Dictionarul General Al Literaturii Romane: A Comprehensive Resource for Romanian Literature
Dictionarul General Al Literaturii Romane (DGLR) is a monumental encyclopedic dictionary of Romanian literature, published by the Romanian Academy and the Museum of Romanian Literature. It covers authors, works, genres, movements, institutions, and concepts related to the history and theory of Romanian literature from its origins to the present day.
The first edition of DGLR was published in seven volumes between 2004 and 2009[^1^]. It contained more than 3,000 entries written by over 300 specialists, covering more than 10,000 authors and works. The second edition of DGLR, revised, updated, and expanded, is currently in progress. The first two volumes, A-B and C, were published in 2016[^2^] [^3^]. The new edition aims to include more entries on contemporary authors and works, as well as on topics such as literary criticism, cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, and digital humanities.
DGLR is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Romanian literature and culture. It offers a comprehensive overview of the literary heritage of Romania, as well as insights into the current trends and debates in Romanian literary studies. It is also a useful tool for comparative and interdisciplinary research, as it provides connections and references to other literatures and disciplines.
DGLR is available in print and online formats. The online version can be accessed for free from the website of the Museum of Romanian Literature (http://www.mlr.ro/dictionar.php). The online version allows users to download PDF files of the entries, as well as to search by keywords, authors, works, or categories. The online version also features interactive maps, timelines, bibliographies, and multimedia materials.
DGLR is a monumental work of scholarship that reflects the richness and diversity of Romanian literature and culture. It is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn more about the literary achievements of Romania.
Some of the notable features of DGLR are:
It covers all periods and genres of Romanian literature, from the earliest texts to the most recent publications.
It includes entries on authors and works from all regions and communities where Romanian literature is produced, such as Moldova, Transylvania, Banat, Dobrogea, Bessarabia, Bukovina, and the Romanian diaspora.
It reflects the diversity and complexity of Romanian literature, taking into account its linguistic, cultural, historical, and political contexts.
It provides critical and theoretical perspectives on Romanian literature, as well as references to the main sources and studies on each topic.
It incorporates the latest developments and innovations in Romanian literary studies, such as digital humanities, cultural memory, postcommunism, and globalization.
DGLR is a collaborative project that involves hundreds of scholars from Romania and abroad. It is coordinated by academician Eugen Simion, the president of the Section of Literary History and Theory of the Romanian Academy. The editorial team consists of eminent specialists in various fields of Romanian literature and culture. The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Identity, the National Library of Romania, and other institutions and organizations. aa16f39245