Dr. Brikena Smajli is a lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities and Law, Bedër University College, and European University of Tirana, in which she teaches in undergraduate and graduate courses and mainly Discourse Analysis, Aesthetic of Communication and Introduction to Semiotics. Her research interests are comparative literature, poetics and myth criticism. This is, in fact, obvious in her dissertation, entitled “Mythical Symbolism of Creation and Quest; Albanian poetry-European poetry”, a work also published by UET Press in 2019. Fluent in Italian, English and Spanish, Smajli has also co-authored several literature textbooks for pre-university educational institutions. She is a member of Asteria, International association of Myth criticism https://asteriamyth.com/en/the-association/ and member of ESCL, European Society of Comparative Literature https://escl-selc.eu/.

Dr. Smajli’s literary career is also rich. The receiver of several national awards, her poetry is collected in “The she-wolves die at the end” (1997), and “Every day I build houses with shavings” (2009), also translated into French by Elisabeth Chabuel, in Éditions Imprevues, “Accordéons” Collection, 2015. Her poems have also been included in anthologies of Albanian poetry, such as Literature Across Frontiers, EU Culture 2000, www.transcript-review.org and Modern Authors from Albania by Robert Elsie-s, www.albanianliterature.net and “Robert Elsie Albanian literature in translation”.