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2011 Ph.D. French, The Johns Hopkins University.
2007-08 Exchange Student, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
2005 MPhil Medieval Studies (magna cum laude), Utrecht University.
2004 Erasmus Student, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
2003 MA Medieval Studies (cum laude), Central European University, Budapest.
2000 BA Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest.
Dr Andreea Marculescu is a scholar of late-medieval French literature with particular research interests in medieval theater, disability studies, witchcraft and demonology, and the history of emotions. Her first book, Demonic Possession, Vulnerability, and Performance in Medieval French Drama (New York: Peter Lang, 2018) advocates for an affective and ethical framework of reading the vocabularies of demonic possession through the lenses of late medieval French theater. As a form of narrativized poetics, theater allows us to understand demonic possession as a series of bodily narratives of pain, healing, witnessing, and, ultimately, vulnerability. Dr. Marculescu is also the co-editor of Affective and Emotional Economies in Medieval and Early-Modern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and guest editor of a special issue titled “Medieval Vulnerabilities” for the journal Digital Philology 9 (1): 2020. Her work has been supported by fellowships from American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Medieval Academy of America, and American Philosophical Society. She has published articles in Critique, Mediaevalia, Renaissance and Reformation, Literature Compass, Studies in Early Modern France and other collected volumes on the interconnection between medieval theater and the larger fields of medieval demonology (witchcraft, magic, demonic possession) and emotions. She is currently working on two book projects focused on witchcraft narratives in late medieval literature and, respectively, on representations of happiness in late-medieval France. Additionally, Dr Marculescu is editing a special journal issue entitled “The Witch in pre-Modern Literature” for Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales et Humanistes and co-editing a collection of essays entitled “Emotions in World Literature” commissioned for the series Options for Teaching edited by the Modern Language Association (MLA).
Before teaching at University of Oklahoma, Dr. Marculescu taught at Harvard University and University of California, Irvine.