Marija Cetinic teaches and writes on contemporary literature and art. She recently completed a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of English at York University in Toronto. She held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta.
Signs of Autumn: The Aesthetics of Saturation, her current project, focuses on the concept of saturation, and on developing its implications for the relation of contemporary art and aesthetics to political economy. Her essays have appeared in Mediations, Discourse, and European Journal of English Studies. “House, Library, Field: The Aesthetics of Saturation” appears as a chapter in Neoliberalism, Value, and Jouissance. A chapter on “Affect ” appears in A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory (Wiley 2017). Her doctoral work, on sadness in contemporary literature, was completed at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Her areas of specialization include Contemporary Literature and Art, Critical Theory, Marxist-Feminism, Trauma Theory, Affect Theory, Political Economy, Environmental Humanities.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters (peer reviewed)
“Cloud-Based Realism from Antonioni to Amazon” (co-written with Jeff Diamanti). Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere. Eds. Lynn Badia, Marija Cetinić, and Jeff Diamanti. (in preparation)
“Affect” (co-written with Jeff Diamanti). A Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory. Eds. Sarah Blacker and Justin Sully. London: Wiley-Blackwell, May 2017.
“House and Field: On Rachel Whiteread and Ai Wei Wei.” Mediations. Fall 2016.
“House, Library, Field: The Aesthetics of Saturation.” Book Chapter in Neoliberalism, Value, and Jouissance, ed. ACT (Art, Critique, Theory). Seoul: Booknomad, 2013.
“Principles of Oil Barrel Architectures: A Review of Three Artworks by Jeanne-Claude and Christo, 1961-2007,” (co-written with Jeff Diamanti), American Book Review, Special Issue on “Petrofictions,” 33.3 (March-April 2012).
“Sympathetic Conditions: Toward a New Ontology of Trauma,” Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 32.3 (Fall 2010). 285-301.
“Fragile Pages of Grey Ashes: Inoperative Archives in Dubravka Ugrešić’s The Museum Of Unconditional Surrender and David Markson’s Wittgenstein’s Mistress,” European Journal of English Studies, Special Issue on “Beyond Trauma” 14.1 (April 2010). 75-87.
Edited Journal Volumes
Eds. Lynn Badia, Marija Cetinić, and Jeff Diamanti. Resilience: An Environmental Humanities Journal special double issue on “Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere” (Winter 2018).
Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere. Edited with Lynn Badia, Marija Cetinić, and Jeff Diamanti. (in preparation)
“Theses on Postpartum.” (with Madeline Lane-McKinley). GUTS: Canadian Feminist Magazine, May 2015.
“Letters to _____: On the Inexhaustibility of Exhaustion.” GUTS: Canadian Feminist Magazine. Spring 2014.
“Letters to ----: On the Construction and Sharing of Effective Means,” Inter-media work. frakcija: Performing Arts Magazine, Winter 2012.