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Research interests

  • 17th and 18th-century French and comparative literature
  • French Revolution
  • representations of time
  • philosophy and theories of history

 

Sanja Perovic researches 18th-century literature and thought with a specific focus on the relations between the Enlightenment and Revolution.  She also has broader interests in the representations of time from the early modern period to the present. Her publications include The Calendar in Revolutionary France: Perceptions of Time in Literature, Culture, Politics (CUP, 2012), which considers the unique role of the French Republican calendar in the construction of revolutionary time,  and Performance Art and Revolution: Stuart Brisley’s Cuts in Time (MUP, 2023), on the English multi-media artist Stuart Brisley, widely hailed as a ground-breaking figure in British performance art.

From 2019-2024 Sanja Perovic was PI of the AHRC-funded Radical Translations Project, which seeks to uncover the mobility of revolutionary language – tracking not only what it said, but how it travelled, where it went and what it became.

She welcomes students interested in any aspect of the interdisciplinary eighteenth century; the histories and imaginaries of revolution; and/or aesthetics and politics of time.

Biographical details

Sanja Perovic is a graduate of Stanford University where she obtained her PhD in Comparative Literature in 2004. She taught World Literature at the University of Chicago as a Harper Fellow for three years and French as an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago before coming to King’s.

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  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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