Maria-Sabina Draga's publications

Books

Performance and Performativity in Contemporary Indian Fiction in English. Leiden and Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2015. 289pp. ISBN: 9789004292598 (paperback); 9789004292604 (ebook).

Between History and Personal Narrative: East-European Women’s Stories of Transnational Relocation. Co-edited with Madalina Nicolaescu and Helen Smith. Vienna and Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2014. 292pp. ISBN 978-3-643-90448-5.

Shakespeare, Translation and the European Dimension. Co-edited with Madalina Nicolaescu and Oana-Alis Zaharia. 250 pp. Bucharest: Pro Universitaria, 2012. 304pp. ISBN 978-606-647-387-3.

Postcolonialism/Postcommunism: Dictionary of Key Cultural Terms. Co-authored with Monica Bottez, Bogdan Stefanescu, Ruxandra Radulescu, Ruxandra Visan and Alina Bottez. Bucharest: The University of Bucharest Press, 2011. 394pp. ISBN: 978-606-16-0063-2.

Postcolonialism/Postcommunism: Intersections and Overlaps. Co-edited with Monica Bottez and Bogdan Stefanescu. Bucharest: The University of Bucharest Press, 2011. 240 pp. ISBN: 978-606-16-0052-6.

Cultura româneasca in perspectiva transatlantica. Interviuri (Romanian Culture in Transatlantic Perspective. Interviews). Co-edited with Teodora Serban-Oprescu. Bucharest: University of Bucharest Press, 2009. 310pp. ISBN 978-973-737-761-6.

Identity Performance in Contemporary Non-WASP American Fiction. Bucharest: The University of Bucharest Press, 2008. 207pp. ISBN 987-973-737-510-0.

Women’s Voices in Post-Communist Eastern Europe. Co-edited with Madalina Nicolaescu and Helen Smith. Volume I: Rewriting Histories. Bucharest: University of Bucharest Press, 2005. 180pp. ISBN 973-737-055-4; Volume II: Bodies and Representations. Bucharest: University of Bucharest Press, 2006. 204pp. ISBN 973-737-201-8. (Reviewed by Lenka Pánková, University of Pittsburgh, in Comparative Literature Studies, 45.2, 2008, pp. 261-263).

Conditia postmoderna: spre o estetica a identitatilor culturale (The Postmodern Condition: Towards an Aesthetic of Cultural Identities). Bucharest: The University of Bucharest Press, 2003. 270pp. ISBN 973-575-741-9.

Peer-reviewed articles in international journals

“Transatlantic Translations as Identity Mediating Discourses”. Perspectives: Studies in Translatology (ISI-rated), DOI:10.1080/0907676X.2012.702399. 20(3), 2012. 1-15. ISSN 0907-676X print/ISSN 1747-6623 online. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0907676X.2012.702399

‘Urban and Rural Narratives of Female Relocation in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Novels Queen of Dreams and The Mistress of Spices’, American, British and Canadian Studies 19, Dec. 2012. 77-86. ISSN 1841-1487 (print); 1841-964X (online).

‘Narrative and Discursive Games: Translating the Postcolonial into the Postcommunist’, American, British and Canadian Studies 17, Dec. 2011, pp. 12-22. ISSN 1841-1487 (print); 1841-964X (online).

‘Textualities outside the Text: Music and the Performance of Englishness in Vikram Seth’s An Equal Music’. Textus: English Studies in Italy, 23.2, 2010. 453-468. ISSN 1824-3967.

‘Performative Symbols and Structures in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things’. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 31.2, 2009. 62-77. ISSN 0395-6989.

‘Love as Reclamation in Toni Morrison’s African American Rhetoric’, European Journal of American Culture 27.3, 2008, pp. 191-205. 1466-0407.

‘Performance, Performativity and Nomadism in Vikram Chandra’s Red Earth and Pouring Rain’, Comparative Literature Studies, 45.1, 2008, pp. 23-39. ISSN 0010-4132.

‘Alternatives to the Novel Form: Oral Storytelling and Internet Patterns in Vikram Chandra’s Red Earth and Pouring Rain’, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 43.3, 2008, pp. 45-60. ISSN: 0021-9894.

‘Changes and Challenges in Gender Stereotypes in Romanian TV Shows and Publicity in the Light of EU Accession’. Identities: Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture, 6.1, Winter 2007. 101-122. ISSN: 1409-9268.

