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Omer Hadžiselimović


was born in 1946 in Sarajevo. From 1972 to 1994 he was professor of English at the University of Sarajevo. Since 1994 he has lived in the United States, where he currently teaches English at Loyola University Chicago and North Park University. He has published in the fields of English literature, American literature, American Studies, linguistics, Bosniaca, and travel literature.

Omer Hadziselimovic passed away on November 30, 2016, but we at Samizdat still cannot come to terms with it. We continue to consider his absence from the editorial board meetings unexcused and his death utterly unfounded.



  • Messages and Responses: The American Social Novel in the Criticism in the Serbo-Croatian Language  from 1918 to 1941.
    Sarajevo, 1980 

  • At the Gates of the East: British Travel Writers on Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries.  
    Boulder, Colo./New York, 2001


Articles (selection)

  • "The Idea of Mission in American History."
    Encyclopaedia moderna (Zagreb) 9. 28-9 (1974): 50-55

  • "The Extraordinariness of the American Quotidian: John Updike's Roger's Version." Izraz (Sarajevo) 34.68 (1991): 55-62. 

  • “An Immigrant’s Deal: Two Lives for the Price of One.” Common Boundary, ed. Gregory F. Tague, Brooklyn, NY, 2010, 147-158. 


Translations (selection)

  • Auden, W. H.  Nek mi povijest sudi: Izabrane pjesme
    [Let History Be My Judge: Selected Poems]. With Marko Udovičić [Marko Vešović]. Cetinje, 2010

  • Pejić, Milorad. The Eyes of Keyholes
    [Oči ključaonica]. (Somerville, MA), 2015

  • Pejić, Milorad. Hyperborea. Prag, 2016žiselimović



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