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[INTER]SECTIONS: [Inter]sections No. 15, Summer/Fall 2011

HERE you can read the latest issue of [Inter]sections, the peer-reviewed journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest.

Please note that our next submission deadline is MARCH 15.



Denise Mary MacNeil, The Emergence of the American Frontier  Hero 1682-1826: Gender, Action, and Emotion. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

reviewed by Andreea Mingiuc (Al. I. Cuza University, Ia??i)



Thermopylae Reimagined: Examining the Portrayal of Spartans and Persians in Zack Snyder’s 300  

by Drago?? Manea



Unspeakable Conduct: Discretions, Imprudences, and the Impossible Bertha Dorset in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth

by Felix Brinker (Leibniz University)

The Struggle to Create Nationalism in Bride & Prejudice

by Stacey L. Kikendall (University of New Mexico)


FELIX BRINKER studied English and American Literature and Culture, as well as Political Sciences at the Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany, and at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK. He is enrolled in the “Advanced Anglophone Studies” Program at Hanover University, and is currently preparing an M.A. thesis on the aesthetics of conspiracy in contemporary American television series. He is interested in 19th century as well as contemporary American literature and culture, Frankfurt School critical theory, and popular culture in general. In Hannover, he works as a student assistant in a research project on popular seriality. He plans to continue his studies with a doctoral program.


STACEY KIKENDALL is a PhD candidate and teaching assistant at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, where she is currently writing her dissertation entitled “The Visual Exchange: The Intersection of Gender, Empire, and Vision in Nineteenth-Century British Literature.” She has presented her work at several professional conferences, including the British Women Writers Conference, the International Popular Culture Conference, and the Nineteenth Century Studies Conference.  She has also contributed to the “Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Bibliography” and the Romantic Women Writers Reviewed editorial project.  Her scholarly and teaching interests include British literature of the long nineteenth century, Romantic literature, Victorian literature, critical theory, gender studies, women writers, empire and race, cultural studies, popular culture, and world literature.


DRAGO? MANEA is is an undergraduate student at the University of Bucharest, majoring in American Studies and German. His interests include metafiction, mythology, and American popular culture.


ANDREEA MINGIUC is a doctoral candidate at ”Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University (Ia??i) working on a thesis related to time and space in Puritan literary productions. In 2011 she benefited from a research stay at the “John F. Kennedy” Institute of American Studies, Free University, Berlin. Her research interests include Puritan culture, women’s writing and film studies.


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