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2013 Awards and Nominations for Scientists from the Institute for Literature

On July 4, in the National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius” foyer took place the literary evening, dedicated to the 120 -th anniversary of the poetess Elisaveta Bagryana’s birth. The event was organized by the Institute for Literature and provoked great interest, it was attended by scientists and Bulgarian literature lecturers from the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", the Provdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, the Institute for Literature, the Institute for Balkan Studies with Center for Thracian Studies, the National Literary Museum, the New Bulgarian University, from other universities in the country, as also by writers, poets, historians, contemporaries= Guests of the event were Elisaveta Shapkareva, poetess’s granddaughter, friends and relatives of Ivan Bochev, to whom most of the newly published letters were addressed ("Elisaveta Bagryana. Letters. ").

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On June 4th , at the National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius " the National conference "How 21st Century reads Assen Bosev" was held. The event was organized by "Modern and Contemporary Bulgarian Literature" Department at the Institute for Literature – BAS and was opened by Prof.Boryana Hristova, Director of the National Library and Assos.Prof. Elka Traykova, Director of the Institute for Literature. Professor Hristova said that the National Library was the place, where every writer had to be celebrated – it was the place where his books were stored.

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On May 29th , at the exhibition space of Sofia Event Center (Paradise Center – 100 "Cherni Vrah" Blvd, 3rd floor) opened the Spirit of Letters and Signs Exhibition. Organizers of the event are The City Media Group, in partnership with the Bulgarian Memory Foundation, Institute for Literature - BAS and the National Academy of Arts. The exhibition is devoted to the 1150th anniversary of the Great Moravian mission of the Saint Brothers Cyril and Methodius. It combines two creative ideas in an original synthesis between history, tradition and contemporary sensibility.

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On May 24th at the Institute for Philology Studies at Kiev National University opened the unique „Treasure of Words” exhibition, dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of the Great Moravian Cyril and Methodius mission. The opening of the exhibition became a true celebration at the Department for Slavic Studies at KNU and met not only teachers and students, but also diplomats, scientists, researchers, representatives of various academic, cultural and social institutions in Kiev.

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On May 26th, at the Institute for Philology Studies at the Kiev National University "Taras Shevchenko" the Center for Bulgarian Language, Literature and Culture was opened on a high academic and diplomatic level. Guests at the ceremony were Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mrs. Margarita Popova, the Prorector of the international activities, Prof. Petro Bech, HE Mr. Krasimir Minchev - Ambassador of Bulgaria in Ukraine, Director of the Institute for Philology Studies, Prof. Gregory Semenyuk, Mr. Anton Kisse, member of the Parliament of Ukraine and President of the Association of Bulgarians in Ukraine, Head of the Department for Slavic Studies Prof. Olga Palamarchuk, teachers and Bulgarian language students, various academic and public institutions’ representatives.

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Institute for LiteratureSpecialists in Ancient Bulgarian, Renaissance and modern and contemporary Bulgarian literature from the Institute for Literature - BAS attended the Third International Congress of Bulgarian Studies, organized by the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and "Alma Mater" University Humanitarian Studies Complex. The congress, which noted Sofia University 125th anniversary was financed by the "Scientific Research" Fund of the Ministry of Education and Science and was held from 23 to 26 May 2013 under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rossen Plevneliev.

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The exhibition reveals the rich literary traditions of Bulgaria, showing the best examples of the written heritage from the late ninth to the fourteenth century. The origin of literature in the second half of the ninth century - one of the most significant events in the culture of Medieval Europe, is associated with the activity of the Slavonic brothers Constantine-Cyril and Methodius before their mission to Great Moravia in 863. Read more...


