George Stanimirov Niagolov

My research interests include Shakespeare’s language, possible-world semantics, cognitive poetics, Medieval and early modern literature and culture, Shakespeare in performance, teaching Shakespeare through performance, alternative methodologies for teaching literature, innovative methodologies, education theory.


Shakespeare Through Performance (BA), Shakespeare on Stage and Screen (MA), English Literature: Medieval to Renaissance (BA), English Literature: Renaissance to Baroque (BA), ESP Legal English (BA), Critical Thinking, Academic Writing, Critical Approaches to the Text, Translation of Texts in Law (MA), Translation of Texts in Economics (MA)


October 1998 – June 2010    Ph. D., Master and Bachelor in English and American Studies
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia 1504, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., Bulgaria, Office 167, Tel.: +35929463093+35929463093, 9308314, Email:
▪    Ph. D. in English Medieval and Renaissance Literature with a dissertation on “Shakespeare’s Wordplay and Possible Worlds” defended in June 2010, published as monograph by Sofia University Press in the BRITANNICA Series in 2013.
▪    M.A. in English and American Literature with a dissertation on “Renaissance (Con)textual Magic from Marlowe’s Faustus to Shakespeare’s Prospero” defended in February 2005.
▪    B.A. in English and American Studies completed in 2003.

October 2002 – May 2003    Diplôme d’Etudes Françaises Université Marc Bloch (Strasbourg II), France, acquired in 2003.


Peregrinations of the Text: Reading, Translation, Rewriting. Essays in Honour in Alexander Shurbanov. (author and co-editor). ISBN 978-954-07-3500-9
Shakespeare’s Wordplay and Possible Worlds. (monograph). ISBN 978-954-07-3545-0
Legal English for Bulgarian Professionals (with Penka Dumanova). Textbook. ISBN 987-954-730-733-9
An up-to-date list of academic articles can be found at


Project manager “Developing Specialized ESP Teaching Solutions for Bulgarian Legal Professionals” (2007-2011)
Project coordinator “Anniversary Celebration of Prof. Marco Mincoff” (2009)
Project coordinator “Teaching Shakespeare through Performance at Sofia University” (2011)
Project coordinator “Developing an Electronic Reader for Teaching Medieval English Literature” (2012)
Project coordinator “Developing Distance-Learning and Academic Repository Functionalities at the Department of English and American Studies at Sofia University” (2013 ongoing)

Member of the The European Shakespeare Research Association,
The Bulgarian Academic Foundation for English and American Studies,
The British Shakespeare Association

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