“Knjiženstvo”, a project in women’s writing and digital humanities
Knjiženstvo is an academic platform for the study of literature, gender and culture featuring an electronic journal, electronic book editions and a digital database, which are free to use. Information obtained from the platform can be used in research papers, with mandatory citation.
Together with electronic magazine entitled Knjiženstvo, Journal for Studies in Literature, Gender and Culture, the database is one of the first results of the project Knjiženstvo – Theory and History of Women’s Writing in Serbian until 1915, which is financed by The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia. The chair of the project is Professor Biljana Dojčinović (Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade).
The research project Knjiženstvo – Theory and History of Women’s Writing in Serbian until 1915 uses new theoretical models within a contemporary technological environment – the digital database. The project examines the possibilities of gender theory application to the research of literature written by women, to the reception of women’s writing and the influence of women’s creativity. The Knjiženstvo project is associated with COST action IS0901 Women Writers in History: Toward a New Understanding of European Literary Culture, which includes a database of European women’s literature written until 1900 Women Writers in History . The aim of Knjiženstvo project is to highlight the history of women’s literature and to theorize its specificities by transforming the existing, mostly Western, concepts and models.
Access to Knjiženstvo database is free. The information it contains is the result of the work done by a group of researchers gathered around the Knjiženstvo project. All interested researchers are invited to use the collected data, provided that they state the database as a reference.
Prof. dr. Biljana Dojčinović, University of Belgrade