Join us for the second workshop this semester on February 16.*

Catalina Florina Florescu, Ph.D.
Department of English
Pace University

“Back to Shame: A Talk About Reproduction,
Violated Rights, and the ‘Traditional Family’ ”

Catalina Florina Florescu earned a bachelor’s degree in Romanian Literature with a minor in American Literature from the University of Bucharest and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Purdue University, specializing in Comparateu-1ive Theatre & Medical Humanities. She teaches literature, cultural studies, cinema, and writing at Pace University in Manhattan. Her books include Transacting Sites of the Liminal Bodily Spaces (literary criticism in a medical context); Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood (concerning mothers in literature and motion picture); Inventing Me/Exercitii de retrait, a memoir; and Transnational Narratives in Englishes of Exile. Her first book of poetry is The Night I Burned My Origami Skin, published last year. She has also written three plays, Mia, a drama, which had a reading at the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York City; The After-Tastes of Life, a farce; and a political parable, Suicidal Dog and Laika. The  plays will be published in  Romanian this year and the English version, by PalmArtPress, in Berlin. And she is currently working on a volume of short stories titled Not Yet.

*It is ESSENTIAL that you RSVP to Nanette Funk <nanettefunk1@gmail.com> or Sonia Jaffe Robbins <sjr1991@gmail.com> so that we can leave your name with security at the front desk.
We meet at the Center for European & Mediterranean Studies, NYU, 53 Washington Square South, 3rd floor, 4:30-6 p.m. After the workshop, we usually continue the discussion over an informal dinner, and all are welcome.

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