Ilinca Ilian

Ilinca Ilian is associate professor at the West University of Timișoara, translator of literature, coordinator of academic exchanges and collaborations through the professional association Red de Hispanistas de Europa Central, and director of its journal, Colindancias. She has been visiting professor at the Autonomous University of Monterrey (2001-2002) and at the École de Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (2011). She is the author of the books The novels of Julio Cortázar and European literature (Chișinău, 2005), El Occidente de al lado –modernidad y literatura en la Europa Central (Monterrey, 2008), Julio Cortázar y Robert Musil – consonancias, divergencias y ecos (Madrid, 2013).  She participates in various national project (A history of Romanian translation; Central European Novel Dictionary) and international projects, related to her main lines of research. At present these lines are the Latin American prose of the 21st century and the reception of Latin American literature in the former socialist space in general and in Romania in particular, during the Cold War. Among her translations stand out the following titles: Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch, Augusto Monterroso's Perpetual Motion, Vicente Huidobro's Altazor and Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman.