International Studies

Dr. Florentina Andreescu

Dr. Florentina Andreescu

Email:

andreescuf@uncw.edu

Telephone:

910 962-2657

Office:

Leutze Hall 203

Address:

International Studies

601 South College Road

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC 28403-5629

Dr. Florentina C. Andreescu holds a doctoral degree in International Studies from the University of Miami. Combining insights from the study of politics, global economy and psychoanalysis, her research investigates issues of radical social change, embodiment, social trauma, and identity. She has published widely in scholarly journals, and is the author of From Communism to Capitalism: Nation and State in Romanian Cultural Production (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and the co-editor, with Michael Shapiro, of Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman: Analyzing Transformations of the Central and Eastern European Female Ideal (Routledge 2014). She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Embodiment & Global Capitalism which aims to generate a better understanding of the degree by which global capitalism impacts daily embodied lives. Through a combination of a global level of analysis and an interdisciplinary approach, the book contests the idea of human bodies as separated from culture, politics and economics. The themes she explores engage with advances in transplant and cosmetic surgery that blur the boundaries between separated bodies, as well as between bodies and technology.

Publications

Books

  • Embodiment and Global Capitalism, under contract with Brill, Studies in Critical Social Sciences book series.
  • Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman: Analyzing Transformations of the Central and Eastern European Female Ideal. co-edited with Michael J. Shapiro. Routledge October 2014.
  • From Communism to Capitalism: Nation and State in Romanian Cultural Production. Palgrave Macmillan, October 2013

Journal Special Issues

  • "Embodied Subjects in Late Capitalism," editor, in Subjectivity, forthcoming.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • “Spaces in-between Worlds,” in Short Film Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Strangeness of the Familiar,” in Short Film Studies, forthcoming.
  • “War, Trauma, and the Militarized Body,” in Subjectivity 9, no. 2 (2016): 205-223.
  • “Embodied Subjects in Late Capitalism,” editorial introduction in Subjectivity 9, no. 2 (2016): 145-150.
  • "Doleo Ergo Sum: the Masochistic Aesthetics of Sergei Loznitsa's My Joy (2010)", forthcoming in Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema.
  • "Chora and the Resurgence of the Sensuous," in Short Film Studies, forthcoming. .
  • "The Journey of the Romanian Worker Hero," in Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, Volume 39 No. 1, forthcoming.
  • "Gypsy Fetish: Music, Dirt, Magic and Freedom," co-author with Sean P. Quinn, in Journal for Cultural Research, September 2014
  • "Covering over Trauma with a Fetishized Body Image: The Invasive Imaginary and Cosmetic Surgery," in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, Vol. 18, No. 1, February 2014 , pp. 7-26.
  • "Social Trauma and Distortions of Fantasy Formations," in Psychotherapy and Politics International, Vol. 11, No. 3, January 2014, pp. 210-224.
  • "Narcissism and Abject Aesthetics," co-author with Michael J. Shapiro, in Journal for Cultural Research, Vol. 18, No. 1, January 2014, pp. 44-59.
  • "Seeing the Romanian Transition in Cinematic Space," in Space and Culture, Vol. 16, No. 1, February 2013, pp. 73 - 87
  • "The Community of Archetypal Travelers," co-author with Michael J. Shapiro, in Short Film Studies, Vol. 4, No.1, April 2013. pp. 39-43.
  • "Romanian Cinematic Nationhood," in Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Vol. 12, No. 3, December 2012, pp. 483-497.
  • "The Cage: Libidinal Economy and Cinematic Space," co-author with Michael J. Shapiro, in Short Film Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, August 2012,pp. 79-82.
  • "The Changing Face of the Sacrificial Romanian Woman in Cinematographic Discourses," in Studia Politica Romanian Political Science Review, Vol. XI, No. 4, December 2011, pp. 661-674.
  • "The Changing Face of the Other in Romanian Films," in Nationalities Papers The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Vol. 39, No. 1, January 2011, pp. 77-94.
  • "The Roles of Myth in Romania during the Transition to Democracy," in Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, Volume XIII, No. II, October 2009, pp. 33-61.

Book Chapters

  • "Women, Language, and Sacrifice," co-author with Sean P. Quinn, in Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman: Analyzing Transformations of the Central and Eastern European Female Ideal, Routledge 2014.
  • "Introduction," Co-author with Michael J. Shapiro, in Genre and the (Post-)Communist Woman: Analyzing Transformations of the Central and Eastern European Female Ideal, Routledge 2014.

Courses taught:

  • INT 105 – Introduction to International Studies  
  • INT 105 – Introduction to International Studies Honors
  • INT 480/PLS 429 – Global Political Economy
  • INT 491 - The Transformation of the Eastern European Female Ideal in Post-Communist Cinema 
  • INT 300 –Interdisciplinarity and International Studies  
  • PLS 220 – Introduction to International Relations