Lect. dr. Diana Benea 

Diana Benea is Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Bucharest, where she teaches courses and seminars in American literature. She earned her PhD in Philology from the University of Bucharest with a dissertation on Thomas Pynchon's later fiction (2013).

She is currently serving as a Fulbright scholar grantee at The City University of New York/ Martin E. Segal Theater Center, with a research project on community-based performance. On research leave from the University of Bucharest, Sept. 2017 - March 2018.

Main research interests: American drama; contemporary American fiction; theories and methodologies in American Studies.

Recent publications:

“Thomas Pynchon’s Hybrid California(s): In Search of Spatial/ Social Justice in Inherent Vice.A Dark California: Essays on Dystopian Depictions in Popular Culture. Eds. Agata Zarzycka and Katarzyna Nowak-McNeice. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2017. 139-152. Print ISBN: 978-1-4766-6783-6. Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-2959-9.

"Negotiating the Quandaries of Post-9/11 Pakistani American Identity in Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced." Moravian Journal of Literature and Film 6.2 (Fall 2015): 51-66. Palacky University Press, Olomouc, Czech Republic. ISSN 1803-7720. [MLA International Bibliography]

“’Turning Setbacks into Comebacks’: Representing Disability in Ping Chong’s Inside/ Out . . . Voices from the Disability Community.” B.A.S - British and American Studies XXIII (2017): 109-121. Timisoara, West University Press. ISSN 1224–3086. [ERIH Plus, EBSCO, MLA International Bibliography, Ulrichsweb, CEEOL]

Recent guest lectures/ invited talks:

"The Politics and Aesthetics of Contemporary American Community-Based Theater: Ping Chong's Undesirable Elements (1992-)." The City University of New York, Martin E. Segal Theater Center Roundtable. October 16, 2017.




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