7th BSEC Month of Culture
1-30 November 2023
Literature - Republic of Serbia
Isidora Sekulić is one of the most important figures in the world of Serbian Arts and Sciences. She was a famous prose writer, novelist, essayist, polyglot and art critic.
Born in 1877, Sekulić studied mathematics and natural sciences in Budapest and she worked as a teacher of mathematics in many cities, such as Belgrade. She obtained her PhD in Germany.
Isidora wrote prose, short stories, novels, literary critisms, essays, travelogues, discussions and notes. In addition, she travelled a lot and translated from German, English, French, Russian, Norwegian and Swedish. Her works were published in various magazines.
Sekulić socialized with many renowned intellectuals of her time, and was famous for the weekly gathering organized in her house, where literature, music, theatre, painting and other related topics were discussed.
In 1939, Isidora Sekulić was the first Serbian woman to be elected member – correspondent of the Serbian Royal Academy of Sciences. In addition, she was a member of many women’s organizations, president of the Association of Writers of Serbia, and one of the founders of the Teachers’ Association for Secondary Vocational Schooling.
The writer has been included in the Women Writers Route which is the CoE Cultural Route highlighting life and creativity of women writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th century.
Sources and photograph taken from: https://www.womenwriters.eu/
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