Sanja Bahun

Sanja Bahun is Professor of Literature and Film at the University of Essex. Her area of expertise is international modernism, in particular as it intersects with the development of major psychoanalytic theories and the framework of human rights. She is the author of Modernism and Melancholia: Writing as Countermourning (2013), the co-editor of The Avant-garde and the Margin: New Territories of Modernism (2006), Violence and Gender in the Globalized World: The Intimate and the Extimate (2008,new and revised edition 2015), From Word to Canvas: Appropriations of Myth in Women’s Aesthetic Production (2009), Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text: New Cassandras (2011), Language, Ideology, and the Human: New Interventions (2012), Myth, Literature, and the Unconscious (2013), and Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1917-1989: Re-Visions (2014) and she has published articles and book chapters on a variety of subjects concerning psychoanalysis, modernism, and women and gender studies. The Freudian perspectives on subject formation and psychoanalytic theories of language are her particular research interests.