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Ştefana Pop-Curşeu | artistic director


Born:
17 May 1979, Cluj-Napoca

Studies: 

- Primary School, German section, "George Coşbuc" School, Cluj-Napoca.

- 1990-1993:  French Secondary School, Collège "Jules Romains", Paris, 7ème, France.

- 1993-1997: highschool, English Section, "Gheorghe Şincai" Highschool, Cluj-Napoca.

- 1997: AB in Humanistic Sciences, 9,73 /10 average.

- 1997-2003: Faculty of Letters, BA in French and English, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca. Diploma Paper coordinated by Professor Maria Vodă Căpuşan PhD, (10/10 Average).

- October 1998 - April 1999: Erasmus Scholarship at Institut für französische Philologie "Julius Maximilians", Universität Würzburg, Germany.

- 1999-2000: student at the Theatre Studies Department, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca.

- 2000 accepted, based on a national competion, at the École Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm as a foreign student, a two year scholarship.

- 2000-2001: BA in Theatre Studies (Maîtrise en Théâtre et Arts du Spectacle) at the Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Diploma Paper coordinated by Prof. Jean-Pierre Sarrazac (title: Arthur Adamov et le vécu de la modernité aux carrefours de lintime et du politique), with the mention "Very Well" (17/20).

- 2001-2002: MA in Theatre Studies (DEA en Théâtre et Arts du Spectacle) at the Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Dissertation Paper coordinated by Prof. Georges Banu (Théâtralité et imag(inair)e biblique dans la peinture de Pieter Bruegel lAncien et le théâtre de Michel de Ghelderode) with the mention "Very Well" (18/20).

- 2002-2008, Scholarship PhD Student at the Theatre Studies Department from the Paris III University.

- PhD Defence on 6 December 2008: La théâtralité de la peinture murale post-byzantine, XVe-XVIIe siècles (Teatralitatea picturii murale post-bizantine, secolele XV-XVII)  at the Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle University. Board: Thesis coordinator Martine de Rougemont (Univ. Paris III), Prof. Monique Banu-Borie (Univ. Paris III), Prof. Catherine Jolivet-Lévy (École Pratique des Hautes Études), Prof. Cătălin Partenie (Univ. du Québec, Montréal), Prof. Sandra Pietrini (Univ. Trento, Italy). Mention: maximum "Très honorable avec les félicitations du Jury". Title obtained: Doctor of Theatre Studies.

 


 

Awards and distinctions:

- 1991 - Nominated among the best students from the city of Paris.

- 1994 - First Prize at the National French Language Olympics, Târgovişte.

- 1995 - Special Prize at the Regional Colloquim of Social Sciences, Philosophy section

- 1997 - Second Prize at the National French Language Olympics, Braşov.

- 1998 - Second Prize at the Scinetific Session of Students, French Literature section, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca.

- 1999 - First Prize at the Scinetific Session of Students, French Literature section, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca.

- 1999 - First Prize at the "Lucian Blaga" National Student Colloquium, Sibiu, Translations section, and award of the Euphorion Literary Magazine for the best French translation of Lucian Blaga’s poetry.

- 2000 - First Prize at the Scinetific Session of Students, French Literature section, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca.

- 2000 - First Prize at the"Emil Cioran" National Essay Contest, Sibiu.

- 2000 - Second Prize at the "Mihai Eminescu" National Student Colloquium, Translations section, Iaşi.

- 2001 - Award for best actress for the roles of Henriette and Adèle in Désiré by Sacha Guitry, Litige Student Theatre Festival, Paris, spring 2001, with the theatre company La Meneghella.

 


 

Other activities:

- Editor, than editor-in-chief of the literary magazine of the "Gheorghe Şincai" High School, 1995-1997.

- Editor-in-chief, than foreign correspondent of the Echinox Literary Magazine, "Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, starting with 1998.

- Organizing Member of the Echinox Literary circle, Cluj-Napoca, 1999.

- Membru of an amateur theatre company, Cluj, 1996-1998.

- Membru of the La Meneghella amateur theatre company, École Normale Supérieure, 2000-2001.

- Organiser, in collaboration with "Les plumes de l’Axe" cultural organization, of a series of Robert Desnos-Lucian Blaga Poetry Soirees, (poetry recitals to music) , Paris (ENS et Maison des Écrivains), 2000-2002.

- Director of a performance based on fragments of plays and of the diary of Arthur Adamov, entitled: Le témoignage de la modernité: Arthur Adamov et le Pop Art, with the participation of the First year students from the Theatre Studies Departament (Théâtre et Arts du Spectacle), on the occasion of the Scientific Sessions of the Doctoral Departament from Paris III University, on the topic "Figures du Témoin", May 2004.

