Prof. univ. dr. Michaela Mudure

Departamentul de limbă și literatură engleză

Domenii de interes:

  • The intersection between gender and ethnicity in literary studies
  • The British Enlightenment


Dr Michaela Mudure is interested in the intersection between gender and ethnicity in literary studies as well as in the British Enlightenment. She has been teaching in the English Department of the Faculty of Letters, Babes-Bolyai University since 1990, full professor since 2009. She was accredited Ph.D. advisor in 2010. Dr Mudure was awarded several research grants: University of Edinburgh (1992), Fulbright Grant at University of Arizona, Tucson (1993-1994); Free University Berlin (1995 and 2015), Central European University, Budapesta (1997, 1998-1999), Institutum Superiorum Humanitatis, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2005), University of Toronto, Canada (2012), University of California at Berkeley (2015-2016). Guest professor at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey and at Technical University Liberec, Czech Republic, prof. Mudure also gave invited lectures at the International Conference on Multicultural Discourses in Hangzhou, China (pleanry speaker), University of California at Santa Cruz, Universitatea Bahcehesir in Istanbul, ESSE Conference in Kosice, Slovakia (subplenary speaker) Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, University of Kent, Canterbury, University of California at Riverside, University of California at Berkeley, ESSE Conference in Galway, Ireland (subplenary speaker) etc. She has contributed to numerous reference works published in Romania, USA, and UK. Dr Mudure’s article “Zeugmatic Spaces: Eastern/Central European Feminisms”  has been translated into Estonian and published in the ERIH Journal Ariadna.


Feminine. Cluj: NapocaStar, 2000, 218 pages.

Katherine Mansfield. Plucking the Nettle of Impressions. Cluj: NapocaStar, 2000, 311 pages.

Coveting Multiculturalism. Cluj: NapocaStar, 2000, 180 pages.

Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies (co-author), ed. John Hawley. Westport, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press, 2001.

These Women Who Want to Be Authors… Female Authorship during the Enlightenment. Ed. and with an Introduction by Mihaela Mudure. Cluj: Motiv, 2001, 180 pages.

Ispitiri, trecute vremi. Eseuri de istorie literară [Temptations, By-gone Times. Essays of Literary History].  Piteşti, Bucureşti: Braşov, Cluj-Napoca: Editura Paralela 45, 2002, 192 pages.

Proverbe româneşti/Romanian Proverbs (co-translator). Cluj-Napoca: Pro Vita, 2003, 108 pages.

“Blackening Gypsy Slavery. The Case of Romania” Balckening Europe. The African-American Presence, ed. Heike Raphael-Hernandez. Foreword: Paul Gilroy. London and  New York: Routledge, 2004, pp. 263-284.

Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature (co-author), eds. Gaëtan Brulotte and John Philips. New York and London: Routledge, 2006.

International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities (co-author), eds. Michael Flood, Judith Kegan, Bob Pease, Keith Pringle. London and New York: Routledge, 2007.

“Jane Austen: Persuading Romanian Readerships” The Reception of Jane Austen in Europe, eds. Anthony Mandal and Brian Southam. London: Continuum, 2007, pp. 304-319.

“Zeugmatic Spaces: Eastern/Central European Feminisms” Human Rights Review, vol. 8, no.  3, April 2007, pp. 137-156.

“From the Infantile to the Subversive: Swift’s Romanian Adventures” The Reception of Jonathan Swift in Europe, ed. Hermann J. Real, London: Continuum, 2005, pp. 248-272.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality through History (co-author), vol. 4. Ed. Merril D. Smith. Westport, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press, 2008.

 Lecturi canadiene. Canadian Readings. Cluj-Napoca: NapocaStar, 2009, 137 p.

Dicţionarul cronologic al romanului românesc (1990-2000)[Chronological Ethnic America. Second edition revised and enlarged. Cluj-Napoca: NapocaStar, 2013, 283 p.

Mary Wollstonecraft: Reflections and Interpretations. Ed. and with an Introduction by Mihaela Mudure. Cluj-Napoca: NapocaStar, 2014, 265 p.

Dicţionarul General al Literaturii Române [General Dictionary of Romanian Literature] (colaborator). Ediţia a II-a revizuită. Ed. General Eugen Simion. Bucureşti: Editura Muzeul Literaturii Române, 2016, Vol. A-B.

Dicţionarul cronologic al romanului tradus în România (1990-2000)

[Chronological Dictionary of the Novel Translated in Romania (1990-2000) (co-author). Cluj-Napoca: Academia Română, Filiala Cluj, 2017, 572 p.

Trading Women. Traded Women. A Historical Scrutiny of Gendered Training. Ed. and with an Introduction by Gonul Bakai and Mihaela Mudure. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2017, 391 p.


Professor Michaela Mudure teaches the British Enlightenment, a gender studies initiation course, and ethnic literatures in the USA.

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