Team Member Kristina Peternai Andrić, Assoc. Prof.

Kristina peternai

Researcher identification number: 254763

Kristina Peternai Andrić was born in 1974 in Osijek. She completed the Third Gymnasium in Osijek, graduated from the Teachers’ Training College (presently Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek (1999), and defended her MA (2005) and Ph. D. thesis (2008) at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb.

From 1999 to 2001, she worked as a high school teacher of the Croatian Language and Literature (Bilje Elementary School, Trade School in Osijek). From 2001, she was employed with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek as a Postdoctoral Researcher – a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Croatian language and Literature. She became an Assistant Professor in 2009 and has obtained the title of an Associate Professor in 2013.

As a Postdoctoral Researcher, she participated in the project Osijek as a Literary and Cultural Central European Center (1999 – 2002, led by Zlatko Kramarić, Ph. D., Full Prof.,) and subsequently in the project Culture and Identity in the Slavonian Cultural Documentarism (2007 – 2011, led by Helena Sablić Tomić, Ph. D., Full Prof.). She was Principal Investigator in the annual scientific research project Storytelling and Identity (2013 – 2014) of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek and is currently an associate in the internal university scientific project Popular Culture as a Political Strategy with a guest researcher (from 2016) by Principal Investigator Zlatko Kramarić, Ph. D., Full Prof.

The narrower areas of her interests are the contemporary literary theories (deconstruction, gender theory, psychoanalysis, postmodern storytelling theory) and their interactions with the pragmatic linguistic-theoretical and philosophical approaches, especially within an identity formation. Additionally, in her activities she deals with the literary-scientific analyses on the templates from the Croatian and world literature.

She published two scientific monographs: The Effects of Literature: A Performative Conception of a Narrative Text (Disput, Zagreb, 2005) and The Name and Identity in Literary Theory (Antibarbarus, Zagreb, 2012).

She published numerous original scientific and professional papers and review articles in domestic and foreign editions and a series of encyclopedic entries, reviewed several scientific monographs and papers for the domestic and foreign publishers, and edited several special journal issues and books of proceedings. She translates scientific articles, poetry, and prose of mostly contemporary Hungarian authors from the Hungarian language (inter alia, Peter Nadás, Lászlo Darvasi, Endre Kukorelly, Peter Esterházy, Adam Bodor, Magda Szabo, Dezso Kosztlanyi).

Since her employment with the Teachers’ Training College of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, she has continuously taught mandatory and elective courses in literary theory. She is an external associate of the Department of Cultural Studies of Josip Juraj Strossmayer University (Identity Theories 1 and 2) and also teaches at the Doctoral Study Program in Literature and Cultural Identity of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek (mandatory course in Identity and numerous elective courses), as well as the Postgraduate Study Program in Cultural Studies at the University of Osijek’s Doctoral School (courses in the Influence of Literature on the Formation of Identity). She was an adviser in one defended Ph. D. thesis (D. Varga, Identity Formation in the Motion Pictures by Pedro Almodóvar) and is a mentor of several dissertations in progress.