Claudia Moscovici

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Claudia Moscovici(born June 1, 1969) is a Romanian-American novelist and art/literary critic.

Claudia Moscovici
Portrait of writer Claudia Moscovici.jpg
Born (1969-06-01) June 1, 1969 (age 46)
Bucharest, Romania
Occupation Fiction writer, art critic, literary critic
Language Romanian, English, French
Nationality Romanian-American
Education Ph.D. Brown University, A.B. Princeton University
Genre Literature
Literary movement Postromanticism
Notable works Velvet Totalitarianism (Intre Doua Lumi) in Romania

Life[edit]

Moscovici was born in Bucharest, Romania. At the age of 12, she immigrated with her family to the United States where she has gone on to obtain a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University. Moscovici taught philosophy, literature and arts and ideas at Boston University and at the University of Michigan. Born in Bucharest, Romania, she writes from her experience of life in a totalitarian regime, which marked her deeply.

Works[edit]

Claudia Moscovici is the author of Velvet Totalitarianism (Rowman and Littlefield Publishing, 2009) a novel about a Romanian family’s survival in an oppressive communist regime due to the strength of their love.[1] This novel was republished in translation in her native country, Romania, under the title Intre Doua Lumi (Curtea Veche Publishing, 2011).

In 2002, she co-founded with Mexican sculptor Leonardo Pereznieto the international aesthetic movement called “Postromanticism”,[2] devoted to celebrating beauty, passion and sensuality in contemporary art. She wrote a book on Romanticism and its postromantic survival called Romanticism and Postromanticism, (Lexington Books, 2007) and taught philosophy, literature and arts and ideas at Boston University and at the University of Michigan. Most recently, she published a nonfiction book on psychopathic seduction, called Dangerous Liaisons (Hamilton Books, 2011) and a psychological thriller called The Seducer (forthcoming in March, 2012), which tells the story of a woman lured by a dangerous psychopathic predator.

Books[edit]


This Claudia Moscovici bibliography is a partial list of books written by Romanian-American writer Claudia Moscovici.

Title Publisher Year Genre/Subject Length
(Pages)
Notes ISBN
Dangerous Liaisons: How to Recognize and Escape from Psychopathic Seduction Hamilton Books[3] 2011 Literature 230 pages[3] Paperback ISBN 0-7618-5569-6[3]
What do Scott Peterson, Neil Entwistle and timeless literary seducers epitomized by Don Juan and Casanova have in common? They are charismatic, glib and seductive men who also embody the most dangerous human qualities: a breathtaking callousness, shallowness of emotion and the incapacity to love. In other words, these men are psychopaths. Unfortunately, most psychopaths don’t advertise themselves as heartless social predators. They come across as charming, intelligent, romantic and kind. Through their believable “mask of sanity,” they lure many of us into their dangerous nets. Dangerous Liaisons explains clearly what psychopaths are, why they act the way they do, how they attract us and whom they tend to target. Above all, this book helps victims find the strength to end their toxic relationships with psychopaths and move on, stronger and wiser, with the rest of their lives. 
From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects Routledge[4] 1996 Social science 106 pages[4] Paperback ISBN 0-415-91810-3[4]
Moscovici brings together the wide-ranging discussion of subjectivity with debates about public discourse. 
Romanticism and Postromanticism Lexington Books[5] 2007 Literary criticism and Francophone Studies 123 pages[5] Hardcover ISBN 0-7391-1674-6[5]
Romanticism and Postromanticism undertakes an ambitious project: to argue for the continuing importance of Romanticism in the arts, even after modernism and postmodernism, and to support the idea of the relevance of Romanticism with an examination of a contemporary group of artists who call themselves "postromantic." Relying mainly on Gombrich's notion of there being only Romantic writers and artists (as opposed to "Romanticism") and Abrams' theory of Romanticism as an orientation rather than a unified historical movement, Moscovici sees Romanticism as a general quality that crosses time as well as typical categorizations of artists and writers.[6] 
Romanticism and Postromanticism Lexington Books[5] 2010 Literary criticism and Francophone Studies 123 pages (1st Edition)[5] Paperback ISBN 0-7391-1675-4[5]
Romanticism and Postromanticism undertakes an ambitious project: to argue for the continuing importance of Romanticism in the arts, even after modernism and postmodernism, and to support the idea of the relevance of Romanticism with an examination of a contemporary group of artists who call themselves "postromantic." Relying mainly on Gombrich's notion of there being only Romantic writers and artists (as opposed to "Romanticism") and Abrams' theory of Romanticism as an orientation rather than a unified historical movement, Moscovici sees Romanticism as a general quality that crosses time as well as typical categorizations of artists and writers. 
Velvet Totalitarianism: Post-Stalinist Romania University Press of America[7] 2009 Novel 403 pages[7] Paperback ISBN 0-7618-4693-X[7]
Velvet Totalitarianism, addresses to any reader interested in comparing two political systems of the 80's, before and during the fall of the Iron Curtain: Eastern European totalitarianism and United States democracy. By evoking the drama of family separation and the individual lives of the characters, the author traces the general and the particular experiences of a whole category of people constrained to move between political regimes in order to find answers to the questions of their lives. 
Double Dialectics: Between Universalism and Relativism in Enlightenment and Postmodern Thought Rowman & Littlefield[8] 2002 Philosophy 169 pages[8] Hardcover ISBN 0-7425-1368-8[8]
Moscovici argues that Enlightenment philosophy has something to add to the contemporary thinking that aspires to subvert it. She grapples with the problem of truth-certainty as discussed by Kant, reformulated by d'Aembert, and critiqued by Lyotard; and examines the intersection between ethics and epistemology in Enlightenment and contemporary discourses. 
Gender and Citizenship: The Dialectics of Subject-Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture Rowman & Littlefield[9] 2000 Literature and Francophone Studies 131 pages[9] Hardcover ISBN 0-8476-9694-4[9]
Claudia Moscovici proposes a new understanding of how gender relations were reformulated by both male and female writers in nineteenth-century France. 
Gender and Citizenship: The Dialectics of Subject-Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture Rowman & Littlefield[9] 2000 Literature and Francophone Studies 131 pages[9] Paperback ISBN 0-8476-9695-2[9]
Claudia Moscovici proposes a new understanding of how gender relations were reformulated by both male and female writers in nineteenth-century France. 
From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects Routledge[4] 1996 Social science 106 pages[4] Hardcover ISBN 0-415-91810-3[4]
Moscovici brings together the wide-ranging discussion of subjectivity with debates about public discourse. 
Erotisms University Press of America[10] 1996 Literature and Francophone Studies 137 pages[10] Hardcover ISBN 0-7618-0312-2[10]
Erotisms analyzes selected representations of women and sexual relations as they influence different aspects of life, including family relations, professional hierarchies, the field of cultural production, and artistic representations. 
Erotisms University Press of America[10] 1996 Literature and Francophone Studies 137 pages[10] Paperback ISBN 0-7618-0313-0[10]
Erotisms analyzes selected representations of women and sexual relations as they influence different aspects of life, including family relations, professional hierarchies, the field of cultural production, and artistic representations.

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