• Institute for Literature - BAS

    The Institute for Literature is among the most respected institutions within the framework of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. It is a national center for the research of Bulgarian literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. The main priority of the scientific activities of the Institute is the conceptualization, preservation and popularization of the Bulgarian cultural heritage in the context of the European humanitarian traditions.

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  • Elka Traykova

    PhD in Bulgarian literature, Assoc. Professor, Chief of the Institute for Literature (from 2012 on), manager of the department “New and Contemporary Bulgarian Literature” (from 2003 on), Scientific Secretary of the Institute (2001 - 2012). She was a secretary-coordinator of a scientific team that was assigned to carry out a fundamental research of the literary periodicals – “Periodicals and Literature”. She was coordinating both national and international scientific projects. Traykova was chief editor and compiler of 11 scientific collections, she is the author of the book Bulgarian Literary Polemics and also of 29 studies and over 50 articles published in scientific editions. She is the manager of the project. Her responsibilities include its whole administrative coordination and she controls its financial implementation. Assoc. Prof. Traykova manages the completion of the project activities and maintains the coordination between the partners (National Literary Museum and Sofia Library).

  • Penka Vatova

    PhD in Bulgarian Literature and Assoc. Professor at the Institute for Literature. She is an experienced researcher of the Bulgarian literary periodicals, of the problematic of the Bulgarian travel memoires and of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry, and of the cultural identity of the Bulgarians living as Diaspora. She took part in many different scientific research projects related to the studying and preservation of the literary heritage. She is the coordinator of the project on the part of the Institute for Literature.

  • Adelina Germanova

    Bibliographer at the Institute for Literature. She graduated in Bulgarian Philology and Library and Information Studies at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She possesses long developed experience in the field of preparing bibliographical catalogues and doing bibliographical editing. Germanova is an expert in documenting of entities subject to cultural heritage according in the project and in further development of the writers’ profiles – she is the compiler of the personal bibliographies attached to them.

  • Alexandra Antonova

    PhD in Bulgarian Literature and Assoc. Professor at the Institute for Literature. She is manager of the project “Relevant Readings of the New and Contemporary Bulgarian Literature”, she participates in many scientific research projects related to the study and preservation of literary heritage. Antonova is the author of articles, studies and monographs on authors and literary trends from the period between the two world wars. She is an expert in digitalization in the project and an expert in further development of the writers’ profiles – she authored the articles on Mihalaki Georgiev and Elisaveta Bagryana.

  • Andrey Tashev

    PhD in Theory of Literature and Chief Assistant Prof. at the Institute for Literature. He is the author of publications in the field of literary theory, semiotics and history of the new Bulgarian literature. He takes part in a number of scientific research projects of the Institute, related to the study and preservation of our literary heritage. Tashev is an expert in digitalization in the project and an expert in further development of the writers’ profiles – he is the author of the articles on Hristo Smirnenski and Fani Popova-Mutafova.

  • Bisera Dakova

    PhD in Bulgarian Literature and Assoc. Professor at the Institute for Literature. She is an experienced researcher of Yavorov’s poetry, of the problematic of the Bulgarian symbolism, and she is deeply impressed by the personality of Petko R. Slaveykov. She is the author of articles, studies and monographs in Bulgarian and German languages. Dakova is an expert in further development of the writers’ profiles in the project – she is the author of the articles on P. R. Slaveykov, P. K. Yavorov and Nikolay Liliev.

  • Elka Dimitrova

    PhD in Bulgarian Literature and Assoc. Professor at the Institute for Literature. She works in the field of the new Bulgarian literature (literary history and literary theory, cultural studies, literary education and the humanities). An important part of her academic activities is dedicated to the projects “Digitalization and Conceptualization of the Literary Heritage of Bulgarian Modernism”, “Bulgarian and Modern”, “The Critical Heritage of Bulgarian Modernism”, “A European Study of Inter-competency and Dialogue through Literature (IDIAL)”, etc.

  • Emilia Alexieva

    PhD in Bulgarian Literature and Chief Assistant Prof. at the Institute for Literature. She is experienced as literary scholar and her interests are in the field of poetics and comparative literary studies. In her research works she uses interdisciplinary approach with focus on the relations between literature and psychology and philosophy. She is a complete connoisseur of the archive of IL (Institute for Literature).

  • Ivan Hristov

    PhD in Bulgarian Literature and Chief Assistant Prof. at the Institute for Literature. His research interests are focused on the literary circles, publications and polemics of the Bulgarian literary modernism. He took part in a number of scientific research projects of the Institute. He is also the author of the monograph “The Sagittarius Circle and the Idea of Homeland”. Hristov is an expert in further development of the writers’ profiles in the project and works as editor and as creator of cultural-educational products – curator of an external exhibition representing the project.

  • Kalina Zahova

    PhD in Literary Theory and Chief Assistant Prof. at the Institute for Literature. She specialized in Austria and Slovakia, taught at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, the Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, The Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Bratislava, the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Zahova is an expert in structuring of digital funds in the project and a creator of cultural-educational products.

  • Marineli Dimitrova

    Literary research scholar at the Institute for Literature. She graduated in Bulgarian Philology from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She works in the field of the history of Bulgarian literature after the National Liberation. Dimitrova is an expert in digitalization of items of the cultural heritage in the project.

  • Mihail Novak

    Computer programmer in the Institute for Literature. He performs technical activities and does photographic coverage of the project. Novak is an expert in digitalization of items of the cultural heritage in the project.

  • Miryana Yanakieva

    PhD in literary theory and Assoc. Professor at the Institute for Literature. The most part of her publications in the Bulgarian and foreign editions are in the field of the contemporary literary-theoretical approaches to the analysis and interpretation of literary works, the relations between literature and other arts and the research of the work of Bulgarian classical authors. Yanakieva is an expert in further development of the writers’ profiles in the project – she is the author of the articles on Pencho Slaveykov, Elin Pelin, and Nikola Vaptsarov.

  • Tinka Breycheva

    Assistant-Manager of the Institute for Literature. Technical support for the project. She provides organizational and technical activities on its implementation. Breycheva does technical support and coordination on all procedures according to the Public Procurement Act.

  • Kamelia Voleva

    Technical Support at the Institute for Literature. Master of Bulgarian Philology at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Technical support in the project. She performs administrative and technical activities. Voleva coordinates the administrative issues between the partners.

  • Madlena Mitova

    Chief Accountant at the Institute for Literature. She graduated from Book-keeping at University of National and World Economy. She is experienced in book-keeping work on projects financed by national and European programs. Mitova is the accountant of the project. She is responsible for the financial operations, she prepares the documentation of the financial reports, as well as the interim reports and the final financial report according to the requirements of the authorities involved in the contracts.

  • Mariana Naydenova

    Cashier at the Institute for Literature. She graduated from Book-keeping Financial and Planning at University of National and World Economy. Cashier in the project.