Vitana Kostadinova

Dr. Vitana Kostadinova

Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv
English Department

Email: vitana.kostadinova [at]

Research interests:

British Romanticism, Reception, Translation and culture.

Subjects taught:

BA Courses:

  • Critical and Creative Methods of Teaching Literature
  • British literature of the period of Romanticism
  • Translating Cultures
  • Cultural reception: creating and appropriating images
  • Romanticism and Modernity
  • Introduction into Literary Theories

MA Courses: 

  • British literature
  • Translation and Culture

Major publications:


  • Byron in Bulgarian Context: Footprints on the Sands of Time. [a monograph in Bulgarian] Plovdiv: Pygmalion, 2009. ISBN 978-954-9402-28-5
  • Byron and the Isles of Imagination: A Romantic Chart. [a collection of essays, eds. Alistair Heys and Vitana Kostadinova] Plovdiv: Context, 2009. ISBN 978 954 8238 12 0


  • “Meaningful Absences: Byron in Bulgaria”. Contexts, Subtexts, and Pretexts: Literary Translation in Eastern Europe. Ed. Brian James Baer. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2011, pp. 219-232. ISBN 978 90 272 2437 8
  • “Myth and Ideology: British Romanticism in Comparative Literature textbooks”. English Studies On This Side: Post-2007 Reckonings. Eds. Suman Gupta and Milena Katsarska. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2009, pp. 283-296. ISBN 978-954-423-568-0
  • “Shelley’s Heart of Hearts in Bulgaria”. In: The Reception of Shelley in Europe, eds. Susanne Schmid and Michael Rossington, 2008, pp. 247-257. ISBN 9780826495877
  • “Byronic Ambivalence in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage IV”. In: The Byron Journal, vol. 35, no 1, 2007, pp. 11-18. ISSN 0301-7257
  • “Images of Byron in Bulgaria”. In: Cardwell, Richard (ed.) The Reception of Byron in Europe, vol. II: Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, London and New York: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004, pp. 353-364. ISBN 0-8264-6844-6


  • 2012 – Chawton House Library Visiting Fellowship.
  • 2005 – Professional development grant by the Academic Fellowship Program of the Open Society Institute.
  • 2004 – Teaching fellowship by the Academic Fellowship Program of the Open Society Institute.
  • 2001 – Fellowship for full-time studies in the Romanticism and Forms of Modernity MPhil programme at the University of Glasgow.

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