Business Address: Facultatea de Litere, str. Horea 31, 300 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Tel.: 0040-264-532238

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Home Address : str. Mănăştur, 109, Bloc G8, ap. 40, 400663 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Born: January 12, 1961, in Baia-Mare, Romania

Citizenship: Romanian

Marital status: Spouse: Ruxandra CESEREANU, Associate Professor PhD at the Faculty of Journalism of the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj, and editor at Steauacultural magazine in Cluj


Education and qualifications:

1976-1980 High school studies at “Andrei Lazăr” & “Octavian Goga” High Schools in Sibiu

1980 Baccalaureate (SAT equivalent): 10 out of 10

1981-1985 Academic studies at the Faculty of Letters of “Babeş-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca (first place on the admission list). Specialties: Romanian language and literature (first option); Spanish language and literature (second option)

1985 MA (graduated with Honors: 10 out of 10). Dissertation on “The Imaginary Horizon of Nichita Stănescu”

1988 Tenure examination as a high school teacher (qualification mark: 10 out of 10)


1990-1995 Registration and preparation of a PhD dissertation at Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj. Supervisor: professor Vasile Fanache

1992 One-year scholarship offered by the Central European University (CEU) in Prague

Summer Course in Spain, at the University of Santiago de Compostela

Three-month scholarship in Spain, at the University \”Alcalá de Henares\” in Madrid

1995 Summer Course in Greece, at the University of Athens

1997 PhD Degree in Letters of the Babes-Bolyai University with the dissertation \”The Genesis of the Imaginary World of Lucian Blaga\”

1998 Three-month scholarship in Spain, at the Autonomous University in Barcelona. Supervisor: professor Alberto Blecua

2000 Eight-month scholarship in France, offered by AUPELF-UREF (Association Universitaire de la Francophonie), at the University of Sorbonne – Paris IV. Supervisor : professor Jacques Chevrier

2000 Registration for a second PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy of Jean Moulin University – Lyon 3. Supervisor : professor Jean-Jacques Wunenburger

2002 Summer Course Program \”Global Mapping: Symbolic Geographies\”, at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest

2004 Three-month Visiting Senior Scholarship at Central European University, Budapest

One-month Visiting Fellow at New College, Oxford

Six-month MIRA doctoral grantee at Jean Moulin University, Lyon 3, France

2007 Three-month MIRA doctoral grantee at Stendhal University, Grenoble 3, France

2008 PhD Degree in Philosophy of the Stendhal University with the dissertation \”From Utopia to Dystopia in the 16yh-19th Centuries\”


Work experience:

1985-1988 Professor of Romanian language and literature at \”Andrei Mureşanu” High School in Bistriţa

1988-1990 Literary consultant at the \”Radu Stanca\” Theatre in Sibiu

1990-1991 Researcher at the Institute of Linguistics and Literary History in Cluj. Teamwork contribution to the production of a Chronological Dictionary of the Romanian Novel.

1991-1994 Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Letters in Cluj

1994-1999 Senior Lecturer in the same department

From 1999 Associate Professor in the same department

1981-1984 Member of the editing staff of the ECHINOX Cultural Review in Cluj

1993-2000 Director of the ECHINOX Cultural Review. Coordinator of various issues: \”Echinox Dictionary\”; \”The Biography of the Concept of One\”; \”The Literary Generation of the 90s?!\”; \”Jung and the Archetypology\”; \”The Dream\”, \”The Monster\”, \”The Woman\”, \”The Macabre\” etc.

From 1996 Participant in the production of the \”Analytical Dictionary of Romanian Literary Works\” (coordinated by Ion Pop)

From 1998 Participant in the production of the \”Dictionary of Romanian Writers\” (coordinated by Mircea Zaciu, Marian Papahagi & Aurel Sasu)

From 2001 Founder and Director of the ECHINOX Journal (\”Caietele Echinox\”)

Coordinator of the collection MUNDUS IMAGINALIS at Dacia Publishing House in Cluj

From 2002 Founder and director of the CENTER FOR IMAGINATION STUDIES at the Faculty of Letters in Cluj

From 2003 Head of the Department of Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Letters in Cluj

From 2007 Professor in comparative literature

From 2008 Dean of the Faculty of Letters


Courses Taught:

– Symbolic Geographies and Histories

– The Myth of Faust from Renaissance to the 20th Century

– European Eschatology from Homer to Dante

– The Failed Quest

– Initiation Travels

– Symbols of Baroque Literature

– Romanian Literature for Foreign Students, etc.



Knowledge of foreign languages:

Excellent: French, English, Spanish

Basic: Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Latin, Ancient and Modern Greek



Awards, Honors:

1993 Award for debut in literary criticism, at the National Book Fair, Cluj

1996 Award for narrative writing, by the Romanian Writers Association – Cluj Branch

2001 Award for literary criticism at the Lucian Blaga International Symposium, Cluj

2004 Babeş-Bolyai Award for Scientific Research

2005 Henri Jacquier Award, by the Romanian Writers Association – Cluj Branch and the French Cultural Center in Cluj

Award of the Romanian Association of Comparative Literature

2007 Award Book of the Year for Essay by the Romanian Writers Association – Cluj Branch


National Prize for Literary History and Criticism ”Petru Creţia”, Memorialul Ipoteşti


Professional Affiliations:

From 1993 Member of the Writers’ Union of Romania and of the Writers’ Association of Cluj.

