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Aleksandar B. Nedeljković

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Aleksandar B. Nedeljković
Born1950
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, nowadays Serbia
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationFaculty of Philology in Belgrade
💼 Occupation
literature, science fiction, film, british and american civilization


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Aleksandar B. Nedeljković (Belgrade, 1950) is a Serbian literary historian, theorist, translator, educator, editor and popularizer of science fiction. Professor of University of Kragujevac in retirement.

Biography[edit]

He was born into a family of film and media workers – Božidar V. Nedeljković (1923–2004) and Radmila B. Petrović–Nedeljković (1926–2008).

Graduated in 1973 from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, English Language and Literature group; where he also received his master's degree in 1976 and his doctorate in 1994. For twenty-five years he worked at the Tenth Belgrade High School as a professor of English. From 2002 until his retirement he worked as an Assistant Professor and Professor of English Literature at the Department of English and Literature at the Faculty of Philology and Arts – FILUM, University of Kragujevac.

He has published around 400 popularization, expert and scientific articles on the science fiction genre, mainly in Emitor prozin, as well as in international and Serbian scientific journals.

He has translated over 250 stories and about 70 books from English, mainly science fiction novels, but also a dozen books in the field of popular science, especially quantum physics and cosmology, as well as historical and political works.

He has been an active member and co-founder of the First Serbian Fandom since 1981, and of the Belgrade-based "Lazar Komarčić" Science Fiction Fans Society, in which he served as secretary from 1987 to 1994. As the editor-in-chief of the Emitor prozine, an historian of the fandom and the secretary of the society he played an important role in the preservation and restoration of "Lazar Komarčić" Society during the critical war decade of the 1990s in former Yugoslavia.

He was the first to teach science fiction genre in literature studies in the countries of the former Yugoslavia, as a two-semester compulsory subject in the fourth year of Anglistics in Kragujevac.

He is the founder of Serbian Science Fiction Society.

Some scholars, such as Zoran Živković, believe that the name of the Serbian science fiction writer Konstantin Tezeus is actually Nedeljković's pseudonym.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Science Fiction Film /Naučnofantastični film/, Belgrade, 1974 (whole circulation destroyed due to the censorship)
    • Facsimile edition by editor Boban Knežević and "Everest Media", in the "Znak sagite" editions, Belgrade, 2019.
  • "Literary Treatment of Space Travel as Topics in 20th Century American Science Fiction." /"Književna obrada putovanja u svemir kao teme u američkoj naučnofantastičnoj književnosti 20. veka"/ Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. Unpublished master's thesis, defended in 1976.
  • "Yugoslav SF", in: Anatomy of Wonder, A Critical Guide to Science Fiction. Edited by Neil Barron. New York and London, R. R. Bowker Publishers, 1978. pp. 571–576.
  • "Stellar Parallels: Robert Silverberg, Larry Niven and Arthur C. Clarke", in: Extrapolation magazine. Kent State University Press, 1980, pp. 348–60. Re-published in 1999 in the same publishing house.
  • Our 110 SF years /Naših 110 SF godina/ (brochure), self-published, Belgrade, 1983.
  • Science Fiction World /Svet naučne fantastike/ (brochure), self-published, Belgrade, 1983.
  • "Dr. Adder and Licentia Poetica", in: Science Fiction Review magazine, Portland, Oregon, USA. Number 55, December 1984, pp. 16.
  • History of Serbian Science Fiction /Istorija srpske naučne fantastike/ (brochure), self-published, Belgrade, 1985.
  • History of Croatian Science Fiction /Istorija hrvatske naučne fantastike/ (brochure), self-published, Belgrade, 1985.
  • "British and American sci-fi novel 1950–1980 with an alternative history theme (axiological approach)" /"Britanski i američki naučnofantastični roman 1950–1980 sa tematikom alternativne istorije (aksiološki pristup)"/ Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. Doctoral thesis, defended in 1994.
    • Published as a book, expanded and updated, titled Alternative Histories 1950–1980 /Alternativne istorije 1950-1980/ publisher "Lira", Kragujevac, Serbia, 2013.
  • "SF in Yugoslavia", in: "Locus" SF Magazine, Number 364, August 1991, pp. 44.
  • "A Selected Bibliography of Secondary Literature Published 1992–2002 Relevant for the Study of Science Fiction". Beograd, Philologia 2, 2004, стр. 173–178.
  • "About the song 'Inland Sea' by Ursula K. Le Guin." /"O pesmi ‘Unutrašnje more’ Ursule K. Le Gvin"/, Kragujevac, Nasleđe, Journal of the Faculty of Philology and Arts – FILUM, No 1, May 2004, pp. 105–113.
  • Nedeljković, Aleksandar B. (2004). "Was Percy Bysshe Shelley Murdered by the British Secret Service?". Nasleđe 3 (PDF). pp. 151–153. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  • "About the night of June 16, 1816, at Lake Geneva." /"O noći 16. juna 1816. na Ženevskom jezeru"/, Belgrade, Liber Journal, No. 2, July–August 2006, pp. 28–33.
  • "Academic Status of Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley in Serbia", English Language and Literature Studies: Interfaces and Integrations, ELSII 75, International Conference to Mark the 75th Anniversary of the English Department. Volume III, Belgrade, Faculty of Philology, 2007, pp. 247–252.
  • Istorija britanske i američke civilizacije za studente anglistike – History of the British and American Civilization, for the Students of Anglistics. (Textbook in English). Utopia, Belgrade, 2007.
  • "Moral Equations of the Killing of Harry Lime in The Third Man". Proceedings of The First International Conference On English Studies, English Language And Anglophone Literatures Today (ELALT), 2012, Philosophical Faculty of the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, pp. 531–544.
  • "Attempt at direct communication with God in the story 'The Nine Billion Names of God' by Arthur C. Clarke". Proceedings of the International Conference Language, Literature, Communication, Philosophical Faculty of the University of Niš, Serbia, 2012. E-edition
  • "Languages and Linguistics as a Sub-genre of SF: a Brief Overview". "Lipar" magazine, number 47, University of Kragujevac, Serbia, 2012, pp. 89–100, E-edition

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Lazar Komarčić Award for translation work published in 1984 (Pavane by Keith Roberts)
  • Lazar Komarčić Award for translation work published in 1985, with Branislav Brkić, (for A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.)
  • Lazar Komarčić Award for translation work, published in 1987 (Prose Bowl by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg)
  • Honorary diploma for outstanding contribution to the popularization of science fiction, given by the Association of Citizens, Fans of Science Fiction "SCI&FI", on 9 November 2019, in Belgrade.

External links[edit]



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