Dr Raluca-Andreia Tanasescu

PhD, M.A, B.A

 
researcher
 

Biography

Raluca Tanasescu received a PhD in Translation Studies from the University of Ottawa. Her doctoral work was supported by the very prestigious Ontario Trillium Award and the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship between 2013 and 2018. From 2019 to 2023, she was a postdoctoral researcher on the European Research Council-funded project ¿The Normalization of Natural Philosophy¿ at the University of Groningen, where she worked on corpus acquisition and expansion methods and on the social and semantic network analysis of several multilingual early modern natural philosophy data sets.

Raluca is interested in how diversity broadly understood and, particularly, multilingualism and multimediality shape the disciplines of translation studies and digital humanities as well as in the role played by complexity thinking in modelling interdisciplinary research processes. As a PIETRA researcher (https://pietra.universityofgalway.ie/), she uses this interdisciplinary framework to analyse translations published on digital platforms, social media and news websites by the Catholic Church and to examine the impact of technology on multilingual institutional communication at a global scale. 

She currently serves as the Multilingualism and Multiculturalism Committee Chair for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations.

Research Interests

Translation Studies; Digital Humanities; Complexity Thinking; Multilingualism; Creativity.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Review of [Youdale, Roy. 2020. Using Computers in the Translation of Literary Style. Challenges and Opportunities. New York: Routledge.]'
Raluca Tanasescu (2020) 'Review of [Youdale, Roy. 2020. Using Computers in the Translation of Literary Style. Challenges and Opportunities. New York: Routledge.]'. Translation Studies, :116-118 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Poetry as a Heuristic Object of Discourse in Translation Theory. Preliminary Notes for the Resurrection of Poetry Translation in the Age of Globalization'
Raluca Tanasescu (2016) 'Poetry as a Heuristic Object of Discourse in Translation Theory. Preliminary Notes for the Resurrection of Poetry Translation in the Age of Globalization'. Parallèles, 28 (2):6-21 [Details]
(2017) 'Perdus dans la retraduction : la poésie de Leonard Cohen en France et au Québec'
R. Tanasescu; M. Charron (2017) 'Perdus dans la retraduction : la poésie de Leonard Cohen en France et au Québec'. mTm Journal: Major Translating Minor, Minor Translating Major, 8 :31-56 [Details]
(2019) 'The Network Effect and Rock Lyrics Translation. The Case of Romanian Radio Producers and Musicians during Communism'
Raluca Tanasescu (2019) 'The Network Effect and Rock Lyrics Translation. The Case of Romanian Radio Producers and Musicians during Communism'. Traducao em revista, 27 :143-164 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Chaos out of Order: Translations of American and Canadian Contemporary Poetry into Romanian before 1989'
Raluca Tanasescu (2019) 'Chaos out of Order: Translations of American and Canadian Contemporary Poetry into Romanian before 1989'. Chronotopos - A Journal of Translation History, 2 :64-94 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Presentation'
Raluca Tanasescu (2020) 'Presentation'. Traduction, terminologie, redaction, 32 (2):9-32 [Details]
(2020) 'Order out of Chaos: Romanian Mainstream and Indie Publishers of Translated American and Canadian Poetry after 1989'
Raluca Tanasescu (2020) 'Order out of Chaos: Romanian Mainstream and Indie Publishers of Translated American and Canadian Poetry after 1989'. Swedish Journal of Romanian Studies, 3 (1):130-151 [DOI] [Details]
(2021) 'Literary Barters: A Network Science Approach to Agency in Translation'
Raluca Tanasescu (2021) 'Literary Barters: A Network Science Approach to Agency in Translation'. Journal of Translation Studies, 5 (1):1-30 [Details]
(2021) 'Expanding the Corpus of Early Modern Natural Philosophy: initial results and a review of available sources'
A. Sangiacomo, R. Tanasescu, S. Donker; H. Hogenbirk (2021) 'Expanding the Corpus of Early Modern Natural Philosophy: initial results and a review of available sources'. Journal of Early Modern Studies, 10 (1):107-115 [Details]
(2021) 'Transnationalism Undermining the Canon: A Close and Distant Reading of Several Transatlantic Literary Networks'
Raluca Tanasescu (2021) 'Transnationalism Undermining the Canon: A Close and Distant Reading of Several Transatlantic Literary Networks'. Belas Infiéis, 10 (4):1-21 [Details]
(2022) 'Meet, Greet, Translate: Network-Driven Translators and Happenstance in Literary Exchanges'
Raluca Tanasescu (2022) 'Meet, Greet, Translate: Network-Driven Translators and Happenstance in Literary Exchanges'. Interférences littéraires, 26 :40-66 [Details]
(2022) 'Reading in the Mist: High- Quality Optical Character Recognition Based on Early Modern Digitized Books'
