Former Academic Staff

Ranko Marinković (1913-2001) member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and a classic of Croatian literature, the writer of a rich opus including poetry, theatre and literary reviews, essays, plays, short stories and novels. With Vladan Švacov, he founded Dramaturgy Department in 1978. He is the author of one of the leading plays of Croatian literature, the mystery play Gloria (1955), novel Kiklop (1965) and short story collection Ruke (1953).

Vladan Švacov (1930 - 2004) PhD in Philosophy, director, theatre scholar, dramaturg, translator. With Ranko Marinković, he is the founder of Dramaturgy Department in 1978. The author of one of the key books of Croatian theatre scholarship: Temelji dramaturgije (1976), and a series of papers on theatre scholarship. He directed numerous operas (Ero s onoga svijeta, The Marriage of Figaro) and plays (especially the works of Brecht and Ionesco).

Nikola Batušić (1938-2010) member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Professor Emeritus, theatre scholar and theatre historian, the author of a series of theatre scholarship papers, books and reviews, and one of the founders of the Croatian Association of Theatre Critics and Theatre Scholars. He received numerous awards and prizes, amongst them the award «Vladimir Nazor» for lifetime achievement in 2005. He is the author of one of fundamental works of Croatian theatre scholarship: The History of Croatian Theatre (1978).

Ivan Kušan (1993-2012) writer and member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the author of an extremely successful series of children’s novels. He wrote for the radio, TV, theatre and film. The author of numerous dramatic works, such as the play Čaruga (1978). He received several awards and prizes, amongst others the award «Vladimir Nazor» for lifetime achievement in 1998.

Vlatko Pavletić (1930-2007), member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, literary theorist, essayist, critic and politician. The author and editor of numeorus literary theory books and publications, and since 1990 performs a series of political and cultural duties. He is the receiver of a number of high state medals, especially the Odličje grofa Draškovića, which he received posthumously in 2008.

Nedjeljko Fabri (1937), member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, worked as dramaturg, editor at Drama program of Croatian TV and translator. He is the author of a wide range of literary works, starting from literary essays to novels, such as the acclaimed Vježbanje života (1985). He is the receiver of numerous awards and prizes, amongst them Herder's award for literature (2002).

Martina Aničić (1967-2007) writer, dramaturg and literary translator. She is the author of award-winning prose works, plays, theatre scholarship articles and scripts, amongst them the collection of stories Raspukline (1995) and Nebeska košarka (2004). She received AGM award for best fiction, for the short story “Evanđelje po Magdaleni» (1994).