Dana BĂDULESCU (Conf. dr.)

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Associate Professor in the Department of English. She holds a PhD in Philology following the defense of the thesis Impressionistic Modes and Metaphoric Structures in E. M. Forster’s Fiction and Criticism. She teaches modernist and postmodernist British and American literature, basic elements of literary theory and critical thinking, transculturalism, poetics and translations. She has published a series of articles on modernism, key modernist writers and texts. She authored a textbook on modernism, a textbook on the nineteenth and twentieth century British novel (under the care of the Ministry of Education and Research, the Rural Education Project) and a book on postmodernism. Between October 2010 and March 2013 she was the receiver of a POSDRU postdoctoral grant for a project on Salman Rushdie and democracy. As a postdoctoral grantee she focused her research on the intriguing and often dangerous imbrication of art, politics, ideology and religion vs. secularism in Salman Rushdie’s writing. Since 2010 her research has been focusing on today’s migrancy, hybridity, transnationalism and transculturalism. In this context, she deems Rushdie to be the prototype of the “translated man”, which cuts across linguistic and cultural approaches to translation. Together with Odette Blumenfeld she edited the 1/2011 issue of LINGUACULTURE, where she also contributed a short study on Joyce. She is affiliated with the Romanian Association for American Studies (RAAS); Romanian Society for English and American Studies (RSEAS); the French Society of Modernist Studies / Société d’Etudes Modernistes (SEM) and Society of Woolfian Studies / Société d’Etudes Woolfiennes (SEW). Since October 2008 she has been a LLP/Erasmus coordinator for the Faculty of Letters, and since March 2010 the coordinator of CEEPUS exchanges.  Her most recent book Rushdie’s Cross-pollinations has been published at Junimea Press, 2013, ISBN 978-973-37-1704-1.


- Early 20th Century British Fiction; Modernism and Its Aesthetics – a course of lectures and seminars designed for 3rd Year undergraduate students minoring in English
- Critical Thinking and Literary Thinking – courses of lectures and seminars designed for 1st Year and 2nd Year MA students in American Studies
- Transculturalism, Transnationalism, Migration and Diaspora – a course of lectures and seminars designed for 3rd Year undergraduate students in American Studies
- English for Tourism – a course of lectures and seminars designed for 1st Year MA students in Tourism and Regional Development

Reseach supervision

 BA and MA research supervision in the fields of literary studies, cultural studies and translation:
    Modernity and modernism in literature and the arts in Europe and the US as the result of a “cultural seism“ (1890 – 1930)
    Postmodernity, postmodernism and contemporary culture (1945 to the present)
    Hybridity, transculturalism, migration, diaspora, urbanism and globalization
    Modernist and post-modernist poetics and aesthetics
    Translation practice


- PoMo Mosaics. PoMo City and PoMo Identities at the Crossroads, with a preface by Thomas B. Byers, Demiurg Press, Iaşi, 2004, ISBN: 973-8076-60-9, 221 pages.
- Rushdie’s Cross-pollinations, Junimea Press, 2013, ISBN 978-973-37-1704-1, 229 pages.

Translated Books

- Vellum, Translated by Dana Bădulescu and Radu Andriescu, T Press, Iaşi 2007, Tanslation and Publication made possible by a grant from Ireland Literature Exchange (Translation Fund), ISBN: 978-973-7632-15-9, 79 pages.
         Author: Catherine Byron

- The Story of Joy. From the Bible to Late Romanticism, Translated from English by Dana Bădulescu and Oana Mria Petrovici, TipoMoldova, Iaşi, 2010, ISBN 978-973-168-166-5, 391 pages.
         Author : Adam Potkay

Articles (selected)