- Editor-in-chief of Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Series Dramatica University Magazine.

- Editor of Ekphrasis. Images, Cinema, Theatre, Media, Faculty of Theatre and Television, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj.

 



Teaching experience
:

- Substitute teacher of  English and French at the "Gheorghe Sincai" High School, Cluj, from 1998 to 1999.

- 2002-2005 Assistant (allocataire-moniteur) at Paris III  University- Sorbonne Nouvelle, Theatre Department Studies: "Theatre and Performance Arts" (theoretical seminars of drama analysis, text analysis, theatre reviews, theatre aesthetics).

- University Pedagogy Internship organized by CIES Sorbonne (Centre d’Initiation à l’Enseignement Supérieur) followed by two years of teaching as an assistant and completed with a Pedagogical Review (June 2005).

- 2008-2009 1st semester: teaching collaborator, la Faculty of Theatre and Television, "Babeş-Bolyai" University , Cluj-Napoca, seminars of History of Romanian Theatre, History of Universal Theatre, Drama Analysis

- Lector at the Faculty of Theatre and Television, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca, tenure since February 2008.

- Invited Professor at the Theatre Studies Institute, Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, France, February-June 2011.

 



Foreign Languages:

French: bilingual, professional level. (Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF), 1996-1997).

English: fluent, university level.

German: Fairly good (German Language Certificate, Mittelstufe, Würzburg, 1998).

Italian: Fairly good.

Spanish: good understanding.

 


 

Publications:

Translation of books

- Samuel Beckett, Fin de partie - Sfârşit de partidă, Cluj-Napoca, Apostrof, 2000, preceeded by an introductory study. (Mentioned in: Echinox, Observatorul cultural 2001, Thalia; The text was staged by Gelu Badea, Satu Mare, June 2006.)

- Jean Cuisenier, Mémoire des Carpathes. Dans la Roumanie millénaire, un regard intérieur - Memoria Carpaţilor. În Romania milenară, o privire interioară, Cluj-Napoca, Echinox, 2002, 552 pages, in collaboration with Ioan Curşeu. (References: Piaţa literară (Nora Rebreanu Sava), Adevărul literar şi artistic, Romania literarǎ, Graiul Maramureşului (Gh. Pârja, 2005).)

- Patrick Deville, La femme parfaite - Femeia perfectă, novel, Cluj-Napoca, Echinox, 2002, 134 pages in collaboration with Ioan Curşeu. (References: Romania literară (Grete Tartler), Piaţa literară (Monica Gheţ), Observatorul cultural (Alexandru Matei).)

- Lucian Blaga, În marea trecere - Le Grand passage, Marseille, Editions Autres Temps, 2003, in collaboration with Ioan Pop-Curşeu. (References: Observatorul cultural, Romania literară, Bibliographie nationale française. Livres.)

- Gustave Thibon, Diagnostics - Diagnostic, Cluj-Napoca, Editions Echinox, 2004, in collaboration with Ioan Pop-Curşeu. (Presented by Dan C. Mihăilescu in the TV Show Omul care aduce cartea, ProTV, 2-6 October 2006.)

- Ion Pop, Descoperirea ochiului - La Découverte de lœil, Saint-Nazaire, Editions Meet, 2005.

- Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Entretiens avec le Professeur Y - Convorbiri cu Profesorul Y, Paralela 45, Bucharest, 2006. (References: Evenimentul zilei (with large, unquoted, pieces of text from the preface; March 2006), Cronica română (27 April 2006), Prezent (4 May 2006, Mihai Iovănel), Ziarul financiar (Stelian Ţurlea), Cultura (8 June 2006, page 13, Cristina Balinte), Aspirina (Bedros Horasangian). Fragments of this translation were staged at the French Cultural Centre from Bucharest.)

- Pascal Vrebos, LAvare II - Avarul II, preceeded by an introductory study, Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, Cluj-Napoca, 2010.

Other translations

- 8 poems by Maurice Maeterlinck in Romanian (Âme, Amen, Oraison, Oraison nocturne, Chasses lasses, Heures ternes, Intentions, Cloches de verre), in Echinox, no. 1-2-3 / 2000, page 40, in collaboration with Ioan Curseu.

- 4 poems by Lucian Blaga in French, Parages, revue de l’ENS, Paris, hiver 2000, pp. 74-83.

- 7 poems by Samuel Beckett in Romanian, Echinox, no. 7-8-9, 2001, p. 19.

Literary Reviews

- Literary review: Marta Petreu, Apocalipsa dupa Marta, in Echinox, no. 7-8-9, 1999, p. 7.

- Literary review: Nicolae Prelipceanu, Ce-ai facut în noaptea sfântului Bartolomeu?, in Apostrof, no. 7-8, 2000, pp. 9-10.

