Name: Associate Professor Yordan Kosturkov, PhD

 

E-mail: ykosturkov [at] yahoo.com

 

Research interests: English and American Literature, Cultural Studies, Generalist

 

 

Subjects taught:

BA Courses:

 

МA Courses:

  • American Literature

  • Cultural Studies

  • Academic Writing

  • English Through Literature

  • Techniques and Genre Specificity of Translation

 

Publications:

  • Laurence Sterne in the Bulgarian Cultural Context. Plovdiv: Hermes (work-in-progress).

  • Aspects of Modernity in the Work of Willa Cather. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2011. ISBN 978-954-423-723-3.

  • Reflections or the New Books of Amalthea. Plovdiv: Hermes, 2010. ISBN 978-954-26-0934-6.

  • Mail Horses. Professional Translation. A Practical Guide. Stara Zagora: Alfamarket. 2006. ISBN 954-9483-09-6, ISBN 978-954-9483-09-3.

  • Syntactic Functions of the English Prepositions. A Study of the Syntactical Functions of the Preposition with. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2000. ISBN 954-423-180-3.

  • The Secret Lives of the Great American Writers. Plovdiv: Hermes, 2012. ISBN  978-954-26-1085-4.

  • News from the Past Century. Sketches оf American Writers of the Twentieth Century.

Plovdiv: Letters, 2006. ISBN 954-516-661-4, ISBN 978-954-516-661-7.

  • The Secret Lives of the Great English Writers. Plovdiv: Hermes, 2006. ISBN 954-26-0455-6.


 

Translations:

  • Laurence Sterne, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, Gore Vidal, Ford Madox Ford, Muriel Spark, Edna O'Brien, Norman Mailer, Cynthia Ozick, Jerome K. Jerome, Richard Hughes, Olivia Manning, Joyce Carol Oates etc.


 

Projects:

  • Project BG051PO001-3.1.08-0041 SIRIUS. The Paissii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv.

  • Project BG051PO001-4.3.04-0064 PeU. The Paissii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv.

  • Project BG051PO001-3.1.07-0024 Market Oriented Modules. The Paissii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv.

  • Project: NI13 FLF014 / 20.03.2013 Paissii of Hilendar, The Slavonic-Bulgarian History, Its Transcripts, Rehashes nnd Marginal Notes – Pass It On. The Paissii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv.

  • Project BG051PO001-3.3.07. Students' Internship. The Paissii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv.

  • Project European Language Diversity. British Council, St. Kliment Okhridski University of Sofia. 2012.

  • Project BG051PO001- 3.3.03 – 0083. 2009-2010 Students on the Road to the Book. Lettera Publishers and The Paissii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv.

  • Erasmus. United Kingdom. University of Loughborough. 2010, 2011

  • Union of Bulgarian Translators and Elizabeth Kostova Master Class in Translation.16 April 2011, Sofia

  • Comments on the Bulgarian Situation of British Studies: Teaching Literature and Cultural Studies. In: Gupta, Suman, Milena Katsarska (eds.). English Studies On This Side: Post-2007 Reckonings. ISBN 978-954-423-568-0. Plovdiv University Press, 2009

  • The Paissii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv. International Workshop. English     Studies in Bulgarian and Rumanian Higher Education: Focused and Comparative     Perspectives. 10-12 2008. Y. Kosturkov. Comments on the Bulgarian Situation of     British Studies: Teaching Literature and Cultural Studies

  • New edition of Multipliers workshops for users of createIT which is part of British Council Bulgaria Partnership Project. A new module entitled Online Activities will be presented, hands-on tested and, hopefully, improved. Venue: In-Service teacher Training Department DIUU - Sofia, 224 Tsar Boris III Blvd.  Date: 31 March 2006.

  • Lettera - EEPG  European Educational Publishers Group EEPG Central Office Kunnerupvej 130, 8361 Hasselager, Denmark.

  • Internet Discussion of Toni Morrison's Beloved. Department of State of USA.

  • Internet and e0mail for professionals. Department of State of USA. Oregon State University

  • Department of Labor of USA.

 

Membership in Academic and Professional Institutions, Bodies and Organizations:

  • Union of Bulgarian Writers

  • Union of Bulgarian Translators

  • Union of Bulgarian Scientists

  • MLA

  • Association of Bulgarian English Studies

 

Awards and Fellowships:

  • Union of Bulgarian Writers

  • Union of Bulgarian Translators

  • Plovdiv Municipality

  • Honorary Citizen of Louisville, KY, USA; Kentucky Colonel