From 1996 Founder and executive director of the \”Echinox\” Cultural Foundation

1997-1999 Member of the Youth Program Board (in Cluj) and of the Publishing Program Board (in Bucharest) of the SOROS Foundation for an Open Society

From 1998 Member of the Romanian Association of Comparative Literature

From 2001 Expert Assessor of the National Council for Scientific Research (CNCSIS) of the National Minister for Education and Research

Member of the Romanian PEN Club

From 2002 Member of the Institute for Studies in Religion and Ideologies, Cluj

From 2004 Association Roumaine d’Histoire des Religions

From 2005 Association des amis de Gaston Bachelard, France

From 2006 Romanian Association for the Dialogue between Science and Theology


Member in Advisory Boards:


Lecturi filologice

Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai

Analele Universităţii de Vest

din Timişoara, Seria Filosofie şi Ştiinţe ale Comunicării, Romania



– 10 volumes

– 40 papers and studies in collective volumes

– 7 volumes of translations

, Seria Philologia, Cluj, Romania, revista Institutului de Cercetari filologice şi interculturale din cadrul Universităţii Libere Internaţionale din Moldova. Filosofia e comunicazione(, Universita dell’Insubria, Italia

– More than 170 studies, essays, papers and literary chronicles published in the reviews Apostrof, Art-Panorama, Cahiers roumains d’études littéraires, Caietele Echinox, Clouds Magazine, Contrafort, Contrapunct, Conversatia, Cuvantul, Discobolul, Echinox, Euphorion, Familia, Journal for the Studies of Religions and Ideologies, Jurnalul literar, Metabasis, Minerva, Observator cultural, Poesis, Philologia Jassensis, Poesis, Psihanaliza, Revista de istorie si teorie literara, Romania literara, Rostirea româneasca, Steaua, Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Synergies, Transilvania, Transylvanian Review, Tribuna. Viaţa Românească.


List of Publications


1. Night-Walkers, Dacia Publishing House, Cluj, 1992 (novel)

2. The Imaginary Horizon of Nichita Stănescu, Imago Publishing House, Sibiu, 1993 (literary criticism)

3. Hydra, Imago Publishing House, Sibiu, 1996 (novel)

4. The Genesis of the Imaginary World of Lucian Blaga. Institutul European Publishing House, Iaşi, 1998 (literary criticism)

5. Oniria. Dream Diary (1985-1995), Paralela 45 Publishing House, Piteşti, 1999

6. 10 Studies in Archetypology, Dacia Publishing House, Cluj, 1999, 2007

7. Le Paradis interdit au Moyen Âge. 1. La quête manquée de l’Eden oriental, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2004

8. La quête manquée de l’Avalon occidentale. Le Paradis interdit au Moyen Age – 2, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2006

9. From archetype to anarchetype, Iasi, Polirom, 2006

10. Corin Braga (coord.), Concepts and methods in the study of the imagination. The Phantasma Debates, Iaşi, Polirom, 2007


Translated volumes:

1. Wilfred R. Bion, Second Thoughts. Selected Essays on Psycho-Analysis, Translated from the English by Carmen Bujdei and Florin V. Vlădescu, in collaboration with Corin Braga, Sigmund Freud Publishing House, New York, 1993

2. Andrew Samuels, Bani Shorter and Fred Plaut, A Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis, Translated from the English by Corin Braga, Sigmund Freud Publishing House, New York, 1995; 2nd edition, Humanitas, Bucarest, 2005

3. Gilbert Durand, An Introduction to Mythodology. Myths and Societies, Translated from the French by Corin Braga, Dacia Publishing House, Cluj, 2005

4. Philippe Walter, Limba păsărilor [The Language of the Birds], În româneşte de Andreea Hopârtean şi Corin Braga, Cluj, Dacia, Colecţia ”Mundus imaginalis”, 2007



Contributions to collective volumes:

1. A Programme of Romanian Language and Literature for the IX—XIII Classes, The Didactic and Pedagogic Publishing House, Bucureşti, 1987 (as consultant and co–author)

2. Romanian Language and Literature for High School, Ramuri Publishing House, Craiova, 1988 (the chapter about Nichita Stănescu)

3. Twelve Narrative Writers, Dacia Publishing House, Cluj, 1988 (the short-story \”The Elevator\”)

4. Group Portrait with Ioana Em. Petrescu, Dacia Publishing House, Cluj, 1991 (the paper \”Sight and Vision\”)

5. Blaga’s Aeon. The First Century, Collection of the papers dedicated to Lucian Blaga’ Aniversary (1895-1995), by Mircea Borcilă, Albatros Publishing House, Bucureşti, 1997 (the paper “Pan – between Dionysos and Apolo”)

6. Leonid Dimov, Dumitru Ţepeneag,

The Oneiric Movement, An anthology by Corin Braga, Cartea Românească Publishing House, Bucureşti, 1997  

7. Ion Pop (ed.), An Analytical Dictionary of Romanian Literary Works, A-D, Editura Didactică şi Pedagogică Publishing House, Bucureşti, 1998

8. Urmuz, Bizarre Pages, Afterword by Corin Braga, Dacia Publishing House, Cluj, 1999

9. Ion Pop (ed.), An Analytical Dictionary of Romanian Literary Works, E-L, Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă Publishing House, Cluj, 1999

10. Ştefan Borbély (ed.),

Foreign Experiences, Institutul European Publishing House, Iaşi, 2001, (“Me and Spain”)  

11. Ion Pop (ed.), An Analytical Dictionary of Romanian Literary Works, M-R, Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă Publishing House, Cluj, 1999

12. Mircea Zaciu, Marian Papahagi, Aurel Sasu (ed.), A Dictionary of Romanian Writers, vol. 3 M-R, Editura Minerva, 2001

13. Smaranda Bratu Elian (ed.), Giordano Bruno e il Rinascimento quale prospettiva verso una cultura europea senza frontiere, Romanian Cultural Foundation Publishing House, Bucureşti, 2002 (”La mystique unitive des Fureurs héroïques\”)

14. Mircea Zaciu, Marian Papahagi, Aurel Sasu (ed.), A Dictionary of Romanian Writers, vol. 4 M-R, R-Z, Editura Albatros, Bucure;ti, 2002

15. Oleg Garaz (ed.), Talks about Musical Poetics, Casa Cartii de Stiinta, Cluj, 2003

16. Ion Pop (ed.), An Analytical Dictionary of Romanian Literary Works, Q-Z, Casa Cartii de Stiinta Publishing House, Cluj, 2003

17. Leonid Dimov, Love Letters (1943-1954), Edited, Introductory Study, Biobibliography and Notes by Corin Braga, Polirom, Iasi, 2003

