Dr Vanja Vukićević Garić, PhD, works as an Assistant Professor in the University of Montenegro's Faculty of Philology. She has taught various language and literary disciplines, including 19th and 20th century British literature, translation, phonetics and phonology of the English language, and American civilization. She is currently teaching literary translation and the contemporary British novel in the Faculty of Philology and English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Teachers Training Department of the Faculty of Philosophy.
She has published extensively on the work of James Joyce, her theoretical focus being mostly the concept of authorship, intentionality and self-referentiality, as well as the philosophical and literary concept of epiphany. Many of her articles deal with the poetics of modernism and postmodernism, structuralism and post-structuralism. In addition to this, she has also published on the contemporary British novel (Kazuo Ishiguro, Graham Swift, John Fowles, etc.), while her other academic interests include Native American literature, cultural studies, psychology, theory and philosophy of translation, and gender studies.
Her publications also include translations of a large number of various fictional texts from English, as well as several works of non-fiction (critical theory, documentary texts, legal documents, historic brochures, etc.). At the beginning of her teaching career, she also worked as a consecutive interpreter from English and Italian.
She has participated in numerous international conferences in the broad subject area of Anglo-American literature and attended many research programmers, staying at renowned universities in the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. She is also a member of various international organizations, including the Montenegrin Association for Anglo-American Literary Studies, the Montenegrin Society of Applied Linguistics, the Association of the Literary Translators of Montenegro, and Sigma Tau Delta.