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                     Peer-reviewed journal

Kalina Maleska

Kalina Maleska has published two collections of short stories: Misunderstandings and The Naming of the Insect, the novel Bruno and the Colours and the play An Event among Many. Her stories have been published in various magazines in Macedonia and abroad.
Maleska teaches English literature courses at the “Blaze Koneski” Faculty of Philology, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University – Skopje, where she graduated in English Language and Literature with Comparative Literature, and where she also defended her MA and PhD theses. She was also attending literature courses at Princeton University, as well as New York City University (NYCU).
Some of her published essays on literary criticism include: “Alternative View on the Relationship between Literature and Politics” in Voicing the Alternative, published by the Faculty of Philosophy of Niksic, Monte Negro, 2012; “Literary Attempts to Evade Control over Discourse: Macedonian-English Comparative View” in the journal Slovo, Vol 24, No 2, 2012, published by University College London School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies; “Postcommunist Literature in Macedonia: Combination of the Traditional and the Contemporary”, literary essay in the international journal Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, Vol. II, Issue 1, June 2012; “Reality in Borges’s Fantastic Fiction, Lack of Reality in Cortazar’s Realism”, essay in the Annual Review of the “Blaze Koneski” Faculty of Philology 2011.
Maleska also translates literary works from English into Macedonian and vice versa; some of her translations include Remnants of a Sky by Vlado Maleski, Tristram Shandy by Lawrence Stern, The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki, Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

Kalina Maleska is editor of Blesok Prose, Blesok Essays and Blesok Reviews.

Blesok no. 100, September, 2015
      reviews: Igor – Dedicated and Tireless Translator

Blesok no. 110, October-November, 2016
      essays: 500 Years since Thomas More’s Utopia: Transformation of Utopian Ideas

Blesok no. 111, January, 2017
      essays: A Will to Questioning

Blesok no. 92, September-October, 2013
      prose: The Tears of the Volcano

Blesok no. 96, May-June, 2014
      reviews: The Literary Work does not have Its Own Logic


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