„Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca (1977)

University of Warwick (UK) (1993)

Queen’s University of Belfast, Institute of Irish Studies (1997)

PhD, „Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca (2000)


Dr. Adrian Radu is currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania). His main interests and fields of research and expertise are: Victorian literature, D.H. Lawrence, the contemporary British novel, the literature of the American South, contemporary Irish poetry and Irish language. He is the author of three volumes of literary studies. One of them is The Sign of the Phoenix, dedicated to the short prose of D.H. Lawrence in the 1920s, in an archetypal anthropological perception, followed by The Literatures of Identity, which provides a cultural perspective on the literature in Britain of the 1980s. The third volume is called Perceptions of Victorian Literature that reconsiders the most important names and literary output of Victorian England and offers the readers a modern and critical perspective of the age in literature. Victorian literature also reappears in The Palace of Art, a selected, critical and annotated anthology of texts published in two editions. Dr Radu’s most recent contribution to English studies is Good Usage, a book of English grammar for advanced students targeted on the most difficulties and debatable problems of norm and usage. 

He has authored several studies and articles on Victorian literature, cultural studies, Shakespearean bardolatry, the contemporary British novel, the literature of inter-religious conflicts in Northern Ireland and contemporary Irish poetry published in in many academic journals or volumes, such as: Studia Universitatis Babeş-BolyaiB.A.S. British and American StudiesRomanian Journal of English Studies, and Transylvanian Review. He has edited five volumes of conference proceedings. 

Currently, Dr Radu is the ESSE Messenger editor.

Selected publications

Good Usage: An English Grammar for Advanced Students, Cluj: Casa Cartii de Stiinta , 2014.

Perceptions of Victorian Literature, Cluj: Casa Cartii de Stiinta , 2010.

The Palace of Art: A Critical and Annotated Anthology of Selected Victorian Texts, Cluj: EDITURA NAPOCA STAR , 2012.

The Sign of the Phoenix, Cluj: Editura Napoca Star , 2001. 2nd, Revised Edition, 2014.

Radu Adrian, Radu Dionisie, Monografia Satului Curciu, Jud. Sibiu, Cluj: Editura Napoca Star, 2001.

The Literatures of Identity, Cluj: Editura Napoca Star , 2001.

„Northern Ireland and the Canonization of Conflict”, in, Transylvanian Review, Volum Nr: XXII, Pp. 298 – 309.

„(Re)shaping Time and Space in Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger and City of the Mind”, in The Conflict of

Interpretations: Literature and Its Reading, Cluj: Presa Universitara Clujeana , 2014. Pp. 115-123

„Dickens, teoriile critice <<deschise>> si Bahtin”, in De la victorianism la postmodernism: In memorian Ileana Galea, Cluj:

Presa Universitara Clujeana , 2013. Pp. 223-230.

„Imagination to / and Feminism: Celtic imagery and a modern case in point”, in: Caietele Echinox(vol. 2), Cluj: S.C.

Editura Dacia S.A, 2001. Pp. 147-150.

„Written Communication: Types of Texts”, in: Geschriebene and Gesprochene Ausdruckstechniken – Written and Oral Communication, Cluj: Presa Universitara Clujeana , 2000. Pp. 85-116.

Fields of research: Victorian Literature; D. H. Lawrence; Contemporary British Literature – The Contemporary British Novel; The literature of the American South; Irish Poetry; Irish language

Courses taught: Victorian Literature (BA level); The Victorian novel in film (BA level); British Culture and Civilisation; An Introduction to Irish Literature (BA level); Representations of Britain – The British Novel at the End of the 20th Century (MA level); Irish Poetry (MA level); Irish Culture and Spirituality (MA level)

Personal website.