Dr. Tony Fabijančić, BA (St. Francis Xavier), MA (Victoria), PhD (New Brunswick)
Associate Professor - English
Phone: (709) 639-2737
Dr. Tony Fabijančić is a travel writer whose other research interests include modernity, modernism, urban space, anamorphosis, feature writing and the former Yugoslavia.
He teaches mainly first-year English, Creative Writing, Twentieth-Century British and Irish Literature, and World Literature in Translation. 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), 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
, is forthcoming from Athabasca University Press.
The following is a list of recent publications:
- “Black Woods Island: Korčula.”
Riddle Fence 39 (Winter 2021): 17-22.
- “CBC a biased echo chamber of liberal American media.”
The Chronicle Herald and other Saltwire publications (Cape Breton Post, The Telegram, The Guardian) January 5, 2021 (online).
- “Anamorphosis in David Lynch’s
The University of Toronto Quarterly 89.2 (Spring 2020): 219-238.
- “The Old Man and the Storks.” The Nashwaak Review 44/45.1 (Fall/Winter 2020-21): 23-29.
- “Jump In! Explore the swimming holes of Antigonish County.”
The Chronicle Herald 27 July, 2019 Travel sec.: E6-7. (also online).
- “Pedalling through the past in Croatia; Samobor Hills outside capital of Zagreb a stunning and challenging place to ride.”
The Calgary Herald 22 Sept. 2018: E2 (also online).
- “Where the Sea is Bluer: the Croatian island of Brač.”
Vancouver Sun 22 Apr. 2017, Travel sec.: B1-B3. (also online).
- “Island Memories: Newfoundland, Maui.”
The Antigonish Review 190 (Summer 2017): 90-98.
- “Tito and Yugonostalgia: Name Change Reveals Political Fault Lines in Croatia.”
Global Politics: An International Affairs Magazine 1 January 2018 (online).
- “Will the Western Balkans Ever Join the European Union?”
The Globe Post 16 Sept. 2019 (online; commissioned).
- “Protesters in Serbia Lack Coherent and Political Answer to Spark Change.”
The Globe Post 2 May 2019 (online; commissioned).
Current research projects and grants
Old Bridge, Black House: A Diptych (novella).