Summer School Academy “Andrić” gathered 50 students of literature

29. July 2014.

Ljetna skola Akademije Andric

Organized by the Department of Literature of the Andrić Institute in Andrićgrad today has began Summer School Academy “Andrić” in which participates 50 students from philological and philosophical faculties of Republic of Srpska, Serbia and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

The first lecture on the topic “Sreten Marić and the First World War” was held by a professor Milivoj Nenin from the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad.

Speaking about the fate of one of the greatest Serbian intellectuals, writer, historian and his works, professor Nenin pointed out how the First World War shaped Sreten Marić.

He said that Marić extolled 27th March 1941, when the people rose up in a way similar to one Njegoš’s saying “Let it be what can not be”. “However, in reality he dreams gruesome scenes from the First World War and the German bombing of refugees, when as a boy of 12 years survived the Albanian Golgotha. He is starting to fear for the fate of his people, to think that his people could vanish and then he starts to completely differently thinks about the 27th of March and he griefs because his people did not escape the disaster that also befell them during the World War II,” explained Nenin in his lecture on the life and works of Sreten Marić.

Nenin pointed out that Marić loved to say for himself that he is Serbian peasant, but he was primarily a writer, essayist, philosopher, historian, and since in 1962 he was a professor of world literature at the University of Novi Sad and one of the people who led department of foreign literature, but all the time he was thinking and writing Serbian literature.

He spoke French, English, German and Russian and he lived and worked in Serbia and France.

At the initiative of Serbian movie director, Emir Kusturica, students of philological and philosophical faculties from Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac, Kosovska Mitrovica, Pale, Banja Luka and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, will have the opportunity to attend lectures of eminent professors from Serbia and Republic of Srpska on the subject – the First World War during following five days.

Mira Andrić

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