Sorana Corneanu




SORANA CORNEANU, PhD

Researcher, Foundations of Modern Thought, University of Bucharest

Lecturer, Department of English, University of Bucharest

Book Review Editor, Journal of Early Modern Studies
PhD (2008), MA (1998), BA (1997) – University of Bucharest

SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS

Go8 European Fellowship, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (July-October 2012).
Huntington Francis Bacon Fellowship, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California (October 2011).
NEC Scholarship, New Europe College, Bucharest (October 2006 – June 2007).
OSI/FCO Chevening Scholarship, Oxford, St. Hilda’s College (October 2005 – June 2006).
MEMBERSHIP IN RESEARCH GRANTS
ERC Starting Grant 241125 MOM Medicine of the Mind and the Reconfiguration of Natural Philosophy: A New Interpretation of Francis Bacon (PI: Prof. Guido Giglioni), 2009-2014.
CNCSIS Research Grant IDEI-PCE (2008) 2067 Science, politics and utopia in the Republic of Letters: early modern models of the production and dissemination of knowledge (Director: Prof. Vlad Alexandrescu), 2009-2011.
CNCSIS Research Grant IDEI-PCE (2008) 1980 The cultural institution of literature from early to late modernity (Director: Prof. Mihaela Irimia), 2009-2011.
UB Research Grant IDEI-UB (In)hospitable translations: Shakespeare adapted] (Director: Prof. Madalina Nicolaescu), 2008.
CNCSIS research grant IDEI-PN2 ODISEI (Director: Prof. Mihaela Irimia), 2007-2008.
CDC-CEU Course Development Grant Shaping the Republic of Letters: Philosophy, Science and Religion in the 17thCentury (Director: Prof. Dana Jalobeanu), 2007-2008.

 

AFFILIATIONS

RSA (Renaissance Society of America); ISIH (International Society for Intellectual History); RSEAS (Romanian Society for English and American Studies); CESIC (Centre of Excellence for the Study of Cultural Identity), University of Bucharest, Member of SSOR (The Romanian Association for Eighteenth-Century Studies)’; FME (Foundations of Modern Thought Research Centre), University of Bucharest.
PUBLICATIONS