On April 10, 2013, in the Great Hall of the Institute for Literature the premiere of the collection in honor of Prof. Svetozar Igov "Spaces of speech" was held. The event was attended by many leading literary critics, writers, poets, teachers, students and friends of Professor Igov. Host of the event was Assos. Prof.Elka Traykova who introduced to the concept and history of the book, presented the wealth of research fields and approaches in the book, formed with a remarkable design idea. Professor Igov told precious memories of people and events of the literary life in Bulgaria, shared interesting ideas about the literary history and present. Read more...

Assemanievo_evangelie_small.jpgOn 27.02 the exhibition “Bulgaria: Treasure of Words” was opened at the European parliament in Brussels (Yehudi Menuhin Hall). The exhibition was realised by scientists from the Institute for Literature and with the support of Dr. Andrey Kovachev’s Bulgarian Memory Foundation. Dr. Andrey Kovachev is chairman of the Bulgarian delegation in the fraction of the European People’s Party. At the heart of Europe the 1150-jubilee of the creation of the Slavonic script by Cyril and Methodius brothers and the Velikomoravska (Great Moravian) mission Read more...

ivan_schischmanov.jpg“Even a century ago Professor Ivan Shishmanov understood that the salvation of European nations is in uniting their efforts to achieve peace and prosperity.” Vice President Margarita Popova made this statement during a lecture in Vienna, where she participated in the opening of the exhibition "Bulgaria in Europe" at the Institute for Slavic Studies at the University of Vienna. Organizers of the event were Bulgarian Embassy in Vienna and the Bulgarian Cultural Institute "Wittgenstein House."

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Education

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ACADEMIC COURSES

Lecture courses

  • Old Bulgarian literature – New Bulgarian University – Assoc. Prof. A. Miltenova, PhD
  • Christian literature and culture - New Bulgarian University – Assoc. Prof. A. Miltenova, PhD
  • Medieval Slavic Manuscripts' Textology - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Assoc. Prof. A. Miltenova, PhD
  • Christian Hagiology and Hagiography - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski", University of Plovdiv "Paisij Hilendarski" - Assoc. Prof. E. Tomova, PhD
  • Slovenian language - University of Plovdiv "Paisij Hilendarski" - Assoc. Prof. E. Tomova, PhD
  • Old Russian Literature of 18th c. and Folklore - University of Plovdiv "Paisij Hilendarski" - Assoc. Prof. E. Tomova, PhD
  • Old Serbian literature - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" – Research associate R. Stankova, PhD
  • Old Czech Literature - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Research associate D. Atanasova, PhD
  • History of Bulgarian literature - University of Belgrade, Serbia - Research associate N. Gagova, PhD
  • Overview of Bulgarian Culture and Civilization - University of Belgrade, Serbia - Research associate N. Gagova, PhD
  • History of Serbian literature - Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland) - Research associate N. Gagova, PhD
  • Old Bulgarian literature - Neofit Rilski University, Blagoevgrad - Research associate I. Kuzidova, PhD
  • Bulgarian literature - New Bulgarian University – Prof. N. Aretov, DSc
  • Bulgarian Literature in the period between the First and the Second World Wars - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Assoc. Prof. E. Traykova, PhD
  • History of Bulgarian Drama and Theatre - State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies - Research associate M. Ivanova-Girginova, PhD
  • Master Course on Scholarly Research - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Assoc. Prof. A. Panov, PhD
  • Introduction to the Western European Visual Culture (XIV-XVIII) - South-Western University "Neophyte Rilski" - Assoc. Prof. A. Angelov, DSc
  • Historical Development of the Concept of Europe - South-Western University "Neophyte Rilski" - Assoc. Prof. A. Angelov, DSc
  • History of Art - South-Western University "Neophyte Rilski" - Assoc. Prof. A. Angelov, DSc
  • Theory of literature - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" – Assoc. Prof. Bl. Zlatanov, PhD
  • Hungarian Literature. Part I and Part II - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" – Assoc. Prof. Y. Naydenova, PhD
  • Translation - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" – Assoc. Prof. Y. Naydenova, PhD
  • Translation and Reception - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Research associate B. Minkov, PhD
  • New Bulgarian literature - National University of Kiev “Taras Shevchenko” (Ukraine) - Assoc. Prof. Hr. Manolakev, PhD
  • History of Bulgarian Translation - National University of Kiev “Taras Shevchenko” (Ukraine) - Assoc. Prof. Hr. Manolakev, PhD

