Yana Atanasova Rowland, Associate Professor, PhD
Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski
E-mail: yanarowland1977 [at] abv.bg
English literature of the Victorian age, English poetry (1750–1920), The Long 19th Century, The Bronte Sisters, Tennyson, Hardy, Wilfred Owen, Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Modern European existential ethics and hermeneutics (Heidegger, Gadamer, Levinas, Derrida, Bakhtin, Jauss, Koselleck, Ricoeur, Iser);
- English Literature of the Victorian Age (Compulsory);
- The Human Factor (Elective) – Modern European Existential Ethics in the Context of English Poetry of the Period 1750 – 1920;
- Translation (Bulgarian into English)
- Literary Anthropology
- English-Language Practice
- Movable Thresholds: On Victorian Poetry and Beyond in Nineteen Glimpses, 360 pages, Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-954-423-922-0.
- The Treatment of the Themes of Mortality in the Poetry of the Bronte Sisters. Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2006. 361 pages. ISBN – 13: 978-954-423-362-4.
- Rowland, Yana (2013) ‘Lacunae: On Thomas Hardy’s Human Shows, Far Phantasies, Songs, and Trifles (1925)’, English at Home and Abroad: Issues in Linguistics, Literature, Culture, Translation, and TEFL. 40 години филологии. Международна юбилейна научна конференция на ПУ, 11-12.10.2013, ПУ “Паисий Хилендарски”, Научни трудове на ПУ: том 51, кн. 1, сб.В, ISSN 0861-0029, сс. 9–45.
- Rowland, Yana (2013) ‘The Reception of Tennyson’s Enoch Arden in Bulgaria’, Peregrinations of the Text: Reading, Translation, Rewriting. Essays in Honour of Alexander Shurbanov, Национална конференция с международно участие на Българското дружеството за британски изследвания, 05-06.11.2011, СУ „Св. Климент Охридски”, София, България, с публикация: Pancheva, Evgeniya and Christo Stamenov, Maria Pipeva, Georgi Naigolov (eds), Peregrinations of the Text: Reading, Translation, Rewriting. Essays in Honour of Alexander Shurbanov, Sofia: Sofia University Press “St. Kliment Ohridski”, ISBN 978-954-07-3500-9, сс. 382–390
- Rowland, Yana (2011) ‘“I seek freedom from myself”: Existential Restlessness in R. K. Singh’s Sexless Solitude and Other Poems (2009)’, задочно участие в научен форум в университета в гр. Данбад, Индия, /2010/, с публикация в книга със статии: Singh, Rajni (ed.), R. K. Singh’s Mind and Art. A Symphony of Expressions. New Delhi (INDIA): Adhyayan Publishers & Distributors, 2009, cc. 46–63
- Rowland, Yana (2010) ‘Hardy’s Wars. On Wessex Poems (1898) and Poems of the Past and the Present (1901)’, Ежегодни Паисиеви четения, 26-30.11.2010, ПУ „Паисий Хилендарски”, Пловдив, България, с публикация в Научни трудове на ПУ: том 48, книга 1, сборник Б, ISSN 0861-0029, сс. 387–404
- Rowland, Yana (2010) ‘Catherine-s and Pip-s: On the Hermeneutics of Selfhood in Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations’, Език, култура, идентичност: конференция на ШУ „Еп. Константин Преславски” /проведена в ДИПКУ Варна на 7-8.11.2009/, с публикация: Todorova, Rumyana and Temenuzhka Seizova-Nankova, Velka Popova (eds.), Език, култура, идентичност. Сборник от конференцията в ШУ „Еп. Константин Преславски” /проведена в ДИПКУ Варна на 7-8.11.2009/, Велико Търново: Фабер. 2010. ISBN 978-954-400-282-4, сс. 247–54
- April 2008: Annual Individual Support Grant, provided by the Research-in-the-Humanities Board of the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, for the two-year research project (until Dec 2009) entitled ‘The Aporetic Fear: Mourning as Self-Construction In English Poetry of the Victorian Age & the Early 20th-Century’.
