Diacronia 4, August 1, 2016, art. A62 (p. 1–8)

A transcultural experiment

Lucian Chișu


  • “G. Călinescu” Institute of Literary History and Theory, Calea 13 Septembrie 13, 050711 Bucharest, Romania
  • National Museum of Romanian Literature, Piața Presei Libere 1, Corp A4, Etaj 2, 013701 Bucharest, Romania


Received June 21, 2016
Accepted July 15, 2016
Published August 1, 2016

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The project of creating a graphic and cartoons archive (portraits of the great Romanian writers from various literary eras), accomplished with the support of dedicated artists around the world, has gained a new historical-literary dimension, as a result of the huge interest it has stirred up. After a certain geographical and qualitative selection, two editions have been published on paper: one in Romanian and one in English, each of them comprising 3600 images by artists from all continents (112 countries). This unprecedented book, called A History of the Romanian Literature drawn by the Great Illustrators of the World (Romanian Literature Museum Press, 2011) presents transcultural aspects that are well worthy of attention from literature historians, biographers, word and image artists (writers, graphic designers, cartoonists), but also from cultural studies specialists (anthropology, semiotics, mentalities), due to the unusual form of open dialogue.


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     author = {Lucian Chișu},
     title = {A transcultural experiment},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2016},
     month = {August},
     number = {4},
     eid = {A62},
     doi = {},
     pages = "(1–8)",
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