Practices and seminars

  • Bulgarian language - Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland) - Research associate N. Gaggova, PhD
  • Syntax of Bulgarian Language - University of Belgrade (Serbia) - Research associate N. Gaggova, PhD
  • Seminar of Literaty studies and Culturology for postgraduate students (MA) - Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland) - Research associate N. Gaggova, PhD
  • Old Czech Literature - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Research associate D. Atanasova, PhD
  • Old Bulgarian Literature - South-West University Neofit Rilski, Blagoevgrad - Research associate I. Kuzidova, PhD
  • Old Bulgarian Literature - Paisij Chilendarski University, Plovdiv - Research associate D. Radoslavova
  • Literature of Bulgarian National Revival - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Research associate N. Patova, PhD
  • Theory of literature - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" – PhD student E. Enev
  • Translation - University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski" - Assoc. Prof. Y. Naydenova, PhD
  • Modern Bulgarian Culture - Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts -Plovdiv - Research associate B. Minkov, PhD
  • Literature of Bulgarian National Revival - National University of Kiev “Taras Shevchenko” (Ukraine) - Assoc. Prof. Hr. Manolakev, PhD
  • New Bulgarian Literature - National University of Kiev “Taras Shevchenko” (Ukraine) - Assoc. Prof. Hr. Manolakev, PhD
  • History and Typology of the Bulgarian Novel - National University of Kiev “Taras Shevchenko” (Ukraine) - Assoc. Prof. Hr. Manolakev, PhD

Postgraduate courses for doctoral students 
Preparation courses for high school graduates
Postgraduate courses for foreign students

The Library

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The Library of the Institute of Literature is the biggest library in the system of the BAS (comprising 114 795 library items - books, periodicals, Xerox-copies, graphic editions). It hosts a collection of written materials on various humanitarian subjects in 15 languages. The library's rich fund includes scientific research editions in literary theory, linguistics, philosophy, folklore, culture, science, education, the social sciences - sociology, theory of art, politics, military affairs, history, biography, as well as Belles Lettres and children's literature. The personal collections of two eminent Bulgarian poets and translators - Nikolai Liliev and Asen Raztsvetnikov - are also kept in the library. In addition, the library owns an incomplete collection of antiquarian periodicals that display literary life in Bulgaria at the turn of the 19th century. Moreover, from the Institute's foundation in 1948 to date, a complete collection of the most important periodicals in the field of Bulgarian and foreign literary theory has been accumulated. There are more than 2,500 volumes of referential editions- encyclopedias, dictionaries and referential books in the same field as well as in the humanitarian sciences. The library also has a microfilm reader. In 1999 a project was instigated for providing computer-processed information and an Internet connection.

The following reference publications can be consulted at the library:

  • Kratkaya literaturnaya entsiklopedija, M., 1964 – 9 vols.
  • Sov. literaturnaya entsiklopedija, M., 1929 – 11 vols.
  • Teatralnaya entsiklopedija, M., 1961 – 16 vols.
  • Meyers Universal Lexikon, Lpzg, 1979 – 4 vols.
  • Larousse du XX e siècle, Paris, 1928 – 6 vols.
  • Lexikon der Weltliteratur, Lpzg, 1965
  • Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, München, 1974 – 25 vols.
  • Histoire générale des littératures, Paris, 1961 – 6 vols.
  • Handbuch der Literaturwissenschaft, Potsdam, 1930-1938 – 11 vols.

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In addition, there many volumes of publications on the history of various literatures in the world (in the corresponding languages) available for consultation in the reading room.

