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Mr Aleksandar KORDIS

PhD Student

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Contact Information

Office: NSB, Room 807
Phone: 3442-6027 / 3442-7340
Fax: 3442-0180
Email: akordis2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

  • New methods of literary interpretation
  • Psychological background of creative writing
  • Genre theory
  • Presentation of the “coming of age” in literature
  • Influence of literature and religion on video games
Supervisor: Dr Birgit Linder

Recent Research Projects

  • Tom Sawyer as an Ideal and Reflection of Mark Twain
  • The (De)Evolution of the Science Fiction Genre
  • The Myth of building a World – Myths, Gods, and “Religion” in RPGs
  • Coming of Age – the Link between Holden Caulfield, Alex DeLarge, and Paul Atreides
  • “Are you talking to me?” – The use of Multiple Personality Disorder in Literature

Publications and Conference Papers

  • Kordis, Aleksandar, “Method to the Writer’s Madness”, paper presented at the Making Sense of Madness conference in Oxford, UK, September 7 – 9, 2014; paper published in conference proceedings
  • Kordis, Aleksandar, “Isolation and Connectedness of Video Game Violence and the Real World”, expanded article based on the conference paper of the same name, published online - http://www.nerdglaze.com/2014/05/28/isolation-and-connectedness-of-video-game-violence-and-the-real-world/
  • Kordis, Aleksandar, “Kill them all and come back alone – Isolation and Connectedness of Video Game Violence and the Real World”, paper presented at the Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences conference in Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013
  • Kordis, Aleksandar, “Between the Writer and the ‘Writer’ – Splitting Personalities of Writers by way of Alienation and Solitude”, paper presented at the European Conference on Arts and Humanities in Brighton, UK, July 18 – 21, 2013; paper published in conference proceedings
  • Kordis, Aleksandar, “The Alternate Reality of Holden Caulfield”, paper presented at the Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences conference in Zadar, Croatia, September 6 – 9, 2012

Critical Reviews

  • Kordis, Aleksandar, “Review of: Realism after Modernism: The Rehumanization of Art and Literature, David Fore, Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2012”, ISSEI – The European Legacy, 2014
  • Kordis, Aleksandar, “Review of: Dark Tongues: The Art of Rogues and Riddlers, Daniel Heller-Roazen, New York: Zone Books, 2013”, ISSEI – The European Legacy, 2014
  • Kordis, Aleksandar, “Review of: Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, Erich Aeurbach, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003”, ISSEI – The European Legacy, 2013
  • Kordis, Aleksandar, “Review of: Art and Identity: Essays on the Aesthetic Creation of Mind, ed. Tone Roald and Johannes Lang, New York: Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, 2013”, ISSEI – The European Legacy, 2013

PhD Research Thesis Topic

  • The Capability of Multiplying Personalities in Authors
    Brief Abstract: “The Capability of Multiplying Personalities in Authors” (CMP) is an approach to literary interpretation that views a narrative as being composed of two threads, one thread belonging to the physical author, and the other to his or her personae; said personae being extensions of the author which are bound by time and space to the narrative. I am not constructing CMP strictly as a different approach based on established theories, but as a complete method which when fully fleshed out would be applicable to any narrative, regardless of language, culture, genre, etc. The question CMP seeks to answer is not “what?” alone, in the literary interpretation sense “what does this mean?”, but through the question “how?”, i.e. a closer look at the writing and creative process, as well as the psychological background of said process, we can come closer to understanding the intricacies behind the narrative, leading up to an analysis that reveals more than conventional approaches to literary interpretation.