Seductions of Writing and Reading

A Review of Rushdie’s Cross-Pollinations by Dana Bădulescu


  • Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru University of Bucharest


A review of Rushdie’s Cross-Pollinations by Dana Bădulescu


postcolonial, Rushdie, seduction, translation


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Author Biography

Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, University of Bucharest

Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru is Reader in English at the University of Bucharest. She holds a PhD in philosophy (University of Bucharest) and a PhD in English (postcolonialism, University of East Anglia). Her main research interests are global/transnational writing in English, gender studies, postcolonialism and postcommunism. Among her many publications is the above cited Performance and Performativity in Contemporary Indian Fiction in English (Brill, 2015).




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