18. Traian Vedinaş, The

Echinox Group. A Synthetic and Anthological Dictionary, Grinta Publishing House, Cluj, 2006

19. Ruxandra Cesereanu, Marta Petreu, Corin Braga, Virgil Mihaiu, Ovidiu Pecican, Ion Vartic, Sadovaia 302 bis, Biblioteca Apostrof Publishing House, Cluj, 2006 (\”The Witch and the Mystical Writer\”)

20. Christian Wentzlaff-Eggerbert (ed.), Europa como espacio cultural: La identidad y las instituciones europeas, Universität zu Köln, Arbeitkreis Spanien-Portugal-Lateinamerika, 2006 (\”Los imaginarios europeos\”)

21. Irina Petraş (coord.), Words (Cuvinte. Almanah literar 2006), Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, Cluj-Napoca, 2006 (”L’eschatologie celtique et la quête de l’immortalité\”)

22. Simona Corlan-Ioan, Ovidiu Bogzan, Daniela Zaharia (coord.), Imagining Histories (Imaginând istorii), Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, 2006 (”Le Purgatoire de Saint Patrick dans les légendes irlandaises – Des bailes (prophéties) druidiques aux fisi (visions) chrétiens\”)

23. Mircea Braga, Gabriela Chiciudean (coord.), Incursiuni în imaginar. Comentarii şi interpretări [Explorations into the Imaginary], Sibiu, Imago, 2007

24. Barbara Sosien (coord.), Images, symboles, mythes et poétique de l’Ascension / Envol, Cracovia, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego, 2007 (studiul \”Le voyage astral de Cyrano de Bergerac à Jules Verne. La conception standard de l’univers aux XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles\”), pp. 49-57

25. Ion Onuc Nemeş şi Ioan Radu Văcărescu (coord.),

Sibiu – Hermannstadt în scrisori sentimentale, Sibiu, Imago, 2007 (textul \”Sibiul, precum Troia\”), pp. 47-48

26. Anna Caiozzo et Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini (coord.), Monstre et imaginaire social, Paris, Editions Creaphis, 2008 (studiul \”La transposition des mirabilia asiatiques dans l’Amérique des explorateurs de la Renaissance\”)

27. Claude Fintz (coord.), Les imaginaires du corps en mutation. Du corps enchanté au corps en chantier, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2008 (studiul \”Le corps en chantier des races monstrueuses dans la pensée enchantée du Moyen Age\”), pp. 57-74

28. Basarab Nicolescu (ed.), Moartea astăzi, Bucureşti, Curtea Veche, 2008, (studiul ”Escatologiile suprapuse ale mitologiei irlandeze”), pp. 174-187



Studies and Articles:

1. \”Life is a Dream and Baroque Sensibility\”, in Echinox, 3-4/1982

2. \”Imaginative and Delusive Moods in Eminescu’s Narrative\”, in Steaua, 6/1982

3. \”Delimitations\”, in Echinox, 7-8/1982, 1-2, 3-4, 7-8, 9-10/ 1984, 1-2, 5-6/1985



4. “Nichita Stănescu: The Human Being and the Universe”, in

Echinox, 1-2/1984

5. \”La abstracción de la estructura narrativa en Juan Manuel\”, in Works of the Students from the University of Cluj, 1984

6. \”Benjamin Fondane and the Neurotic Ecstasy\”, in Transilvania, 5/1985

7. \”Nicolae Breban’s Void Characters\”, in Steaua, 6/1985





8. “Nichita Stănescu’s Gestation Reveries”, in

Echinox, 5-6/1985

9. “The Hypomorphic Symbol in Nichita Stănescu’s Poetry”, in

Transilvania, 9/1985

10. “Nichita Stănescu — The Symbolism of Sight”, in

Steaua, 2/1986

11. \”Exorcism of the Past\”, in Tribuna, 25/1986

12. \”The Benjamine Fondane Complex\”, in Steaua, 1986

13. \”Obsessed by Ciuleandra\”, in Transilvania, 6/1987

14. \”Robert Musil — The Writer ‘Without Qualities’ \”, in Steaua, 3/1988

15. \”Zamfira’s Wedding — A Solar Ritual\”, in Tribuna, 19/1988

16. \”Under the Sign of Neikos\”, in Steaua, 9/1988

17. \”Re-Evaluations of the Inter-War Drama\”, in Tribuna, 50/1988

18. \”Urmuz, le paralogicien\”, in Cahiers roumains d’études littéraires, 1/1989

19. \”Lucian Blaga: The Split Poet\”, in Steaua, 3/1989

20. \”Two Great Poems of Eminescu: Călin and Hyperion\”, in Limbă şi literatură română, 2/1989



21. “Vintilă Horia: Pre-Apocalyptic Literature”, in

Steaua, 9/1990

22. \”Oedipus the Soldier\”, in Apostrof, 5-6-7/1991

23. \”Shamanism, Today\”, in Steaua, 2-3/1991

24. \”The Initial Quietness and the Complex of the Undesirable Child\”, in Contrapunct, 34/1991

25. \”Lucian Blaga — A Modern Bacchos\”, in Euphorion, 6-8/1991

26. \”The Black Sun from The Poems of Light\”, in Apostrof, 10-11/1991

27. \”Hallucinaria — Resurrection of the Oneiric Literature\”, in România literară, 6/1992

28. \”Vasile Alecsandri: A Mythical Analysis of Dan, căpitan de plai\”, in Excelsior, 1/1992

29. \”Aesthetic and Hallucinatory Oneirism\”, in România literară, 21/1992



30. “Nichita Stănescu and the Telluric Attraction”, in

Minerva, 19/1992

31. \”Nichita Stănescu and Jean-Paul Sartre: the Phenomenology of the Void”, in Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, 3/1992



