Sorin Alexandrescu teaches cultural and visual studies at the University of Bucharest after having taught semiotics and Romanian at the University of Amsterdam. In the eighties he publicly protested the regime of Ceauşescu in Romania. He is a Romanian born Dutch citizen living in Romania. He has published many books and essays on modern literature (Faulkner, Mircea Eliade), semiotics (Greimas), narratology, history (the Romanian paradox), philosophy (Richard Rorty), as well as political comments and essays on modernity, painting, photography, and art theory in Romanian, French, English, and Dutch. He is currently running the Center of Excellence in Image Studies at the University of Bucharest.