Dr Dragoş Ivana

Associate Professor of English
BA, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Letters, 2000
MA, University of Bucharest, MA in British Cultural Studies, 2002
PhD in Humanistic Studies, University of Bucharest, 2012 (summa cum laude)
Office hours: Monday (4-6pm)


Urban History: London, from City to Post-metropolis


Dragoş Ivana is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Bucharest. His main research interests are British literature, the early American novel, comparative literature, Cervantes studies, critical theory, and city studies. He is treasurer of the Romanian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. One of Ivana’s books titled Embattled Reason, Principled Sentiment and Political Radicalism: Quixotism in English Novels, 1742-1801was published by Brill publishing house in 2015. He was the recipient of several doctoral and postdoctoral research scholarships at the University of Kent, the Bodleian Library, the British Library, Chawton House Library, and Vanderbilt University and was also a member in four projects funded by UEFISCDI. Ivana has published extensively on the reception of Cervantes in the eighteenth-century English novel and novel theory. In 2018 he was appointed Fulbright Ambassador of the University of Bucharest. His current projects focus on representations of quixotism in the early American novel, the Jacobin and anti-Jacobin novel, and representations of London in English literature, respectively.


BOOKS (single- and co-authored)

  • Embattled Reason, Principled Sentiment and Political Radicalism: Quixotism in English Novels, 1742-1801, Editura Rodopi/Brill, Amsterdam and New York, Costerus Series, 2014, 297 p., ISBN (print) 978-90-420-3773-1; ISBN (e-book) 978-94-012-1022-5.
  • Behind “the Great Tradition”: Popular Culture in Eighteenth-Century England, Editura Ars Docendi, Bucureşti, 2017, 182 p., ISBN 978-973-558-991-2.
  • Mihaela Zamfirescu, Dragoş Ivana, Enhancing Grammar and Translation Practice. A Handbook for Freshmen in Translation Studies, volume I, Bucharest: Ars Docendi, 2020, 264 pp., ISBN 978-606-998-115-3.


“Jane Austen şi tradiţia literară augustană”, în Jane Austen: glose,înţelesuri, interpretări, coord. Mihaela Mudure, Editura Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, Cluj-Napoca, 2019, pp. 9-18, ISBN: 978-606-17-1175-8.

ARTICLES (selective)

  • “Quixotism, Federalism, and the Question of American National Identity in Royall Tyler’s The Algerine Captive”, în American, British and Canadian Studies Journal, ed. Karina Schneider, Sibiu, Universitatea “Lucian Blaga”, 33/2019, pp. 29-46, ISSN 1841-1487.
  • “Transatlantic Exchanges: The Rise of the Early American Novel”, în British and American Studies, ed. Hortensia Pârlog, Editura Universităţii de Vest, Timişoara, vol. XXVI/2020, pp. 171-178. ISSN 1224-3086.
  • “Narrative, Temporality and the Modernist City”, în Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature, ed. Anna Maziarczyk, Universitatea Maria Curie-Skłodowska, Lublin, vol. 44, nr. 2, 2020, pp. 123-131, E-ISSN 2450-4580. DOI: 10.17951/lsmll.2020.44.2.123-131.
  • “Writing the City, Narrating Identity”, editorial, American, British and Canadian Studies, ed. Dragoş Ivana, Editura Universităţii Lucian Blaga, Sibiu, vol. 34/2020, pp. 1-7.
  • “Popular Culture as a Stimulus for Literary Creativity: The Case for Eighteenth-Century England”, în Creativity 3(1), ed. Mihai Stroe, New York: Addleton Academic Publishers, 2020, pp. 85-101 ISSN 2639-5614 (online) doi:10.22381/C3120204 (ERIH PLUS)
  • “Consequences of Romantic Radicalism: Sentimentalism as Quixotism in Mary Hays’s Memoirs of Emma Courtney” în OP. CIT: Revista de estudos anglo-americanos/A Journal of Anglo-American Studies, 9/2020, 2nd series, pp. 25-38. ISSN 2182-9446.
  • Space and Narrative: the Inn and the Structure of the Early Modern Novel, în “Space and Narrative: the Inn and the Structure of the Early Modern Novel”, în Analele Universităţii Ovidius, seria Filologie, Constanţa, ed. Lucia Opreanu, Nicoleta Sava, vol. XXXi, no. 2/2020, pp. 97-104. ISSN 2734-7060 (online). http://litere.univ-ovidius.ro/Anale/volume_2020_2.php 
  • “Merging the Human and the Nonhuman: The Object Narrator in The Adventures of a Black Coat.” Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory 7.1. (2021): 148-159. https://doi.org/10.24193/mjcst.2021.11.09   
  • “A City of One’s Own: Appropriating London in Virginia Woolf’s Portrait of a Londoner”, in British and American Studies Journal, ed. Hortensia Pârlog, Editura Universităţii de Vest, Timişoara, 2022. ISSN 1224-3086, pp. 83-88; DOI: 10.35923/BAS.28.08


Mircea Martin, Christian Moraru, and Andrei Terian (eds.), Romanian Literature as World Literature, New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017, 357 pp., în The Comparatist, ed. Zahi Zalloua, vol. 43/2019, pp. 396-398. ISSN 1559-0887.

Elena Butoescu. Literary Imposture and Eighteenth-Century Knowledge: The Tradition of the Literary Faker in England from Marana to Goldsmith. Bucharest: Zeta Books, 2019. Pp 475. ISBN 978-606-697-092-1 (paperback); ISBN 978-606-697-093-8 (ebook), în American, British and Canadian Studies, ed. Adriana Neagu, vol. 36, no. 1 (2021), pp. 217-220. E-ISSN 1841-964X.

Charles Forsdick, Zoë Kinsley and Kathryn Walchester (eds.), Keywords for Travel Writing Studies: A Critical Glossary. London: Anthem Press, 2019. 347 p. ISBN: 978 1783089222, în CompLit: Journal of European Literature, Arts and Society, ed. Leena Eilittä, Sandra Vlasta, 2/2021, Classiques Garnier, Paris, pp. 177-179. ISSN 2782-0874.

Daniela Rogobete, Scotland and Scottishness. FromTradition to Modernity, 2020. Pp. 192. ISBN 978-606-141-616-5 (paperback), în American, British and Canadian Studies, ed. Petronia-Popa Petrar, vol. 37, no. 2 (2021), pp. 157-161. E-ISSN 1841-964X.