A distinguished CCCU academic, Goran Stefanovski has sadly passed away.
Goran was a Macedonian dramatist and scriptwriter who lectured at Canterbury Christ Church University for 16 years.
The Film, Radio and TV BA (Hons) lecturer passed away yesterday, November 27, at the age of 66.
The ‘much-loved’ member of staff joined the Department of Media in 2002 after his already extensive and distinguished career.
Stefanovski was born on April 27, 1952 in Bitola in the Republic of Macedonia.
In the 1980s, he established the Department of Playwriting in the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Skopje, where he became Vice-Dean in the early 1990s and Professor of Scriptwriting in 1995. In the late 1990s, he was visiting Professor at the Dramatic Institute in Stockholm.
Goran also wrote over 30 plays for theatre, radio and television – as well as a dozen television serials and film scripts.
“He was the school’s, and probably the university’s, most celebrated European public intellectual”
Professor David Bradshaw, a colleague of Stefanovski was deeply saddened by the news of his death.
Bradshaw said: “He was the School’s, and probably the university’s, most celebrated European public intellectual, holding awards from several European universities and membership of a pan-European think tank the European Council for Foreign Relations.
“Here at Canterbury, Goran passed on his expertise and understanding of scriptwriting to many cohorts of FRTV students.
“He was admired and appreciated for his wisdom, gentleness, empathy, warmth and humour. He will be greatly missed and we send our deepest commiserations to his family.”
Stefanovski was a widely published dramatist, whose efforts earned many international awards to his name.