Assoc. Prof. Alexandra Antonova, PhD

Alexandra Antonova is a literary critic, who specializes in new Bulgarian literature. In 2009 she defended her doctoral dissertation Chavdar Mutafov. In Search of the Artist. She is the author of the monographs Chavdar Mutafov. In Search of the Artistic Figure (2011) and Konstantin Konstantinov: Opportunities for Recognition and Self-recognition (2015), as well as of separate studies on the works of Chavdar Mutafov, Dimitar Dimov, Nikola Vaptsarov, Svetoslav Minkov, Boyan Danovski, Boris Hristov, Kiril Krastev, Boris Shivachev, Zlatomir Zlatanov, Mihalaki Georgiev. She has published numerous reviews and articles, and edited collections of texts. Her research interests are focused on the poetics of subjectism, as well as on the history and reception of Bulgarian literary criticism. Since 2015 she has been the leader of the project Current Readings of the New and the Modern Bulgarian Literature. Since 2018 she has been the lead researcher of the project Digital Library "Bulgarian Literary Criticism".