Archive for BSSE MEMBERS

Polly Petcova

Polly Petcova
Lecturer of English

Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv

E-mail: polly.petcova [at]   

Research interests: cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, translation, interpreting

Subjects taught:        

BA Courses:

  • English Practice: Translation classes, Grammar and Vocabulary classes, Writing classes.
  • Academic Writing
  • Introduction into Sociolinguistics

MA Courses:

  • English Practice: Translation classes, Grammar and Vocabulary classes.

Major publications:


  • Co-editor of: Planetata Slovo. Plovdiv: Context, 2010. [A Collection of Essays from the XI-th National Conference for BA, MA, and Doctoral Students - Plovdiv, held by Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv]
  • Editor of: Bulgarian English Teachers’ Association E-Newsletter. BETA-IATEFL, Issue 35 (May-June), 2018. ISSN 1314-6874.


  • “Bulgarian Translations of English Hedges in Academic Writing.” Scientific Works of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria – Plovdiv, Series А. Public sciences, art and culture, Vol. IV. (2017): 27-30. ISSN 1311-9400 (Print), ISSN 2534-9368 (Online).
  • A Short Overview of the Concept of Hedging in English and Bulgarian.” TREES OF KNOWLEDGE: ROOTS AND ROUTES, Essays in Honour of Michael Grancharov, ed. Snezha Tsoneva-Mathewson, Yana Rowland, and Vitana Kostadinova (2016): 152-158. ISBN 978-619-202-203-7.
  • “A Short Overview of the Concept of Hedging in English and Bulgarian.” Aktualni problemi na savremennata slavistika, Essays in Honour of Professor Stefana Dimitrova, ed. Maksim Stamenov, and Ivo Panchev (2016): 205-209. ISBN 978-954-322-872-0.
  • “On Hedging: Applying Lakoff’s Model to Bulgarian.” XIV-th National Student Conference Proceedings, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv. ed. Krasimira Chakarova et al. (2013): 98-103. ISBN 978-954-8238-44-1.

Zelma Catalan

Zelma Catalan, PhD
Associate Professor

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Department of English and American Studies

E-mail: zelmacat2 [at]

Research interests:

Victorian literature, Stylistics, Narratology, Translation

Subjects taught:

BA Courses:

  • Stylistics
  • Victorian literature
  • Translation

MA Courses:

  • Genre, style and translation
  • The translation profession
  • Popular fiction on page and screen

Major publications:


  • The Politics of Irony in Thackeray’s Mature Fiction. Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, 2009, ISBN: 978-954-07-2823-0

Selected Articles

  • “Rival Fictions, Rival Names: Dickens and Bentham in Bleak House.” Годишник на Департамент “История” на НБУ, Том ІV/2009, 378-394.. Accessed 20.06.2012.
  • “ ‘Grim Realities’ or ‘Light of Fancy’? Dickens in the Bulgarian Classroom.” Cahiers Victoriens et edouardiens. Hors-serie, fevrier 2012, 27-44. ISSN 02205610.
  • “Aliens, Predators and Global Issues: The Evolution of a Narrative Formula.”  cultura, lenguaje y representacion / culture, language and representation. Revista de estudios culturales de la Universitat Jaume I / Cultural Studies Journal of Universitat Jaume I vol. viii / 2010,  43-55. ISSN 1697-7750.
  • “Dodging Nell: Dickens and Resilience”. Liminal Dickens: Rites of Passage in His Works. Edited by Valerie Kennedy and Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou. CSP: 2016, 121-137. ISBN (10): 1-4438-8890-7
  • “Distancing the Stereotype in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon and Its Literary Source.” Ireland – Europe: Cultural and Literary Encounters. Edited by Plamen Gaptov, Maria Georgieva and Jonathan McCreedy. Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, 2017, 81-92. ISBN 978-954-07-4273-1

Olga Steriopolo

Olga Steriopolo, PhD

Zentrum fur Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin, Germany

E-mail: steriopolo [at]
olgasteriopolo [at]

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Sylvia Velikova

Sylvia Velikova, Lecturer

Department of Language and Literature, Teaching Methodology and Literary Theory
Faculty of Modern Language
St Cyril and St Methodius University of VelikoTurnovo

E-mail: sylvia.velikova [at]

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Petya Tsoneva

PetyaTsoneva, PhD

Department of English and American Studies
St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of VelikoTurnovo, Bulgaria

E-mail: petyatzoneva [at]; petyatzoneva [at]

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Alexandra Glavanakova

Asst. Prof. Alexandra K. Glavanakova, PhD

St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia
Department of English and American Studies

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Spasimir Trenchev

Spasimir Trenchev

South-West University “Neofit Rilski” – Blagoevgrad

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Dafina Kostadinova

Dafina Kostadinova, PhD

South West University ‘Neofit Rilski’
Germanic and Romance Studies Department

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Maria Bagasheva-Koleva

Mariya Simeonova Bagasheva-Koleva, PhD

SWU “Neofit Rilski”- Blagoevgrad
Faculty of Philology
Department of German and Romance Studies

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Andrei Andreev

Andrei Andreev
Assistant Professor

New Bulgarian University

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