Petar Penda has a BA in English, and a MA and PhD in English and American Modernism, and is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philology at the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he also holds the position of Vice Dean for Science and Publishing. His main interests include Shakespeare, modernism, contemporary British and American poetry, Medieval English literature, and contemporary theoretical approaches to literary studies. His publications include a prefaced and bilingual book of translation, titled Eight Contemporary American Poets. He is on the editorial board of the literary journal Filolog (The Philologist), and is the author of T. S. Eliot: Poetical and Theoretical Contextualisation and the co-author of Medieval English Literature. As a Fulbright Scholar, he spent one semester at the Department of English and Comparative Literature of Columbia University, USA.