Călin-Andrei Mihăilescu (b. Bucharest, 1956; Ph.D. Toronto, 1992) is a Romanian-Canadian Professor of literature and philosophy, and a writer (of academic writings spanning a number of disciplines, of prose, poetry, essay, children stories, etc). His books published in the 2010s include Happy New Fear! (in Romanian; Bucharest, 2011), Poezoo (poetry for kids, in Romanian; Bucharest, 2011), Foarţă-n faţă (ed., Timişoara, 2012), “Literary Theory and the Sciences” (in English; ed.; Neohelicon 41.2, 2014), Matei Călinescu Festschrift (in English; ed., Yearbook of Comparative Literature 59, 2016), Policing Literary Theory (in English; ed., Leiden, 2018), AFKA (short prose, in Romanian, Bucharest, 2018), Ion Stratan’s La umbra Greciei în floare — poem(e) (In Blooming Greece’s Shadow; ed., Bucharest, 2017), and Stratan’s anthology Criminalii şi crinii (The murderers and the lilies; ed., Bucharest, 2018). Due out this year are Deunamor (essay and prose, in Romanian, Bucharest), and three books of poetry written by friends (ed.) He is currently working on a few book projects, among which Un mundo astrocéntrico (in Spanish), a few volumes of poetry in English, French, and Romanian, as well as the ongoing online Romanian Literature and Culture Encyclopedia (senior ed., London), Bephoria (short prose pieces), and the multi-volume Erosophy (the last three titles in English).
His fields of expertise, in which he taught, lectured, and published widely, include Comparative Literature, Literary Theory, Critical Theory, History of Romance, English, German, Romanian, Central-East European and Classical Literatures, Philosophy (history of ~, ontology, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, political ~), History of Religions, Mysticism, Magic, Semiotics, General Linguistics, Translation Theory, Film Studies, and Creative Writing.