Plenary Conference PHSS 2018: Literary History and Quantitative Analysis. A Study of the Contemporary Romanian Book Market

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Keynote speaker: Prof. Andrei TERIAN

Did you know?

  • In Romania, more original rather than translated fiction is still being published.
  • The production of children’s literature already amounts to around 1/5 of the entire literary book production in Romania.
  • Every year in Romania more new domestic novels are being published than have been published here from the beginnings to the World War I.
  • The number of new Romanian poetry books published annually is about 50% higher than the number of new Romanian fiction titles.
  • About 8% of the local poetry volumes published in Romania are (also) written in foreign languages.

Well, now you know all these. Come and find out more!

Time and location: Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 15.00-16.00
Aula of the „Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iași, Copou, Building A, Ground Floor

Language: Romanian

Andrei Terian is a professor of Romanian literature with the Faculty of Letters and Arts at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu. His research focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first century Romanian literature, cultural theory, the history of modern criticism, comparative and world literature. He has published numerous essays in Romania and in international journals such as CLCWeb—Comparative Literature and Culture, World Literature Studies, Interlitteraria, ALEA: Estudos Neolatinos, Slovo, Primerjalna književnost, and Romània Orientale. His works include the monographs G. Călinescu: A cincea esență (2009) and Critica de export: Teorii, context, ideologii (2013), the co-authored reference series Dicționarul general al literaturii române (1st edition, 7 volumes, 2004-2009; 2nd edition, 4 volumes, 2016-2017) and Cronologia vieții literare românești. Perioada postbelică: 1944-1964 (10 volumes, 2010-2013), and the co-edited volume Romanian Literature as World Literature (New York: Bloomsbury, 2017).

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