Books
Regimens of the Mind: Boyle, Locke, and the Early Modern Cultura Animi Tradition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Edited volumes/special issues
Francis Bacon and the Materiality of the Appetites: Stoicism, Medicine and Politics, co-edited with Guido Giglioni and Dana Jalobeanu, Dordrecht: Springer (series “International Archives of the History of Ideas”), forthcoming 2014.
Special issue of Perspectives on Science 20 (2012) on Francis Bacon and the Medicine of the Mind: Late Renaissance Contexts, co-edited with Guido Giglioni and Dana Jalobeanu.
Special issue of Early Science and Medicine 17 (2012) on Francis Bacon and the Transfiguration of Early Modern Natural History, co-edited with Guido Giglioni and Dana Jalobeanu.
(In)Hospitable Translations: Fidelities, Betrayals, Rewritings, co-edited with Madalina Nicolaescu, Bucuresti: Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti, 2010.
Articles in edited volumes
“Francis Bacon on the Motions of the Mind”, in Sorana Corneanu, Guido Giglioni, and Dana Jalobeanu (eds.), Francis Bacon and the Materiality of the Appetites: Stoicism, Medicine and Politics, Dordrecht: Springer (series “International Archives of the History of Ideas”), forthcoming 2014.
“Francis Bacon on Charity and the Ends of Knowledge”, in Tamas Demeter, Kathryn Murphy, and Claus Zittel (eds.), Conflicting Values of Inquiry: The Ideologies of Epistemology in Early Modern Europe, Leiden: Brill (series “Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture”), forthcoming 2013.
“Passions, Providence, and the Cure of the Mind: Robinson Crusoe Meets the Christian Virtuoso”, in Sabine Arnaud and Helge Jordheim (eds.), Le Corps et ses images dans l’Europe du dix-huitième siècle / The Body and Its Images in Eighteenth-Century Europe, Paris: Honoré Champion (series “Études internationales sur le dix-huitième siècle / International Eighteenth-Century Studies”), 2012, 259-276.
“Robert Boyle on ‘Right Reason’ and ‘Physical and Theological Experience’” in Vlad Alexandrescu and Robert Thais (eds.), Nature et Surnaturel: Philosophies de la nature et métaphysique aux XVIe-XVIIIe siècles, Hildesheim, Zurich, New York: Georg Olms Verlag Verlag (series “Europaea Memoria: Studien und Texte zur Geschichte der europäischen Ideen”), 2010, 125-136.
 “Devout Affections: Theology, Medicine, and the Novel” in Mihaela Irimia and Dragos Ivana (eds.), Imitatio-Inventio: The Rise of ‘Literature’ from Early to Classic Modernity, Bucuresti: Editura Institutului Cultural Roman, 2010, 179-197.
“Locke on the Study of Nature” in Vlad Alexandrescu (ed.), Branching Off: The Early Moderns in Quest for the Unity of Knowledge, Bucharest: Zeta Books (series “Foundations of Modern Thought”, 2009, 187-207.
“To ‘Clear the Mind of All Perturbation’: The Discipline of Judgment in the Seventeenth Century”, in Irina Vainovschi (ed.), New Europe College Yearbook 2006-2007, Bucharest: New Europe College, 2009, 57-94.
 “‘The Balance of the Mind’: Eighteenth-Century Reflections on Personal Identity across Disciplines” in M. Irimia and D. Ivana (eds.), Odisei (II): O cartografie identitara, Bucureşti: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, 2009, 247-270.
 “The Theatrical Self from the Renaissance to the Eighteenth Century: Investigations into the Transformations of a Cultural Topos” in M. Irimia and D. Ivana (eds.), Odisei (I): Trasee conceptuale, Bucureşti: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, 2008, 17-32.
“Self-Consciousness, Appropriation and the Concern for Happiness: Locke on Personal Identity” in A. Cornilescu, C. Lupu, A. Vlădescu (eds.), Études sur le XVIIIe siècle, Études canadiennes. Hommages offerts à Irina Bădescu, Bucureşti: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, 2008, 22-45.
 “Prospero’s Time” in Vlad Alexandrescu et Dana Jalobeanu (eds.), Esprits Modernes. Études sur les modèles de pensée alternatifs aux XVIe-XVIIIe siècles, Arad: University of Bucharest Press and Vasile Goldis University Press, 2003, 193-211.
Articles in journals
“Idols of the Imagination: Francis Bacon on the Imagination and the Medicine of the Mind” (co-authored with Koen Vermeir), Perspectives on Science 20 (2012): 183-206.
“Of Statues and Vines: Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis and the Question of Persuasion”, Studii de stiinta si cultura 4.23 (2010): 46-58.
“Connotations of ‘Self-Love’ in the Early Modern English Literature on the Passions”, University of Bucharest Review. A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies X.2 (2008): 105-112.
“Defoe’s Mrs. Veal and the Rhetoric of Certainty”, Romanian Journal of English Studies3 (2006): 307-318.
“‘The Relish of Our Minds’: Locke on Educating the Self”, University of Bucharest Review. A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies VII.3 (2005): 117-122.
Arcana of Politeness: Lord Chesterfield’s Letters to His Son”, University of Bucharest Review. A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, VI.3 (2004): 106-113.
“How Can a Trickster be My Friend? Or, The Unexpected Face of the Other”, Analele Universitatii Bucuresti. Limbi si Literaturi Straine LIII (2004): 35-48.
“Striking Images: Loci Memoriae Revisited”, University of Bucharest Review. A Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, V.3 (2003): 26-34.
Articles in dictionaries
“Methods of Education”, “The Curriculum”, “Synopsis of Some Thoughts Concerning Education” in S.-J. Savonius-Wroth, P. Schuurman, and J.C. Walmsley (eds.), The Continuum Companion to Locke, London and New York: Thoemmes Continuum, 2010.
Reviews
“Mathematics and the Cultivation of the Self” (review of Matthew L. Jones, The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution. Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, and the Cultivation of Virtue, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006), Metascience 16 (2007): 509-513.
“The Origins of Modern Mind: the Story of a Failure” (review of Dana Jalobeanu, Inventarea modernităţii: filosofie naturală, teologie şi ştiinţă în secolul al XVII-lea, Cluj-Napoca: Editura Napoca Star, 2006), Transdisciplinarity in Science and Religion 1 (2007): 235-237.
Translations
Stelian Tănase, At Home There’s Only Speaking in a Whisper, New York: Boulder, Distributed by Columbia University Press, 2007.
J.L. Austin, Cum să faci lucruri cu vorbe (How To Do Things With Words), Bucureşti: Paralela 45, 2003, 2nd ed. 2005.
Pavel Câmpeanu, Ceauşescu: The Countdown, New York: Boulder, Distributed by Columbia University Press, 2003.
C.S. Lewis, Sfaturile unui diavol bătrîn către unul mai tînăr (The Screwtape Letters), Bucureşti: Humanitas, 2003.
Anthony Burgess, Shakespeare, Bucureşti: Humanitas, 2002.
Irina Nicolau, Come on, now! A personal journey through the world of the Aromanians, New York: Boulder, Distributed by Columbia University Press, 2002.
Sorin Mitu, National Identity of the Romanians in Transylvania, Budapest: CEU Press, 2001.