A. Sangiacomo, H. Hogenbirk, R. Tanasescu, A. Karaisl, N White (2022) 'Reading in the Mist: High- Quality Optical Character Recognition Based on Early Modern Digitized Books'. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, 37 (4):1197-1209 [DOI] [Details]
(2022) '« #GraphPoem : Holisme analytique-créatif, le genre D(H) et la performance informatique subversive » (#GraphPoem: Analytical-creative Holism, the D(H) Genre and Subversive Computer Performance)'
C. Tanasescu, R. Tanasescu (2022) '« #GraphPoem : Holisme analytique-créatif, le genre D(H) et la performance informatique subversive » (#GraphPoem: Analytical-creative Holism, the D(H) Genre and Subversive Computer Performance)'. Recherches et Travaux, 100 [DOI] [Details]
(2021) 'Mapping the Evolution of Early Modern Natural Philosophy: Corpus Collection and Authority Acknowledgement'
A. Sangiacomo, R. Tanasescu, H. Hogenbirk, S. Donker (2021) 'Mapping the Evolution of Early Modern Natural Philosophy: Corpus Collection and Authority Acknowledgement'. Annals of Science, 79 (1):1-39 [DOI] [Details]
(2023) 'Computational Rifts: Parsing the Context of Early Modern Natural Philosophy'
A. Sangiacomo, R. Tanasescu (2023) 'Computational Rifts: Parsing the Context of Early Modern Natural Philosophy'. Science In Context, 36 (1) [Details]
(2022) 'Recreating the Network of Early Modern Natural Philosophy: A Mono- and Multilingual Text Data Vectorization Method'
A. Sangiacomo, R. Tanasescu, H. Hogenbirk, S. Donker (2022) 'Recreating the Network of Early Modern Natural Philosophy: A Mono- and Multilingual Text Data Vectorization Method'. Journal of Historical Network Research, 7 :33-85 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2023) 'Complexity and Analytical-creative Approaches at Scale. Iconicity, Monstrosity, and #GraphPoem'
C. Tanasescu; R. Tanasescu (2023) 'Complexity and Analytical-creative Approaches at Scale. Iconicity, Monstrosity, and #GraphPoem' In: Zoomland. Exploring Scale in Digital History and Humanities. Berlin: De Gruyter. [Details]
(2015) 'Leonard Cohen : un auteur majeur et ses traducteurs en mode mineur'
R. Tanasescu; L. Alberti (2015) 'Leonard Cohen : un auteur majeur et ses traducteurs en mode mineur' In: Les révolutions de Leonard Cohen. :229-253 Laval: Leonard Cohen : un auteur majeur et ses traducteurs en mode mineur. [Details]
(2022) 'Literary Translation in Electronic Literature and Digital Humanities'
C. Tanasescu; R. Tanasescu (2022) 'Literary Translation in Electronic Literature and Digital Humanities' In: Translation beyond Translation Studies. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2019) 'Translator Networks of Networks in Digital Space. The Case of Asymptote Journal'
R. Tanasescu; C. Tanasescu (2019) 'Translator Networks of Networks in Digital Space. The Case of Asymptote Journal' In: Complexity Thinking in Translation Studies. Methodological Implications. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2021) 'Complexity and the Place of Translation in Digital Humanities: New Post- Disciplinary Communities of Practice'
Raluca Tanasescu (2021) 'Complexity and the Place of Translation in Digital Humanities: New Post- Disciplinary Communities of Practice' In: Exploring the Implications of Complexity Thinking for Translation Studies. New York: Routledge. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2021) Normalisation of Early Modern Science: Inventory of 17th- and 18th-Century Sources (1.0.0) [Data set].
A. Sangiacomo, R. Tanasescu, H. Hogenbirk, S. Donker (2021) Normalisation of Early Modern Science: Inventory of 17th- and 18th-Century Sources (1.0.0) [Data set]. Zenodo, Web. [DOI] [Details]
(2023) Normalisation of Early Modern Science: Inventory of 17th- and 18th-Century Sources (1.0.0) [Data set].
A. Sangiacomo, R. Tanasescu, H. Hogenbirk, S. Donker (2023) Normalisation of Early Modern Science: Inventory of 17th- and 18th-Century Sources (1.0.0) [Data set]. Zenodo, Web. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2021) '¿The Politics of Micro-Centers: Translation in `Minor¿ Contexts as Complex Cultural Transfer¿ / « La politique des micro-centres : La traduction dans des contextes « mineures » comme transfert culturel complexe »'
R. Tanasescu; M. Charron (eds.) (2021) '¿The Politics of Micro-Centers: Translation in `Minor¿ Contexts as Complex Cultural Transfer¿ / « La politique des micro-centres : La traduction dans des contextes « mineures » comme transfert culturel complexe »' TTR : Traduction, Términologie, Redaction, 32 (2) . [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Government of Canada
2013 Ontario Trillium Scholarship Province of Ontario
2013 Excellence Scholarship University of Ottawa

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Chair, Multilingualism and Multiculturalism Committee 15-JUL-23 / 15-JUL-26

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Groningen Postdoctoral Researcher 01-FEB-19 / 31-JAN-23

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2018 University of Ottawa PhD Translation Studies

Languages

  Language
English
Romanian
French
Portuguese
Latin
Italian
Spanish