Student section of the Union of societies Slavic Society of Slovenia prepared a presentation of the new issue of Perun magazine at the Forum of Slavic Cultures. The latest issue brings an interesting selection of articles from diverse areas of the humanities.
“We are delighted to be able to welcome students to our premises in Villa Zlatica, as the diverse topics addressed in their Perun magazine reference the projects of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, especially through translations of fiction from Slavic languages. Our institution has been spotlighting their significance and scope for 15 years in the framework of our One Hundred Slavic Novels project,” said Andreja Rihter, FSK Director at the presentation of the new issue of Perun magazine. The attendees were welcomed also by Namita Subiotto, deputy head of the Department of Slavistics at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana, and the contents of the last issue were presented by Maja Kovač, editor-in-chief, Sašo Puljarević, co-editor, and Neža Kočnik, head of the section.
Among other contributions, the magazine brings reviews of recently published fiction and non-fiction books. Students prepared a discussion on the screen adaptation of Stanisłav Lem’s novel Solaris, a review of Milan Dekleva’s novel Zaplešiva, Dante, and an essay on the oeuvre of the Nobel Prize winner Wisłava Szymborska.
The cultural studies section features an article about Croatian conceptual artist Mladen Stilinović and a reflection on the film Extracurricular by Croatian director Ivan Goran Vitez. The magazine also brings an exclusive interview with Goran Vojnović. The thematic supplement offers 20 literary texts translated from Croatian, Macedonian, Polish, Russian and Serbian. The translations are the result of the Exercises in Translation project (Prevajalska vaja) for young translators, which offers participants peer-to-peer collaboration and feedback as well as expert opinion by qualified translators.