Dr DRAGOŞ IVANA is Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Bucharest, where he teaches British literature, critical theory, popular culture, as well as literary and specialised translations. He is treasurer of the Romanian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Ivana was the recipient of a number of research scholarships at the University of Kent (2007, 2009, 2010), the Bodleian Library, Oxford (2010, 2012), the British Library (2009-2014) and Chawton House Library (June-July 2014). In 2006, he obtained a trainer certificate issued by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Conference Interpreting. In April 2010, he was awarded the “Bologna Professor” Prize by the Romanian National Association of Student Organizations.
Dragoş Ivana teaches undergraduate courses in neoclassical, romantic, modernist and postmodernist literature, seminars in contemporary critical theory and an MA course in city studies – Urban History: London, from City to Metropolis – for students in British Cultural Studies.
Embattled Reason, Principled Sentiment and Political Radicalism: Quixotism in English Novels, 1742-1801, Leiden: Brill, Costerus Series, 2014.
“Sentimental Quixotism vs. Mandevillian Economics in Sarah Fielding’s Adventures of David Simple and Volume the Last”, in Études sue le XVIIIe siècle, eds Coman Lupu, Andreea Vlădescu, University of Bucharest Press, 2013, pp. 69-83.
“Exquisite Sympathy as Quixotism in Henry Mackenzie’s The Man of Feeling”, in Language, Literature and Culture in Present-Day Context: Contemporary Research Perspectives in Anglophone PhD Studies, eds Renáta Gregová, Soňa Šnircová, Slávka Tomaščiková, The Slovak Association for the Study of English, SKASE, 2011, pp. 148-162.
“The Backstage Route to Modernity: Popular Culture as Hegemony in Eighteenth-Century England”, in Actas de Congreso SELICUP IV, Past, Present and Future of Popular Culture, Mallorca: University of the Balearic Islands, 2011, pp. 1-8.
“Don Quixote, Novel and Pre-novelistic Discourses”, in New Directions in Travel Writing and Travel Studies, ed. Carmen Andraş, Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2010, pp. 351-361.
“Towards a Denaturalisation of Knowledge: Interdisciplinarity and Its Methodological Tools”, in Trasee conceptuale, eds Mihaela Irimia, Dragoş Ivana, University of Bucharest Press, 2008, pp. 73-83.