Irina Vasile

BA in Philology(English and Romanian) Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest, 2022

After graduating with an English major and a Romanian minor, I decided I wanted to continue discovering life’s diverse opportunities by choosing a multidisciplinary MA programme, which is why British Cultural Studies was a perfect fit. I knew it would be the place where I could enjoy a melange of psychology, philosophy, sociology, literature, cinema and other arts, while further developing my critical thinking and exploring my interest in writing. My latest academic article discussed stereotypes and preconceptions about gender roles that contemporary playwright Martin Crimp uses in the construction of his 2019 play, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, a reinterpretation of Samuel Richardson’s novel, Pamela. In the years to come, I’d like to continue exploring the idea of art as a provocation, as a means of shedding light upon important matters and broadening people’s horizons.