Monica Bottez

bottezProf. MONICA BOTTEZ teaches Victorian and 20th Century British Literature at the University of Bucharest, English Department. Her research interests also include the contemporary American novel, narratology, and cultural studies. She introduced the study of  English Canadian Literature on the Canadian Studies M.A. Programme in 1997, which is now part of the Cultural Studies M.A. Programme. She has been an active Canadianist in the past 12 years.

She was the representative of Romania on the Executive Council of the Central European Network for Canadian Studies (1998-2004), and organized the Second International Conference of Central European Canadianists, Bucharest, 2001.

On a competitive basis she was awarded research grants by the “John Kennedy” Institute for North American Studies, Berlin (1999) and by the Government of Canada (1998, 2002).

In May 2001 she was invited to make a lecture tour on Canadian topics to Germany-Universities of Marburg, Cologne, Kiel, Trier.

Recent publications

  • Analysing Narrative Fiction: Reading Strategies, Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti , 2007
  • Infinite Horizons: Canadian Fiction in English, Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti , 2004

Translations

  • Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale / Povestirea cameristei, revised edition, translation, notes, Afterword,Bucharest: Corint, 2006.

Articles

  • “Ronald Lee: Writing the Gypsy Self”, Writing the Self :Modes of Self-portrayal in the Cultural Text, University of Bucharest Review, Vol. X, no. 2/2008
  • “Povestiri despre imigranţii din Canada –prezentarea identităţii româneşti”, in Rodica Albu (coord.), Canada anglofonaă. Limbă şi identitate, Iaşi: Editura Universităţii”Al. I.Cuza”, 2008
  • “Racism, Truthfulness and Tolerance in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan and David Guterson’s Snow Falling on Cedars”/ in New / Old Worlds . Spaces of Transition, ed. Rodica Mihaila, Irina Grigorescu Pană, Bucureşti: Univers enciclopedic, 2007
  • “Postmodern Identity in Robert Kroetsch’s Gone Indian”,  Modernity: the Crisis of Value and Judgment, University of Bucharest Review. A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, Vol. VIII, no. 3, 2006
  • “Memory and Place in Rudy Wiebe’s A Discovery of Strangers”, Place and Memory in Canada: Global Perspectives, Krakow: Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci, 2005
  • “Can Multiculturalism Be a matter of Taste? The Canadian Case”, University of Bucharest Review. A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, Vol. VII, no. 4, 2005,  A Matter of Taste
  •  “Individualism and Communal Feeling in Howard O’Hagan’s Tay John and Sheila Watson’s The Double Hook “Individual and Community: Canada in the 20th Century,Brno: Masaryk University Press, 2004
  • “Still any Hope for Man?”, Intercultural Aspects: Canada and U.S.A., ed by F.P.Kirsch, W .Zacharasiewicz, Vienna: University of Vienna Press, 2002

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