‘Exiles from Power: Marginality and the Female Self in Postcommunist and Postcolonial Spaces’, in The European Journal of Women’s Studies, special issue: Women in Transit, 7.3, August 2000, pp. 355-366. ISSN: 1350-5068.

Book Chapters

'Towards a Post-“American Dream” Condition: From Migration to Nomadism în Domnica Radulescu's Writing”. (Im)Migration Patterns: Displacement and Relocation în Contemporary America. Eds. Adina Ciugureanu, Ludmila Martanovschi and Nicoleta Stanca. Iasi: Institutul European (Academica series, vol. 273), 2016. 155-166. ISBN 978-606-24-0159-7.

‘Narrative Exploration against Mentality Issues: Indirect Education for Multiculturalism in Tintin’. Representing Multiculturalism in Comics and Graphic Novels. Eds. Ian Hague and Carolene Ayaka. London and New York: Routledge, 2015. 163-176. ISBN 978-1138025158.

‘“Shakespeare Tourism”: Translations of Space in Contemporary Perceptions of Shakespeare”. Shakespeare, Translation and the European Dimension. Eds. Madalina Nicolaescu, Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru and Oana-Alis Zaharia. Bucharest: ProUniversitaria, 2012. 173-186. ISBN 978-606-647-387-3.

‘Towards a Global Poetry: Transatlantic Connections in Ruxandra Cesereanu’s Writing’. East-European Cultural Space from Post-Communism to Post-EU Accession. Transatlantic Perspectives and History in the Making. Eds. Rodica Mihaila and Roxana Oltean, Bucharest: University of Bucharest Press, 2011. 299-316. ISBN 978-973-737-935-1.

‘Provincialising London in Vikram Chandra’s Novel Red Earth and Pouring Rain’. India and the Diasporic Imagination (part of PoCo series). Eds. Rita Christian and Judith Misrahi-Barak. Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2011. 149-163. ISBN 978-284-269-927-7.

‘Poetry as Transatlantic Dialogue: Forgiven Submarine by Ruxandra Cesereanu and Andrei Codrescu’. Romanian Culture in the Global Age. Eds. Rodica Mihaila and Dana Mihailescu. Bucharest: University of Bucharest Press, 2010. 201-216. ISBN 978-973-737-848-4.

‘Shakespeare Goes Bollywood: Adaptation and Gender in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Maqbool and Omkara’. (In)Hospitable Translations: Fidelities, Betrayals, Rewritings. Eds. Madalina Nicolaescu and Sorana Corneanu. Bucharest: University of Bucharest Press, 2010. 189-199. ISBN 978-973-737-796-8.

‘Fictions of History: Subaltern Traces in Dalrymple’s The Last Mughal’. Regards croisés dans la mondialisation: Les représentations de l’alterité après la colonisation. Eds. Cécile Girardin et Arkiya Touadi. Collection “Discours identitaires dans la mondialisation” dirigée par Michel Naumann. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2009. 131-141. ISBN 978-2-296-09121-4.

‘Cartographies of Indian Modernity in Salman Rushdie’s The Ground Beneath Her Feet and The Enchantress of Florence’. Cartographies of Identity. Eds. Mihaela Irimia and Dragos Ivana. Bucharest: University of Bucharest Press, 2009. 392-403. 978-973-737-447-9.

‘Digital Diasporic Communities: Towards a Romanian-American Internet Culture’. Transatlantic Dialogues: Eastern Europe, the US and Post-Cold War Cultural Spaces. eds. Rodica Mihaila and Roxana Oltean. Bucharest: University of Bucharest Press, 2009. 132-144. ISBN 978-973-737-680-0.

‘Towards a Politics of the Small Things: Arundhati Roy and the Decentralisation of Authorship’. Authorship in Context. eds. Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi and Polina Mackay. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007. 163-181. ISBN 978-1-4039-4901-1.

Interviews

“States of Exile: An Interview with Domnica Radulescu”, Contemporary Women’s Writing, February 22, 2016, doi:10.1093/cwwrit/vpw004.

“Barcelona în 1909 și scriitorul catalan contemporan” (“Barcelona in 1909 and the Contemporary Catalan Author”), an interview with Lluís-Anton Baulenas, România literară 18/ May 1, 2015. p. 20.

‘Virtual Reality on Infinite Bandwidth: Vikram Chandra in conversation with Maria-Sabina Alexandru, Washington DC, 4 September 2003’, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 40.2, 2005, pp. 5-22. ISSN: 0021-9894.

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