Milena Mileva Blažić

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Milena Mileva Blažić
Photograph of Milena Mileva Blažić
Born (1956-09-12) September 12, 1956 (age 61)
  • Literary historian
  • Politician
  • Professor of Children's Literature

Milena Mileva Blažić (born 12 September 1956 in Popuže, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Slovenian literary historian and university professor. Since 2006, she has been a councillor in the City Council of Ljubljana. She was elected as member of the Zoran Janković List.

Life and work[edit]

Blažić attended elementary and secondary school in Novi Travnik (BiH). She has lived and worked in Ljubljana, Slovenia since 1975. In 1985 she graduated from the Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the Faculty of Arts and Science. In 1997, she gained a master's degree in Slovenian literature at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and in 2001 successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled Role and importance of teaching creative writing in Literature elementary school.[1]

In 1991 she started working at the Pedagogical Faculty at University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) as an assistant. In 2002 she became associate professor. She has been associate professor of literature since 2008 and currently teaches didactics of Slovenian literature at the Department of Primary Education (Chair Slovene), as well as lecturing at the Department for pre-school education. Since 2007, she has been assistant professor of Slovenian literature.

In 1992 she published the book Creative writing: Merry recommended science of words to text. Three workbooks of the same title where published in 1995, 1996 and 1997. She has led a number of educational seminars for teachers of Slovene literary clubs, trainers and librarians in Slovenia, Italy and Austria.

Blažić has co-edited an anthology of poetry fifth annual Time: 100 to songs for the young (2001) and is co-author of two award-winning elementary schools Beryl Council for words, 7 (Bologna Book Fair[2] 2003: 2nd prize and the Frankfurt Book Fair,[3] 2003: 1st prize). She has participate in two EU projects in the field of youth literature and ICT and is a member of two scientific associations: Nordic Network for Children's Literature[4] and International Research Socitey for Children's Literature (IRSCL).[5]

Between 2006 and 2008 she was secretary of Slavic Association of Slovenia.[6] Since 2006, she has also worked as a Councillor in the City Council at the Ljubljana Municipality. Her husband, Jani Kovačič Janija Kovačiča is a singer songwriter.

Selected bibliography[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Visokošolska dela" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Bolognafiere". Retrieved 2003-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Book fair". Retrieved 2002-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Nordic Network for Children's literature". 
  5. ^ "IRSCL". 
  6. ^ "Slavistično društvo Slovenije". 

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