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[INTER]SECTIONS: [Inter]sections No. 12 (2010)



you can find [Inter]sections No. 12 (2010). 

[Inter]sections is the peer-reviewed quarterly journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest.






Reading Race in Poe’s Pym

by Adam Floridia


Hetero-Images of Romania in That Royal Lover by Konrad Bercovici

by Monica Stancu


Mark Twain’s Connecticut Yankee and American “Self-Colonization”

by Robert Tindol


Halting the Flight of the Bullet: American Photography during the AIDS Crisis

by Alexandra Magearu




Roland Barthes’s Mourning Diary (Hill and Wang, 2010) reviewed by Mihaela Precup



Adam Floridia is an independent scholar and an adjunct English professor at Middlesex Community College in Connecticut.  He earned a B.A. in English and Secondary Education at the University of Maryland and an M.A. in English at Southern Connecticut State University.  His master’s thesis was titled Attacking Apathy, Breaking Down Beliefs, Crusading for Compassion: The ABC’s of Kurt Vonnegut’s Novels. 


Monica Stancu earned her BA from the University of Bucharest, the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures. She is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and is currently a second year Women’s History MA student at Sarah Lawrence College, NY. Her research interests include black feminism, Roma women in popular culture, sexuality and body politics.


Robert Tindol is an associate professor of English at Shantou University in Shantou, China. A native of Texas, he earned his Ph.D. in English at Claremont Graduate University in California and has taught in Texas, California, Iowa, Hong Kong, and Mongolia. He is a specialist in 19th-century American literature, and focuses much of his research on the impact of scientific innovation on literature. His recent publications include “Tom and Becky in the Cave: An Anti-Captivity Narrative?” in the 2009 Mark Twain Annual, and “River Gloom and River Glory: Thoreau’s Inversion of the Romantic Sublime in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers” in the Bhatter College Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies.


Alexandra Magearu holds a BA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest (Romania) and an MA in Photographic History and Practice from the De Montfort University in Leicester (UK). Her main research interests include literary self-narratives, poetic fiction, the study of memory in connection to perception and the study of the relationship between words and photographs.


Mihaela Precup is an Assistant Professor in the American Studies Program at the University of Bucharest, Romania. Her main research interests include contemporary American visual culture, with a focus on autobiographical and post-traumatic artistic productions; memory and trauma studies, with a focus on autobiography, photography and graphic narratives; gender and sexuality studies. She is currently teaching American visual culture, popular culture, and film studies in the American Studies Program, as well as 19th and 20th century American literature seminars in the English Department. She has recently edited a volume of essays entitled American Visual Memoirs after the 1970s. Studies on Gender, Sexuality, and Visibility in the Post-Civil Rights Age (Bucharest: Bucharest University Press, 2010).





Diana Benea, University of Bucharest

Laura Christie, North East Surrey College of Technology

Elena Dancu, University of Edinburgh

Mihaela Mircia, University of Bucharest

Alexandra Magearu, DeMontfort University

Ioana Pelehat?i, University of Bucharest

Maria Zirra, Utrecht University









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