Ana Foteva

  • Ana Foteva earned her doctorate in German Literature at Purdue University in the United States. She also holds an M.A. degree in Comparative Literature and an undergraduate degree in German and English from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. She has studied two semesters at the University of Cologne and one semester at the Humboldt University in Germany. She is currently teaching German at the University American College, Skopje. Her research is focused on the European cultural identities, theater and national identity construction, and Viennese Modernism. Her book Do the Balkans Begin in Vienna? The Geopolitical and Imaginary Borders between the Balkans and Europe (Peter Lang, May 2014) explores the relations between the Habsburg Monarchy and the Balkans in the process of creating cultural boundaries between Europe and “non-Europe.” She has published articles on the relations between history, politics, media, and literature in the establishment of cultural identities; the connections between baroque, Viennese Modernism and contemporary Austrian literature, as preserved in the genres of the popular theater; the utopian function of literature, and the intertextual and intercultural connections between the Viennese popular theaters of the nineteenth century and literatures of Southeast Europe in the Danubian cultural space.