The first symposium was held in the Andrić Institute

18. December 2013.

Andrićev institut

In the Andrić Institute in Andrićgrad yesterday was held a symposium on the topic “Njegoš today”. This symposium marked the beginning of the work of the Department of Literature of the institute.

Head of the department, Mladenko Sadžak, said that Njegoš had been and still was a phenomenon that have persisted throughout different state systems.

“Considering the time when Njegoš lived and wrote we gain the ability to predict what will happen to us in the future and what is our course through spiritual vertical of Serbian people,” said Sadžak to Srna.

He said that Njegoš’s spiritual connection was linked with the Serbian tradition of Saint Sava, tsar Lazar, Stefan of Dečani and epic singers of the present. This link showed us which way we should follow.

“Njegoš is alive, his work is alive. His work can not disappear because it is a part of the Serbian cultural heritage. In our presentations we have tried to present him as a writer, a thinker, a statesman, a philosopher, religious man and as one who is very familiar with the folklore and tradition of Montenegro,” added Sadžak.

At this symposium was said that the Department of Literature of the Andrić Institute was not by chance began to explore this topic about Njegoš. Here was also announced that in this city of stone would be many more important cultural events.

“Because of the construction of Andrićgrad in Višegrad, the Drina has become a noble boundary and also a place where people will gather and talk how to preserve the Serbian spiritual identity, exactly as Filip Višnjić has said it would be,” concluded Sadžak.

The symposium was attended by professors of literature, writers, philosophers, translators from Kosovska Mitrovica, Belgrade, Niš, East Sarajevo and Banja Luka – Dušan Ivanić, Goran Maksimović, Jovan Pejčić, Branko Letić, Saša Knežević, Ranko Popović, Zoran Arsović, Zoran Kostić, Valentin Pitulić and Dragan Bedov.


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