Jelena Pataki holds a degree in English and Croatian Language and Literature, as well as in translation. She is currently a PhD candidate in Literature and Cultural Identity Studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia and a member of the Croatian Association for the Study of English (CASE). She also works as a freelance translator and has translated twenty novels from English to Croatian for the Croatian publishing houses Stilus knjiga, 24sata, and Egmont Hrvatska in which she is currently volunteering as the Editor’s assistant.
Her field of study is Anglophone literature and culture, with a special emphasis on fantasy, gothic, and dystopian literature. She participated at international scientific conferences in Galway (Ireland) and Osijek, Zagreb, and Zadar (Croatia), and her published works deal with gothic literature and film, adaptations, and Shakespeare. Namely:
Pataki, Jelena. “Gothic Fiction Elements in Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In (2011).” Anafora: Journal of Literary Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek, 2016, pp. 225–42.
Pataki, Jelena. “The Relationship Between Literature and Popular Fiction in Shakespeare’s Richard III.” ESSE Messenger, vol. 25, no. 2, 2016, pp. 52–64.
Matek, Ljubica; Pataki, Jelena. “Elementi romantizma u priči 'Ljubav na odru' Rikarda Jorgovanića” [“Romantic Elements in Rikard Jorgovanić’s Short Story ‘Love at a Deathbed’”]. Fakultet humanističkih nauka, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016, Istraživanja, pp. 191–208.