20 April, 2015: Aleksandar Bošković (University of Belgrade)

Title: Constructing the cultural symbol: Edvard Munch
15:30-17:00h, Room 5.A41, Pieter de la Court building.

About Aleksandar Bošković

Aleksandar Bošković is Professor of Anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy of University of Belgrade, Head of the Center for Political Studies and Public Opinion Research, and Director of Research at the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade, Serbia.

His main areas of research are history and theory of anthropology, contemporary anthropological theory, "world anthropologies", and myth and religion. He previously taught at the universities in Scotland, Slovenia, Brazil, and South Africa.

Munch as symbol of the new Norway

The Scream - Edvard Munch (1893)

The Scream - Edvard Munch (1893)

In his seminar Aleksandar Bošković will discuss the rich influence of the Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch and the appreciation of his work by his contemporaries, as well as by the general public.

Munch, popular for his intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes and his well-known work The Scream of 1893, very much created his own image. The growth of his popularity also coincides with the establishment of the independent Norwegian state. His status as a cultural symbol of the "new Norway" will also be explored.

Research Seminars Spring 2015