Dr Carmen Andras

Title prefix: 
Dr
First name: 
Carmen
Family name: 
Andras
Country: 
Romania
Institution: 
"Gheorghe Sincai" Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities of the Romanian Academy
Short description: 
Languages: 
English, French, Romanian
Research areas: 

Comparative cultural studies, postcolonial studies, imagology, travel studies

Conferences: 
1. The Reception of Modern English Literature by the Romanian Writers (1780-1830)” at the 2nd International Congress of the American Society for Romanian Studies, Iaşi, Romania, July 6-10, 1993;2. “England and English Literature in the Consciousness of the Romanian Intellectual Elite at the Crossing of the 18th and 19th centuries”, at the 19th Congress of the “American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences”, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, November 3-6, 1994;3. “The Message of the British Books in the Enlightenment Libraries from Transylvania”, at the 20th Congress of the “American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences”, Reno, Nevada, USA, August 22-28, 1995;4. “Myth and Symbolism in Alina Diaconu’s Novel”, at the 21st Congress of the “American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences”, Victoria University, Canada, 26-29 September, 1996;5. “Romanian Images in Alan Brownjohn’s Novel «The Long Shadows»”, at the 22nd Congress of the “American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences”, University of Târgovişte, Romania, June 25-30, 1997;6. Romania’s Images in British Literature. Clichés, Stereotypes, Archetypes”, at the 23rd Congress of the “American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences”, Rochester, USA, August 1998.7. „Romania and its Images in 19th Century British Travel Writing: In-between Peripherality and Cultural Interference“, at the International Conference “The Contemporary of the Non-Contemporary“, the Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Studies, Vienna, 06-08 December, 2002.8. “Romania and Its Images in Contemporary British Literature,” at “The Cultures of Post-1989 Central and East Europe”, Târgu-Mureş, 21-23 August, 2003.9. “Looking for Romania. Psychological Quest and Detective Investigation in Contemporary British Fiction”, at the International Conference “The Unifying Aspect of Cultures”, the Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Studies, Vienna, 7-9 November, 2003.10. “Balkanist Stereotypes, Gendered Nations and Literarization of Romania in Contemporary British Literature”, at the International Colloquium “Bonnes et Mauvaises Moeurs dans les Sociétés des Balkans”, New Europe College, École Doctarale en Sciences Sociales, Bucureşti, 5-6 March, 2004. 11. “British Travel Literature in the 19th Century: Transdisciplinarity and Genre Crossing”, at the International Conference “Innovations and Reproductions in Cultures and Societies”, the Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Studies, Vienna, 9-11 December, 2005.12. “British Travel Literature about Romania in the 18-19th Centuries”, at the “Sixth European Social Science History Conference”, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, 22-25 March 2006. 13. Între utopie şi distopie: imagini ale României din perioada comunistă în literatura de călătorie britanică”, at the International Session „Călătoria: spaţiu al cunoaşterii şi comunicării culturale, The travel: a space of knowledge and cultural communication”, the „Gheorghe Şincai” Research Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Târgu Mureş, 9 June 2006.14. “Between modernity and primitivism, barbarity and civilization: British Representations about Romania in the 18-19th centuries”, at the International Conference "Modernity: Crisis of Value and Judgment" Universitatea Bucureşti, Facultatea de litere, Secţia engleză, Bucureşti, 2006.

 

Publications: 
BOOKS
  1. Romanian American Confluences, (editor), Târgu-Mureş, “Mica Doris”, 1995, ISBN 973 – 95029 – 7 - 0;
  2. The English Enlightenment Model and its Transylvanian Reflections (1750-1850), Târgu-Mureş, “Mica Doris”, 1996.
  3. Romania and its Images in British Travel Writing. A Space of Cultural Frontier, Cluj-Napoca, Dacia, 2003, 450pp. ISBN 973-35-1562-0
  4. Co-editor, with Steven Totosy de Zepetnek and Magdalena Marsovszky, The New Central and East European Culture, Aachen: Shaker Verlag GmbH, 2006, ISBN 3-8322-5143-X, 400 pp.
PUBLICATIONS ABROAD 1. “The Image of Transylvania in British Literature”, in Journal of Dracula Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, 1/1999, pp. 38-48. ISSN 1492 – 708X2. “England and English Literature in the Consciousness of the Romanian Intellectual Élite (1780-1830)”, in Journal of the American Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Davis, USA, No. 20, 1995, pp. 113-125. ISSN 0896 - 10183. “Exiting the Labyrinth: Alan Brownjohn and the Reappraisal of Romanian Images”, Journal of Dracula Studies, Swiss Chapter, Transylvanian Society of Dracula: Urteen, 2000, pp. 54-60, ISSN 1492 – 708X.4. “Romania and its Images in 19th Century British Travel Literature. In-between Peripherality and Cultural Interference”. In TRANS. Internet Zeitschrift fur Kukturwissenschaften. No. 14/2003. http://www.inst.at/trans/14Nr/andras14.htm, Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Sciences, Vienna, 2003, ISSN 1560/182X.5. “Looking for Romania. From Psychological Quest to Detective Investigation”, Clouds, No. 18, Summer/2004, http://www.cloudsmagazine.com/18/Carmen_Andras_Looking_for_Romania.htm6. “The Concept of Travel: Images and Counter_Images of West and East”, in Donau. The Dutch quarterly magazine for Southeastern Europe, nr. 1, University of Groningen, 2006, pp. 9-17. ISSN 1873-8656.7. “British Travel Literature in the 19th Century. Transdisciplinarity, Genre and Gender Crossing. In TRANS. Internet Zeitschrift fur Kukturwissenschaften. No. 16/2006. http://www.inst.at/trans/16Nr/096/andras.16.htm , ISSN 1560/182X, Reviewed Journal, Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Sciences, Vienna, 2006.