Alex Goldiș is currently Assistant Professor, Ph.D. at the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca and editor at several literary magazines. His main topics of teaching and research cover the history of the Romanian literature (20th – 21th centuries). He is the author of the volumes Critica în tranșee. De la realismul socialist la autonomia esteticului/ The Entrenchments of Literary Criticism. From Realist Socialism to the Autonomy of the Aesthetic (2011), awarded by the Romanian Writers’ Union, and Sincronizarea criticii românești postbelice în deceniile opt și nouă. Teorii, metode, critici/ The Synchronization of the RomanianCriticism in the Eighth and NinthDecade. Theories, Methods, LiteraryCritics (2012). He is currently investigator of the research project A World-Systems Analysis of Semiperipheral Literatures. The Case of Romanian Literature (UEFISCDI code PN-II-RU-TE-2012-3-0411). He has published approximately 30 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and 300 literary reviews.