Dr. Tony Fabijančić, BA (St. Francis Xavier), MA (Victoria), PhD (New Brunswick)
Professor - English
Phone: (709) 639-2737
Dr. Tony Fabijančić is a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary thinker and writer who has produced works beyond the limitations imposed by traditional academic research. He is a travel writer, essayist, scholar and photographer whose interests include modernity, space, vision, Croatia, the former Yugoslavia and anamorphosis.
For summaries of his overall research project, scholarship, travel writing, essays, fiction and photography, click
He teaches mainly first-year English, Introduction to Creative Writing, Creative Writing, World Literature in Translation, Twentieth-Century British and Irish Literature, Contemporary Fiction in English, and the Western. He has also taught Critical Theory, Science Fiction and Canadian Short Stories. In 1996 Dr. Fabijancic became the first professor to teach film at Grenfell Campus (Wim Wenders’
Paris, Texas), the first to teach lyrics from music in English and other languages (from Lightnin’ Hopkins to Tom Waits to Bijelo Dugme), and the first to introduce travel writing and experiential writing into his classes.
Representative scholarly contributions
He has published numerous travel pieces, personal essays, political essays, academic essays, short stories and
in newspapers, literary reviews and academic journals including
The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, The Chronicle Herald, The Antigonish Review, The Nashwaak Review, Event, Mosaic and The University of Toronto Quarterly.
He is the author of
Croatia: Travels in Undiscovered Country
(University of Alberta Press, 2003) and
Bosnia: In the Footsteps of Gavrilo Princip
(U. of A. Press, 2010). These are the first literary travel books on the new Croatia and Bosnia in the English language. The third installment of his Yugoslav trilogy,
Drink in the Summer: A Memoir of Croatia
, has been published by Athabasca University Press.
The following is a list of recent publications:
Current research projects and grants
Old Bridge, Black House: A Diptych (novella).