Dean Vuletic

Dean Vuletic

Post-Doctoral Fellow, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole, Florence

Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
(October – December 2011)

Project:

Zvonimir Dobrovic/Gordan Bosanac:
An Oral History of Homosexuality in Croatia
(Croatian > English)

I will translate the book An Oral History
of Homosexuality in Croatia
, which was published
in 2007, from Croatian into English. Comprised
of interviews conducted by a group of sociologists
with gay men and women, this pioneering work
exposes a topic that was suppressed in Croatian
and Southeastern European historiography, politics
and society for a long time. The generational
diversity of the interviewees permits insights into
the experiences of homosexual persons under the
regimes of fascism, communism, nationalism and
liberal democracy, thereby highlighting the commonalities
and differences between the histories
of sexual minorities in Croatia and those in other
parts of Europe.