LIDIA VIANU

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LIDIA VIANU      

 

 

Professor of Contemporary British Literature
English Department
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Bucharest University

Profesor de Literatura contemporana britanica
Catedra de Engleza
Facultatea de Limbi si Literaturi Straine
Universitatea din Bucuresti

Fulbright Professor at State University of New York, Binghamton (1991-1992)
Fulbright Professor at University of California, Berkeley (1997-1998)


Director of CTITC
CENTRE FOR THE TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE CONTEMPORARY TEXT
Bucharest University



Director CTITC
CENTRUL PENTRU TRADUCEREA SI INTERPRETAREA TEXTULUI CONTEMPORAN
Universitatea din Bucuresti



Director of MTTLC
MA Programme for the Translation of the Contemporary Literary Text

Director MTTLC
Masterat de Traducerea Textului Literar Contemporan


Director of the online translation and E-Learning review Translation Café

Director al revistei virtuale de traducere si E-Learning Translation Caf
é


Director of the collection Contemporary Literature in Translation, Editura Univers Enciclopedic, Bucuresti

Directorul colectiei Literatura Contemporana in Traducere, Editura Univers Enciclopedic, Bucuresti


Director of the collection TEXT IN CONTEXT, Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti

Directorul colectiei TEXT IN CONTEXT, Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti


Moderator of the Translation and E-Learning group translationcafe

Moderator al grupului de traducere si E-Learning translationcafe



Soros Grant, Research Support Scheme, 2000-2002

Member of the Writers’ Union, Romania 

Member of Romanian PEN

Member of ESSE (European Society for the Study of English)

Member of EAAS (European Association for American Studies)

Memeber of RAAS (Romanian Association for American Studies)

 

Winner of the London Poetry Society biennial Prize for Poetry Translation Corneliu M. Popescu, London 2005.

Premiul bienal Corneliu M. Popescu pentru traducerea poeziei, dat de Poetry Society, Londra, 2005

 

 

 

LITERARY CRITICISM / CRITICA LITERARA

 

T. S. Eliot – An Author for All Seasons, Paideia, 1997;

http://www.e-scoala.ro/desperado/contents_ts_eliot.html   

 

 Censorship in Romania, Central European University Press, Budapest, 1998

 

 British Literary Desperadoes at the Turn of the Millennium, ALL Publishing House, Bucharest, 1999;

 http://editura.liternet.ro/ebooks/lvianudesperadoes/lvianudesperadoes.pdf  

 http://www.e-scoala.ro/desperado/table_of_contents.html 

         

 Alan Brownjohn and the Desperado Age, Bucharest University Press, 2003;

http://editura.liternet.ro/ebooks/lvianualan/lvianualan.pdf

 http://www.e-scoala.ro/desperado/alan_brownjohn_and_the_desperado_age_contents.html

 

The Desperado Age: British Literature at the Start of the Third Millennium,

Bucharest University Press, 2004; 
 
http://editura.liternet.ro/ebooks/lvianudesperadoage/lvianudesperadoage.pdf  
 
http://www.e-scoala.ro/desperado/contents_the_desperado_age.html  

 

Desperado Essay-Interviews, Bucharest University Press, 2006
 
 
 

COLLECTION DIRECTOR

 

Contemporary Literature in Translation, Editura Univers Enciclopedic, Bucharest

       Ruth Fainlight: Autorul la Rampă / Author! Author!, Translation, Preface, Selection, Interview by Lidia Vianu, Editura Univers Enciclopedic, 2007

 Mimi Khalvati: Poeta din Zid / The Poet in the Wall, Translation, Preface, Interview by Lidia Vianu, Editura Univers Enciclopedic, 2007

 Peter Ackroyd: Bucurii din Purley, Translation, Preface and Interview by Lidia Vianu, 2007

Alan Brownjohn: ‘Gasping for Love/Tânjesc după iubire’, Translation, Preface, Selection and Interview by Lidia Vianu, 2007

George Szirtes: The Ache of Your Otherness/ Fiorul că eşti altfel, Translation, Preface and Interview by Lidia Vianu, 2007

 

 

Text in Context – ContBritLit, Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti

      The Critical Rub. To read, to write, perchance to dream, Essays in Contemporary British Literature, Edited and Preface by Lidia Vianu, EUB, 2007

 The Critic’s Dilemma. The awful daring of a moment’s surrender, Essays in Contemporary British Literature, Edited and Preface by Lidia Vianu, EUB, 2007

 The Critic’s Light. The moment after clarity is night, Essays in Contemporary British Literature, Edited and Preface by Lidia Vianu, EUB, 2007

 

 

HANDBOOKS / MANUALE

 

English with a Key 1 , Teora, Bucharest, 1993

English with a Choice, Teora, Bucharest, 2001

English in Style, Univers Enciclopedic, Bucharest, 2002

English with a Key, 2, Teora, Bucharest, 2005

 

EDITOR

 

The Quicksands of Criticism, Bucharest University Press, 1980

Later 20th Century British Poetry, Bucharest University Press, 1984

An Anthology of English Literature. The Modern Age, Bucharest University Press, 1984 (joint volume)

Modern British Short Fiction, Bucharest University Press, 1987

29 Postwar American Poets, Bucharest University Press, 1989

Desperado Poetry – A Selection of Contemporary British Verse, Bucharest University Press, 2004

 

TRANSLATIONS / TRADUCERI

 

Joseph Conrad: The Mirror of the Sea, translated into Romanian, Amarcord, Timisoara, 1994

Eugen Simion: The Return of the Author, translated into English, Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Illinois, 1996

Marin Sorescu: The Bridge, Bloodaxe, UK, 2003, translated into English with Adam J. Sorkin; winner of the London Poetry Society biennial Prize for Poetry Translation Corneliu M. Popescu, London 2005

Marin Sorescu : The Past Perfect of Flight;  translated into English with Adam J. Sorkin, The Romanian Cultural Institute Press, 2004

Ruth Fainlight: Autorul la Rampă / Author! Author!, Translation, Preface, Selection, Interview and Collection Director, Lidia Vianu, Editura Univers Enciclopedic, 2007

Mimi Khalvati: Poeta din Zid / The Poet in the Wall, Translation, Preface, Interview and Collection Director, Lidia Vianu, Editura Univers Enciclopedic, 2007

Peter Ackroyd: Bucurii din Purley, Translation, Preface, Interview and Collection Director, Lidia Vianu, Editura Univers Enciclopedic, 2007

Alan Brownjohn: ‘Gasping for Love/Tânjesc după iubire’, Preface, Selection, Interview and Collection Director, Lidia Vianu, Editura Univers Enciclopedic, 2007

George Szirtes: The Ache of Your Otherness/ Fiorul că eşti altfel, Preface, Interview and Collection Director, Lidia Vianu, Editura Univers Enciclopedic, 2007

 

 

 

FICTION, POETRY / PROZA, POEZIE

 

Prisoner in the Mirror, novel, Porto Franco, Galati, 1993

1, 2, 3, Integral, Bucharest, 1997

Moderato 7, Orient-Occident, Bucharest, 1998

Very (Foarte), Cartea Romaneasca, Bucharest, 2001