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Both the library and the reading room are open from 9.30 - 12 .00 and from 12.30 - 17.00. Books published prior to 1950, rare and valuable editions, periodicals and reference books can be consulted only in the reading room. Readers who are not members of the Institute can consult books without borrowing them.

Librarian: Ivanka Tomova- Manova
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Periodicals

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The Institute publishes the journal Literaturna misal” (Literary Thought), founded in 1957, the series Starobulgarska literatura” (Old Bulgarian Literature), founded in 1971 and "Scripta & e-Scripta": The journal of interdisciplinary mediaeval studies, started in 2003.

Literaturna misal journal has been published by the Institute for Literature since 1957. It is one of the most respectable literary periodicals and is the only Academic journal of literary theory, criticism. history and comparative studies in Bulgaria. Its main priority is the history of Bulgarian literature, but an emphases has been put as well on the achievements of Bulgarian and foreign theoreticians and specialists in the field of comparative studies
The journal is open to different methods and approaches and has provided a platform for reception aesthetics, psychoanalysis, feminism, cognitive science, literary anthropology, cultural studies, an so on. Speaking about this interdisciplinarity one should mark the interest in regional problems of culture, and especially the interest in the multicultural characteristics of the Balkan countries. The journal pays special attention to the literary attainments in the countries of Eastern Europe and seeks to present them thoroughly. There are several special issues devoted to Czech, Polish and Hungarian literary studies.
Literaturna Misal keeps a close watch on the topical debates which are going on in literary studies, trying to promote fresh, controversial ides, very often on the edge and even beyond the leading paradigm. It has initiated several national debates acting as a moderator and balancing among different contradictory positions. The journal invariably maintains a high criterion of scholarly level and innovativity of contributions. It can be said that the journal has been upholding the ground of non-dogmatic thinking even under unfavorable political circumstances.
The editorial board shares the opinion that the journal should always try to challenge the traditional literary conceptions and generalizations of all kinds. This is the general principle of many articles, focused both on traditional and modern literary problems which scrutinize the processes in the field of humanitarian knowledge and the motives of different methodological positions. In this way, the journal enriches the Bulgarian humanitarian studies and opens up broad vistas to new methodological researches.
Editorial board: as. prof. Radosvet Kolarov (editor-in-chief), prof. Nikolai Aretov, as. prof. Penka Vatova(since 2008 the third member is additionally elected). Advisory board: prof. Alexander Shurbanov, prof. Nikola Georgiev, prof. Ognian Saparev, as. prof. Petur Velchev, as. prof. Yordan Vasilev, as. prof. Liliana Grasheva. (Among the members there are representatives of various universities throughout the country). Members of the editorial and advisory boards are elected on the principle that they be prestigious scholars with expertise in various fields, so that they could competently assess the submitted manuscripts. The editorial and the advisory boards are chosen by the Scientific Council.
Each submitted article is read by one editorial board member and when it is disputable, it is read and discussed by the entire editorial board. Members of the advisory board are invited for consultation who orally or in written form express their view points on individual manuscripts.
Through the channels of the Department of international exchanges of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences the 'Literaturna Misal' journal is distributed to major centers of scholarship (libraries, universities and academies) in Europe (Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Finland) and in the USA. It runs a web-page, an electronic version of it is presented in the based in Germany online library CEEOL (http://www.ceeol.com)
The journal has received an Erih-index. It comes out in two volumes per year. The journal has an on-line version at the address: http://ilit.bas.bg/litmis


The series "Starobalgarska literatura" begins with two miscellanies under this name (1971, 1977) which provoked great interest, so since 1978 the edition has become periodical. It publishes research papers in the field of medieval Slavic literature and culture (in the context of the Byzantine and Latin civilizations), editions of unpublished medieval Slavonic literary works and their newly-discovered transcripts, critical reviews, surveys, information on national and international scholarly events on the Middle Ages, current bibliography.
The journal maintains several rubrics (three of them permanent - Research papers, Critical reviews, and Bibliography). The most important published materials belong to the field of literary and cultural history and theory, source studies, textual criticism and source edition. Their authors are leading experts from all Bulgarian scholarly institutions dealing with the medieval period, as well as young scholars. In compliance with the international interest towards the classical period of the history of the Slavic literature and culture, prominent foreign scholars regularly participate in the edition.
Until now are published 34 issues (three of them are double in size and comprise two numbers - 23-24, 25-26, 35-36, 37-38). Volume 39-40 for 2008 is in press.

