Sanja Bahun (with John Haynes) Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union
and Eastern Europe, 1917-1989, Routledge, 2014
Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1917-1989 - Re-Visions is a comprehensive
re-examination of the cinemas of the Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe during the communist era. The book brings
together contributions by nine scholars, including editors Professor Bajun and Dr Haynes, and argues that since the end
of communism, we are able to view these cinemas in a way that is no longer bound by binary Cold War distinctions.
Modernism and Melancholia, Writing as Countermourning, Oxford University Press, 2013
Informed by Freud, Klein, Judith Butler, and others, Modernism and Melancholia argues that formal explorations by
modernist authors are best interpreted as narratives of historical melancholia. The book shows how a range of novels from 1913 to 1941
perform melancholia in their diction, images, metaphors, syntax, and experimental narrative techniques. Drawing on the narrative theorist, Bakhtin,
the term chronotope is used to link all these formal characteristics to a historical moment bounded by two world wars, the loss of stable identities,
and the rise of racism and totalitarianism.
Sanja Bahun (with Leon Burnett and Roderick Main) Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious, Karnac, 2013
Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious contributes to shaping the new interdisciplinary field of myth studies by investigating a vast range
of cultural products, from the Mahabharata to J. W. Goethe’s opus and eighteenth-century Japanese fiction, and from William Blake’s visionary poetry to
contemporary blockbuster television series. It encompasses mythic topics and figures such as Oedipus, Orpheus, the Scapegoat, and the Hero, while
mobilising Freudian, Jungian, object relations, and Lacanian psychoanalytic approaches.
Sanja Bahun (with Dušan Radunović) Language, Ideology, and the Human, New Interventions, Ashgate, 2012
Language, Ideology, and the Human: New Interventions redefines the critical picture of language as a system of signs and ideological
tropes inextricably linked to human existence. Offering reflections on the status, discursive possibilities, and political, ideological and practical uses
of oral or written word in both contemporary society and the work of previous thinkers, this book forges a new,
diversified perspective on language, ideology, and what it means to be human.
Sanja Bahun (with V.G. Julie Rajan) Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Context, New Cassandras, Ashgate, 2011
How various mythologies challenge, enable, and inspire women artists and activists across the globe to communicate personal and historical experiences
of violence is the central concern of this collection. Beginning with the observation that twentieth- and twenty-first century female writers and artists
often use myth to represent their social and artistic struggles, the distinguished international scholars and writers consider mythic fabulations as spaces
for contested meanings and resistant readings.
Sanja Bahun (with V.G. Julie Rajan) From Word to Canvas: Appropriations of Myth in Women's Aesthetic Production,
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009
From Word to Canvas: Appropriations of Myth in Women’s Aesthetic Production is an innovative collection of essays on
female aesthetic production and myth.
The book examines the ways in which women artists and writers utilize myth in order to negotiate
their perceptions of feminine identity and feminine representation in an increasingly complex and culturally hybrid world.
Sanja Bahun (with V.G. Julie Rajan) Violence and Gender in the Globalized World, the Intimate and the Extimate, Ashgate, 2009
Violence and Gender in the Globalized World expands the present discourse on gender and violence, discovering new ways to address the
complexities encountered in academic research on the topic. Through the introduction of a variety of uncommonly discussed geopolitical sites and dynamics,
the book redefines the critical picture of gender violence in the age of globalization, adopting diverse methodological approaches and various
disciplinary praxes in its investigation of the question of violence against women across the globe.
Sanja Bahun (with Marinos Pourgouris) The Avant-garde and the Margin, New Territories of Modernism, Cambridge Scholars
The Avant-garde and the Margin: New Territories in Modernism refigures the critical and historical picture of the modernist avant-garde by
introducing less-commonly discussed geo-artistic sites and dynamics. Contributors explore the multifaceted relations established between the avant-garde
“centers” and their counterparts in the cultural “periphery” as well as the unique artistic and literary dialogues which these encounters engendered.