No. 1 - Year 14 - 12/2023

Note About Contributor(s)

Iva Polak, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Iva Polak is Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Zagreb, Croatia, where she teaches Australian studies, theory and history of the fantastic, dystopian novel, contemporary British fiction and Anthropocene fiction and film. Her latest monograph is Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017). Her most recent papers include “Un/doing Climate Change in Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book and Ellen van Neerven’s “Water”’ in Green Matters: Ecocultural Functions of Literature, eds. Maria Löschnigg and Melanie Braunecker (Brill Rodopi, 2020), “Native Apocalypse in Claire G. Coleman's The Old Lie,” Humanities, 9/69, 2020: 1-18, “Unpunishable Crimes in Claire G. Coleman’s Futuristic Novel Terra Nullius,” Humanities, 11/47, 2022 and “Wording Mute Posthumanism in Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book,” Antipodes, 36/1, 2022: 107–22. She was a guest lecturer at universities in France, the Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Japan, and Australia. She is a board member of the European Association for Studies of Australia and a member of the editorial bord of the journal Umjetnost riječi/The Art of Words and the Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia (JEASA). Her current project concerns Anthropocene fiction and film.