Members of the editorial board:
Liljana Grasheva (editor-in-chief), Assoc. Research Fellow, PhD, Institute of literature
Main field of research: literary history (medieval Bulgarian literature; Cyryllo-Methodian studies)
Heinz Miklas, Prof., Institute for Slavic Studies, University of Vienna
Main field of research: palaeoslavistics (manuscript study; Old Bulgarian graphic systems; medieval Slavic literature; textual criticism)
Anatolij A. Turilov, Assoc. Research Fellow, PhD, Institute of Slavic and Balkan Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Main field of research: literary history (medieval Russian literature and culture; relations among the Slavic literatures in the Middle Ages; Byzantino-Slavic literary contacts)
Ivan Dobrev, corresponding member of the BAS, Prof., DSc, Sofia University
Main field of research: linguistics (Old Bulgarian language; palaeography; textual criticism)
Klimentina Ivanova, Prof., PhD, Cyryllo-Methodian Research Centre
Main field of research: literary history (medieval Orthodox literature and culture ? Bulgarian, Serbian, Russian, Byzantine; textual criticism; archaeography; source study and source edition)
Ana Stoykova, Assoc. Research Fellow, PhD, Institute of literature
Main field of research: literary history (medieval Bulgarian literature; Cyryllo-Methodian studies; Greek and Slavic hagiography; relations between medieval literature and folklore)
Maya Petrova, Research Fellow, PhD, Institute of literature
Main field of research: medieval history (medieval history and culture; medieval Bulgarian literature; Greek and Latin souse study).

"Starobalgarska literatura" publishes articles in Bulgarian and in several international languages - English, German, French and Russian. Since 2005 they are equipped with detailed summaries in English or in Bulgarian.

The articles submitted for publication are distributed between the members of the editorial board and sent for comments to external readers who are experts in the particular field. They are evaluated according to the following principles:
- importance of the research problem;
- importance of the proposed solutions and author's original contributions for medieval research in the field of palaeoslavic studies and in European medieval studies in general;
- presentation or edition of unknown or little-known souse material;
- the degree to which the materials are in step with new developments.

The journal is well-known to the specialists in medieval Slavic studies. It is distributed to more then 60 foreign scholarly institutions and libraries (via subscription and book exchange) in Europe and in the United States. "Starobalgarska literatura" is included in international reference lists, such as ULRICH's Periodicals Directory (http://www.ulrichsweb.com), INION, section "Literary sciences" (http://www.inion.ru/product/eksi_S-c.html) and in the Central and Eastern European Online Library (http://www.ceeol.com). Since 2003 all the articles included in the edition are annotated in the International Medieval Bibliography (IMB), Leeds, Brepols Publishers.
The journal applied to be enrolled in the ERIH (European Reference Index for the Humanities) and waits for the results of the application.


Scripta & e-Scripta. The journal of Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies. Boyan Penev Publishing Centre. Sofia.
№ 1. 2003, 244 p.
№ 2. 2004, 454 p.
№ 3-4. 2006, 422 p.
№ 5. 2007, 296 p.
№ 6. 2008, 434 p.

