Alex Goldiș is an Assistant Professor and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Metacritical Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory and the Project Leader of the nationally funded research grant The Role of the Translated Novel in the Romanian Literary System. A Quantitative Approach (2019-2021). His work deals with twentieth- and twenty-first-century Romanian literature, digital humanities, and quantitative cultural history. His articles have appeared in journals and essay collections published in Romania, United States of America, Germany, Spain, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. He is the author of two monographs: The Entrenchments of Literary Criticism: From Socialist Realism to Aesthetic Autonomy (2011) and Methodological Updates in the Romanian Criticism of the 1970s and 1980s: Theories, Methods, Critics (2013) and of literary chapters published in collective volumes, among which: “Between Transnationalism and Nation Building: Literary History as Geolocation”, in M. Martin, C. Moraru, A. Terian (eds.), Romanian Literature as World Literature, New York, Bloomsbury Academic, 2018; “Literary Interferences in Subversive East-European Cultures”, in M. Sass, Ș. Baghiu, V. Pojoga (eds.), The Culture of Translation in Romania, Berlin, Peter Lang, 2018: 85-99; “The Ideology of Ruralism in the Thaw Prose”, in Ș. Baghiu, V. Pojoga, M. Sass (eds.), Ruralism and Literature in Romania, Berlin, Peter Lang, 2019.
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Ştefan Baghiu is a PhD and Assistant Professor of Romanian Literature and Literary Theory with the Department of Romance Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu. His PhD thesis consists of a quantitative analysis of the translation of novels in Romania during the communist period between 1948-1989. He now works and a postdoctoral research on the translation of novels in the Romanian space between 1794 and 1947. He has authored several articles on Romanian literature such as “The Functions of Socialist Realism: Translation of Genre Fiction in Communist Romania,” Primerjalna književnost (Ljubljana) 42.1 (2019) and “Translating Hemispheres: Eastern Europe and the Global South Connection through Translationscapes of Poverty” in Comparative Literature Studies (Penn University, USA), 56.3 (2019) and his main fields of research include literary translation as a cultural phenomenon, quantitative literary research, cultural studies, and Romanian postwar literature. He co-edited The Culture of Translation in Romania (Berlin: Peter Lang, 2018) and Ruralism and Literature in Romania (Berlin: Peter Lang, 2019). He is the coordinator of The Digital Museum of the Romanian Novel: The 19th Century (https://revistatransilvania.ro/mdrr) and The Digital Museum of the Romanian Novel: 1901-1932 (https://revistatransilvania.ro/mdrr/1901-1932).
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Cosmin Borza is a senior researcher at the “Sextil Puşcariu” Institute of Linguistics and Literary History of the Romanian Academy. His main areas of research are twentieth- and twenty-first-century Romanian literature, Post-Communist East-Central European Culture, critical theory, and the relationships between literature and ideology. He is the author of two books of criticism (Marin Sorescu. Alone among the Canonical Writers – 2014 and Canonical Debate Today. The Case of Romanian Postwar Literature – 2016) and one of his recent works deals with the ideological implications of the Romanian translation projects from the late 19th/ early 20th century: Translating against Colonization. Romanian Populists’ Plea for Peripheral Literatures (1890-1916), in Maria Sass, Ștefan Baghiu, Vlad Pojoga (eds.), The Culture of Translation in Romania/Übersetzungskultur und Literaturübersetzen in Rumänien, Berlin, Peter Lang, 2018: 31-43.
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Adriana Stan is Assistant Researcher at the “Sextil Pușcariu” Institute of Linguistics and Literary History in Cluj-Napoca. She obtained her PhD in Humanities (2012) at Babeș-Bolyai University. Her main areas of research are Post-War Literary Criticism, Post-War Romanian Literature, East Central European Literature and Criticism. She published several essays and articles concerning the history of Structuralism, the history of Romanian Criticism, Romanian Postmodernism or Postcommunist Literature. She also provided extensive research on the topics of authenticity and of anticommunism in the history of Romanian literature She wrote a comprehensive account of Romanian Structuralism in her book, Bastionul lingvistic. O istorie comparată a structuralismului în România (București: MLR, 2017). Adriana is now working on wider researches on Rural Modernity, and on the impact of translations in the evolution of the Romanian novel.
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Andrei Terian is Professor of Romanian literature at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu. His research focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first century Romanian literature, history of the novel, comparative and world literature. He has published numerous essays in international journals such as Life Writing, CLCWeb – Comparative Literature and Culture, World Literature Studies, Primerjalna Književnost, Interlitteraria, Slovo, and ALEA: Estudos Neolatinos. His works include the monographs G. Calinescu: The Fifth Essence (2009) and Export Criticism: Theories, Contexts, Ideologies (2013), the co-authored reference series The General Dictionary of Romanian Literature (1 st edition, 7 volumes, 2004-2009; 2 nd edition, 5 volumes, 2016-2019) and The Chronology of Romanian Literary Life (10 volumes, 2010-2013), and the co-edited volume Romanian Literature as World Literature (New York: Bloomsbury, 2018).
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Claudiu Turcuș is Associate Professor of Film and Literary studies at Babeș-Bolyai University. He obtained his PhD in Humanities (2012) at Babeș-Bolyai University after a fellowship research at Bard College, New York. His research interests are focused on East-Central European Literature, Cinema and Criticism. He published widely on topics such as the cultural memory of Socialism, the representation of Post-communist transition, intellectual history or the ideology of New Romanian Cinema. His book, Norman Manea. Aesthetics as East Ethics (Frankfurt-New York: Peter Lang, 2016) is the very first monograph about life and oeuvre of this important Romanian-American writer, proposed twice for Nobel Prize. Currently, Claudiu also works on a research project on Anticommunism and the Europeanization of Romanian cultural production after 1989.