Ioan Pop-Curşeu#

Ioan Pop-Curşeu
Email:ioancurseu 'at'
Membership Number:4401
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ROMANIA

Present and Previous Positions
  • October 2016 - present Associate Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University, Department of Cinematography and Media, Faculty of Theatre and Television
  • October 2008 - September 2016 Assistant Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University, Department of Cinematography and Media, Faculty of Theatre and Television
  • 2012 - 2016 Guest Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters. Title of the course: French Writers from the 20th century and the film (taught in French, in the MA program Multilingual & Multicultural Communication).
  • September 2012-February 2013: Guest Professor, University of Bucharest, Excellence Center for the Study of Image (CESI), in the MA program Society, Multimedia, Spectacle
  • From 2012 director of the book collection “Cinemag” (cinema, visual arts), Tact Publishing House
  • From 2011 Member of the editorial board of the academic journal Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai. Dramatica ( 2013-2016: Secretary of the editorial board
  • 2011 - 2013 Secretary of the editorial board of the academic journal Ekphrasis. Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, edited by the Babeş-Bolyai University (
  • 2008 - 2016 Member of the editorial board, Steaua (cultural magazine), Cluj-Napoca
  • From 2008 to the present: Member of the Research and Creation Center “Vlad Mugur”, Faculty and Theatre and Television Cluj, ITIA line (History of the Theatre, Theatrical Iconography & Anthropology)
  • 2002 - 2007 Teaching assistant and PhD student at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, Comparative Literature Section. Seminaries in French Literature and Culture of the 19th century, in Literature & Cinema, Literature & Arts

Fields of Scholarship
  • Film
  • Photography
  • Aesthetics
  • Cultural and visual anthropology
  • 19th century French literature
  • Baudelaire
  • History of theater
  • Philology
  • Ethnography & folklore

Honours and Awards
  • From 2014 to the present: Member of Uniunea Scriitorilor din România (Writers' Union of Romania).
  • From 2013 to the present: President of the Jury for the ClujShorts International Film Festival (
  • 2014 The "Eta Boeriu" Prize, for the Romanian translation and critical edition of "Baudelaire et l'expérience du gouffre" (2013), granted by the Writers' Union of Romania.
  • 2013 The “Culture and civilization” Prize, International Book Fest, 22nd edition, Chişinău 2013), and 3 prize nominations in Romania for the book Magie şi vrăjitorie în cultura română. Istorie, literatură, mentalităţi [Magic and Witchcraft in Romanian Culture. History, Literature, Mentality]. 3 prize nominations in Romania: Observator cultural; Gala premiilor industriei de carte; Writers' Union Cluj.
  • April - May 2009; September 2013 2 international prestigious fellowships, granted by Centre national du livre, Paris, at the Collège International des Traducteurs Littéraires (CITL), Arles.
  • 2009 The "Clujul literar” Prize for essay, granted by the Writers’ Union of Romania, for the book Baudelaire, la plural [Baudelaire, plural].
  • 2005 The Debut Prize of Cuvântul cultural journal, granted for the book Nu ştie stânga ce face dreapta. Două eseuri despre şovăielile gândirii critice [The Left Doesn’t Know what the Right Does. Two Essays on the Hesitation of Critical Thinking]. The book got also a nomination for the annual prizes of România literară magazine (May 2005).
  • 2003 Hélène and Victor Barbour Prize, Geneva, granted for the MA Dissertation: Baudelaire: théâtralité, théâtre(s), ébauches de pièces.

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