Radu Surdulescu

M2081S-1028Prof. RADU SURDULESCU is Professor of American Literature at the University of Bucharest. He currently teaches courses in American Literature, Literary Theory and Cultural Anthropology. The scope of his scientific research also spans concerns as varied as cultural politics, Globalisation Studies, Cold-War and Post-Communist History. R. Surdulescu is editor-in-chief of University of Bucharest Review: A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies.

Recent Publications

  • The Raping of Identity: Studies on Physical and Symbolic Violence,Iasi: Institutul European, 2006
  • Form, Structure and Structurality in Critical Theory, Bucharest: E.U.B., 2000
  •  Critica mitic-arhetipala: De la motivul antropologic la sentimentul numinosului (Myth Criticism, Archetypal Criticism: From the Anthropological Motif to the Numinous),Bucharest: ALLFA, 1997
  • Sam Shepard: The Mythomorphic Vision,Bucharest: E.U.B., 1996
  • Contemporary Critical Theories: A Reader (co-edited with Bogdan Stefanescu), Department of English,Univ. ofBucharest, 1998, revised edition 2002
  • “A Few Notes on the Margin of George Rousseau’s Views on Extreme Violence”, in Literary into Cultural History, Bucharest: ICR, 2009
  • “(Im)Mortality in Don DeLillo’s ‘WorldCity'”, in The Sense of America: Histories into Text,Bucharest, 2009
  • “Stop-cadru în Washington Square” – a preface to the Romanian version of Henry James’s novel Washington Square, trad. Radu Surdulescu, ediţia a II-a, Bucureşti: Minerva, 2007
  • “Zgomotul de fond postmodern sau comedia spaimei de moarte” (“The Postmodern White Noise, or The Comedy of Death Fear”), a preface to the Romanian version of Don DeLillo’s novel White Noise (Zgomotul alb), trans. by Horia-Florian Popescu, Bucureşti: Leda-Corint, 2006
  • “Conflicting Embodiments of Truth”, in: Our America: People, Places, Times, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2005
  • “Adevar si fictiune: Razboiul spaniol al lui Hemingway si Dos Passos”, in Observator cultural, 8 (265), April 21-27, 2005
  • “Michel Wieviorka si subiectivitatea violentei”, in Observator Cultural, 237, September 7, 2004
  • “Dismantled and Dispersed Identities: Semicolonialism, Reeducation and Peer Torture in Some Communist Countries” (in CEREC Colloquium Working Papers,Paris, 2004)
  • “The Violence of Posteriority: Postcommunism and Some Conceptual and Ethical Embarrassments” (in ISMs & -NESSes: the 2nd Anti-conference. The Annals of “Ovidius” University of Constanta, 2004)
  • “<Being here has come to me>”: Stanislaw Lem’s and Do DeLillo’s Fantasies of Hypermnesia and Fracted Time” (in University of Bucharest Review, 2004)
  • “The Powerful Freight Train of Modernity and the Recent Ethics Gaps on the American Cultural Scene” (in America in/from Romania,Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2002)
  • “Fatete ale discursului est-europenist în proza lui Updike si Bellow”, in Observator Cultural, 142, 12 noiembrie 2002
  • “‘Progresisti’ si ‘dizidenti’: Confruntari inter-culturale in publicistica americanade dupa 11 septembrie”, in Observator Cultural, 108, March 19, 2002
  • “Voyeurism as Ritual: Robert Coover’s and Curtis White’s Reflections of American Image Culture”, in Transatlantic Connections (Bucuresti, Editura Integral, 2000)
  • “Power Cut in the Mad Forest” in Ana Cartianu: Festschrift (Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti, 2000)
  • “Practising Formalist and Deconstructive Methods in the Age of Cultural Interpretation” (University of Bucharest Review, 2000)
  • “Identitatea culturala romaneasca si ecumena globala”, in Studii culturale, 1, 2000.

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