Amelia Precup



 Ph.D., Babeș-Bolyai University, 2013

 M.A., Babeș-Bolyai University, 2004

 B.A., Babeș-Bolyai University, 2003

Amelia Precup is lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University. In 2012, she was a visiting researcher at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK and at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies. In the same year, she was awarded the Eccles Center Postgraduate Award, for her doctoral research project on Woody Allen’s short fiction. In 2013 she was a visiting researcher at the Center for American Studies in Brussels and at the Eccles Center for American Studies in London.

Her academic interests lie in contemporary American literature and seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century English literature. She has read or published papers on contemporary American literature, representations of gender and ethnicity, early modern English fiction, Restoration and eighteenth-century English poetry.

Amelia Precup teaches undergraduate courses and seminars on seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century English literature and electives on text interpretation and essay writing.

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Selected publications:

“Jewish Humor and Woody Allen’s Short Fiction”, Studies in American Humor, series 4, vol. 3, no. 2, 2017, 204-222.

“Reversing Absence. The Exploration of Memory in The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers,” Studia UBB, Philologia, LXII, 1, 2017, 173-190.

“Fate and the Economic Value of Women in Aphra Behn’s Fiction”, Trading Women, Traded Women. A Historical Scrutiny of Gendered Trading, eds. Gönül Bakay and Mihaela Mudure, Peter Lang, 2017, 281-300.

“London in the Poetic Imagination of the Long Eighteenth Century,” Philobiblon, vol. XXI, No. 1, 2016, 55-67.

 “On the ‘Seriousness’ of Early Modern English Fiction,” Studia UBB Philologia, LXI, 1, 2016, 77-94.

“The Posthuman Body in Jennifer Egan’s ‘Black Box’” American, British and Canadian Studies, vol. 25, 2015, 171-186.

 “If only God would give me some clear sign!” – God, Religion, and Morality in Woody Allen’s Short Fiction, Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, vol. 14, issue 40, 2015, 131-149.

“The Recipe for ‘sheer dessert’ – Woody Allen’s Short Stories for The New Yorker.” Philobiblon. vol. XIX no 2, 2014, 501-517.