Emanuel Modoc obtained his PhD at the Department of Comparative and Universal Literature within the Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, with a thesis on the networks of East-Central European avant-gardes. He is an Assistant Editor for the “Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory” and a Research Assistant at the “Sextil Pușcariu” Institute of Linguistics and Literary History”, part of the Cluj-Napoca Branch of the Romanian Academy. He authored the volume Internaționala periferiilor. Rețeaua avangardelor din Europa Centrală și de Est/ The International of Peripheries. Avant-Garde Networks of East-Central Europe (Muzeul Literaturii Române, 2020) and edited the writings of Surrealist poet Paul Păun (Muzeul Literaturii Române, 2020). His research interests include transnational literary networks, computational analysis, network theory and quantitative approaches to the study of world literatures.