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Dr Maria-Ana Tupan

Comparative Literature

Alba Iulia University

Maria-Ana Tupan is currently working at the Doctoral School of Alba Iulia University, Romania. From 1991 to 2014 she taught courses in the history of British literature and in applied literary theory at Bucharest University, and was a Senior Fulbright Grantee in 1994-5. She is also a member of The Romanian Writers Union and Die Gesellschaft für Fantastik Forschung.

Maria-Ana is the author of 15 books, book chapters, and articles published in Romania, the UK,  Germany,  India, Australia and the USA, and has presented at papers at conferences in Athens, the USA, Madrid, Manchester, Salzburg, Vienna, Dresden, Graz, Rome, and Cologne. She sits on the editorial board of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and the Journal of Humanistic and Social Studies, serves as associate editor of The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, and has received awards from the Romanian Writers’ Union and numerous literary reviews.

The majority of Maria-Ana's publications are in the fields of literary history and theory, comparative literature, genre theory, discourse analysis, and cultural studies. She has published numerous books on these topics, including The Key to Change. Interdisciplinary Essays in Cultural History in 2017, The Kantian Legacy of Late Modernity in 2016, and Relativism/Relativity: The History of a Modern Concept in 2013, the latter two both with Cambridge Scholars.