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Colloquia Comparativa Litterarum
Colloquia Comparativa Litterarum

Publishing House: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Language and Literature Studies, Gender Studies, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Customs / Folklore, Music, Architecture, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, Visual Arts, Studies of Literature, Sociology, Comparative Study of Literature, Albanian Literature, Austrian Literature, Belarussian Literature, Bosnian Literature, Bulgarian Literature, Croatian Literature, Czech Literature, Estonian Literature, French Literature, German Literature, Greek Literature, Hungarian Literature, Latvian Literature, Lithuanian Literature, Macedonian Literature, Montenegrine Literature, Polish Literature, Romanian Literature, Russian Literature, Serbian Literature, Slovak Literature, Slovenian Literature, Turkish Literature, Ukrainian Literature, Other Language Literature, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Book-Review, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Translation Studies, Theory of Literature, History of Art, British Literature, American Literature, Georgian literature, Italian literature, Sociology of Literature
Frequency: 1 issues
Print ISSN: 2367-7716
Status: Active

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Short Description

Colloquia Comparativa Litterarum is published by Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and edited by the literary scholars of the Balkan Studies Masters and Doctoral Studies Program (Department of General, Indo-European, and Balkan Linguistics with the Faculty of Slavic Studies). This journal aims to encourage the study of Comparative Literature. The similarities and overlaps between less popular literatures and the well-researched canonical phenomena remain rather unexplored. Colloquia Comparativa Litterarum wants to give priority to such issues; to reconsider the clichéd notions of centres and peripheries, of one-way influences, temporary delays and topic deficiencies. It makes sense to seek the meaning of common affinities and trends, in other words – to look at what is positive, stimulating, and creative about the communication between literary and cultural phenomena. In fact, the Balkans are home to just a small share of the less researched literatures in the field of Comparative Literature. In Europe, we often know too little about our neighbours, unless they happen to be the French, German or British literatures.

Colloquia Comparativa Litterarum expresses itself in three languages: Bulgarian, French and English. It provides new opportunities for communication between scholars of Comparative Literature with the aim of a complete, conceptual and terminological understanding of new ideas within our field of research.

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Thematic aspects: historical roots of contemporary dystopia; continuity with the last quarter of the 20th century; political dimensions of dystopian space; subgenre forms and variations; migration of dystopian narrative to mythology, folklore and mass culture; crisis of humanism; problems of the posthuman, post-pessimism.

Papers and book reviews for the journal’s upcoming issue should be submitted no later than 31 January 2024 in either English, French, or Bulgarian by e-mail to

Editorial board

Professor Roumiana L. Stantcheva, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”

Editorial Board


Roumiana L. Stantcheva, Prof., Dr. Sc., (Comparative Literature, Balkan Studies, Romanian, French and Bulgarian Literatures), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Editor

Russana Beyleri, Assoc. Prof., PhD, (Comparative Literature, Balkan Studies, Albanian Literature), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Contributing Editor

Fotiny Christakoudy-Konstantinidou, Assoc. Prof., PhD, (Comparative Literature, Balkan Studies, Greek Literature), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Board Member

Thematic Coordinator of the issue

Antoaneta Robova, Chief Assist. Prof., PhD, (French Literature, Comparative Literature), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Assistant Editors

Darina Felonova, PhD, (Comparative Literature, Balkan Studies, Editing)

Radostin Zhelev, MA (Translating and Editing)

Veselina Beleva, PhD, (Comparative Literature, Balkan Studies, Editing)

Evgeni Ivanov, MA, (Romanian Studies, Computational Linguistics)

Sirma Danova, Chief Assist. Prof., PhD, (Bulgarian , Chief Assist. Prof., PhD, (Bulgarian Literary Studies), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Lora Nenkovska, Chief Assist. Prof., PhD, (Romanian Literature, Comparative Literature, Balkan Studies), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Project Coordinator

International Advisory Board

Professor Theo D’haen, Leuven University, Belgium
Professor Marko Juvan, Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies - SAZU, Slovenia
Professor Milena Kirova, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Bulgaria
Professor Dina Mantcheva, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Bulgaria
Professor Alain Montadon, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Professor Manfred Schmeling, Université de Saarbrücken, Germany
Professor Elena Siupiur, Institut des Etudes Sud-Est Européennes, Académie Roumaine, Romania
Professor Anna Soncini, Université de Bologne, Italy
Professor Anna Tabaki, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Artistic Consultant

Tatiana Harizanova,

IT Support and Contact Person

Anastasios Papapostolu, M. Eng., PhD, Chief Assist. Prof., Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”


Prof. Roumiana L. Stantcheva, , Dr. Sc., DHC of the University of Artois, FranceDr. Sc., DHC of the University of Artois, France

Balkan Studies Master’’s and Doctoral Degree Programme

at Sofia University University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty for Slavic Studies