Acasă Articole RTR Literatura română ca fenomen transnațional

Literatura română ca fenomen transnațional


Romanian Literature as a Transnational Phenomenon

The present article seeks to present succinctly the current state of literary studies in the Romanian cultural and academic space. Following the different paradigm shifts in Western literary theory, be it “the transnational turn”, “the spatial turn” or recent developments in the field of World Literature studies, the paper tries to explain not only today’s developments in critical trends, but also the conditions of the reception of these methodological turns in Romania. In what follows, I will provide a concise exposition of the most recent collective research projects developed in Romania, analysing their premises and anticipating their potential fulfilments for the evolution of critical theory in the autochthonous space.

Keywords: Romanian literature, Romanian literary studies, transnational studies, World Literature, translation studies


Baghiu, Ștefan. Translating Novels in Romania: The Age of Socialist Realism. From an Ideological Center to Geographical Margins”. Studia UBB Philologia, LXI, 1, 2016.

Bâlici, Mihnea. The Emergence of Quantitative Studies. Actual Functionalities and the Romanian Case.” Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory, 4.2 (2018), DOI: 10.24193/mjcst.2018.6.04.

Bode, Katherine. Reading by Numbers. London: Anthem Press, 2014.

Casanova, Pascale. Republica mondială a literelor [The World Republic of Letters]. București: Curtea Veche, 2007.

Cornis-Pope, Marcel. The Unfinished Battles: Romanian postmodernism before and after 1989. Iași: Polirom, 1996.

Gârdan, Daiana. Evoluția romanului erotic din prima jumătate a secolului al XX-lea. Între exercițiu și canonizare”. Transilvania, 7 (2018).

Gârdan, Daiana. The Great (Female) Unread. Romanian Women Novelists in the First Half of the Twentieth Century: A Quantitative Approach”. Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory, 4, 1 (2018), DOI: 10.24193/mjcst.2018.5.07.

Jockers, Matthew L. Macroanalysis. Digital Methods & Literary History. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013.

Lazăr, Marius. Paradoxuri ale modernizării. Elemente pentru o sociologie a elitelor culturale românești [Paradoxes of Modernization. Elements for a Sociology of Romanian Cultural Elites]. Limes: Cluj-Napoca, 2002.

Macrea-Toma, Ioana. Privilighenția. Instituții literare în comunismul românesc. Cluj-Napoca: Casa Cărții de Știință, 2009.

Martin, Mircea, Christian Moraru, and Andrei Terian, eds. Romanian Literature as World Literature. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.

Moretti, Franco. Distant Reading. London: Verso, 2013.

Sass, Maria, Ștefan Baghiu, and Vlad Pojoga, eds. The Culture of Translation in Romania/ Übersetzungskultur und Literaturübersetzen in Rumänien. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2018.