Christina Bezari is a doctor in Literary Studies with a specialization in Romance Languages and Comparative Literature. She has been a member of an international research project funded by the European Research Council: “Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural Transformation in Europe”. As member of this project, she has studied women’s magazines and literary salons from a comparative perspective in Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Greece (1860-1920). Her research examines the evolution of salon culture through time, the editor's mediating role across cultural and geographical borders, the transnational networks of exchange between editors and authors, and their role in promoting modernization and social change in Southern Europe.
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, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Romance Studies, Forum Italicum, Portuguese Studies, Australian Journal of French Studies. She is also a reviewer for the academic journal Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, a guest professor in comparative French literature at Paris-Diderot, and a regular teacher of Spanish and English literature at Ghent University.
February 2018 – June 2019: Teacher for the B.A. Course “Spanish Language Proficiency”.
Organised by Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Amann (Ghent University).
February 2018 – June 2018 / February 2017 – June 2017: Teacher for the B.A. Course “English Literature I: Introduction to Poetry”. Organised by Prof. Dr. Gert Buelens (Ghent University).
May 2017: Guest Lecturer for the B.A. Course “Seminario de Literatura Española”.
February 2017: Guest Lecturer for the B.A. Course “Littérature, arts et mythologie”.
Organised by Dr. Riccardo Raimondo (Université Paris-Diderot).