A WOMAN BURIED IN FOOTNOTES. DR. VUKOSAVA MILOJEVIĆ (1898–1985), THE AUTHOR OF THE FIRST ESSENTIAL SCHOLARLY MONOGRAPH ABOUT JOVAN SKERLIĆ: A RESEARCH NOTE

  • Svetlana E. Tomic
Keywords: Vukosava Milojević, Jovan Skerlić, Laza K. Lazarević, history of Serbian literature, history of Serbian literary criticism, plagiarism

Abstract

The aim of this brief note is to present in summary form the role of Vukosava Milojević in creating the basis for scholarly research on Jovan Skerlić, one of the most important historians and literary critics of Serbian literature, and to emphasize the need for more detailed research on her scholarly work. After World War I, at the time when the importance of Skerlić's work started to fade, Vukosava Milojević published the first in-depth monograph about this historian, shedding light on his personality and intellectual development, while also presenting the positive and negative sides of his literary evaluations. The material presented here provides an outline of some problems in the approach to Serbian culture and academic work of the past. This paper is written with the aim of inspiring other scholars to devote their research to Vukosava Milojević, to her books on Skerlić and Laza K. Lazarević and to publicize her contributions to philopsophy, literature and academic writings in general.

Published
2019-12-24