- Literary review: Alexandru Cistelecan, Top Ten, in Echinox, no. 5-6, 2001.

- Theatre review: Noua izbucnire a ghelderoditei about Anca Măniuţiu’s book Carnavalul şi Ciuma, in Romania Literară, no. 47, 1-6 Dec. 2004, p. 22.

- Literary review: În căutarea duşmanului declarat, about the Romanian Translation of Jean Genet’s Lennemi déclaré, (Duşmanul declarat), in Tribuna, no. 59, 16-28 February. 2005, pp. 5-6.

- Theatre review: Arta, o problemă scenică, about the play Art by Yasmina Reza, staged by Sorin Misirianţu, at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, in Steaua, no. 6, June 2009, pp. 57-58.

- Theatre review: La Théâtre de la Ville, Rinocerii umplu sala, (I and II), in Steaua, no. 7/2011, pp. 49-51, and Steaua, no. 8/2011, pp. 56-58.


Studies, essays, articles

In the country:

- "L’homme monstrueux, personnage du théâtre de l’absurde", in Echinox, no. 4-5-6, 1999, pp. 35-36.

- "Les résultats de la doctrine janséniste dans la tragédie racinienne : Phèdre", in Echinox, no. 7-8-9, 1999, pp. 37-38.

- "Traduction, recherche, comparaison : trois poèmes de Lucian Blaga (Nuit à la mer, Psaume, Paradis en ruines) et les problèmes que pose le thème en français dans le cas de la poésie", în Euphorion, no. 4, 1999, pp. 36-37.

- "Fins de parties d’une société sous le signe de la névrose (Off Limits d’Arthur Adamov)", în Echinox, no. 10-11-12, 1999, pp. 36-37.

- "Întâlnire cu excentricitatea teoreticǎ", in Echinox, no. 1-2-3, 2000, pp. 12-15.

- "Les Avatars de l’Avare", in Études francophones. Variations sur la différence, Napoca Star, 2000, pp. 27-46.

- "L’actualité théâtrale: du texte à la représentation", in Echinox, no. 1-2, 2001, p. 18.

- "Teatrul şi cealaltă faţă a teoriei", in Echinox, no. 10-11-12, 2001, p. 11.

- "Ionesco aujourd’hui ou comment s’y prendre", in Echinox, no. 4-5-6, pp. 16-17.

- "La lecture des Sept péchés capitaux de Jérôme Bosch à travers le théâtre ghelderodien" translated to Romanian by Ioan Pop-Curşeu, in Vatra, no. 11-12, 2002, pp. 26-32).

- "Théâtralité de l’image et images de théâtres : Dormition et Assomption de la Vierge au bas Moyen Âge", in Studies Literare, New Series, Year VII-VIII, 2004-2005, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, pp. 327-363.

-"Le théâtre de la perte de soi : corps scéniques et êtres consommables", in Euresis, Cahiers Roumains détudes littéraires et culturelles, no. 3-4, fall-winter 2006, Romanian Cultural Institute, Bucharest, pp. 197-210.

- "Sorcières et sorcellerie dans le théâtre de Michel de Ghelderode" in Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Series dramatica, no. 1, 2007, Cluj, Napoca, pp. 45-60.

- "«Mai puţin înseamnă mai mult » sau gradul zero al fiinţei", Prefaţă la Samuel Beckett, Teatru, edited and translated by Anca Măniuţiu, "Camil Petrescu" Cultural Foundation through Cheiron Publishing House, Bucharest, 2007, pp. 5-20.

- "Le Mystère des enfants dans la fournaise: iconographie et histoire du théâtre byzantin" in Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Series dramatica, no. 3, 2008, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 137-163.

- «Le "théâtre muet" de la peinture. Introduction à la théâtralité picturale (appliquée à la peinture religieuse)», in Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Series dramatica, no. 1/ 2009, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 103-127.

- «Ionesco, Eliade, Cioran: uitarea patriei, uitarea limbii», in Steaua, no. 10-11, oct.-nov. 2009, pp. 7-9.

- «Eugène Ionesco cel românesc în viziune occidentală», în Tribuna, dec. 2009, pp.6-7.

- "Byzance et l’Occident devant la sacralité de l’image: quatre questions", in Ekphrasis. Images, Cinema, Theatre, Media, no. 2/2009, pp. 116-136.

- "Qu’est-ce que la théâtralité? Petite recherche historique", in Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Series dramatica, no. 2/ 2009, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 55-70.

- "Les dissensions sur la question des images sacrées médiévales et leur rôle dans la naissance du théâtre religieux occidental." in Ekphrasis. Images, Cinema, Theatre, Media, no. 1/2010, pp. 61-89.

