Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani (previous pen name: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani Mina Ray) was born in Zagreb.  She is trilingual (Croatian, French, English) and has a multicultural background (Algerian mother and Croatian father). She lived in Brussels between 1976 and 1981, in Vienna between 1986 and 1987. Between 1991 and 1993, she received a bursary from the Swedish Institute and was a resident researcher at the Nordic Institute for Advanced Study in Modern Swedish, University of Uppsala where she was working on her Masters thesis on attitudes to the Swedish language and dialects. She moved to London in 1995 where she has been living and working since. She began developing her multilingual poetry practice in English, French and Croatian in 2014. In 2017, she developed the multilingual poetry project “Unbound” that has received funding from the Language Acts and Worldmaking  AHRC-funded project small grant programme in 2018 & 2019. Her poetry has been published in the UK,  Croatia, Canada and France. Jasmina has given talks and written essays on her multilingual poetry practice. She has (co-)directed several multilingual poetry performances in collaboration with Alo Allik and Catherine Boyle. She has a doctorate (PhD) in Francophone literary and cultural studies (University of Westminster, London, 2011). She has given conference papers in her subject area, both nationally and internationally, and has produced several academic articles and reviews. Her latest upcoming publication (by Liverpool University Press) is a chapter in the collective volume on Abdelkhebir Khatibi co-written with Rim Feriani and Debra Kelly, “Reading Signs and Symbols with Abdelkebir Khatibi, From the Body to the Text”. Jasmina is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Westminster and a member of the Centre for Poetry, Queen Mary University of London.

Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani est née à Zagreb (de père Croate et de mère Algérienne francophone) où elle a terminé son magistère en 1995. Elle est multilingue (croate, français, anglais). Elle a vécu à Bruxelles entre l’année 1977 et 1981 (où elle a fréquenté le Lycée Jacquemin) et à Vienne, entre l’année 1986 et 1987. Entre 1991 et 1993, elle a vécu à Uppsala en tant que chercheur invité (après avoir obtenu une bourse de l’Institut Suédois) où elle a travaillé sur ses études de magistère. En 1995, elle a déménagée à Londres où elle vit et travaille encore aujourd’hui. Elle commence a écrire sa poésie trilingue en 2014. En 2017, Jasmina met au point son project de poésie multilingue ‘Unbound‘ avec des collaborateurs en Europe and au Canada; le projet est financé (en 2018 et 2019) par Language Acts and Worldmaking . Ses poèmes (qu’elle écrit en croate, français et anglais) ont été publiés en Grande Bretagne, au Canada, en Croatie et en France. Jasmina possède un doctorat en études francophones littéraires et culturelles (Université de Westminster, 2011) et elle a publié plusieurs articles académiques dans les journaux britanniques. Elle a participé, en tant que locuteur invité, à des conférences nationales et internationales dans son domaine.

Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani je rođena u Zagrebu (otac Hrvat, majka Alžirka, frankofonskog izričaja) gdje je završila magistarske studije 1995. godine. Trojezična je (hrvatski, francuski, engleski). Boravila je i školovala se u Bruxellesu, između 1977. i 1981. godine i u Beču između 1986. i 1987. godine. Između 1991. i 1993. godine boravila je u Uppsali gdje je, kao stipendist Švedskog Instituta, radila na magisteriju. 1995. godine preselila se u London gdje živi i radi i danas. 2014. godine počela se baviti pisanjem multilingualne poezije. 2017. godine osniva multilingualni projekt poezije ‘Unbound‘ sa suradnicima u Europi i Kanadi kojeg financira (2018. i 2019.) Language Acts and Worldmaking. Njene pjesme objavljene su u Velikoj Britaniji, Kanadi, Hrvatskoj i Francuskoj. Jasmina ima doktorat iz frankofonskih literarnih i kulturnih studija (University of Westminster, UK, 2011); objavila je više znanstvenih radova na području sociolingvistike. Održala je i niz predavanja na međunarodnim konferencijama i seminarima, uključujući i u Zagrebu.

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