Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU invites you to a public lecture by prof. Ljiljana Pajović Dujović:
Social and cultural context of Montenegrin society through the prism of the traditional wedding practice.
The lecture in English language will be on Wednesday, 25th of May 2022, at 11. A.M. at Mala Dvorana ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 4, 2nd floor, Ljubljana.
The paper aims at emphasizing the importance of customs as one of significant elements of cultural identity. Due to a wide range of customs inherent in Montenegrin society and culture, we here focus on the customs relating to the organization of the nuptials ceremony, including all stages and rituals which follow. In order to comprehensively approach the analysis of wedding customs and grasp their importance, we have taken into consideration the comparison between traditional (patriarchal) and modern wedding practices, as well as the analysis of the orientation of values which pervade traditional practices at different levels of social and cultural development.
Keywords: traditional wedding practices, patriarchal culture, collectivist and individualist orientation of values, socialization, dowry, internalization of social reality.
Ljiljana Pajović Dujović, PH.D. is full professor of South Slavic Literature at the Faculty of Philology – Nikšić, University of Montenegro. Her interests are the study of the relationship between folk traditions and narrative prose, the problem of intertextuality of the oral and the written, comparative literature and imagology. She has published a number of scientific papers in the field of cultural studies, literary history, literary theory and criticism.