Assoc. Prof. Marjetka Golež Kaučič, Ph.D.

Research Adviser, Institute of Ethnomusicology, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Office: ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 5/II/202
01 4706 266
Marjetka.Golez-Kaucic@zrc-sazu.si
Office hours: first Wednesday in every month 12-13

 Education:

  • BA in Slovenian language and comparative literature, 1986
  • Master’s degree in Slovenian Literature, 1989
  • Ph.D. in Literary Science, 1994

 

Employment:

  • Institute of Ethnomusicology ZRC SAZU, 1986-,
  • Head of the Institute, 1994-2015
  • Research advisor, 2004- 

 

Research interests:

  • folklore studies, folk song, ballad, folk heritage, women in folklore and literature
  • literary studies; intertextuality,
  • contemporary poetry, narrative, drama,
  • zoofolkloristics, critical animal studies, ecocritics

 

Editor: 

  • from 1992 is one of the editors of the extensive corpus “Slovenian Folk Songs” (general editor of Volume 4 and 5 – 1998-2007),
  • editor of the two of series of scientific monographs:
  • Folklore studies (2012- )
  • Volumes in Folklore Studies (2013-).
  • Member of Editorial Board of journal Traditiones.
  • Invited editor of the publication What to do with folklore? BASIS, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2016; Invited editor of Folklore.ee., 2016


Glavna gostovanja in pomembnejši mednarodni simpoziji:

  • Researcher, Institut für MusikVorschung and Volksliedwerk, Vienna, 1988
  • Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow (Dumfries) in University of Edinburgh, 2006
  • Visiting Professor, Institut for Albanology, Pristhine, Kosovo, 2014
  • She organized 27th International Ballad Conference (KfV) 1997; international conference What to Do with Folklore? 2009, Ljubljana. Panels of  SIEF conferences 2008 Derry, 2011 Lizbona in Zagreb 2015,  Göttingen 2017,panel at American Folklore Society  Conference Santa Fe, 2014.
  • In summer semester 2016/2017 she was guest professor at the University of Trieste and was teaching the course Slovenian literature I,II.

Work in commissions:

  • Vice president of Kommmision fur Volkdichutng (2002 – ),
  • member of he SIEF (Société Internationale d’ Ethnologie et de Folklore) presidency (2004 – 2011) now member
  • member of the Academic Council of the GNI,
  • member of the Slovene Ethnological Society (SED),
  • member of the editorial board of Traditiones,
  • member of the Association of Slovenian researchers,
  • member of the Association Slovenska matica,
  • member of Commission for European language award 2007-2015
  • she was appointed in 2006 by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science for an external evaluator (from 2008-2015 she evaluated 9 international project and two centres of excellence).

 

Projects, selection:

  • From 1996 onwards she has been the principal investigator (PI) of 18 scientific projects and of 4 scientific programs.
  • She is PI of the research program: P6-0111 Folklore and Ethnological Research on Slovenian Folk Culture (1999 – 2003; 2004-2008; 2009-2013; 2014-2018),
  • V5―1033 / Click to homeland: multimedia presentation of Slovenian emigrants’ folk cultural heritage on the web, 1.10.2010―30.9.2012,
  •  J6―0145 EthnoCatalogue: creating semantic descriptions of Slovene folk song and music based melodic and metro-rythmic analysis, 1.2.2008―30.1.2011
  • J6―9181 Raziskave žanrskega, tipološkega in strukturnega opredeljevanja folklornega gradiva/ Research of the genre, typological, and structural definition of folklore material, 1.7.2007―30.6.2010,
  • V2―0216 ETNOMUZA: ETHNOMUSE: multimedia digital archive of slovenian folk music and folk dance culture, 1.10.2006―30.9.2008
  • J6―7005 Researching the bearers of folk and cultural phenomena, 1.9.2005―31.8.2008.

Supervisor (mentor) of the following postgraduate students:

Rebeka Kunej, Ph.D. 2007,Mojca Kovačič, Ph.D. 2009,Marjeta Pisk, Ph.D. 2012,Vladka Tucovič, Master’s degree 2009. Jerneja Vrabič, Ph.D., 2016


