Discussion about Dora Maar and Picasso in Paris

Association des anciens étudiants des universités croates (Society of students studying at Croatian Universities in Paris – Društvo bivših studenata hrvatskih sveučilišta) organizes a discussion about two novels on Dora Maar and her relationship with Pablo Picasso. Drakulic’s novel Dora i Picasso will be contrasted with the novel by Cuban writer Zoé Valdés, La femme qui pleure. The event is taking place on Wednesday, November 23, at 7 PM.


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Interview in EU, Europe Unfinished

Slavenka Drakulić has been interviewed, together with David Morley (professor of communications), for the last part of the book EU, EUROPE UNFINISHED: Mediating Europe and the Balkans in a Time of Crisis. Editors are Zlatan Krajina and Nebojša Blanuša.



Tired of endless discussions of “transition” and “Europeanisation” that never tell you what these terms mean? Consider this: these are words about identity, and identity is fraught with conflict, contradiction and confusion over how people perceive themselves and others. These dilemmas are at the heart of political and social disputes involving Europe and the Balkans, and this collection offers a fascinating and challenging ride through them. Eric Gordy, Senior Lecturer in Southeast European Politics, UCL

EU, Europe Unfinished is an important twist to the conversation on the Europe-Balkan relationship, exploring what it means for “Europe to find a home” in the Balkans. This rich, multi-disciplinary volume provides thought-provoking analyses of how the EU’s eastward expansion is remaking—and being remade by—the societies of the Balkans. Madigan Andrea Fichter, Assistant Professor, Holy Family University, Philadelphia

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