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98. Romania's Intellectuals and Ceauşescu's Secret Police

Thursday, 5 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Boren, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Romanian Studies

Presiding: Valentina N. Glajar, Texas State Univ.; Jeanine Teodorescu, Lexington Coll.

Speakers: Monica Garoiu, Kenyon Coll.; Valentina N. Glajar; Anca Luca Holden, Univ. of Georgia; Corina Liliana Petrescu, Univ. of Mississippi; Cristina Petrescu, Univ. of Bucharest; Dragos Petrescu, Univ. of Bucharest

Responding: Jeanine Teodorescu

For abstracts, write to after 3 Jan.

Session Description:

This roundtable explores stories of collaboration, surveillance, and resistance as documented in the files of the Securitate or fictionalized in literature and films. The discussion will address issues such as “east-ethical” versus genuine literary works produced under communism; genderless persecution or dissent; and postsocialist reflections in texts by Herta Müller, Ana Blandiana, Richard Wagner, Monica Lovinescu, and Eginald Schlattner.


  • no longer used--was Other Literatures, now 126

Author Comment
Subject: The Romanian Cultural Institute New York
This session has been organized with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York. We would like to thank them for making it possible for our Romanian colleagues, Dr. Cristina Petrescu and Dr. Dragos Petrescu, to participate at this conference.