University of Basel

VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

Head and shoulder shot of Dr. Jovan Skerlić

Head and shoulder shot of Dr. Jovan Skerlić, © Museum of Theater Art of SerbiaenlargeHead and shoulder shot of Dr. Jovan Skerlić, © Museum of Theater Art of Serbia


Print versionTEI version» next entryoverview« previous entry
Object:Head and shoulder shot of Dr. Jovan Skerlić
Description:Studio portrait of a moustached man dressed in a dark suit.
Comment:Dr. Jovan Skerlić (1877, Belgrade – 1914, Belgrade) was a Serbian writer and critic. He is, in fact, regarded one of the most influential Serbian literary critics of the early 20th century. He studied history and French philology in Belgrade and continued his studies in graduate programs at the Universities of Lausanne, Paris and Munich. In 1904 he returned to Serbia, where he taught French and French Literature at the Grande École, where he became a professor of Serbian Literature in1905. Skerlić was a member of the Serbian Parliament and founder as well as editor of several literary periodicals. His political views made him an ally of the Serbian socialist Svetozar Marković, and at the beginning of 20th century he became a member of the Independent Radical Party. His ideologies formed the basis of the Yugoslav national youth and he advocated a common Serbo-Croatian language and national unity. He was married to Klara from Austria, whom he got to know at the University of Lausanne.
Date:Not before 1904, Not after 1914
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Publisher:S.B. Cvijanović
Dimensions:Artefact: 200mm x 150mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:180 Total Culture > 184 Cultural Participation
210 Records > 212 Writing
290 Clothing
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
660 Political Behavior
810 Science and Humanities
870 Education
Copyright:Muzej Pozorišne Umetnosti Srbije
Archive:Museum of Theater Art of Serbia, Inv. No.: III-698
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic