Professor Maria-Ana Tupan is currently affiliated with the Doctoral School of Alba Iulia University, Romania. From 1991 to 2014, she taught courses in the history of British literature and applied literary theory at Bucharest University. Her teaching experience includes an affiliation with Penn State University as Senior Fulbright Grantee in 1994. She is a member of the Romanian Writers’ Union, from which she has received various awards, and a contributor to its journals. She has published a number of books, chapters and articles, in Romania, the UK, Germany, India, and the USA, on the topics of literary history and theory, comparative literature, genre theory, discourse analysis, and cultural studies.