Laura Pavel is a literary essayist and dramatic theory scholar, a Professor at the Faculty of Theatre and Television of Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj, where she teaches theatre history, dramatic theory, the anthropology of performance. Since 2014, she has been the Director of the PhD Program in Theatre and Performing Arts Studies at the Babeş-Bolyai University. She is the author of, among other publications, Dumitru Tsepeneag and the Canon of Alternative Literature, translated by Alistair Ian Blyth, Champaign & Dublin & London, Dalkey Archive Press, 2011 and Theatre and Identity. Interpretations on the Inner Stage (Cluj, 2012). She co-authored several collective volumes, such as Multiculturalismo e multilinguismo. Multiculturalisme et multilinguisme, edited by Gisèle Vanhese (2011). Her monographic essay Ionesco. Anti-lumea unui sceptic [Ionesco. The Anti-World of a Skeptic], 2002, has been translated into Italian by Maria Luisa Lombardo and is to be published by Aracne Editrice, Rome, in 2016.