Christene d'Anca

Graduate Student

Office Location

Phelps Hall 6333


Comparative Literature


  • B.A. in English Literature at UCLA
  • M.A. in English Literature at California State University, Northridge.


Christene d'Anca is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature, specializing in medieval studies, with other special interests in modern Eastern European literature.


Christene’s recent work has focused on female patronage in 12th and 13th century France, culminating in a conference presentation at MLA and a field examination exploring patronage in the mortuary arts. Christene has also been active in Eastern European scholarship and has worked in translation studies with her native language, Romanian.


  • “Cultural Hermeneutics: Andrei Codrescu as ‘The Romanian who translated himself into an American.’” Transnational Narratives of Englishness in Exile. Catalina Florescu and Sheng-Mei Ma, eds. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017. (Forthcoming in November).