Dr. Adrian Radu is currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Letters, „Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca. His main interests are Victorian literature, the contemporary British novel in a cultural context and contemporary Irish poetry. He is the author of two volumes of literary studies: The Sign of the Phoenix dedicated to the short prose of D.H. Lawrence in the 1920s, in an archetypal anthropological perception and The Literatures of Identity, which provides a cultural perspective on the literature in Britain of the 1980s. He also published The Palace of Art, a critical and annotated anthology of Victorian literature. He has authored several studies and articles on Victorian literature, cultural studies, the Shakespearean bardolatry, the contemporary British novel, the literature of inter-religious conflicts in Northern Ireland and Irish poetry.