Scripta & e-Scripta is a new journal dedicated to publishing reports of innovative approaches to the investigation of interdisciplinary issues in medieval studies from a wide range of fields: history, literature, language, information science, art, culturology, anthropology, etc. The journal promotes the analysis of medieval cultural phenomena at multiple levels: the medieval manuscript tradition, textual transmission, sources and their history, text structure, style, etc. The intended audience includes students, teachers, and specialists in all disciplines in medieval studies.
The medieval period is still unquestionably a fundamental component of our cultural heritage. In the present day, technological innovations have revolutionized the practical aspects of medieval studies, creating opportunities for new strategies of interpretation, presentation, publication, and distribution. Scripta & e-Scripta seeks to complement existing academic publications in both medieval studies and humanities computing by providing a forum that is particularly receptive to discussions of the implementation of computer applications in the field of Slavic and Byzantine studies.
The new generation of experts in Slavic, Byzantine, and comparative European medieval studies, who are starting their careers at the beginning of the twenty-first century, enter the field under newly favorable conditions. The corpus of known medieval manuscripts has been enriched significantly in recent decades and the tools of theoretical inquiry have been extended, enabling much more precise analysis. Although scholars sometimes lament a crisis in Slavic and Byzantine studies, and in medieval studies in general, it is nonetheless clear that a considerable number of problems and issues that were debated actively by our predecessors have recently found new and, in many cases, persuasive solutions.
Attitudes toward medieval studies have changed substantially since the early 1990s. New methods of description and publication based on computer-supported processing of manuscripts and texts have recently been tested in many projects in European, Central European, and Byzantine-Slavic studies. An international working team based in the Institute of Literature of BAS has taken a leading role in this process, implementing a series of projects involving the application of computer technologies to medieval Slavic literature and letters (many of the results are visible in www). The idea of designing of digital Repertory of medieval Slavic literature and letters which includes Byzantine sources and applies a generalized standard that makes the materials easily accessible for both scientific and educational purposes, has already been initiated and realized. One of the more important tasks for specialists in humanities in 21 century is to set up databases for bibliography and for archival sources, to develop electronic editions, etc. in order to support rapid and effective access to the information they contain. With this goal editorial board of Scripta is committed to published articles about computer applications in humanities, and these have a permanent place in the journal.
Journal content: Scripta & e-Scripta contains articles, book reviews, and news about the projects and activities of the Commission for Computer Processing of Medieval Slavic Manuscripts and Early Printed Books of the International Commitee of Slavists (established in 1998). Articles will include surveys of research (Forschungsberichte), discussion of theoretical and practical approaches to medieval studies, and descriptions of new projects and resources. The editorial board hopes to stimulate and encourage professional research on the written heritage of the Middle Ages, from late Antiquity to the beginning of the eighteenth century. Archeological reports are not accepted, but papers that use archeological evidence, as well as articles based on all kinds of historical sources and methods of research, are welcome. A regular section titled "Debuts" will include first publications by graduate students and young specialists. Reviews and annotations of new books in the field of medieval studies are included.

Regularity: Scripta & e-Scripta appears once a year.

Acceptance of materials: Scripta & e-Scripta accepts submissions in English, German, French, and Russian, and requires one-paragraph abstracts in Bulgarian. Authors should also submit brief biographical statements to be published alongside articles. Texts are printed only after peer review (anonymous) of two specialist, outside the editorial board, and one of the editorial board.

Editorial board:
Slavia Barlieva (Classic Philology, Cyril and Methodius Research Center, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria), David J. Birnbaum (Computer Humanities, Slavic Philology, Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA), Ralph Cleminson (Slavic Philology, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom), Sergej Ivanov (History, Byzantine Studies, Institute of Slavic Studies, Moscow, Russian Federation), Gabor Klaniczay (Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary), Sebastian Kempgen (Slavic Studies, Bamberg University, Germany), Anissava Miltenova (Slavic Studies, Institute of Literature, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria), Elissaveta Mussakova (Art Studies, Archeography and Palaeography, National Library SS Cyril and Methodius, Sofia, Bulgaria), Tatjana Slavova (Linguistics, Slavic Studies, St. Clement of Ohrid University, Sofia, Bulgaria), Margaret Dimitrova (Linguistics, Slavic Studies, St. Clement of Ohrid University, Sofia, Bulgaria).

