Name and title: Milena Katsarska

 

Any additional position: International Relations and Erasmus Program Coordinator

 

E-mail: milena.katsarska [at] gmail.com

 

Research interests: American studies; institutional disciplinary historiography; paratext and the prefatorial discourse surrounding American literature in Bulgarian translation

 

Subjects taught:

BA Courses:

MA Courses:

 

Publications:

Edited and authored books:

  • Katsarska, Milena. От Азимов до Ърдрич // От Абаджиева до Юруков. Възходяща хронологична библиография на предговори/послеслови към американска литература в превод на български език 1858-2010. [From Azimov to Erdrich // From Abadzhieva to Yurukov. A Comprehensive Bibliography of Prefaces and Afterwords to American Literature in Bulgarian Translation 1858-2010.] Plovdiv: Script, 2014. ISBN 978-619-90087-2-0. 182 pp.

  • Gupta, Suman, and Milena Katsarska, eds. English Studies On This Side: Post-2007 Reckonings. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2009. 350 pp. ISBN 978-954-423-568-0

  • Danova, Madeleine, and Milena Katsarska, eds. Intercultural Communication. Sofia: Polis Publishers, 2009. 520 pp. ISBN 978-954-796-030-5.

  • Katsarska, Milena, and Zhivko Ivanov, eds. Migration, Modern Nationalism and Nostalgia for the Homeland in the Age of Globalisation. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2007. 255 pp. ISBN 978-954-423-422-5

  • Byram, Michael, Richard Fay, Milena Katsarska, et al. Frameworks for analysis of marginalisation practices and discriminatory attitudes in learning materials. Evaluation model for the potential of learning materials in Bulgaria to fulfill the objectives of intercultural education.[in Bulgarian] Sofia: Zebra Publishing House, 2006. ISBN 954-91834-1-6

  • Katsarska, Milena, ed. Dialogues: American Studies in an International Context. Plovdiv: Bulgarian Association for American Studies, 2004. 392 pp. ISBN: 954-91615-1-X.

 

Co-authored course books for English Studies students:

  • Translation Practicum. English and Bulgarian. Vol. 1. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-954-423-472-0

  • Admission Tests in English. Plovdiv: Context Publishing House, 2006. ISBN-10: 954-91882-1-3

  • Vocabulary XL. Plovdiv: Nancy Publishing House, 2001. ISBN 954-9718-15-8

  • Translation XL. Plovdiv: Nancy Publishing House, 2001. (2003) ISBN 954-9718-02-6

  • Texts for English-Bulgarian and Bulgarian-English Translation in Philology. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 1997. ISBN 954-423-127-7

 

Scholarly essays and book chapters:

  • Gupta, Suman, Milena Katsarska and Donka Keskinova. "Chapter 5: From Country to Institution: Framing Statistics and a Student Survey." Reconsidering English Studies in Indian Higher Education. Suman Gupta, Richard Allen, Subarno Chattarji, Supriya Cahudhuri. London: Routledge, 2015 (forthcoming)

  • Chattarji, Subarno, Milena Katsarska and Donka Keskinova. "Chapter 6: Analysis of the Undergraduate Survey in Delhi." Reconsidering English Studies in Indian Higher Education. Suman Gupta, Richard Allen, Subarno Chattarji, Supriya Cahudhuri. London: Routledge, 2015 (forthcoming)

  • Katsarska, Milena. "The "Un-American" Activities of Viktor Sharenkov." Plovdiv University - Bulgaria. Research Papers – Languages and Literature, Vol. 51, book 1, part C, 2013: 144-57.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Functions of prefaces to Bulgarian translations of American literature 1948-1998. The case of Uncle Tom's Cabin." Peregrinations of the Text. Eds. Evgenia Pancheva et al. Sofia: Sofia University Press, 2013. 343-355.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Fringes and Thresholds: English Practice Classes in the English Philology Degree". Plovdiv University - Bulgaria. Research Papers – Languages and Literature, Vol. 50, book 1, part C, 2012: 533-546.

  • Katsarska, Milena, and Donka Keskinova. "Student Perceptions of English Studies in Bulgaria". Nordic Journal of English Studies, Vol. 10, N 1, 2011: 155-181.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "English Studies in Non-Anglophone Contexts: Bulgaria" Globalization in English Studies. Eds. Maria Georgieva and Allan James. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010. 212-240.

  • Gupta, Suman, and Milena Katsarska. "The Official Record and the Receptive Field: Zlatyu Boyadzhiev in Communist Times." Konsthistorisk Tidskrift/Journal of Art History, 1651-2294, Volume 79, Issue 1, 2010: 1 – 17.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "A Preface to Forewords and Afterwords." Plovdiv University - Bulgaria. Scientific Works - Philology. Vol. 48, Book 1, Part B, 2010: 374-386.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Teaching English for Town or/and Gown: What Should the English Studies Curriculum in HE Cover?" The English Connection: 40 years of English Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu. Eds. Eric Gilder, Alexandra Mitrea, and Ana-Karina Schneider. Sibiu and Bucharest: CEPES, 2010. 205-210.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "The Bulgarian Connection in Harry Potter." Re-Reading Harry Potter. Suman Gupta. 2nd edition, London: Plagrave Macmillan, 2009. 183-198.

