We welcome ERASMUS exchange staff, Professor Ludmilla Kostova and Dr Yarmila Daskalova, University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria, to Wolverhampton, and invite all to a research seminar on ‘Extremities and Obsessions in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Monday, 24 September 2018, 14.00 – 16.00, Arena Theatre Seminar Room.
Dr Daskalova will contribute a paper on Haunting Romanticisms: Day-Dreaming and Obsessive Imagery in the Works of Edgar Allen Poe and Peyo Yavorov, followed by Professor Kostova’s “A dainty morsel for the executioner”: Terrorism and Femininity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Popular Fiction.
All are welcome.
About the Speakers:
Ludmilla K. Kostova is Professor of British literature and cultural studies at St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria. She has published on eighteenth-century, romantic and modern British literature and as well as on travel writing and representations of intercultural encounters. Her books include Tales of the Periphery: the Balkans in Nineteenth-Century British Writing (St. Cyril and St. Methodius University Press, 1997) and Travel Writing and Ethics. Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2013).
Yarmilla Daskalova is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria. Her research areas include British, Irish, and American Studies; romanticism and post-romanticism; and comparative literature. Her publications include studies of Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and W. B. Yeats, often alongside Bulgarian novelists and poets, such as Emil Andreev, Svetlozar Igov, Marina Tsvetaeva, and P. K. Yavarov.