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After earning B.A in English (1981) at the Department of English Language and Literature, University “Cyril and Methodius” Skopje, Assist Prof. Lidija Davidovska received her Master of Arts degree at the University of Montana, Missoula in 1985 and defended her thesis “In the Name of Speculation: Some Aspects of W.S. Merwin’s Poetry”. In 2005 she […]
After earning B.A in English (1981) at the Department of English Language and Literature, University “Cyril and Methodius” Skopje, Assist Prof. Lidija Davidovska received her Master of Arts degree at the University of Montana, Missoula in 1985 and defended her thesis “In the Name of Speculation: Some Aspects of W.S. Merwin’s Poetry”. In 2005 she began her doctoral studies at the Institut für Amerikanistik , Graz University Austria, and in September 2009, after winning a studentship from the University of East Anglia in Norwich (UK), transfered to their PhD program. She continued her research in the field of American contemporary poetry and culture and in May 2013 defended her docotral dissertation “The Poetics of Immanence and Experience: Robert Lowell, James Wright, Richard Hugo, Jorie Graham”.
As a research assistant at the Department of English Langauge and Literature (University “St. Cyril and Methodius”) in 1986 she produced two handbooks for students (lexicilogical analyses of Shakespeare’s pays and excerpts from English Literature). Before moving to Melbourne, Australia, she worked as a seconsdary school English teacher in Skopje and as a periodicals librarian at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje.
Assist Prof Davidovska has also worked as a journalist, translator/interpreter (Macedonian Parliament) press and public affairs assistant and project assistant (British Embassy, US Embassy, USAID in Skopje) as well as an English instructor for EU-funded projects.
In 1987 as a director and English language teacher, she managed three branches of the international langauge school chain “Logos Oxford” in Skopje. From 2006 to 2009, she served as a dean to the School for Foreign Langauges, University American College Skopje and taught English Literature (7th – 17th century) , American Literature (17th to 19th century), American literature (19th to 20th century); Literary Theories, Writing Research Thesis, Composition, Modern English Language 1,2,3, English as a Foreign Language, Preparatory English Courses.
During July 2008, Assist Prof. Davidovska spent some time at the University of Oxford, Keble College, doing research in the area of modern American poetry and culture. From 2013-2016 she worked as an English lecturer at the European University-RM and after 2016 has been teaching at the English Language Teaching Department at the International Balkan University in Skopje.
She has published a number of papers and a book of critical essays, In the Name of Speculation: Aspects of the W. S. Merwin’s Poetry. She has published three books of poetry (Thin Paths, Non Exitus and Spiritual Archives) and several translations from/to English.
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