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Spiridon, M.M.

Monica Spiridon

Monica Spiridon, born in Craiova, Romania, in 1948. Ph.D. from the University of Bucharest. Associate Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bucharest.

During my two months at NIAS, I put the finishing touches on my contributions for the international synthesis: “The Comparative History of the Literatures of East-Central Europe: Cultural Junctures and Disjunctures in the nineteenth and twentieth Centuries”, to be published by Oxford University Press. I have finished three chapters of the book. I have also written the drafts and submitted the abstracts of tentative papers for several international conferences, to be held between August 1999 and August 2000. “Bucharestsur-
la-Seine ou le Petit Paris: un stereotype de l’identité culturelle roumaine” (International Comparative Literature Association Conference: Multiculturalism, Identities, Literature, L’université Francaise du Pacifique, Papeete, August 1999); “Inventing Romania: Nationalism and Literature in the Twentieth Century” (ICLA Research Committee on the Comparative Study of Cultural and Literary Identity Conference: Culture and Nation at the Turn of the Millenium, Tartu, October 1999); “Run-away Identities. The Quest for the Other in European Travel Writings: J.M.G. le Clezio, Mircea Eliade, Thomas Mann”
( ICLA Committee Studies on Voyage in Literature Workshop, Mosel-Bay, South Africa, August 2000); “History, Literature, Identity at the Margins of Western (Post)Modernity” (XVIth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Pretoria, August 2000. Workshop: Postmodernity, History and Literary Culture: Explanation and Understanding of Diversity). Offprints
of the Proceedings of these international conferences will be sent to the NIAS library.



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