32. “Nichita Stănescu and the

Poetic Mood\”, in Steaua, 11-12/1992

33. \”Through the Looking Glass\”, in Apostrof, 3/4/1993



34. “Nichita Stănescu’s

Infantile Traumatism\”, in Tribuna, 13/1993

35. \”Praise of the Thracians and Fascination with Magic\”, in Familia, 7-8/1993

36. \”The Vision of the Void\”, in Tribuna, 42/1993

37. \”Crisis as a Mood of Consciousness\”, in Conversaţia, 3/1993

38. \”Mircea Muthu — Portrait of a Literary Critic\”, in Echinox, 1-2-3/1994

39. \”Ion Vartic — Portrait of a Literary Critic\”, in Echinox, 1-2-3/1994

40. \”The Sacrifice of the Man to the Benefit of the Poet\”, in Jurnalul literar, 25-28/1994

41. \”The Lagoons of the Unconscious\”, in Euphorion, 4/1995

42. \”The Romanian Literary Postmodernism\”, in Echinox, 6-7-8-9/1995

43. \”Oedipus – A Jungian Analysis\”, in Echinox, 1-2-3/1996

44. \”Religious Cults in Dacia at the End of the Antiquity and the Beginning of the Middle Ages\”, in Echinox, 4-5-6/1996

45. \”Against the Generation of the 80s?\”, in România literară, 26/1996

46. \”The Folk Magic in Lucian Blaga’s Vision\”, in Echinox, 7-8-9/1996

47. \”The Magic Topography of the Soul\”, in Steaua, 9-10/1996

48. \”Brief Survey of the Archetypology\”, in Echinox, 10-11-12/ 1996



49. “L’univers imaginaire de Nichita Stănescu”, in Revista de istorie şi teorie literară

, 1-4/1996

50. \”Hesiod’s Mythology and the Aegean Civilisation\”, in Echinox, 4-5-6/ 1997

51. \”Blaga’s Concept of Demonism\”, in Poesis, 5-6/1997

52. \”Lucian Blaga – Adoptive Cosmological Models\”, in Rostirea românească, 5-6-7/1997

53. \”Bergsonian Vitalism in Lucian Blaga’s First Creative Years\”, in ArtPanorama, 1/1997

54. \”Nothingness and Nirvana\”, in Apostrof, 11/1997

55. \”Lucian Blaga – The Initial Quitness\”, in Psihanaliza, 3-4/1997

56. \”Eidola – Romantic Images of the Double\”, in Echinox, 7-8-9/1997

57. \”Lucian Blaga\’s Concepts of Mystery and Magic\”, in Synthesis, XXIV, 1997

58. \”Lucian Blaga as a Socratic Teenager\”, in Discobolul, 1/1998

59. \”Inflation / possession in The Magic Mountain\”, in Echinox, 1-2-3/1998

60. \”The Baroque Dream – a Symbol of the Ontological Collapse\”, in Echinox, 4-5-6/1998

61. \”The Divine Child in Faust\”, in Echinox, 7-8-9/1998

62. \”Romanian vs. Western Culture\”, in Echinox, 10-11-12/ 1998

63. \”Constantin Stere – a Comparative Imagology of Bessarabia and Romania\”, in Contrafort, 11-12/ 1998

64. \”The Double Call: Homo Universalis & Sanctus\”, in Apostrof, 2/ 1998

65. \”Psycho-historical Draft of the European Culture\”, in Steaua, 5-6/1999

66. \”Monstrous Races in the Middle Ages\”, in Echinox, 10-11-12/ 2000

67. \”Norman Manea. From Claustration to Liberty\”, in Steaua, 2/2001

68. \”The Shift of the Romanian Literary Canon\”, in Familia, 2/2001

69.\”A román irodalmi posztmodernizmus. Csatározás egy fogalom körül\”, in Lk.k.t. (a kolozsvári Láthatatlan Kollégium elméleti folyóirata), 3-4/2001



70. ”Mihai Şora – a Romanian Existentialist”, in

Apostrof, 7-8, 2001

71. \”L’autre comme race monstrueuse\”, in Caietele Echinox, vol. 1, 2001

72. \”Les fureurs héroiques comme enthousiasme mystique\”, in Euphorion, 4, 2001

73. \”Le Paradis interdit\”, in Caietele Echinox, vol. 2, 2001

74. \”La pensée enchantée des explorateurs\”, in Caietele Echinox, vol. 3, 2002

75. \”Psychoanalysis, today\”, in Echinox, 1-2-3/2002

76. \”La pensée enchantée des explorateurs\”, in Caietele Echinox, vol. 3, 2002

77. \”Les réseaux culturels et la prévention des tensions conflictuelles. Deux courtes analyses de cas\”, in 22, nr. 27, 2002

78. \”La matière d’Irlande\”, in Transylvanian Review / Revue de Transylvanie, volume XI, no. 3, autumn 2002

79. \”De l’utopie à l’antiutopie. La censure idéologique aux XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles\”, in Caietele Echinox, vol. 4 / 2002

80. ”Mona Chirilă şi postmodernismul regizoral\”, Steaua, nr. 10 / 2002

81. \”11 Elegii după 36 de ani\”, Steaua, nr. 3/ 2003

82. \”Anarhetipul şi sfârşitul postmodernităţii\”, Observator cultural, nr. 165-166 şi 167 / 2003

83. \”Saint Macaire et la quête du Paradis terrestre\”, Transylvanian Review / Revue de Transylvanie, volume XII, no. 1, spring 2003

84. \”L’eshatologie judaïque de Moise à Jésus-Christ\”,, 13 / Spring 2003



85. ”Tânărul Leonid Dimov.