 

PAPERS & SEMINARS

[selection]
2013
“Body, Soul and Human Nature: Bacon in Medico-Theological Context”, paper, ERC Grant MOM Colloquium, New Europe College, Bucharest, 1 March 2013.
“Medicine of the Mind and Medicine of the Body in the Late Renaissance”, paper, European Society for Early Modern Philosophy (ESEMP) Conference, Grenoble, France, 1 February 2013.
2012
“Francis Bacon on Man, Matter, and the Medicine of the Mind”, paper, University of Sydney HPS Research Seminar, Sydney, Australia, 8 October 2012.
“Early Modern Science and the Virtues of the Mind”, paper, CHED Seminar Series 2012 “Intellectual History and Modernity”, CHED, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 27 September 2012.
“Locke on Epistemic Emotions”, paper, Conference “Sensibility in the Modern Era”, Sydney, Australia, 28-29 August 2012.
 “The Parts of Prudence and the Virtues of Experimental Knowledge”, paper, University of Otago Colloquium “Practical Knowledge and Skill in Early Modern England”, Dunedin, New Zealand, 27 August 2012.
“A Natural History of the Soul: Walter Charleton”, seminar, Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Bran, Romania, 4 July 2012.
“Sylva Sylvarum X: Imagination and Sympathy”, seminar (with Koen Vermeir), Francis Bacon Seminar, Princeton, US, 22 May 2012.
“Beyond the Pillars of Hercules: Negotiating the New and the Old Worlds in the Early Modern Period (Case Study: Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis)”, seminar, IP Programme “Frontiers and Cultures”, Venice, Italy, 29-30 March 2012.
2011
“Francis Bacon and the Epistemology of the Imagination”, paper, International Conference “Literature and the Long Modernity”, associated with the CNCSIS research grant “The Institution of Literature”, Bucharest, Romania, November 2011.
“Patience: From Moral to Intellectual Virtue”, paper, 13th International Congress of the Enlightenment, Graz, Austria, July 2011.
 “The Magician’s Imagination in Francis Bacon”, paper (with Koen Vermeir), Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Bran, Romania, July 2011.
“Francis Bacon and the Motions of the Mind”, paper, “Francis Bacon and the Materiality of the Appetites” conference associated with the ERC starting grant MOM, The Warburg Institute, London, UK, June 2011.
“External and Internal Conflict in Early Modern Thought”, paper, Annual Conference of the English Department “Tales of War”, University of Bucharest, June 2011.
“Francis Bacon on the Authority of the Imagination”, paper, International Society for Intellectual History Conference “Passionate Minds”, Bucharest, May 2011.
“John Locke, the Love of Truth, and Regulative Epistemology”, paper, International conference “Learning to Feel”, Jerusalem, Israel, April 2011.
“John Locke on the Conduct of the Understanding”, paper, Bucharest Graduate Conference in Early Modern Philosophy (invited speaker), Bucharest, Romania, March 2011.
 “‘The Good of the Mind’: Moral and Intellectual Virtues in Bacon’s Philosophy”, paper, “Francis Bacon and the Medicine of the Mind” seminar associated with the ERC starting grant MOM, The Warburg Institute, London, UK, January 2011.
2010
“The Two Cultures and the Good Life”, paper, International conference “Authority and the Canon”, associated with the CNCSIS research grant “The Institution of Literature”, Bucharest, Romania, December 2010.
“Of Idols and Bonds: Francis Bacon on imagination, judgment and the emotions”, paper, International seminar “Montaigne et Bacon”, Paris, France, September 2010.
“Natural Philosophy, Natural History, and Magic: Bruno, Bacon and Della Porta”, seminar (with Koen Vermeir and Dana Jalobeanu), Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Bran, Romania, July 2010.
“The Generic Context of Francis Bacon’s ‘New Logic’”, paper, History of the Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) Conference, Budapest, Hungary, June 2010.
“Francis Bacon on the ‘End of Knowledge’ and the Reconfiguration of Learning in the Late Renaissance”, paper, Workshop of the ERC Starting Grant MOM, Bucharest, Romania, May 2010.
2009
“Bacon’s Moral Philosophy among the Arts of Tempering the Mind”, paper, Workshop of the ERC Starting Grant MOM, Bucharest, Romania, November 2009.
“Rational Passions: Natural Philosophy, Medicine and the Novel”, paper, International conference “The Rise of Literature, from Early to Classic Modernity”, associated with the CNCSIS research grant “The Institution of Literature”, Bucharest, Romania, November 2009.
“Early Modern Regimens of the Mind and the Virtues of Scepticism”, paper, 10th International Society for Intellectual History (ISIH) Conference “Translatio Studiorum”, Verona, Italy, May 2009.
“The Meanings of ‘Discipline’: Early Modern Educational Thought”, paper, British and American Studies (BAS) Conference, Timisoara, Romania, May 2009.
“Knowledge and Self-Cultivation in the Seventeenth Century: New Perspectives”, paper (plenary), IX International Colloquium of the History of the Philosophy of Nature, Campinas State University, Brazil, April 2009.
“Boyle on the Study of ‘God’s Works’: What Kind of Discipline?”, paper, International conference “Beyond Kuhnian Paradigms: Was There a Scientific Revolution in the Seventeenth Century After All?”, Bucharest, Romania, March 2009.
2008
“‘The Longest way about is the nearest Way Home’: Robert Boyle on Reading Scripture”, paper, International conference “Homecoming” associated with the research grant ODISEI of CESIC, Sinaia, Romania, October 2008.
“Early Modern Metaphors of the Mind: the Case of ‘Tincture’”, paper, Bucharest-Princeton Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy, Mălâncrav, Romania, August 2008.
“The Tutor Figure in Some Early Modern Educational Treatises and Its Ancient Model”, paper, International conference “Mapping Identity: Case Studies” associated with the research grant ODISEI of CESIC, Bucharest, Romania, May 2008.
“Connotations of Self-Love in the Early Modern Literature on the Passions”, paper, Conference of the English Department, University of Bucharest, June 2008.
“The Ethical Dimensions of Translation, via Ricoeur”, paper, Workshop associated with the research grant “In(hospitable) translations”, Bucharest, April 2008 .
“Robert Boyle on ‘Right Reason’ and ‘Physical and Theological Experience’”, paper, Conférence de l’Université de Luxembourg “Nature et surnaturel”, Université de Luxembourg, Luxemburg, February 2008.

