb, 2010) with Marijana Hameršak, and Mythical Anthology (Zagreb, 2010) with Ines Prica.

Editorial Board Member of Treća: Journal of the Centre for Women’s Studies (from 2004) and the bi-weekly journal Zarez, in which she has been Editor of the section “Social and Cultural Anthropology” since January 2007. She co-edited several essays on animal rights in Zarez and has been systematically publishing essays on Croatian performances and actions, as well as interviews with performance artists. She was also Editor of the issue of Treća dedicated to animalistic eco-feminism (issue 1/vol.10, 2008).

Lecturing activity:
As part of the post-graduate programme in Literature, Performance Art, Film and Culture at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb (Course Head: prof. dr. sc. Boris Senker and prof. dr. sc. Nikica Gilić), she held the following courses: “History of Croatian Performance Art” (summer semester 2010/11, winter semester 2012/13, winter semester 2014/15), “Art of Performance – Action – Body Art – Happening” (summer semester 2011/12), “Miroslav Krleža: Literary and Political Anthropology” (summer semester 2012/13) and “Theories of Myth and Ritual: Sacred, Profane and Liberatory” (summer semester 2013/14).

At the Centre for Croatian Studies, Department of Croatology, she periodically held the elective course “Miroslav Krleža” (graduate programme, winter semester 2009/10 and 2011/12) since March 01st 2010, and is Collaborator at dr. sc. Antonija Zaradija Kiš’s course Animal Studies (graduate programme).

During the winter semester 2013/14 and 2014/15, she held the course “Cultural Bestiary” (Course Head: Anđelko Mrkonjić) at the University of Osijek, Department of Culturology, and acted as substitute for Snježana Zorić at the course “Theories of Ritual” (Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zadar). During the winter semester 2013 and 2014 at the Centre for Women’s Studies, she held the course “Krleža’s Feminism and Negative Anthropology.”