Între iubire şi anxietate\” [Le jeune Leonid Dimov, entre amour et angoisse], Familia, 7-8 / 2003

86. \”Leonid Dimov şi ‘numele-tatălui’ \” [Leonid Dimov et le nom-du-père], Apostrof, 10/ 2003

87. \”Du Paradis terrestre au Paradis céleste dans le christianisme primitif\”, Archaeus, tome VII, fasc. 1-2/2003

88. \”Leonid Dimov : Sufletul nocturn\” [Leonid Dimov : L’âme nocturne], România literară, 48/2003

89. \”Mappemondes fantasmatiques. Principes non-empiriques de l\’imaginaire cartographique\”, Caietele Echinox, 5/2003

90.\” L’eschatologie celtique dans les echtrae irlandais\”, Archaeus, tome VII, fasc. 3-4/2003

91. \”La quête initiatique manquée. Trois types de voyages au Paradis : physique, mystique et allégorique\”, Caietele Echinox, 6/2004



92. ”Poezia lui Leonid Dimov între Oneiros şi Logos” [La poésie de Leonid DImov entre Oneiros et Logos],

Euphorion, 1-2/2004

93. \”Arhetip, anarhetip, eschatip\” [Archétype, anarchétype, eschatype], Steaua, 1-2/2004

94. \”La mythologie médiévale du Prêtre Jean\”,, 18 / Summer 2004

95. \”Statutul actual al psihanalizei\” [Le statut actuel de la psychanalyse], Cultura, 15/ 2004

96. \”La quête initiatique manquée. Un archétype ou un anarchétype comparatiste?\”, Euphorion, 9-10/2004

97. \”ROMIMAG. The Romanian-European Research Center for the Study of Collective Images, Stereotypes and Prejudices\”, Caietele Echinox, 7 / 2004

98. \”EURIMAG. Collective Images, Stereotypes and Prejudices of Europe / Les imaginaires européens\”, Caietele Echinox, 7 / 2004

99. 99. \”Le prêtre Jean. La conquête imaginaire des Indes par l’Europe médiévale\”, Monitor ZSA, Revija za Zgodovinslo, Socialno in druge Antropologije, vol. VI, no. 1-2 / 2004

100. \”Les premières tentatives de retour au Paradis interdit\”, Orma, vol. I / 2004

101. ”Proiectul unei edituri de psihanaliză în România” [Le projet d’une maison d’édition de psychanalyse en Roumanie], Cultura, 5 / 2005

102. ”Căutarea Edenului în spaţiul occidental” [La quête de l’Eden dans l’espace occidental], Observator cultural, 9-10/ 2005

103. \”Corpul imaginar\” [Le corps imaginaire], Cuvântul, 7/ 2005

104. \”Imaginarul european\” [Les imaginaires européens], Revista 22, Suplimentul Bucureştiul cultural, nr. 807 / 23-29 august 2005



105. ”Carlos Castaneda şi stările alterate de conştiinţă

\” [Carlos Castaneda and altered states of consciousness], Caietele Echinox, nr. 8 / 2005

106. \”Le Paradis aux Amériques. Les fantasmes religieux des premiers explorateurs\”, Philologica Jassyensia, nr. 1-2, 2005






107. ”Competenţele şi limitele comparatismulu

i\” [Competences and limits of literary comparativism], Observator cultural, nr. 33 / 2005

108. ”Phantasma şi proiectul EURIMAG” [The Phantasma Centre and the EURIMAG project],

Revista 22, nr. 814 / 11-17 oct. 2005

109. ”Calea intelectului : Muntele vrăjit”

[The way of the Intellect in Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain], Steaua, nr. 10-11 / 2005

110. ”Confruntarea dintre ocultismul Renaşterii şi Contra-Reformă” [The Conflict between Renaissance Occultism and the Counter-Reformation],

Steaua, nr. 12 / 2005

111. \”Jules Verne et la fin d’une tradition. Du Paradis interdit à l’antiutopie scientiste\”, Caietele Echinox, nr. 9 / 2005

112. \”Utopie et utopisme\”, Euphorion, nr. 12 / 2005

113. \”Les immrama celtiques et le voyage dans l’au-delà\”, Studii literare, anul V-VI, Editura Echinox, 2005

114. \”EURIMAG – pentru o Enciclopedie a Imaginarului european\” [EURIMAG – the Encyclopedia of European Imagination], Observator cultural, nr. 44-46 / 2006

115. \”Bulgakov şi vremurile Antihristului” [Bulgakov and the time of the Antichrist], România literară, nr. 17 / 2006

116. \”Imaginarul, azi\” [The Imagination – Today], Aldine, Supliment de cultură al României liberă, nr. 523, 2006



117. ”Norman Manea, stil şi traumă” [Nor

man Manea, style and trauma], Apostrof, nr. 7 / 2006

118. \”Le mythe noir de l’Amérique: du bon sauvage à la beste effarable\”, Caietele Echinox, nr. 10 / 2006

119. \”Anarhetipul reloaded\” [The Anarchetype reloaded], Idei în dialog, nr. 9 / 2006

120. \”Descentes dans les Paradis souterrains\” (I), Transylvanian Review, nr. 20 / 2006

121. \”Utopie, eutopie, dystopie et anti-utopie\”, Metabasis. Filosofia e comunicazione (, Italia, numero 2, Septembre 2006 (in BDI „Creative commons\”)

122. \”Utopie et mundus inversus\”, Euphorion, nr. 9-10 / 2006

123. \”Phantasma\”, Euphorion, nr. 9-10 / 2006

124. \”Utopie, récit de voyage et voyage extraordinaire\”, Caietele Echinox, nr. 11 / 2006

125. \”Descentes dans les paradis souterrains\” (II), Transylvanian Review, vol. XV, no. 3 / 2006, pp. 114-129

126. \”Imagination, imaginaire, imaginal. Three French Concepts for Defining Creative Fantesy\”, Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, vol. 16, spring 2007, pp. 59-68

127. \”Mircea Eliade’s Hermeneutics of Religion – today\”, Steaua, nr. 4-5, 2007



128. ”

Les eschatologies superposées de la mythologie irlandaise\”, Rencontres transdisciplinaires, Bulletin interactif du Centre international de recherches et études transdisciplinaires (CIRET), volume 19 : La mort aujourd’hui(coord.) Basarab Nicolescu, July 2007

129. \”L’Utopie, héritière des miracles médiévaux\”, Caietele Echinox, nr. 12 / 2007, pp. 313-321

130. \” Calderón de la Barca y el conflicto de paradigmas en la Edad de Oro (I)\”, Metabasis. Filosofia e comunicazione (, Italy, nr. 4, September 2007

131. \”Derniers refuges terrestres des utopies classiques: le continent austral inconnu et les pôles géographiques\”, Caietele Echinox, nr. 12 / 2007, pp. 313-321



