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Pynchon's New Worlds

International Pynchon Week 2017

La Rochelle, June 5-9, 2017


Sergei Macura
Belgrade University (Belgrade)

Sergej Macura (b. 1976) teaches English and American literature at the Faculty of Philology of Belgrade University, Serbia, in the capacity of Assistant Professor. He has taught the major authors and works from Beowulf to Ian McEwan and from Columbus to Pynchon, and written on Rushdie, Eco, Milton, Fielding, T.S. Eliot, Coetzee, Shakespeare, Yeats and Borges. It was at Belgrade University that he earned his M.A. on Henry James’s theory of drama and the theatre (2007), and his Ph.D. on the narrative techniques of Thomas Pynchon (2016), on whom he has also written 10 scientific papers. The main theoretical influences on his scholarly methodology include classical narratology, Foucault and socio-historical contextual analysis. He has rendered translations of English Romantics, Joyce, Castaneda, Updike, De Bernières, Ballard, Frye, James and Pynchon.

This presentation is part of the panel REAPPROPRIATING THE NEW WORLD IN MASON & DIXON with Jeffrey Hogrefe | Heidi Lavine | Sergei Macura and scheduled in the Auditorium - Médiathèque: Friday 9 June, from 09:00 to 10:30, chaired by Ali Chetwynd.