TEACHING

[current]
British literature in intellectual context, 16th to 18thcenturies, BA 1st year, English Department, University of Bucharest.
“Early Modern Intellectual History: The Imagination before the Romantics”, BA 3rd year, University of Bucharest.
“Emotions and the Good Life across Genres and Ages”, BA 3rdyear, English Department, University of Bucharest.
“Shaping the Republic of Letters: Crisis and Reformation in Early Modern Europe”, MA 1styear, BCS MA programme, University of Bucharest.
“Perspectives on Modernity: Intellectual and Cultural History”, MA 2ndyear, BCS MA programme, University of Bucharest .

ACADEMIC EVENT ORGANISATION

The Bucharest-Princeton International Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (co-organised with D. Garber, D. Jalobeanu, V. Alexandrescu, M. Dobre), 2005-2013.

ERC Grant MOM Colloquium “The Order of Nature, Theological Anthropology, and Medicine of the Mind: Francis Bacon and Religion Reconsidered”, NEC, Bucharest, 1-2 March 2013.

11th International Society for Intellectual History Conference “Passionate Minds: Knowledge and the Emotions in Intellectual History”, BCU, Bucharest (co-organised with Dana Jalobeanu), 26-28 May 2011.

International Conference “Translation: Betrayal or Creative Statement”, funded by the research grant IDEI-UB (In)Hospitable translations, UB, Bucharest (co-organised with M. Nicolaescu, O. Popescu, R. Visan, P. Naidut), March 2008.


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