132. ”Utopia – moştenitoarea minunilor medie

vale\” [Utopia / inheritor of the Medieval marvels], Tabor, nr. 7, 2007, pp. 66-72

133. \”Los anarquetipos\”, Centro de Estudios del Imaginario, nr. 84, Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007, pp. 11-20

134. \”En torno al mito de Edipo\”, Centro de Estudios del Imaginario, nr. 84, Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2007, pp. 111-138

135. \”Urmuz, précurseur de l’Avant-garde roumaine\”, Synergies, Revue du Gerflint, Cluj-Napoca, 2007, pp. 19-31

138. \”L’Atlantide platonicienne, l’Avalon celtique et les utopies atlantiques\”, Transylvanian Review, vol. XVI, no. 4, winter 2007, pp. 60-76

139. \”Visions de la mort\”, Studii literare, VII-VIII, 2007, pp. 89-103

140. \”L’ici désacralisé et l’ailleurs féerique. La construction de l’identité européenne aux siècles classiques\”, Metabasis. Filosofia e comunicazione (, Italia, nr. 5, mai 2008 (in BDI „Creative commons\”), pp. 1-14

141. \”Ernesto Sábato. Cécité et inceste\”, Caietele Echinox, nr. 14, 2008, (in BDI CEEOL), pp. 164-180

142. \”Psychoanalytical Geography\”, Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, vol. 7, no. 20, summer 2008, pp. 134-149

143. \”Paradis terrestre, Millénium et Utopie (I): Trois variantes du lieu parfait\”, in Transylvanian Review, vol. XVII, no. 2, 2008, pp. 139-150


Book Reviews:

1. \”The Books of Mihail Sadoveanu\” (Ion Vlad), in Echinox, 10-11-12/1981

2. \”Famous Correspondence\” (Livius Ciocârlie), in Echinox, 1-2/1982

3. \”The Voyage\” (Dumitru Radu Popa), in Echinox, 5-6-7/1982

4. \”Literary Practice\” (Raymond Jean), in Transilvania, 9/1982

5. \”The Return of the Author\” (Eugen Simion), in Echinox, 10-11-12/1982

6. \”A Way of Access\” (Lucian Raicu), in Echinox, 5-6/1983

7. \”The Ziggurat\” (Paul Eugen Banciu), in Tribuna, 31/1983

8. \”It is Dark and Cold, Good Sirs” (Laurenţiu Fulga), in Echinox, 7-8/1983

9. \”Ulysses Comes Home\” (Modest Morariu), in Echinox, 7-8/1983

10. \”Anton Holban’s Characters as Actors\” (Mariana Vartic), in Echinox, 1-2/1984

11. \”Paul Zarifopol\” (Mircea Muthu), in Echinox, 3-4/1984

12. “The Essayist’s Sadness” (Şerban Foarţă), in

Echinox, 3-4/1984

13. \”Light from the Vacuum\” (Nicolae Breban), in Echinox, 7-8/1984

14. \”From the Grotesque to the Fantastic\” (Mircea Daneliuc), in Echinox, 3-4/1985

15. \”Longing for Eagles\” (Gabriel Chifu), in Viaţa românească, 5/1988

16. \”Anton Holban and the Crisis of the Human\” (Mihai Mangiulea), in Tribuna, 7/1990

17. “The Visionary Dream” (Mircea Cărtărescu), in

Tribuna, 8/1990

18. \”The Antichrist of the Perfumes\” (Patrick Süskind), in Steaua, 2/1990

19. \”A New Interpretative Method\” (Vasile Lovinescu), in Contrapunct, 10/1990

20. \”Sight and Vision\” (Ioana Em. Petrescu), in Contrapunct, 12/1990

21. \”Dissociation as an Epic Theme\” (Ovidiu Pecican), in Contrapunct, 3/1991

22. \”Exile and Salvation” (Vintilă Horia), in Contrapunct, 6/1991

23. \”Essays on the Epochs of Poetry\” (Vasile Fanache), in Contrapunct, 14/1991



24. “The Magic Topography of the Soul” (Ştefan Bănulescu), in

Steaua, 9-10/1996

25. \”The Chronicle of the Aristocracy\” (Petru Dumitriu), in Steaua, 11-12/1996

26. \”Parable of the Beggers\” (A. E. Baconsky), in Steaua, 6/1997



27. “The Magical Reality” (George Bălăiţă), in

Steaua, 4-5/1998

28. \”The Story Teller\” (Mircea Ciobanu), in Steaua, 9/1998

29. \”F. A. Yates’ Rosicrucian Enlightenment\”, in Echinox, 10-11-12/ 1998

30. \”The Two Callings: homo universalis & sanctus\” (Nicolae Balota), in Apostrof, 2/ 1998

31. \”Lucian Blaga’s Deep Biography\”, in Steaua, 8-9/1999

32. ”The Archetype of the Hero” (Ştefan Borbély), in Piaţa literară,


33. \”A performant analyst\” (Virgil Stanciu), in Steaua, nr. 12/2001

34. ”Literary History as a Fairy Dream” (Nicolae Balotă), in Piaţa literară, 4/2002

35. \”The Concept of Balkanism\” (Mircea Muthu), in Steaua, 4-5/2003

36. \”The Theoretical Reconstruction of Comparativism\” (Vasile Voia), in Steaua, 5/2003

37. \”Echinoxul as a commun house\” (Dictionar Echinox A-Z), in Tribuna, 59/2005

38. \”A Theory of Visuality\” (Doru Pop), Observator cultural, 49/2006

39. \”Asthetics, which way?\” (Mircea Muthu), Observator cultural, 53/2006





Public Lectures


1982 \”Viaţa e vis şi experienţa barocului” [Life is a Dream and Baroque Sensibility], Symposium \”Calderón de la Barca\”, Cluj

“Imaginar şi halucinatoriu în proza lui Eminescu” [Imaginative and Delusive Moods in Eminescu’s Narrative], Symposium “Mihai Eminescu”, Iaşi

