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Dr Marius-Mircea Crișan

Dr Marius-Mircea Crișan (PhD 2008 University of Turin, Italy) is Associate Professor at the West University of Timișoara. He is the author of The Birth of the Dracula Myth: Bram Stoker’s Transylvania and The Impact of a Myth: Dracula and the Fictional Representation of the Romanian Space – nominated for the Debut Prize of the Union of the Romanian Writers – Timișoara Branch, as well as of Syntheses of Didactics of Romanian language and literature: Introductory coordinates and research perspectives. He was the manager of the research project The impact of a Myth: Dracula and the Image of Romania in British and American Literatures (2011-2013). He has written several articles on the Dracula myth and book chapters for international publishing houses. He also publishes on Imagology, reception theories and Didactics, and is co-author of An Imagological Dictionary of the Cities in Romania Represented in British Travel and Dictionary of the Writers of the Banat. Marius Crișan is also chair of the International Conference Beliefs and Behaviours in Education and Culture and organiser of the International Workshop Where’s the Place of Dracula: (De)Constructing Stereotypes in the Study of Mythical Places in Literature and the Arts.