ALGCR seeks to undertake a constant re-evaluation of the particular condition, the functions, the interactions, interferences and… the indeterminate aspects which all constitute what we might today call “literature”. ALGCR promotes inter- and multidisciplinary study, a continuous connection with the Human, Social, Natural and Cognitive Sciences and their agenda – without losing sight of the identity of literary studies, deeply rooted in the theory and practice of Hermeneutics and the classical education model.
We believe that there exists no incongruity between the philological models of erudition and interpretation and the exploratory, experimental and multi-perspectivist ones of our times. A global, theoretical and comparative ethos entails not only the communicative link between cultures, but the synchronisation, based on our understanding and empathy, with the value systems which have taken root in our cultural sphere of reference as well. This is the sphere which we aim to expand as much as possible on a global scale.
At the same time, we will try to valorise the local cultural heritage from a contemporary and a post-contemporary point of view: the firmly-established legacy of Romanian literary criticism as well as important individual contributions made by forerunners such as Mihail Dragomirescu, Tudor Vianu, Basil Munteano, Adrian Marino, Paul Cornea etc. The ability to critically integrate your own cultural history, on the one hand, with the cultural diversity of the world, on the other, constitutes the aim and method of our activity, a mode of meaning-making as far as the intellectual, personal and collective way of life is concerned.