Laura Pavel

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Laura Pavel

Laura Pavel (born October 19, 1968) is a Romanian essayist and literary critic.

Biography[edit]

Daughter of Dora Pavel, writer, and Eugen Pavel, linguist, scientific researcher. Married to the literary critic Călin Teutişan. She has a BA in Letters of the „Babeş-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca, the Romanian-English section (1992). PhD in Letters (Literary and Drama Theory), with a thesis dedicated to Eugène Ionesco (2002). She is part of the literary group gathered around the cultural journal Echinox. Research fellowships at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1993), Indiana University of Bloomington (1997) and the University of Amsterdam (2000). Presently she is Professor at the Faculty of Theatre and Television of the „Babeş-Bolyai” University.

Published works[edit]

Volumes of essays and literary criticism[edit]

Prefaces; edited volumes[edit]

  • Nicolae Breban, Bunavestire, 4th edition, preface, chronology and critical references, Piteşti, Ed. Paralela 45, 2002.
  • Sorin Crişan, Jocul nebunilor, preface, Cluj, Ed. Dacia, 2003.
  • Dumitru Țepeneag, La belle Roumaine, 2nd edition, preface, Bucharest, Ed. Art, 2007.
  • Nicolae Breban, Bunavestire, 5th edition, chronology and critical references, Bucharest, Jurnalul Naţional & Ed. Curtea Veche, 2011.

Translations[edit]

  • Melanie Klein, Iubire, vinovăţie, reparaţie [Love, Guilt and Reparation], translation from English, in collaboration, Binghamton & Cluj, Ed. S. Freud, 1994.
  • Evelyn Underhill, Mistica [Mysticism], translation from English, Cluj, Ed. „Biblioteca Apostrof”, 1995.

Collective volumes[edit]

  • Dicţionar analitic de opere literare româneşti [Analytical Dictionary of Romanian Literary Works], edited by Ion Pop, vol. I-IV (1998–2003); final edition, Cluj, Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, 2007 (co-author).
  • Ionesco după Ionesco / Ionesco après Ionesco, Cluj, Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, 2000 (co-author).
  • Dumitru Tsepeneag. Les Métamorphoses d’un créateur : écrivain, théoricien, traducteur (Les actes du colloque organisé les 14-15 avril 2006), Timişoara, Editura Universităţii de Vest, 2006 (co-author).
  • T(z)ara noastră. Stereotipii şi prejudecăţi, Bucharest, Institutul Cultural Român, 2006 (co-author).
  • Poetica dell’immaginario. Imago 2, coordonator Gisèle Vanhese, Arcavacata di Rende (Cosenza), Centro Editoriale e Librario dell’Università della Calabria, 2010 (co-author).
  • Multiculturalismo e multilinguismo / Multiculturalisme et multilinguisme, a cura di Gisèle Vanhese, Quaderni del Dipartimento di Linguistica. Università della Calabria, 25, 2010 (co-author).
  • Dicţionarul cronologic al romanului românesc. 1990-2000, Bucharest, Editura Academiei Române, 2011 (co-author).

Affiliations[edit]

  • Member of the Writers Union of Romania
  • Member of Conseil International d’Études Francophones (CIEF)
  • Member of the Association of General and Comparative Literature of Romania (ALGCR)
  • Member in the editorial board of the academic journal Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, series Dramatica

Awards[edit]

  • The Prize for Debut at the National Bookfare (1997)
  • The Prize „Henri Jacquier” of the French Cultural Center in Cluj (2002)
  • The Excellence Award of the „Babeş-Bolyai” University (2002)
  • The Prize „Book of the Year - Literary History and Criticism” of the Romanian Writers’ Union, Cluj (2007)

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Gabriel Dimisianu, Lumea criticului, Bucharest, Ed. Fundaţiei Culturale Române, 2000, pp. 153–158.
  • Ion Bogdan Lefter, Scriitori români din anii '80-'90. Dicţionar bio-bibliografic, vol. III, Piteşti, Ed. Paralela 45, 2001, pp. 29–30.
  • Irina Petraş, Cărţile deceniului 10, Cluj, Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, 2003, pp. 334–336.
  • Idem, Literatura română contemporană. O panoramă, Bucharest, Ed. Ideea Europeană, 2008, pp. 671–674.
  • Dicţionar Echinox, coordonateur Horea Poenar, Bucharest & Cluj, Ed. Tritonic, 2004, pp. 278–281; the 2nd edition, Piteşti, Ed. Paralela 45, 2008, pp. 298–303.
  • Aurel Sasu, Dicţionarul biografic al literaturii române, M-Z, Piteşti, Ed. Paralela 45, 2006, p. 311.
  • Dicţionarul general al literaturii române, P-R, Bucharest, Ed. Univers Enciclopedic, 2006, pp. 110–111.

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