Bagić Krešimir, F.C.A.
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Bagić Krešimir, F.C.A.
- Doctor of Science
- fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
- Full Professor – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Membership in Academy:
- Fellow – Department of Literature (5/19/2022 – …)
Krešimir Bagić a poet, specialist in stylistics and literary critic, was born on January 22, 1962, in Gradište. He attended elementary school in Gradište and high school in Županja. In 1988, he graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb with a degree in Croatian or Serbian language and Yugoslav literatures, and there in 1991 he defended his master’s degree thesis – Linguistics and poetic text and in 1995 his doctorate’s thesis – Stylistic and genealogical aspects of polemical text. Since 1989, he has been working at the Chair of stylistics of the Department of Croatian language and literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, where, in 2009, he became a tenured professor.
He was member of editorial boards of the Studentski list (The student paper) and of the magazines Quorum, Zrcalo, Croatica Nova and Hrvatski, he was editing radio shows Bibliovizor and Rječnik Trećeg programa (Dictionary of the Channel 3) on Channel 3 of the Croatian radio. In the framework of Croatian philological society, he was heading the Theory of Literature section (1991-92). He worked as a Croatian language and literature lector at Sorbonne University (1996-1999). He was Head of the Zagrebačka slavistička škola (Zagreb School of Slavic Studies) (2005-2009). He was editing the Palimpset library within the publishing house Disput (2005-2011). He is the initiator and editor of the portal stilistika.org. Since 2021, he is a member of the Slavic Literary and Art Academies.
He has published poetry since the late 1970s. He published the following collections of poems: Svako je slovo kurva (with B. Gregorić, 1988), Između dva snažna dima (1989), Krošnja (1994), Bršljan (1996), Jezik za svaku udaljenost (2001), Le palmier se balance (Pariz, 2003), U polutami predgrađa (2006), Trebalo bi srušiti zidove (2011), Plaši li te moja boja (2013), Tko baca mrvice kruha dok hoda šumom / Qui sème des miettes de pain en traversant les bois (Rennes 2016) and Ponornice (2021). He appeared in poetry events in Croatia and abroad, among others Goranovo proljeće (Goran’s Spring), Struške večeri poezije (Struga Poetry Evenings), Sarajevski dani poezije (Sarajevo Poetry Days), Marché de la poésie in Paris, Voix de la Méditerannée in Lodève etc. His poems are included in numerous anthologies, selections and panoramas of modern Croatian poetry and are translated into several languages.
As specialist in stylistics, critic, and literary scientist, he is the author and editor of about thirty books, panoramas, anthologies, and manuals. Among others, he prepared digital editions of stylistic foundations of Ivan Filipović, Janko Tomić and Petar Guberina and representative selections from poetry of Josip Sever, Stjepan Gulin and Zvonko Maković. He presented in dozens of scientific symposiums and conferences, and he published numerous literary discussions and literary papers. Several times he critically followed events on the Croatian poetry scene by publishing about four hundred critics, reviews, and essays. The most important of Bagić’s stylistic, interpretative, and literary-critical books are: Četiri dimenzije sumnje (coauthor, 1988), Živi jezici (1994), Umijeće osporavanja (1999), Brisani prostor (2002), Treba li pisati kako dobri pisci pišu (2004), Rječnik stilskih figura (2012), Uvod u suvremenu hrvatsku književnost (2016) and Pogled iz Dubrave (2017).
He received poetry rewards – „Goran“ (for young poets, 1989), „Dobriša Cesarić“ (2011), „Duhovno hrašće“ (2011) „Plaketa sv. Kvirina“ (2013) and „Zvonko Milković“ (2021). For scientific work he received the National Science Award (2013), the award „Kiklop“ (2013), the award of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2013) and the award „Josip i Ivan Kozarac“ (2016), while for his literary-critical activity he received the award „Julije Benešić“ (2003).