Dr. Biljana D. Obradovic

Professor of English, Director, Xavier Literary Reading Series
Advisor, New Voices
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1995
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1991
B.A., University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1987
Specialties: Creative Writing, Poetry, Translation (Serbian), Contemporary American Poetry, World Literature, Serbian Poetry, Playwriting, American Literature to 1900

Biljana D. Obradovic, Biljana D. Obradovic, a transnational poet, translator, critic and Professor of English at Xavier University of Louisiana, in New Orleans, who has won the Norman C. Francis Research Award in Excellence in 2015 at Xavier where she teaches Creative Writing, Poetry, has published three collections of poems, most recently Little Disruptions. She also has one book of translations into English by Bratislav Milanovic and has published five books of poetry translations into Serbian (J. Gery, S. Kunitz, P. de Rachewiltz, Weigl and Osundare) and is working on the forthcoming anthology of contemporary Serbian poetry (Dialogos Press, 2016). Biljana is originally from Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia), but has lived in Greece and India besides the US. Her website is at: https://biljanaobradovic.wordpress.com/. Professor Obradovic may be contacted at: (504) 520-5155 or by e-mail at bobradov@xula.edu.