1983 “Masca nebuniei la Shakespeare şi Pirandello” [The Mask of Madness in Shakespeare and Pirandello], National Session of Student Workshops, Cluj

1984 \”La abstracción de la estructura narrativa en Juan Manuel\”, Symposium \”Juan Manuel\”, Cluj

“Nichita Stănescu – Fiinţa şi cosmosul” [Nichita Stănescu — The Human Being and the Universe], National Session of Student Workshops, Cluj

1985 \”Obsesia Ciulendrei\” [Obsessed by Ciuleandra], Symposium \”Liviu Rebreanu\”, Bistriţa

1987 “Urmuz, le paralogicien” [Urmuz, the Paralogician], Symposium “Postmodernism and the Generation of the 80s”, Reşiţa

“Pavel Dan – antiutopia” [Pavel Dan — The Anti-Utopia], Symposium “Pavel Dan”, Bistriţa

1988 \”Nunta Zamfirei\” [Zamfira\’s Wedding — A Solar Ritual], Symposium “George Coşbuc”, Bistriţa

\”Dan, căpitan de plai – o mit-analiză” [Dan, căpitan de plai – a Myth-analysis], Departmental Workshop of Teachers, Bistriţa

1990 “Vintilă Horea – Literatura preapocaliptică” [Vintilă Horia —

Pre–Apocalyptic Literature], Symposium Euphorion, Sibiu

1991 \”Lucian Blaga – poetul scindat\” [Lucian Blaga — The Split Poet], Symposium \”Lucian Blaga\”, Cluj

“Lucian Blaga – tăcerea iniţială” [Lucian Blaga — The Initial Quietness], Anniversary of the Aca

demy of Cluj

1992 \”The Impact of the Balkan Mythological Background on Lucian Blaga’s Work\”, Central European University Seminar, Prague

1993 “Elogiul tracilor şi fascinaţia magicului” [Praise of the Thracians and Fascination with Magic], Symposium “Lucia

n Blaga\”, Cluj

\”Le postmodernisme et la littérature roumaine\”, Symposium \”Postmodernisme et critique littéraire\”, Cluj

1994 “Oedip – o mit-analiză jungiană” [Oedipus – A Jungian Analysis], Eranos Circle, Cluj

\”Les archétypes – acceptions métaphysique, psychologique et culturelle\”, OFAJ (Office Franco-Allemand pour la Jeuness) Research Program on \”Corps et cultures dans le contexte européen\”, Nice

1995 \”Symbolique religieuse du corps\”, OFAJ Research Program on \”Corps et cultures dans le contexte européen\”, Berlin

“Cultele religioase în Dacia romană” [Religious Cults in Roman Dacia], Symposium “Al. Odobescu”, Cluj

1996 \”Bref panorama de l’archétypologie\”, Symposium on \”Problèmes et méthodes de la critique littéraire contemporaine\”, Cluj

\”La Roumanie – entre archaïsme et postmodernité\”, OFAJ Research Program on \”Corps et cultures dans le contexte européen\”, Cluj

1997 \”Lucian Blaga – Modele cosmologice adoptive\” [Lucian Blaga – Adoptive Cosmological Models], Symposium \”Lucian Blaga\”, Cluj

\”Identités méditerranéennes\”, OFAJ Research Program on \”Corps et cultures dans le contexte européen\”, Nice

1998 \”La communication inter-culturelle\”, OFAJ Research Program on \”Corps et cultures dans le contexte européen\”, Paris

1999 “Schiţă psiho-istorică a culturii europene”

[Psycho-historical Draft of the European Culture], Symposium of the Romanian Association of Comparative Literature, Bucarest

2000 \”La pensée enchantée des explorateurs\”, Centre international d\’études francophones, Sorbonne – Paris IV

\”La mystique unitive des « fureurs héroïques »\”, Symposium on \”Giordano Bruno et la Renaissance depuis la perspective d’une culture européenne sans frontières\”, Bucarest

2001 \”The Other as Monstrous Race. Antique and Medieval Roots of the Colonial and Eurocentric Imaginary\”, Symposium of the Romanian Association of Comparative Literature, Cluj

\”Blaga and Basilide. A Gnostic Model of the Universe\”, Lucian Blaga international Festival, Cluj

2002 ”Concepţia despre Paradis în Creştinismul primitiv” [The Concept of Paradise in Primitive Christianity], SCIRI (Seminar de cercetare interdisciplinară a religiilor şi ideologiilor), Cluj

\”Les réseaux culturels et la prévention des tensions conflictuelles\”, Colloquium \”Literature in a conflictive environment\”, Romanian PEN Club, Bucarest

\”Antique, Medieval and Pre-modern Symbolic Maps\”, \”Global Maps : Symbolic Geographies\” Seminar, CEU, Budapest

2003 \”L’imaginaire des cartes T-O. Principes non-empiriques de construction des mappemondes médiévales\”, Ecole doctorale de la Faculté des Lettres de Limoges

\”Archetype, anarchetype, eschatype\”, Symposium of the Romanian Association of Comparative Literature, Bucarest

\”Caietele Echinox si Centrul de Cercetare a Imaginarului\” [Echinox Journal and the Centre for Imagination Studies], Zilele Echinox, Cluj, November 14-15

2004 \”Early Ideological Censorship of Utopian Thinking\”, Pasts Inc., Center for Historical Studies, Budapest, February 24

\”De l’utopie à l’antiutopie aux XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles\”, Ecôle doctorale de la Faculté de philosophie de l’Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3, Mai 12

\”Psychogeography. A Blueprint\”, Symposium \”Europe’s Symbolic Geographies\”, Pasts Inc., Budapest, Mai 27-29

2005 \”Le groupe onirique\”, Institut Culturel Roumain, Paris, June 21

\”Competentele si limitele comparatismului\” [Competences and Limitations of Comparative Literature], Symposium \”Literature and Interdisciplinarity\” of the Romanian Association of Comparative Literature, Brasov, July 15-16

\”Le mythe noir des Amériques: du bon sauvage à la beste effarable\”, Symposium \”Les imaginaires européens\”, Cluj, September 22-24