  • Katsarska, Milena, et al. "Computer Mediated Intercultural Communication between Manchester and Plovdiv. Students' Perspectives and Experience." (Inter)Cultural Communication. Eds. Madeleine Danova and Milena Katsarska. Sofia: Polis Publishers, 2009. 453-469.

  • Gupta, Suman, and Milena Katsarska. "On English Studies and Philology, and on Collaboration and Contributions" English Studies On This Side: Post-2007 Reckonings. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2009. 17 – 43.

  • Fay, Richard, Milena Katsarska et al. "Reshaping the Learning Experience: Collaboratively Embedding Intercultural e-Experience into Conventional F2F Programmes." ICODL 2007: 4th International Conference on Open and Distance Learning "Forms of Democracy in Education: Open Access and Distance Education." Athens: Hellenic Open University. 2007. 113-119.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "National Identity in Textbooks and Marginalising Practices: A Case Study from Bulgaria". Internationale Schulbuchforschung 29. Hannover: Georg-Eckert Institute for Textbook Research Publication. 2007: 238-250.

  • Katsarska, Milena, and Susan Brown. "Computer Mediated Communication between the University of Manchester and Plovdiv University. Students' Perspectives on a Collaborative Course Experience". Plovdiv University - Bulgaria. Scientific Works - Philology. Vol. 45, Book 1, 2007: 124-140.

  • Katsarska, Milena. „Синтия Озик. Портрет на една дама." Панорама: списание за чуждестранна литература и изкуството на превода, брой 8, 2007: 241-251.

  • Davcheva, Leah, and Milena Katsarska. "Country Update: Recent Practices of Intercultural Education in Bulgaria". Intercultural Education Journal, Volume 17.5 December. Routledge. 2006: 517-523.

  • Davcheva, Leah, Milena Katsarska et al. "The Helpdesk for Intercultural Learning Materials in Bulgaria". Glasnik: Mednarodni znatsveni sestanek. University of Primorska. Koper 2005. 151-155.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Reading Textbooks Interculturally: Helpdesk for Intercultural Learning Materials", in Transatlantic Cooperation through Educational and Cultural Exchange, Fulbright Commission. Journal of Managerial Law, special issue, Volume 47, Issue 3/4, Barmarick Publications. 2005: 159-168.

  • Davcheva, Leah, and Milena Katsarska. „Няма ген на прането – пол и характер на българските учебници." ALTERA: списание за пол, език, култура, брой 3, април 2005: 12-18.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Mapping America as a Sign of Liberation in Playboy Bulgarian Edition". Америка през 21 век електронно издание на Българо-американската комисия за образователен обмен "Фулбрайт" и Българската асоциация на американистите, 2004.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "The Case of Coca-Cola in Bulgaria: Ideological Diversion and Eroticized Consumption." Dialogues: American Studies in an International Context. Ed. Milena Katsarska. Plovdiv: Zebra, 2004. 175-182.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Джазът – политическата алегория на Америка." Vox Literarum: култура, комуникация и критика, год. ІІІ, бр. 4: 58-63.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Reading Textbooks Interculturally: Helpdesk for Intercultural Learning Materials." Transatlantic Cooperation through Educational and Cultural Exchange, сборник от международна конференция на Българо-американската комисия за образователен обмен "Фулбрайт": 2004, компактдиск издание

