The present volume is intended as a symbolic recognition of Professor Elena Croitoru’s contribution to the development of English Linguistics and Translation Studies by specialists and colleagues whose professional encounters with her, along the years, could not be left unmarked.
Professor Elena Croitoru’s, didactic, research and evaluation activities, as illustrated by her Curriculum Vitae and List of Publications, represent solid evidence that the professional path chosen after university graduation originated in her wish of building an academic career and of becoming a member of the academic elite of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați, and, later on, through hard work, passion and devotion, of the Romanian and international academic elite.
The volume opens with an interview meant to give the readership some glimpses of Elena Croitoru’s most representative professional encounters with well-known and highly-valued Romanian and foreign specialists and academics in the fields of English Linguistics and Translation Studies.
The first section changes perspectives bringing together testimonies of Romanian and foreign academics and of former students who have professionally and personally interacted with Elena Croitoru in numerous occasions.
Relevant information regarding Professor Elena Croitoru’s research and didactic activities makes up the second section of this volume. Her Curriculum Vitae, including the most relevant aspects of Professor Elena Croitoru’s professional development and her complete List of Publications which open this section are followed by a collection of reviews made to Professor Elena Croitoru’s most relevant books by colleagues from the English Department of the Faculty of Letters, ”Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați.
Antoanela Marta MARDAR