New Publication

The bold New Women became a staple of English fin-de-siecle literature but how was she written in Finland and Slovenia? In a new article Katja Mihurko Poniž and Viola Parente-Čapková analyse how  writers “from the margins” engaged with that powerful figure:


The New Woman makes an appearance in the texts of both male and female fin de siècle writers, although Continue reading

Congratulations to Dr Katja Mihurko-Poniž !


In November 2015 Dr Katja Mihurko-Poniž has been awarded the prestigious Zois Certificate of Recognition for her outstanding contributions to research in Slovenia. Zois awards and certificates of recognition are the highest national scientific awards in Slovenia. The  Zois Certificate of Recognition is  conferred by the Board of the Republic of Slovenia for the Zois Award, the Zois Certificate of Recognition, the Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia Certificate of Recognition and the Puh Certificate of Recognition (hereinafter: Board). The Board is appointed by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia from among renowned researchers.

Lectures on literary researches at the University of Nova Gorica on World Book Day 2015

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In the framework of World Book Day on 23rd April and Slovenian Book Days Festival various events and activities were organized all around Slovenia in the week from 20th April to 24th April 2015. The public library Goriška knjižnica Franceta Bevka in Nova Gorica had prepared 32 events on different locations which culminated in the night of books on Thursday 23rd April. The Research Centre for Humanities of the University of Nova Gorica took part in these events with three lectures presenting different topics in the research field of humanities under the title “Literary researches at the University of Nova Gorica”. Dr Katja Mihurko Poniž gave a lecture on the character of the new woman in Slovenian literature, while Dr Aleš Vaupotič presented the transformation of words in the new medias – poetry as a video.

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