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Roxana Vicovanu

After having studied French and English literatures, as well as philosophy and aesthetic theory in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and in Geneva, Switzerland, Roxana Vicovanu obtained a Ph.D. in Romance languages and literatures at the Johns Hopkins University in 2009, with a thesis on the seminal review L’Esprit nouveau (1920-1925) and artistic modernism. She was a junior fellow of the Fondation Le Corbusier (2006-2007) and a Chateaubriand Fellow at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (2005-2005) in Paris and a post-doctoral fellow at Université Paris 7 (2009-2010) and at Université de Genève (2010).
Her research interests are aesthetic theory, conceptions of space in literature, architecture and the visual arts at the of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the relationship between art and life, art and ethics, art and science, and inter-arts theories.
She is currently preparing a critical anthology of articles first published in L’Esprit nouveau (1920-1925), forthcoming at MêtisPresses, Geneva in 2013-2014, and holds since August 2012 a position of “collaborateur scientifique conseiller à la recherche” at the Faculty of Letters of University of Geneva.