Alex Goldiș is an assistant professor in the Department of Romanian Literature and Literary Theory of Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca and editor-in-chief of the Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory. His work deals mostly with twentieth- and twenty-first-century Romanian literature, the digital humanities, and quantitative cultural history. His articles have appeared in journals and essay collections published in Romania, Germany, Spain, Slovakia and the Czech Republik. He is the author of two monographs: The Entrenchments of Literary Criticism: From Socialist Realism to Aesthetic Autonomy (2011) and Methodological Updates in the Romanian Criticism of the 1970s and 1980s: Theories, Methods, Critics (2012). He is also contributor at the volume Romanian Literature as World Literature (eds. Mircea Martin, Christian Moraru, Andrei Terian, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018).