My Four Dogs: Urban Ecology in Vjeran Miladinović Merlinka’s Terezin sin


urban ecology
( post- )Yugoslav literature

How to Cite

Filipović, A. (2022). My Four Dogs: Urban Ecology in Vjeran Miladinović Merlinka’s Terezin sin. Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne, (22), 141–159.


In this article, I analyze the relations between humans, non-humans, and infrastructure in Vjeran Miladinović Merlinka’s fictionalized autobiography Terezin sin. I argue that queer humans and non-humans share a particular ontological and axiological space and time in urban ecology in relation to the built environment of cis-heteronormative socius grounded in reproductive heterosexuality.
The fictionalized autobiography that is explored in this article offers a particular view of minoritarian relation as it depicts a queer form of relationality that is lived sideways to the cis-heteronormativity and reproductive heterosexuality as an oppressive form of life that creates a specific kind of infrastructural intimacy for itself in the urban built environment. Relations between queer humans and
non-humans under these conditions are decidedly messy, as they are described as both caring and exploitative in Terezin sin.


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