Fališevac Dunja, F.C.A.

Full members V. Department of Philological Sciences
Fališevac Dunja

Date of birth:

  • 02/03/1946

Place of birth:

  • Slavonska Požega


  • Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 11, 10000 Zagreb


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Fališevac Dunja, F.C.A.

Full members V. Department of Philological Sciences

Academic titles:

  • doctor of Science
  • fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts


  • professor emeritus – University of Zagreb
  • Professor – Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb (1971. – 2015.)

Membership in Academy:

  • full member – Department of Philological Sciences (05/18/2006 – …)
  • associate member – Department of Philological Sciences (05/18/2000 – 05/18/2006)


Dunja Fališevac, a Croatian literary historian, was born in Požega on February 3, 1946. She completed her studies of Yugoslav studies and comparative literature in 1971 at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, where she received her doctorate in 1983; she is a full professor at the Department of Older Croatian Literature, and since 2016 a professor emeritus. Since 2006, she has been a regular member of the CASA. With more contemporary analytical procedures, she offered new insights into the prose texts of the Croatian Middle Ages (Hrvatska srednjovjekovna proza, 1980), in the poetic aspects of humanism and renaissance (Smiješno i ozbiljno u starijoj hrvatskoj književnosti, 1995), in Croatian Baroque literature (Stari pisci hrvatski i njihove poetike, 1989), especially in the lyricism of I. Bunić Vučić (Ivan Bunić Vučić, 1987), as well as in the history of epic and epic genres (Kaliopin vrt, 1997; Studije o poetičkim i ideološkim aspektima hrvatske epike, 2003). She has prepared a number of books by old Croatian writers in various editions. Independently or in cooperation with Ž. Benčić she edited proceedings Književni barok (1988), Hrvatski književni barok (1991), Tropi i figure (1995), and Čovjek, prostor, vrijeme (2006), and with K. Nemec and D. Novaković Leksikon hrvatskih pisaca (2000). She also published studies on Dubrovnik literary culture: Dubrovnik: otvoreni i zatvoreni grad (2007).

In 2013 she received the National Lifetime Achievement Science Award.