Senadin Musabegović was born in Sarajevo in 1970. During the siege of Sarajevo, he served in the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina and worked as a journalist with BH press. He began publishing his poetry, essays and stories during the war. His first collection of poems entitled Body Strikes was published in 1995. The Maturing of Homeland was published in 1999 and received the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Writers’ Association Award for best book published in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1999, as well as the Planjax Award for best book of poetry published in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1999. The book was translated into French by Mireille Robin and published by N&B As Grandissmant de la patrie.
His third book of poetry The Heavenly Spherewas published in 2004. He graduated in political philosophy at the Sienna University in the class of Professor Steven Lukes with a thesis entitled Subject, Power, Mask in which he tackles the phenomenon of the body and its politicisation in the philosophy of Deleuze, Foucault and Nietzsche. He presented his doctorate thesis entitled War—Reconstruction of the Totalitarian Body at the European Institute in Florence in 2004. He has published theoretical papers in international magazines and books and held lectures as a guest professor at European and American universities. He is a professor at the School of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo teaching courses in Sociology of Culture and Art Theory.
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