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Forgotten Serbian Thinkers—Current Relevance: Preface to the Special Issue
Serbian Studies (2008)
  • Jelena Bogdanović, East Carolina University

The 2009 national convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies featured a panel on Forgotten Serbian Thinkers. Scholars who are working in the United States and abroad presented their research on the contributions of individuals representing various disciplines. The articles in this special issue of the Serbian Studies expand on these topics and bring forward contributions about forgotten Serbian intellectuals who have marked their respective professions in architecture, astronomy, literature, and philosophy, but who have been “forgotten” either in Serbia or outside Serbia. Paradoxically, most of these thinkers were forgotten exactly because they were living and working in challenging times in interwar Serbia (1918–41) and did not receive the recognition they deserved. This was often due to fluctuating ideological and political issues there or because they were living and working abroad, where as émigré intellectuals they again often failed to find a receptive and open scholarly public to whom to communicate their iconoclastic ideas. However, their critical ideas and intellectual contributions are global and are of great relevance to the contemporary society.

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Jelena Bogdanović. "Forgotten Serbian Thinkers—Current Relevance: Preface to the Special Issue" Serbian Studies Vol. 22 Iss. 2 (2008)
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