The Romanian Mythology of Death

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join the East Central European Center and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York for a presentation by Dr. Marina Cap-Bun professor at Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania, and a musical performance/lamentation by Romanian folk artist Ludovica Muresan.

Dr. Marina Cap-Bun is a professor at Ovidius University of Constanţa, Romania, where she teaches Romanian Culture and Civilization, Romanian Studies in European Perspectives, The Great Classics of Romanian Literature, Fantastic Literature, The Poetics of the Absurd Theatre. During the academic year 2001-2002 she was Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar at University of Washington, Seattle, where she taught Romanian Language and Civilization and The Fantastic and the Absurd in World Literature, and a Guest Lecturer at Indiana University, where she also teaches Romanian Language and Literature for the summer workshops of SWEESEL (2009, 2011, 2012). She has authored a number of books: Mirrors within Mirrors: A Study on I.L. Caragiale’s Works (1998); Between the Absurd and the Fantastic: Voyages in the Mirage Waters (2001); Critical Essays (2003); The Great Classics of Romanian Literature (2003) Criss-Cross: Essays in Romanian and Comparative Literature (Munich, 2004; 2nd edition 2006); Junimea (2007); Romanian Literature under the Sign of Modernity (2009) and more than 150 studies and articles in Romanian and international publications.