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Хоми Баба – ДисемиНация и културна лиминалност." Литературата. Издание за литературна история и теория на Университетското Вазово общество, ИК SPS - Print, бр. 17-18, 2003: 175-198.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Железници и общности: въобразената Америка." Научни трудове на Съюза на учените Пловдив, серия Б, Естествени и хуманитарни науки, том III. Пловдив, 2003: 308-314.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Отгласи в празнините - мотиви в съвременната американско-индианска поезия." Vox Literarum: култура, комуникация и критика, год. І, бр. 1 София: Bulgaria International, 2003: 82-92.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "The Train – A Journey across Cultures (Culturally specific considerations in the presentation of trains in American, British and Bulgarian literature late 19 - early 20 c.)." Plovdiv University, Scientific Work- Philology. Volume 39, book 1, 2001: 305-315.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Construction of National Space along the Railroad in American and Bulgarian Literature." Essays in American Studies, Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Ed. Madeleine Danova. Sofia: Polis Publishers, 2001. 57-71.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "‘2X4X6: Towards an Ideal Cultural Studies Course in Real Conditions." Economics & Business: Language & Culture - Conference Proceedings, Varna: Varna University of Economics, 2002. 282-287.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "The Train vs. the Colt: Organic & Mechanical Communities in D. H. Lawrence's The Odour of Chrysanthemums". Plovdiv University, Scientific Works – Philology. Volume 38, book 1, 2000: 281-284.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Privacy Matters: Does Privacy Exist in Bulgarian Context?" Чуждоезиково обучение, брой 3-4: 2000: 9-18.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Some Observations on the Mechanisms of Temporal Functions in Thornton Wilder's Our Town" Plovdiv University, Scientific Works – Philology. Volume 36, book 1, 1998: 499-502.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "An American Studies Syllabus." National Thematic Tempus Seminar on the Problems of Foreign Language Teaching in Bulgaria, proceedings, 2-3 December 1997, Plovdiv: Publishing House Kron, 1998. 86-92.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Double Take or How to Say No to Screen Adaptations of Novels." Teaching Towards Intercultural Competence. Conference Proceedings, Sofia 3-5 October 1997, Sofia: British Council. 156-161.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Thornton Wilder's Time Scheme in Our Town & The Long Christmas Dinner, Pullman Car Hiawatha, The Skin of Our Teet."Plovdiv University, Scientific Works – Philology. Volume 35, book 1, 1997: 505-510.

  • Katsarska, Milena. "Impersonations of Jewishness in Arthur Miller's Prose: Focus & Monte Sant' Angelo." Plovdiv University, Scientific Works – Philology. Volume 34, book 1, 1996: 395-400.

 

Translations and creative work:

  • 2007-2014 Bulgarian-English translation in the Humanities and Social Sciences, for example for the volume Elchinova, M. et al. Migration, Memory, Heritage: Socio-cultural Approaches to the Bulgarian Turkish Border. Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2012, among others; English-Bulgarian translation of critical theory by Homi Bhabha, Werner Sollors, Adam Seligman, etc.

  • Poetry in "Shipwrights Review of Decentred English", Autumn 2010 and poetry and short prose in http://www.shipwrightsreview.com/about-shipwrights/ the "Fly in the Head" magazine for creative writing of the American University in Blagoevgrad, Winter 2008

  • 1997-2007 English-Bulgarian translation of over 20 novels for Hermes and Bard Publishing Houses

 

Projects:

  • British Council UK Beyond the Screen Literature project with partners from English Departments in Pakistan, Hungary and the UK (2005/2006)

  • British Council Bulgaria DUK (Destination UK/Road Abroad) project (2004/2006)

  • British Council Bulgaria Addressing Marginalisation project (2004/2006)

  • British Council Bulgaria Helpdesk project (2003/2004)

  • DIMPLE European Commission project 2003, Dissemination and Implementation of Helpdesks for Intercultural Learning Materials

 

Membership in Academic and Professional Institutions, Bodies and Organizations:

  • Bulgarian American Studies Association

  • Bulgarian Society for British Studies

  • International Association for the Studies of Americas

  • Salzburg Seminar American Studies Alumni Association

  • Fulbright Alumni Association

  • Reviewer for the journal Studies in Higher Education, Taylor & Francis Group

 

Awards and Fellowships:

  • FEP of the International Council for Canadian Studies, project for a course development ‘A Tale of Two Cities : Literary Montreal and Toronto' (August-September 2008)

  • Research fellowship at John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Berlin – Germany ‘Railroading Nation – Representation and Dissemination of the Imaginary American in mid 19c.'(September – November 2005)

  • Grantholder Salzburg Seminar in American Studies Association (SSASAA) symposium: American Culture in the U.S. and Abroad, September 1-4, 2005

  • Civic Education Project The Stephen R. Grand Award for Excellence 2003

  • Civic Education Project Eastern European Scholar & Local Faculty Fellowship for two academic years: 2001-2002; 2002-2003

  • Research fellowships of the National Research Fund in Bulgaria for:

    • Team project ‘Clash of Civilizations?' 2005/2006;

    • Individual project ‘Communities & Railroads' 2001/2002;

    • Team project ‘Assessment & Evaluation Methods in British and American Studies' 2001

  • Grantholder Salzburg Seminar ASC 30: Politics of American Popular Culture: Here, There and Everywhere, Austria (September 2002)

  • Grantholder Fulbright Summer Institute: American Cultural Diversity: The South, The Southwest and New England, Louisiana State University, USA (June - August 2001)

  • Grantholder Public Affairs Office US Embassy to European Seminars and Conferences in American Studies, presenter - Poland (2000), Czech Republic (2004), Romania (2002, 2003), Hungary (2003, 2006), Netherlands (2003)

  • Grantholder British Council - Slovenia (2005), Oxford Literature Conference UK (2001, 2003)

  • TEMPUS JEP 11010-96 and LAC 2000 projects individual mobility grants at Gent University – Belgium May 2000, Helsinki University – Finland March 2000, King's College London – UK May 1999, Lisbon University – Portugal May 1997