Greta Goetz is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, where she has taught since 2001. Her early professional experience was in journalism and editing, including positions at TIME magazine and the Hong Kong Standard, and university administrative support, with her last position at the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Columbia University.
Her formative education was completed in Hong Kong, Switzerland, and the United States of America. She received her undergraduate education in France and the USA, at l’Université Catholique de l’Ouest, l’Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), matriculating to Columbia University, from which she graduated cum laude with a BA in Anthropology and Writing. She completed her postgraduate education at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, receiving her PhD in literary studies in 2015.
She has taught and written syllabi for courses in Contemporary English and Academic Speaking and Writing and in American Cultural Studies, which draw on rhetoric, literary philology, and critical, constructivist pedagogy. She teaches and develops advanced workshops in writing and editing. Her senior-level course in American cultural studies considers the United States “as a distinctive collective entity (however heterogeneous or divided it may perceive itself to be) within a network of global and transnational interrelatedness”, as set out by Prof. Emeritus Heinz Ickstadt.
Her current interests are in the applications of an intercultural hermeneutics to cultural rifts, including the science-humanities divide, as well as in the potential for networked learning to develop epistemic fluency and intercultural dialogue. Her published articles focus on intercultural communication, understood broadly to include an interdisciplinary approach as well as classical intersections with modernity. She has participated in international conferences and published academic papers, the latter including “Nikolaj Velimirovic and Julia Kristeva: Voicing the Divide” and “Profound Community: The Apposition of Anne Carson’s ‘The Life of Towns’ and Plato’s Protagoras”. The former includes co-leading a workshop entitled “Designing, deploying, and studying internationally networked collaboration: The Trans-Atlantic and Pacific Project (TAPP) model” at the Networked Learning Conference in 2018. Recent translated works include the full-length manuscript After Comparative Literature by Adrijana Marčetić.
Ms. Goetz speaks fluent English, has good working knowledge of Serbian and French, and previously had working knowledge of Italian and Cantonese (spoken in southern China).