Elena Ciobanu, Vasile Alecsandri University, Bacău, Romania
Elena Ciobanu is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Department at Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania. Her areas of interest include modern and contemporary American and British poetry and poetics. In 2008, she received a PhD degree from Al. I. Cuza University, Iasi, Romania, for a thesis on Sylvia Plath’s poetry. Her book, Sylvia Plath’s Poetry: The Metamorphoses of the Poetic Self, was published in 2009. She is currently contributing translations of contemporary British and American poems and essays in various Romanian cultural magazines. She is also a published poet: Poezii cu ceas/Poems with a clock (2004).