Dragoş Ivana

Dr DRAGOŞ IVANA is Associate ProfessorIMG_4975 in English Studies at the University of Bucharest and treasurer of the Romanian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Ivana was the recipient of several research grants, such as: Postdoctoral Fulbright Fellow, Vanderbilt University, USA (2016), the University of Kent (2007-2012), the Bodleian Library, Oxford (2010, 2012), the British Library (2009-2014) and Chawton House Library (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” Distinction by the National Alliance of Student Organizations in Romania.

Dragoş Ivana’s teaching include: Neoclassical, Romantic, Modernist and Postmodernist literature, seminars in contemporary critical theory (BA level) and a course in city studies – “Urban History: London, from City to Post-Metropolis” – for 2nd-year MA students enrolled in the British Cultural Studies programme.

Recent publications:


Behind the ‘Great Tradition’: Popular Culture in Eighteenth-Century England, Bucuresti: Ars Docendi, 2017.

Embattled Reason, Principled Sentiment and Political Radicalism: Quixotism in English Novels, 1742-1801, Leiden: Brill, Costerus Series, 2014.

Articles (selective)

“Quixotic Readers of Human Nature; Or, the Misprisions of Sympathy in Henry Mackenzie’s The Man of Feeling”, in East-West Cultural Passage, Ed. Alexandra Mitrea, Vol. 16, no. 1/2016, Sibiu: Lucian Blaga University Press, pp. 75-84.

“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, Ed. by 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.

“Towards a Denaturalisation of Knowledge: Interdisciplinarity and Its Methodological Tools”, in Trasee conceptuale. Ed. by Mihaela Irimia, Dragoş Ivana, University of Bucharest Press, 2008, pp. 73-83.

“City Space, Bucharest and the Location of Memory”, in The New Central and East European Culture, Ed. by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, Carmen Andraş, and Magdalena Marsovszky, Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2006, pp. 209-215.



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