• Name: Albena Hranova
  • Email: albena.hranova@gmail.com
  • Position in HSSF: Member
  • University position: Associate Professor, Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski, Department “Bulgarian Literature and Theory of Literature”
Academic degrees and education

1998 Habilitation in Literary Studies

1995 PhD in Bulgarian Literature

1985 MA in Slavic Studies (Czech Language and Literature & Bulgarian Language and Literature), Plovdiv University

September 1984 – March 1985 – Specialization at the University of Bratislava on the topic “Comparative Studies of the Historical Novel”

  • Articles

2008 Bibical Femininity (a review). Aspasia, 2, pp. 250-252.

2008 L’ esthétique de la rupture: la littérature bulgare des années 1990 (with Marie Vrinat). Litterall 15/16, pp. 110-115.

2008 Iconic Sites and Images of Language. In: Words and Images. Iconicity of the Text/ Слова и образы. Иконичность текста. Ed. by T. Dobrzynska, R. Kuncheva, S, pp. 195-214.

2006 Das Kind in der Welt der Führer. Die Bulgarische Kinderliteratur als Mittler Mittler des Ideologems. In: Geschichte (ge-) brauchen. Literatur und Geschichtskultur im Staatssozialismus: Jugoslavien und Bulgarien. Ed. by Angela Richter, Barbara Beyer. Leipzig: Frank&Timme, pp. 179-190.

2005 Historical Myths: The Bulgarian Case of Pride and Prejudice. In: Myths and Boundaries in South-Eastern Europe, ed. Pal Kolsto, London: Hurst, pp. 297-325.

2004 Language: Borders, Identities, and Utopias. In: New Europe College, Bucharest: NEC Yearbook 2004, pp. 215-254.

2004 Vynalezt jazyk. In: Host 04, Brno, s. 65-67

2004 Bulgarian Literature: The Decade 1868-1878 (with N. Czernokozhev). In: History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe. Junctures and Disjunctures in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Ed. Marcel Cornis-Pope and John Neubauer, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1, p. 258-261

2004 Entries for all Bulgarian Writers (in German) in: Lexicon der Welt-Literatur, Stuttgart: Alfred Kroener Verlag, S. 1-2.



Research Interests:

Cultural studies, Literary history, Literary theory, Marginal literatures