Assoc. Prof. Yordan Lyutskanov, PhD

Yordan Lyutskanov is the compiler and designer of the book Peyo Yavorov. Armenians. Family; Refugees; Exiles: Translations, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the First Armenian Republic, the 140th anniversary of Yavorov's death and the 2800th anniversary of the founding of the city of Yerevan/Erebuni, which was published in 2019 (300 pp., Boyan Penev Publishing Center, ISBN 978-619-7372-13-7). His research interests are in the following areas: Russian literary modernism (issues of intermediality); Russian emigrant culture from the 1920s to the early 1940s; Eurocentrism in the European peripheries and outskirts (history of the Bulgarian collective identity since the middle of the 19th century); comparative literature, especially of the Black Sea region; cartology, especially Georgian literature; self-reflexivity of (social and humanitarian) science, especially (non-)awareness/(non-)recognition of the geocultural situation/conditionality of the scientific repertoire; and others.


Selected Publications:

  • “The Soviet Border in the Russian Émigré Newspapers of Bulgaria: Its Representation and Presence, 1928-1935”, Literature in Exile: Emigrants’ Fiction. 20th Century Experience, ed. I. Ratiani, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, 354-376;
  • “Texts Worth (Not) Editing’. Critical Edition as an Aesthetic Symptom of Cultural Change (Two Bulgarian Cases)”, Studi Slavistici 13 (2016), 143-165;
  • Russian Classical Literature Today: The Challenges/Trials of Messianism and Mass-Culture, co-edited with H. Manolakev and R. Rusev, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014;
  • Small Literatures, Big Literatures and the Global Market: Translation and Communication as a Gift, comp. and ed. Jordan Ljuckanov and Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Studi Slavistici 11 (2014), 209-317;
  • Heteroeuropeanisations: (In)capacity to Stay Marginal, coedited with Benedikts Kalnačs and Gaga Shurgaia,  Dipartimento Asia Africa e Mediterraneo: Series minor, vol. XCII, L’Orientale of Naples University Press, forthcoming.