- "Un halucinant roman labirintic: Memoriile hingherului by Mihai Măniuţiu", in Steaua, no. 7-8/ 2010, pp. 67-69.

- "Arthur Adamov et le Pop Art: témoigner d’une réalité témoigner d’une obsession", in Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Series dramatica, no. 2/ 2010, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 95-102.

- "L’iconoclasme et son revers: naissance d’une philosophie de l’image à Byzance", in Ekphrasis. Images, Cinema, Theatre, Media, no. 2/2010, pp. 26-64.

- "Femmes objets et femmes bourreaux: l’être humain pris entre amour et érotisme chez A. Adamov et les artistes pop", in Ekphrasis. Images, Cinema, Theatre, Media, no. 1/2011, pp. 106-120.

- "La théâtralité de l’image sacrée: une nouvelle clé de la relation Eglise-Théâtre", in Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Series dramatica, no. 1/ 2011, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 35-49.

- "Regăsirea Regăsirii, Les Retrouvailles de Arthur Adamov", in Apostrof, no. 6/2011, pp. 26-27.

Abroad

- "L’Intimité surveillée. Regard et immixtion de l’Autre: source du conflit dramatique adamovien", în Surveiller, Œuvres et dispositifs, Revue Études théâtrales, 36/2006, textes réunis par Georges Banu, Centre d’études théâtrales, Université catholique de Louvain et institut d’Études théâtrales, Université Paris III, pp. 145-153.

- "La didascalie: marque d’une présence théâtrale. De la peinture au théâtre", în Le texte didascalique à lépreuve de la lecture et de la représentation, (Actele colocviului internaţional cu acelaşi nume, Tunis, 6-8 April 2006), textes réunis par Frédéric Calas, Romdhane Elouri, Saïd Hamzaoui et Tijani Salaaoui, Tunis/Bordeaux, Sud Éditions/Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2007, pp. 525-537.

- "Robert Abirached: une politique culturelle pour un nouveau théâtre" suivi d’un entretien avec Robert Abirached, în Revue détudes théâtrales, Registres 11/12, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, hiver 2006-printemps 2007, Paris, pp. 193-197 and 198-206.

- "La danse de Salomé: iconographie et théâtralité" in Iconographie théâtrale et genres dramatiques, Mélanges offerts à Martine de Rougemont, sous la direction de Gilles Declercq et Jean de Guardia, Paris, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle 2008, pp. 137-151.

- "L’Infanticide collectif ou le Massacre des Innocents du Moyen-Âge à nos jours", in Georges Banu, dir. Lenfant qui meurt. Motif avec variations, Editions L’Entretemps, Montpellier, 2010, pp. 104-118.

 



Colloquiums and Scientific Sessions:

- Conference: "La fabrication du monstre: interprétation, projection et distorsion de l’homme, personnage du théâtre post-moderne" for the third Scientific Session of the Doctoral School of Theatre Studies, Cinema, Information Sciences and Communication (ASSIC), on the topic: Les Zoos Humains ou lexposition de la créature, 16-17 May 2003, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle.

- Conference: "Arthur Adamov et le Pop art: un double témoignage de la modernité" for the fourth  Scientific Session of the ASSIC Doctoral School, on the topic: Figures du témoin, 14-15 May 2003, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle.

- Conference: "La danse de Salomé: iconographie et théâtralité" for the Colloquim organized in honour of Professor Martine de Rougemont: Iconographie théâtrale et genres dramatiques, Paris III, October 2005.

- Conference: "Repenser la peinture de tradition byzantine: image et théâtralité" for the seminar Actualité de la recherche organized and coordinated by Prof. Dario Libero Gamboni at the Art History Institute(Institut d’Histoire de l’Art), Geneva, January 2006.

- Panel Session for the colloquim Ruse et Surveillance au théâtre, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art et École Normale Supérieure, 7-9 December 2006, organized by the Centre de Recherches sur l’Histoire et la Théorie du Théâtre, Paris. Discussions regarding topics already mentioned in the article "L’Intimité surveillée. Regard et immixtion de l’Autre: source du conflit dramatique adamovien" (published in Surveiller, Œuvres et dispositifs, Revue Études théâtrales, 36/2006, textes réunis par Georges Banu, Centre d’études théâtrales, Université catholique de Louvain et institut d’Études théâtrales, Université Paris III, pp. 145-153).

- Conference: "La didascalie: marque d’une présence théâtrale. De la peinture au théâtre", for the International Colloquium: Le texte didascalique à lépreuve de la représentation, Tunis "El Manar" University, 6-8 April 2006; article published in the Papers of the Colloquium 2007.

- Conference: "De l’image au texte: réécriture du visuel dans le théâtre de Michel de Ghelderode", Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris, France, 27 May, 2011.



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