- April 2008: ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Type B award for the research project entitled ‘The Aporetic Fear: Mourning as Self-Construction In English Poetry of the Victorian Age & the Early 20th-Century’ – the award was given for a research trip to a relevant research centre in the UK (i.e. The Bakhtin Centre at Sheffield University in 2009).
- November 2007: 1st Place Annual Award of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, given for Best Monographic Contribution to a Scholar in the Humanities under the age of 35 (for the monograph The Treatment of the Themes of Mortality in the Poetry of the Bronte Sisters).
- May 2000: Annual Award of the Round Table Club in Bulgaria, given to a Graduate Student with Particularly Original Academic Contributions (for the MA thesis The Functions of Nature in Emily Bronte’s Works).
- June 1995: Gold Medal from the International Competition in Russian Language and Literature for Secondary School Students at the Alexander Pushkin Language Institute, Moscow, Russia (equivalent of an “excellent – 6.00” grade at the university admission exams in Russian Language in Bulgaria & Russia)
Fellowships and Research Specialisation:
- Rowland, Yana (2013) ‘The Critical Reception of Tennyson in Bulgaria (1880-2010)’, Nineteenth-Century Numbers International Conference of The British Association for Victorian Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London, London, England, UK, 29-31.08.2013. This trip was fully sponsored by the British Association for Victorian Studies.
- 09-16.03.2013 ERASMUS. The Long Nineteenth Century in England and in Bulgaria. A Comparative Study of Literature and Literary Criticism. Part 1: The Bulgarian Literary Critical Heritage 1870 – 1925. Hosting Institution: Department of English & Drama at Loughborough University UK; academic partner: Dr Arianna Maiorani. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 22-28.04.2012 ERASMUS. Anglophone Literary Theory in a European Context: 1600 – 1800, Stage I, International Project, Hosting Institution: Prof. Nigel Wood, Department of English & Drama at Loughborough University, Loughborough UK, 2011-2014, Yana Rowland: participant (field of research: Bulgarian Literary Theory in the period 1600 – 1800 in a Broad European Cultural Context); tutorial practice, academic discussions, library research;
- 15.10.2011, The Reception of Tennyson in Europe Symposium (The Reception of British Authors in Europe Project), 15.10.2011, King’s College London (in partnership with The School of Advanced Studies, University of London, UK), London, UK, Yana Rowland: The Reception of Tennyson in Bulgaria (1880-2010); presentation of a paper; Contact: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org;
- 9-15.05. 2010 – ERASMUS. Academic exchange with tutorial practice at the Department of English & Drama at the University of Loughborough, UK (academic partners: Prof. Nigel Wood & Dr Catie Gill). Contact: email@example.com, short cycle of lectures, academic discussions, & library research;
- 19-22.07.2009 – The Bicentenary Tennyson Conference at the University of Lincoln, UK. Topic of research: Death and the Limits of Cognition in Tennyson’s Early Poetry. Contact: Prof. Roger Ebbatson (Loughborough University) on: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, presentation of a paper.
- 16-20.03.2009 – ERASMUS. Academic tutorial experience at the Department of English & Drama at the University of Loughborough, UK (academic partners: Prof. Nigel Wood & Prof. Elaine Hobby). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, short cycle of lectures, academic discussions, & library research;
- 4-17.02.2009 – Academic Research at the Bakhtin Centre at the University of Sheffield, UK (academic partners: Professor David Shepherd and Professor Craig Brandist). Contact: email@example.com; delivery of a paper at the research seminars in the Department of Slavonic Studies & extensive library research;
- 6.02.2009 – A day conference on Cosmopolitan Literature at The Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures – University of Manchester UK. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 22.02-2.03.2008 – ERASMUS exchange for a PhD research presentation & direct teaching experience on BA & MA levels at the Department of English & Drama, University of Loughborough, England, UK (academic partner: Professor Marion Shaw): short cycle of lectures, academic discussions, & library research;