Mihaela Ursa is Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer, PhD, and teaches comparative literature at the Faculty of Letters, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj, Romania. She authored seven books in Romanian language on comparatism, critical theory, fictionality, gender studies, and erotic literature, the latest is „Identitate şi excentricitate: Comparatismul românesc între specific local şi globalizare”[Identity and Ex-Centricity: Romanian Comparatism between Local and Global], 2013). Co-author of several collective volumes and of hundreds of articles, studies, reviews, essays published on cultural studies, literary theory and criticism, both as a cultural journalist and as an academic researcher. Most recent research stages in: Caen, Rome, Bard College (New York). Awarded prizes for her books by The Romanian Association of Comparative Literature and The Romanian Association of Writers, awarded prizes for excellence in academic research by Babes-Bolyai University.