  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2017. (ur.) What to Do with Folklore. New Perspectives on Folklore Research. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. 
  • Golež Kaučič, Marjetka. 2017. A human is an animal and an animal is a human : transformation from human to animal in Slovenian ballad tradition. V: DUSHI, Arbnora (ur.), KADRIU, Lumnije (ur.). Botët paralele në balada dhe këngë popullore : materialet nga konferenca e 45-të e Komisionit ndërkombëtar të baladës, 31 gusht – 4 shtator, 2015, Prishtinë = Parallel worlds in ballad and folk song : proceedings of the 45th International Ballad Conference of Kommission für Volksdichtung, Prishtina, Kosovo, August 31 – September 4, 2015. Prishtinë: Instituti Albanologjik. str. 91-110.
  • Golež Kaučič, M.  2016. Živali kot etični subjekti v ustvarjalnih opusih Jurija Detele, Miklavža Komelja in Johna Maxwella Coetzeeja ter vprašanje vegetarijanstva in veganstva. Literatura,  letn. 28, št. 303/304, str. 192-212.  
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2016.Transformacije ljudskega kot intertekstualni princip v pesemskem ustvarjanju druge svetovne vojne in refleksije svobode. Studia Historica Slovenica : časopis za humanistične in družboslovne študije, letn. 16, št. 1, str. 203-223, 271
  • Golež Kaučič, M.. 2015.  Zoofolkloristics : first insights towards the new discipline. Narodna umjetnost  52/1: 7-30. 
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2015. “Oh, girl of mine, bring me some water” : water in Slovenian folksong tradition. Traditiones,44/3,  33-52.
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2014. Zoopoetika u poeziji Tomaža Šalamuna. V: KOVAČ, Zvonko (ur.), KOZAK, Krištof Jacek (ur.), PREGELJ, Barbara (ur.). Obzorja jezika – obnebja jezika : poezija Tomaža Šalamuna. Zagreb: FF Press,145-163. 
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2013. “Fantje se zbirajo —” : vojna in vojaki v slovenski ljudski pesmi, (Zbirka Folkloristični zvezki, 1). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU.  
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2013.”A bunny is a beautiful thing” or Animals as machines (!?) : the perception of the animal world in Slovenian folk songs. Traditiones 42/1: 71-88.
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2012. Pilgrimage, pilgrims and pilgrimage sites in Slovenian folk song and contemporary literature. V: MCKEAN, Thomas A. (ur.). Songs of people on the move, (B.A.S.I.S, vol. 8). Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 57-69. 
  • Golež Kaučič, Marjetka. 2012. “Čovjek je najgora zvijer” : životinjski svijet u slovenskom usmenom pjesništvu i suvremenoj slovenskoj poeziji. V: MARJANIĆ, Suzana (ur.), ZARADIJA KIŠ, Antonija (ur.). Književna životinja. Dio 2, Kulturni bestijarij, (Biblioteka Nova etnografija). Zagreb: Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada: Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, 957-993.
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2011. Thematization of nonhuman subjectivity in folklore, philosophical, and literary texts. Cosmos 27: 121-154. 
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2009. Slovenian folk culture between national identity and the European integration processes. Narodna umjetnost, vol. 46/1: 33-49. 
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2008. “The tenth daughter” : from a fairy tale to contemporary literature. V: RIEUWERTS, Sigrid (ur.), BULA, Dace (ur.). Singing the nations : Herder’s legacy, (B.A.S.I.S, vol. 4). Trier: WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 317-327.
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2007. Slovene folk song at the crossroads of influences, contacts, and oppositions of East, West, North, and South. Slovene studies, 29,1/2, 3-17 .
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2007. Ljudsko pesemsko izročilo kot kulturni spomin Jančarjevega romana in drame Katarina, pav in jezuit. Traditiones, 36/2, 77-113.
  • Golež Kaučič, M. et. al. (ur.)  2007. Slovenska ljudska pesem V. Slovenska matica in Založba ZRC.
  • Golež Kaučič, M.  2004/2005. The OSPN collection : a basis for modern critical editions of Slovenian folk songs. Jahrbuch des österreichischen Volksliedwerkes,  53/54, 152-161. 
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2003. Ljudsko in umetno : dva obraza ustvarjalnosti, (Zbirka Folkloristika). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC SAZU. 
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2002. “Animals bury the hunter” – ethical and sociological elements of the Slovene ballad. Acta Ethnographica Hungarica, 47, l/2: 163-174. 
  • Golež Kaučič, M. 2002. The Slovenian Ballad at the turn of the millennium. Lied und populäre Kultur,  2002, jg. 47, 157-169. 
  • Golež Kaučič, M.  2001. Raziskovalne metode v folkloristiki – med tradicionalnim in inovativnim. Traditiones, 2001, 30/1, 279-291. 
  • Golež Kaučič, M. et. al. 1998. Ur. Slovenske ljudske pesmi IV. Ljubljana: Slovenska matica.

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Ecoculture: Studies of Animals and Nature in Folklore, Literature and Culture ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marjetka Golež Kaučič, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Folk and Literary: Folklore and Intertextual Aspects ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marjetka Golež Kaučič, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Intertextuality and Cultural Memory ǀ

Prof. Marko Juvan, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

Ritual ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marjetka Golež Kaučič, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Short folklore forms in culture and society ǀ

Asist. prof. Saša Babič, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

Slovenian Emigrants between Tradition and the Present ǀ

Prof. Marina Lukšič Hacin, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

The Language of Objects: Topics in Slovenian Material Culture ǀ

Prof. Maja Godina Golija, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

The Role of Woman in Slovenian Society and Culture ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Mirjam Milharčič Hladnik, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Tradition and Ethics ǀ

Prof. Edvard Kovač, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Tragedy in Theater, Culture, and Society ǀ

Prof. Krištof Jacek Kozak, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

Word – Music – Ritual ǀ

Assist. Prof. Metoda Kokole, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6