Alma Mahler and Staging of Womanhood (Few Notes on a Much Discussed Figure)

What can still be said about Alma Mahler, born Alma Maria Schindler, considered one of the symbols of Viennese Secession, itself one of the most ‘used and abusedʼ art and culture trends[1]? Indeed, of the much described and discussed Viennese ambiance of fin-de-siècle, a surprisingly significant part refers to Alma. These touch all possible areas…

Moira Weigel, Labor of Love. The Invention of Dating (Book Review)

Moira Weigel, Labor of Love. The Invention of Dating, New York, 2016, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 292 pages The dream of “settling down” forever-or of anything being steady forever-is fast fading. For more and more people, the future feels impossible to predict. (p. 122) As gloomy these words might sound, they echo the present day…

Women, Honour, and Sin in Wallachia of the Nineteenth Century

    Book details: Nicoleta Roman, „Deznădăjduită muiere n-au fost ca mine“. Femei, onoare și păcat în Valahia secolului al XIX-lea (‘Hardly ever has there been a more helpless woman like meʼ. Women, Honour, and Sin in Wallachia of the Nineteenth Century), București, 2016, Humanitas, 407 pages (bibliography included). The cover of the book we…

Poor but Sexy. Culture Clashes in Europe East and West

Book details: Agata Pyzik, Poor but Sexy. Culture Clashes in Europe East and West [Săraci dar sexy. Ciocniri culturale între Europa de Est și Europa de Vest], Winchester, UK, Washington, USA, Zero Books, 2014, 298 p., ilustrații ,,Noi suntem generația Wizzair: beneficiari ai accesului lumii ,,mai înapoiate” la lumea de ,,Primă Clasă”, ne-am năpustit către …