Ştefan Bolea is the author of Internal Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Literature. Reading the Jungian Shadow (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020). He is currently working as a researcher within the Faculty of Letters of the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and was an editor of the literary magazine Apostrof. He is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the cultural e-zine EgoPHobia. He received his second doctorate summa cum laude in Comparative Literature in September 2017 (after a first one in Philosophy in 2012) with an interdisciplinary investigation on the archetype of the shadow in the literature. He has won research fellowships in Oslo, Munich, Paris and Vienna. He also has two BA’s in Philosophy and European Studies and one MA in American Studies. He is the recipient of twenty-one national and international awards and distinctions in literature and selections from his texts were translated into German, French, Portuguese, and Ukrainian. He has published twelve books (of poetry, essays, and prose) in Romanian. His activity encompasses a remarkable number of articles in both Romanian and English published in journals such as Philosophy Now, Revue Roumaine de Philosophy, Philobiblon, Studia Philosophia, Caietele Echinox, and others.