Dissemination: in the Institute of Literature, in the bookstore of BAS, after subscription and on line: http://www.ceeol.com/


The Institute publishes also a Bibliographical bulletin Publications of the Institute for Literature.
№ 1. 2003, 71 p.
№ 2. 2004, 103 p.
№ 3. 2005, 96 p.
№ 4. 2006, 79 p.
№ 5. 2007, 90 p.
№ 6. 2008, 79 p.

The Bulletin for bibliography contains publications of the Institute of Literature, and an exhaustive classified bibliography of the Institute members, in printed and electronic editions. The items are sorted according to the following sources hierarchy: monographies, reference books, bibliographies, miscellanies, series, periodicals, and newspapers. It also contains sources and authors indexes.

Compilers and editors: Yonka Naydenova, PhD, Diana Raleva, Nelma Valcheva.

Regularity: The bulletin appears once a year.

Dissemination: in the Institute for Literature, through St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library and also on line - on the site of the Institute: http://www.ilit.bas.bg/.


In the past, the Institute published the following periodicals:

  • Izvestija na Instituta za literatura (News from the Institute of Literature) (1948-1972).
  • Literaturna istorija (Literary History). 17 volumes appeared between 1977 and 1988.
  • Sravnitelno literaturoznanie (Comparative Literary Studies). 9 volumes appeared between 1982 and 1989.

Contacts

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The Institution Development. Several departments were established soon after the Institute's foundation: Bulgarian Literature up to the National Liberation, Bulgarian Literature after the National Liberation, Theory of Literature, Russian and Soviet Literature, West-European and Slavonic Literature, and Children's Literature. A Department of Contemporary Bulgarian Literature was found in 1956. In 1970 these departments were merged into three: the Department of Literary History, the Department of Theoretical and Methodological Problems and the Department of Comparative Literature. Various research teams were formed for studying the wide scope of literary and scholarly problems, including all topics in Bulgarian literature and literary theory, problems of methodology and poetics, as well as the place of Bulgarian literature among the European and other literatures. Now the Institute for Literature is structured as follows: Department of Old Bulgarian Literature, Department of Bulgarian Renaissance Literature, Department of Modern and Contemporary Bulgarian Literature, Department of Theory of Literature, Department of Comparative Literature.

Administration

Director: Assoc. Prof. Elka Traykova, PhD
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Deputy Director: Assoc. Prof. Ana Stoykova, PhD
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Scientific Secretary:
Assoc. Prof. Kamen Mihailov, PhD
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Human Resources Expert
Tinka Breycheva Tel. 971-70-56; 979-29-90

Technical Secretary
Kamelia Voleva Tel: 971 70 56 , 979 29 90

Accounting

Senior Accountant:
Madlena Mitova Tel. 979 29 83

Accountant:
Petya Georgieva Tel. 979 29 83

Bursar:
Mariana Naydenova Tel. 979-29-86

Financial Controll
Yovko Popski

Dept. of Old Bulgarian Literature
  • Head of Dept.: Prof. Anisava Miltenova, DSc
  • Room No 813, Tel. 979 29 97; Room No 815, tel. 979 39 96
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Dept. of Bulgarian Renaissance Literature
  • Head of Dept.: Prof. Rumyana Damyanova, DSc
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Dept. of Modern and Contemporary Bulgarian Literature
  • Head of Dept.: Assoc. Prof. Elka Traykova, PhD
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Dept. of Literary Theory
  • Head of Dept.: Assoc. Prof. Miriana Yanakieva, PhD
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Dept. of Comparative Literature
  • Head of Dept.: Assoc. Prof. Yonka Naydenova, PhD
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The Library
  • Chief Librarian: Severina Georgieva
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