- The Boulder of History Is Rolling in Salman Rushdie’s Novel, “Sphere of Politics”, Volume XIX, no. 10 (164), October 2011, pp. 87-95. (http://www.sferapoliticii.ro/sfera/164/art11-Badulescu.php)
- Rushdie ‘the Translated Man’ , “Sphere of Politics,” Volume XIX, no. 12 (166), December 2011 (http://www.sferapoliticii.ro/sfera/166/art09-Badulescu.php)
- Heterotopia, Liminality, Cyberspace as Marks of Contemporary Spatiality in ˝The Round Table” Partium Journal of English Studies, Volume II – Fall 2011
- Rushdie’s Joyce in Analele Ştiinţifice ale Universităţii “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”of Iaşi, New Series, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Tome XIV Supplement (2011), “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Press Iaşi, ISSN - 1841- 916X, 448 pg., coordinated by Oana Macari, pp. 119-130.
- Autobiography as Fiction in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in “Linguaculture”, volume 2, No. 1, 2011, pp. 29-36, ISSN: 2067–9696 (print version); ISSN: 2285–9403 (electronic version) (http://journal.linguaculture.ro/images/stories/12011/badulescu.pdf)
- Varujan Vosganian’s Postmemory Novel in “Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics”, indexed in numerous international databases. The article came out as a PDF in volume II, Issue 1, “Postcommunism – Postcolonialism's Other”, June 2012, ISSN 2069-9271, ISSN Online: 2247 – 9163, pp. 107-125. (http://jlsl.upg-ploiesti.ro/documente/documente/Arhiva/Wordandtextno3/08Badulescu.pdf)
- Rushdie’s Post-modernist Twist in “Ethos” ” magazine of the theory of culture, no. 5, September 2012, ISSN: 2246 9427; ISSN-L: 2246 9427, pp. 33-40.
- Rushdie’s Sorcery with Language in "Philologica Jassyensia", Year VIII, No. 2 (16), 2012, ISSN 1841-5377; ISSN online 2247-8353; ISSN-L 1841-5377,   pp. 129-142.
- Frontiers and Contemporary Thinking in “Postmodern Openings”, Volume 3, Issue 4, December, Year 2012, ISSN: 2068-0236, E-ISSN: 2069-9387, pp. 35-53.
- Vintilă Horia and the Metaphysical Dimensions of Exile and Diaspora in “Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies”, Vol. 12, Issue 34 (Spring 2013), ISSN: 1583-0039, pp. 258-265. (http://jsri.ro/ojs/index.php/jsri/article/viewFile/665/574)
- Meddling with the Muddling Rushdie Affair in “Linguaculture”, volume 3, November 2012, pp. 65-76, ISSN: 2067–9696 (print version); ISSN: 2285–9403 (electronic version) (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/lincu.2012.2012.issue-1/v10318-012-0018-2/v10318-012-0018-2.xml)(http://journal.linguaculture.ro/images/stories/12012/BADULESCU.pdf)
- Liquid Bridges in Salman Rushdie’s Writing in Language, Culture and Change IV Intergenerational, Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Bridges, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Press, Iaşi, 2012; general ISBN: 978-973-703-604-9, ISBN for this volume: 978-973-703-842-5, pp. 196-208.
- Too Old to Rock? Rushdie's Vina Apsara 'Surging into Her Mid-Forties Full of Beauty and Courage in “Aging Studies in Europe”, volume III, “The Ages of Life. Living and Aging in conflict?”, Transcript Verlag, pp. 235-251, May 2013, ISBN 978-3-8376-2212-6, pp. 235-251.      
- Reading Rushdie’s Memoir în Volume   92, Logos Universality Mentality Education Novelty (LUMEN 2013), Iasi, Romania, 10–13 April 2013,  Editors: Antonio Sandu and Ana Caras;  ISSN 1877-0428, pp. 86-91 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18770428/92/supp/C)
- Body, Sensuousness, Eros and the New Aesthetic Order fom Schiller to Rushdie in “Text Matters”, No. 3, 2013, Edited by Yadwiga Uchman, ŁódźUniversity Press, ISSN 2083-2931, pp. 219-232.

Conferences, seminars, workshops

- November 2010: Participation in the national conference with international participants  Inscriptions on the Body: Violence and Its Encodings in Literature and Film, Iasi, with the paper The Rushdie Affair
- April 2011: Participation in the international conference Wounded Bodies – Wounded Minds: Intersections of Memory and Identity, Iasi, with the paper “Body, Story, History and Artistry in The Moor’s Last Sigh”
- 23 June 2011: Participation in the Nottingham Trent University Conference Communities, Nottingham, UK, with the paper “A Tale of Two Worlds: The Enchantress of Florence”
- November 2011: participation in the international conference Migration. New Dimensions of an Old Phenomenon, organized by “Petre Andrei” University of Iaşi and Deutsches Kulturzentrum Iaşi, in collaboration with “Sphere of Politics”, with the paper Rushdie 'The Translated Man' in the “Migrant Integration Policies” panel
- 11-12   May 2012: participation in the “Intergenerational, Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Bridges” International Conference organized by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi with the paper Rushdie’s Liquid Bridges
- 4-6 October 2012: RAAS – Fulbright Conference Remapping Urban Spaces – American Challenges, Ovidius University, Constanţa, with the paper Rushdie’s New York
- 31 October – 2 November 2013: International Interdisciplinary Conference Adaptation Unbounded: New Directions, New Agendas, Iasi, with the paper “Midnight’s Children on the Silver Screen”

International exchanges

- 7 – 14 May 2010: teaching mobility visit within the LLP Erasmus Programme at Aldo Moro University of Bari, Italy
- 16 – 21 January 2011: teaching mobility visit at Volda University College, Norway
- 1 March – 25 May 2013: research at the Centre for Inter-American Studies, University of Graz, Austria, within the POSDRU research project in the field of “Applicative Socio-human and Political Sciences. Postdoctoral training and research grants in the field of socio-human and political sciences”  ID: POSDRU / 89 / 1.5 / S / 62259
- 7 – 15 September 2013: teaching mobility visit within the LLP Erasmus Programme at the University of Poitiers, France


- Member of Leonardo project: e-INDELO   Development of e-selftraining tools for professionals in local development, ES/06/B/F/LA- 149475, Oct 2006-Nov 2008 http://www.e-indelo.com/
- Member of European project FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage
Title: COPING—Children of Prisoners, Interventions & Mitigations to Strengthen Mental Health
UAIC project coordinator: Dr.Cristina GAVRILUTA, Faculty of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences

- October 2010-March 2013: recipient of a research grant in the field of “Applicative Socio-human and Political Sciences. Postdoctoral training and research grants in the field of socio-human and political sciences”  ID: POSDRU / 89 / 1.5 / S / 62259

Other responsibilities

- November 2008 – December 2013: LLP/Erasmus Faculty Coordinator
- Since March 2010 to the present: coordinator of CEEPUS exchanges
- Since October 2008 to the present: assessor in the English Department’s board for language certificate tests (levels A1 through C1)