Petronia Popa Petrar



PhD, 2008, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj

MA, 2002, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj

BA, 2001, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj

Petronia Popa Petrar is a lecturer with the Department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj. She is affiliated with the Centre for the Research of the Contemporary British Novel (CCRBC) and the Centre for European Modernism Studies (CEMS).

Her research interests include twentieth-century British fiction, modernism and postmodernism, posthumanism and the ethics of fiction. She is currently working on a book on the ethics of the contemporary novel.

Selected publications:

Carmen Borbély, Petronia Petrar, Our Heteromorphic Future: Encoding the Posthuman in Contemporary British Fiction, Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2014.

Spatial Representations in Contemporary British Fiction, Cluj-Napoca: Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2012.

“Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier and the Ethics of Perspective,” Transylvanian Review, vol. XXV, Supplement No. 1, 2016, pp. 165-175.

“Towards an Ethics of Critical Discourse: Ioana Em. Petrescu and ‘Responsible Reading,’” Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Philologia, vol. 61, 2/2016, pp. 40-47.

“The Resurrected Future of Cloud Atlas: Writing and Filming Dystopian Time”, ERIH+, EBSCO, CEEOL, Caietele Echinox, 2015, pp. 263-271.