\”Les anarchétypes\”, Symposium \”La pensée mythique. Figures, méthodes, pratiques\”, Lyon, October 6-8

\”La transposition des mirabilia asiatiques dans l’Amérique des explorateurs de la Renaissance\”, Symposium \”Monstre et imaginaire social. Approches historiques, Paris, December 8-9

2006 \”Le corps en chantier des races monstrueuses dans la pensée enchantée du Moyen Age\”, Centre de Recherche sur l’Imaginaire, Université Stendhal, Grenoble 3, March 30

\”Utopies, récits de voyage et voyages extraordinaires\”, Symposium HOMO ERRANS. Passaggi, erranze, nomadi, Accademia di Romania, Rome, June 9

\”La géographie fantastique du Moyen Age\”, Summer school organized by the Romanian Association for Religious Studies, Ipoteşti, August 10-20

\”Edipo. Una psicoanalisis\”, Conference at Universidad del General San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 29

\”Los Anarquetipos\”, Colloquim \”El imaginario en el mito clásico\”, Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 31 august- September 1

\”Le mythe du Paradis dans les utopies de l’Âge classique\”, Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), Bucarest, September 20-23


vs.specific cultural în standardele universitare româneşti”, Symposium of the Romanian Association of Comparative Literature, Craiova, September 29-30 

\”Le voyage astral de Cyrano de Bergerac à Jules Verne\”, Colloquium \”Images, symboles, mythes et poétique de l’Ascension / Envol\” organized by the Jagellonian University, Krakow, October 5-7

\”Les techniques de validation empirique des voyages imaginaires aux XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles\”, International conference on \”Legitimity and legitimisation in culture and society\”, Faculty of Letters, Bucarest, November 23-25

2007 \”Imagination, imaginaire, imaginal. Three French Concepts for defining Creating Fantasy\”, Symposium \”Art in the new field of visibility\”, Netherlands Media Institute, Montevideo Time Based Arts, Amsterdam, January 19-20

\”Arhetip / Anarhetip. Două paradigme culturale” [Archetype / anarchetype. Two cultural paradigms], Programme ”Ein Europa der National Kulturen oder ein Europa der Kulturräume?”, Rumänisches Kulturinstitut Titu Maiorescu, Berlin, January 24

\”Le débat sur la condition des Amérindiens au XVIe siècle\”, Convegno internazionale di studi \”Le frontiere dell’alterità. Immagini del prossimo, dell’estraneo, dell’esotico\”, Università di IULM, Milan, February 22-24

”Hermeneutica lui Mircea Eliade astăzi” [Mircea Eliade’s Hermeneutics of

Religion, today], Simpozio \”Mircea Eliade\”, Facultaty of Letters, Cluj, March 13

\”Conceptul de anarhetip\” [The concept of anarhetype], Simposion \”Imagination and Literature\”, The Center for the Study of the Imaginary, The University in Alba-Iulia, March 17

Colloque \”Autour de Picatrix. Image et magie\”, Université Diderot – Paris 7, May 11-12

\”Archétype / Anarchétype. Deux paradigmes créateurs et culturels\”, Giornate di studio \”Metodologia della Mitocritica e Letteratura fantastica\”, Arcavacata di Rende, Università della Calabria, 4-5 iunie

\”Patru creatori de cosmologii poetice\” [Four Romanian Creators of Poetic Cosmologies], Memorialul Ipoteşti, June 14-15

\”Archétype, anarchétype, eschatype\”, Deuxième Congrès du Réseau Européen d’Etudes Littéraires Comparées \”Fortunes et infortunes des genres littéraires en Europe\”, Université Blaise Pascal et Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Clermont-Ferrand, September 6-9

\”Le fantastique insulaire médiéval. Les immrama irlandaises\” and \”Méthodes d’analyse de l’imaginaire\”, Centre de recherché sur l’imaginaire, Université Stendhal, Grenoble, October 8-9

\”Trois paradigmes de la culture européenne\”, Colloquium \”Existe-t-il un imaginaire européen?\”, Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Nice, October 24-26

2008 \”L’autre et l’ailleurs. La construction de l’identité européenne à l’âge classique\”, Colloquim \”Représentations de l’Europe: convergences et divergences\”, Jean Moulin University – Lyon 3, March 7-8

\”Trois concepts pour définir la fantaisie: Imagination, imaginaire, imaginal\”, I simpõsio internacional \”Caminhos do imaginário: Veredas da informação e estudos culturais\”, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói-Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, May 28-31


1. Daniel Zerki, \”How to Enact Darkness\”, in Echinox, 3-4/1985

2. Julio Cortázar, \”Summerdays\”, in Tribuna, 8/1986

3. Julio Cortázar, \”Silvia\”, in Echinox, 6-7/1987

4. Julio Cortázar, \”Circe\”, in Transilvania, 9/1988

5. \”Life after Life\”, in Transilvania, 2, 3, 5, 7-10/1989 and 1-10/1990

6. A. Samuels, B. Shorter, F. Plaut, \”A Short Dictionary of Jungian Archetypes\”, in Echinox, 1-2-3/1996



1. \”The Flight\”, in Echinox, 10-11-12/1981

2. \”Advice from a Horse\”, in Echinox, 5-6/1985

3. \”The Reincarnations of the Pharaoh Tlà\” (dramatic adaptation of some short novels by Mihai Eminescu), in Transilvania, 5 & 6/1989

4. \”The New Teacher\”, in Euphorion, 1/1990

5. \”On the Run\”, in Minerva, 13/1991

6. \”Claustrophobia\”, in Tribuna, 30/1991

7. \”The Pipeline with Sulphur\”, in Steaua, 12/1991

8. \”Luiza zboară deasupra oraşului\”, in Echinox, 7-8-9/2000

9. \”Luiza Textoris\”, in Euphorion, 1-2/2001

10. \”Me, myself, and I\”, in Echinox, 1-2/2001

11. \”The Center for the Construction of the Reality\”, in Steaua, 7-8/2001

12. \”Luiza’s Nights\”, in Steaua, 7/2002