University of Bucharest Review was founded in 1999 and has been a constant presence on the Romanian academic scene ever since. Over the past twelve years, the twenty-four issues of this Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies have published papers delivered at the international conference of the English Department at the University of Bucharest, a traditional academic event which takes place every year in early June.
Recent issues bearing such subtitles as Fictions of Nature, Orientalism and Occidentalism, Sites of Memory, The Secret and the Known, A Matter of Taste, or Modernity: The Crisis of Value and Judgment have focused on topics from the fields of critical theory, literary criticism, social anthropology, British, American and Canadian cultural studies, translatology, comparative literature, the study of nationalism and postcommunism. We have always encouraged all contributors to approach these topics in an unbiased and open manner, so that their papers would reflect the current controversies on the role of literature in the humanities and in society at large, the contentious relationship between cultural theory and cultural practice, the unstable balance between centre and margin, the elusive nature of truth, the fluctuations of cultural identities, norms and values in today’s world, regarded both as a global village and as a cluster of competing local cultures.
We are happy to have had the opportunity to publish contributions by both junior and established scholars from European, American, Middle Eastern, and Australian universities and we hope to expand our harvesting of research even more. Recently, University of Bucharest Review has gone online at http://ubr.rev.unibuc.ro/ to include abstracts of our current and past issues. We are confident the electronic edition can only add to the academic interest our printed version has already sparked off and increase our reach exponentially.
Starting this year, you can find details about our journal in international databases and directories. We have already been included in Ulrichsweb -
http://www.ceeol.com/aspx/publicationdetails.aspx?publicationid=2fdc635a-217a-40f7-ab9d-24120fb5fc3a (full text available on subscription only)
EBSCO: access to Literary Reference Centre granted on subscription only.
To find us in these databases, please use our journal’s title.
The SCOPUS Content Selection & Advisory Board has recently accepted UBR for inclusion and we expect to be accessible in the SCOPUS database very soon.
UBR has now been upgraded to the B category by the National Commission for Research Evaluation.
The journal publishes two issues per year. Our ISSN is: 2069 – 8658.
Copies can be purchased at the University bookshop and we can assist you if you are not in Bucharest (requests to have it posted can be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org)