A Transnational History of Romanian Literature

An ERC Consolidator Project


In recent decades, globalisation has sparked heightened interaction and integration amongst people, companies and governments. For instance, multinational corporations expanded and the role of some super-state organisations sprouted. Also, the means of communication developed rapidly. There was also a substantial increase in immigration. For all these reasons, there is a need to rethink the concept of ‘nation’. The EU-funded TRANSHIROL project will test the hypothesis that ‘national’ literature should not be primarily regarded as a system but as a network defined by the transnational communities in which it is integrated. The focus will be on Romania’s 500-year-long history of literature and its progressive global development in a history of world literature written from a Romanian perspective.