Marcel Cornis-Pope


AB, MA Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
PhD University of Timisoara
Postgraduate courses at Oxford University and Birmingham University

Research/Teaching Focus

Literary theory, narratology, modern/postmodern American literature,
British Victorian and twentieth-century literature, literature and other media


New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression: Crossing Borders, Crossing Genres. Amsterdam and New York: John Benjamins, December 2014.

Ed. with John Neubauer. History of the Literary Cultures of East Central Europe. 4 vols. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2004–2010.

Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After. New York and London: Palgrave, 2001.

Ed. with Ronald Bogue. Violence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture. Albany: SUNY P, 1995.

Hermeneutic Desire and Critical Rewriting: Narrative Interpretation in the Wake of Poststructuralism. New York: St. Martin’s, 1992.

Recent/Selected Publications

“Report of the Coordinating Committee.” Recherches Littéraires/ Literary Research 31.61–62 (Summer 2015): 143–146.

“Literary Exchanges in the Post-Cold War Mediterranean Area.” Philologica Jassyensia 10.1 (19), 2014: 135–146.

“Literary History in Transnational Mode: The Challenges of Writing a History of East-Central European Literatures.” Comparative Literary Studies 50.2 (2013): 204–210.

“Author-Reader Interactions in the Age of Hypertextual and Multimedia Communication.”Analele Universităţii din Oradea, 2012, 9–22.

“From Alternative Forms of Realism to Post-Realism: Transitional Literature in the East-Central European Region in the 19th and 20th Century.” Serbian Studies Research 3.1 (2012): 41–58.

“Local and Global Frames in Recent Eastern European Literatures: Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and Postcoloniality.” JPW (Journal of Postcolonial Writing) 48.2 (May 2012): 143–54.

“East-Central Europe and the Search for a Literature of the ‘Third Way.’” Ed. A. N. Hammond,  Global Cold War Literatures: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.

“Shifting Paradigms: East European Literatures at the Turn of the Millennium.” Ed. Christian Moraru. Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and the Global Imaginary. New York: Columbia UP, 2010.

“‘In Black Inkblood’: Agonistic and Cooperative Authorship in the (Re)writing of History.” Ed. Jeffrey Di Leo, Federman’s Fictions: Innovation, Theory, Holocaust.  Albany, SUNY P, 2010.

“Urban Cartographies in the Post-Cold War Era: Postmodern Challenges to Ethnocentric and Globalist Mappings.” World Literature Studies 1.18 (2009): 14–27.


Faculty photo by Patrick Scott Vickers – 2014