Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu



Parker Hall 204

Office Hours

By Appointment


  • B.A. University of Bucharest, Romania
  • M.A. Purdue University
  • Ph.D. Purdue University

Current Courses (Fall 2014)

  • EN 111 World Literature: Women's Voices (I) SEC 02 9:40-11:10 M/W
  • EN 111 World Literature: Women's Voices (I) SEC 03 11:20-12:50 M/W

Academic, Teaching, and Personal Interests

Dr. Florescu is the author of two books: one of criticism & health awareness, Transacting Sites of the Liminal Bodily Spaces; another, a memoir about love and loss, exile and assimilation, Inventing Me/Exercitii de retrait (Romanian). She is currently editing a collection to be published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group. The collection is titled Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image, and it addresses the reevaluation of the concept of unconditional maternal love and the emancipation of motherhood. In addition to these books, she has published book chapters, essays, as well as creative pieces. Her teaching interests are Drama, Comparative Literature, Narrative Medicine, and Art. She is fascinated by the human body and its idioms of pain, suffering, and healing as expressed in official and artistic discourses. Her biggest hobbies are traveling and being engaged in children’s activities that connect her to worlds otherwise outside of reach.

Awards, Honors, and Service

Fellowship recipient of the Modern Language Association International Bibliography (2010-2013)