Publications

Katarina Podbevšek, Nina Žavbi Milojević (eds.)

Govor med znanostjo in umetnostjo [Speech between Science and Art]

Govor med znanostjo in umetnostjo [Speech between Science and Art] is the first monograph in Slovenia that presents spoken language as a subject of artistic inquiry and scientific research. Interdisciplinary speech studies and the practitioners’ reflections on their own speech-based creative acts offer a comprehensive insight into the specifics of artistic speech, blurring the lines between theory and practice. The monograph’s central topic is stage speech in contemporary theatre (including opera, puppet theatre, improvisational theatre, and contemporary dance) and in other media (radio, TV and film). In addition, several articles in the monograph deal with other speech practices (such as storytelling) and speech training.

A joint publication issued by Aristej Publishing House and the University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television
Published by Aristej Publishing House
Maribor, 2013

Blaž Lukan

Performativne pisave [Performative Gestures]

The monograph deals with heterogeneous forms of the performative and the theatrical in contemporary performing arts, for example, “new” performance art, archives as performance, performative reconstruction, body art, puppet theatre and street theatre. It attempts to capture these forms in view of their continuous dynamics between theoretical concepts and subsequent artistic realisations in representative works by Slovenian authors. While examining their characteristics, the monograph deals with relevant issues concerning their reflection within the so-called new criticism.

A joint publication issued by Aristej Publishing House and the University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television
Published by Aristej Publishing House
Maribor, 2013

Barbara Orel, Maja Šorli, Gašper Troha (eds.)

Hibridni prostori umetnosti [Hybrid Spaces of Art]

This joint monograph by members of the research group records and underlines the key shifts and innovations in Slovenian theatre and performing arts since 1990 that have emerged as a result of hybridity processes. The hybrid spaces at the intersections of various arts, media and scientific disciplines are investigated as an open territory of possibilities where the heterogeneous artistic practices enter into unexpected relationships with the existing aesthetic codes, social and cultural-political circumstances and economic interests.

A publication of the University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television
Published by Maska, Institute for Publishing, Production and Education
Ljubljana, 2012

) Blaž Lukan, Primož Jesenko (eds.)

Svobodne roke: antologija teoretske misli o slovenskem gledališču 1899‒1979 [Free Hands: An Anthology of Theoretical Thought on Slovenian Theatre (1899‒1979)]

The anthology contains theoretical texts written about Slovenian theatre between 1899 and 1979 that until now have been dispersed in various periodical publications. The selected reflections of 33 authors (theatre theorists, historians, dramatists and other creators, among them, directors, actors and set designers) reveal forgotten thought about Slovenian theatre, integrate it anew and, in doing so, point the way to the studying of its influence on – past and present – theatre practices.

Issued by the University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television
Published by Maska, Institute for Publishing, Production and Education
Ljubljana, 2012

Darja Koter

Slovenska glasba [Slovenian Music]

Darja Koter’s monographs (Slovenska glasba 1848–1918 [Slovenian Music 1848–1918] and Slovenska glasba 1918–1991 [Slovenian Music 1918–1991]) bring together an in-depth comprehensive historical survey of Slovenian music between 1918 and 1991. They present the role of music within the cultural and political histories of Slovenians and its integration in the broader European cultural sphere. Not only do they provide study analyses of the bodies of work of individual composers, composition schools and stylistic movements, they also illuminate the role of institutions, teaching practices and organisations that have co-shaped their development. The interdisciplinary approach provides an insight into Slovenian artistic and cultural historical achievements of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Published by Študentska založba Publishing House
Ljubljana, 2012

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Karmen Šterk, Eva Vrtačič, Mirt Komel (eds.)

Special issue for the scientific journal Filozofski vestnik 33.3 (2012)

The special issue Corpus trupel (a series of 9 articles) brings a comprehensive humanistic treatment of the concept of the human corpse and through philosophical paradigms (from phenomenology and psychoanalysis to Marxism and post-structuralism) redefines the discursive conventions that fasten the reflections on the dead human body to the cultural ideology of death. The introductory essay was contributed by Jean-Luc Nancy.

Issued and published by ZRC Publishing
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Philosophy
Ljubljana, 2012

Gledališki terminološki slovar [Theatre Terminology Dictionary]

Created in collaboration with the Section for Terminological Dictionaries of the Fran Ramovš Institute for the Slovenian Language, the online Theatre Terminology Dictionary provides a revised and expanded edition of the first original Slovenian explanatory, normative and multi-lingual dictionary of theatre terms. The 2007 edition included English and French equivalents, whilst the online version contains Italian and German ones as well. Its translation component and online availability have rendered the dictionary significantly more useful and widely accessible to international users. The dictionary was co-edited by the research group members Barbara Sušec Michieli and Katarina Podbevšek.

Published by the Fran Ramovš Institute for the Slovenian Language, Section for Terminological Dictionaries
Ljubljana, 2011

The electronic version

Barbara Sušec Michieli, Blaž Lukan, Maja Šorli (eds.)

Dinamika sprememb v slovenskem gledališču 20. stoletja [The Dynamics of Change in the 20th-Century Slovenian Theatre]

The monograph takes an interdisciplinary approach in exploring the dynamics of change in the Slovenian theatre of the 20th century. Focusing mainly on the processes of forming and breaking of artistic and social norms and on the issue of historical continuity, it presents many topics that have previously been neglected, such as, contemporary dance, performance art, amateur theatre, avant-garde experiments, the audience, etc. In addition, the monograph also presents a long overdue analysis and contextualisation of numerous phenomena in the theatre after 1970 that have not been thoroughly studied and researched.

Issued and published by the University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television and Maska, Institute for Publishing, Production and Education
Ljubljana, 2010

Nadja Zgonik

Študije iz slovenskega modernizma po letu 1945 [Studies of Slovenian Modernism after 1945]

Nadja Zgonik’s book provides critical monographic studies and reinterpretations of Slovenian modernist painters in the period between 1945 up to the transition into postmodernism. Her studies fill a theoretical gap in this field, and include a wide range of modernist positions ranging from a pro-Western following of popular lyrical abstraction, existentialist figuration, Art Informel and pop art to regionalist tendencies. Special attention is paid to the intertwinement of various artistic forms.

Issued and published by the Research Institute of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana
Ljubljana, 2010