Christina Bezari is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Literary Studies of Ghent University. She is a member of the five-year research project funded by an ERC Starting Grant (2015-2020) under the title: “Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural Transformation in Europe”. As part of this project, she examines the connections between literary periodicals and literary salons in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece during the fin-de-siècle period (1880-1910). Her research aims to provide an insight into the evolution of salon culture through time, the role of the periodical editor in mediating between private and public as well as between cultures, the reception of the salon by the readers, and finally, the networks of co-operation that female editors established through their salon activities.
Christina has previously worked on the project “Les Imaginaires de la Traduction”, which was awarded by the Campus Condorcet (Paris-Aubervilliers) in March 2017. As member of this project, she studied the grammatical, interpretative and mythical aspects of the translation process placing particular emphasis on the notion of the imaginary and its importance in each of these three categories. In addition, she is the guest editor of a special issue of the French journal Itinéraires. Littérature, textes, cultures, which appeared in February 2019 on the subject of literary translation. She has organised conferences and lectures in Paris, Washington DC, and Pittsburgh. Her most recent articles were published in international peer-reviewed journals: Confluencia, Forum Italicum, Romance Studies, Portuguese Studies, Australian Journal of French Studies.
Feb. 2018 - Jul. 2018 Introduction to English Poetry, Bachelor Course,
Feb. 2017 – Jul. 2017 Organised by Prof. Dr. Gert Buelens,Ghent University.
May 2017 Guest Lecturer: “Spanish: Language Proficiency”, Bachelor Course,
Organised by Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Amann, Ghent University.
Feb. 2017 Guest Lecturer « Littérature, arts et mythologie », Bachelor Course,
Organised by Dr. Riccardo Raimondo, Université Paris-Diderot.