Cătălin Constantinescu, PhD. in Comparative Literature. Associate Professor in the Department of Romanian Studies, Comparative Literature and Journalism at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi. Visiting Lecturer (Gastwissenschaftler) at „Johannes Gutenberg” University in Mainz (2014-2016). Lectures and writes on Romanian culture, civilization and language, modern European writers, utopian literature, on the relationships between literature and shame. His recent publications include: „Digging (W)holes in a Global World. Identity in Comparative Literature, in Globalization and intercultural dialogue : multidisciplinary perspectives” (2014); „Literature as Exploration. Reading the Emotions” (2015); „Intermedialität and Literature. What is Filmic Rewriting?” (2015).