Ivana, Alexandru Dragoş

Ivana, Alexandru Dragoş, teaching assistant in the English Department of the University of Bucharest.

His main research interests include Enlightenment and Victorian literature, cultural and literary theory, comparative literature, history of ideas and mentalities. He is now completing his PhD dissertation entitled The Battle for Reason: Eighteenth-Century English Quixotism between Political Discourse and Moral Reform.

He has published extensively in reputed Romanian cultural magazines and participated in numerous conferences both in Romania and abroad. Currently, he is treasurer of ASSOR (Romanian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) and a founding member of the Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity accredited by the University of Bucharest.

Amongst his latest publications are

  • Don Quixote and its 18th-Century Legacy, in Intra- and Intercultural Models and Metamorphoses, University of Bucharest Press, 2006,
  • City Space, Bucharest and the Location of Memory, in The New Central and East European Culture, Steven Totosy de Zepetnek, Carmen Andras, Magda Masovszky (eds), Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2006,
  • On Reasons and Tastes: Hume and the Don Quixote Case, in University of Bucharest Review, vol. VII, no. 3/2005,
  • Disenchanted Ireland: The Parody of the Cathleen, in Houlihan Motif in James Joyce’s A Mother in American, British and Canadian Studies, Adriana Neagu (ed.), volume 6, December 2005,
  • Lucian Blaga, University of Sibiu Press, Romania,
  • The Club as a Means of Constructing Identity in Proceedings of the Conference on Cultural Identity in the Balkans, Beykent University Publishing House, February 2004.

In January 2006, he obtained a Training Certificate issued by the Directorate General for Interpretation with the European Commission.

Email: dragosivana@yahoo.com

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