Madeleine Danova, PhD

MDanovaMadeleine Danova is Professor of North American literature and culture in the Department of English and American Studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She has published extensively on American and Canadian literature, literary modernism, mass media, ethnicity, nationalism, and cultural identity. She has been involved in several international projects on mass media, intercultural communication, ethnicity and English and Canadian studies. She is the author and editor of books on mass media, nationalism, identity, and postmodern biofictions. Her most recent book is The Jamesiad: The Postmodern Lives of Henry James (Polis, 2011).







  1. “Ethnic Ghosts: The Problem of the Other in Henry James’s The American Scene” in Henry James and the Poetics of Duplicity, ed. by Dennis Tredy, Annick Duperray and Adrian Harding. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, ISBN (10) 1-4438-4417-9, c. 178 – 191.
  2. “Why Michael Ondaatje? Postmodern Trajectories in the Information Society: Twentieth-Century Canadian Literature in Bulgaria” in Canada in Eight Tongues/ Le Canada en Huit Langues: Translating Canada in Central Europe, ed. by Katalin Kurtosi. Brno: Masaryk University, 2012, ISBN 978-80-210-5954-2, pp. 139-145.
  3. “Encountering the Other: The Image of Germany and England in the New Media in Bulgaria – New Strategies of Development in the Print Media” (co-author) in Encountering the Other, vol. 2, Washington: Borgo Press, 2012, pp. 135-153.
  4. “Diaspora Identities in Canada: Re-Thinking Artistic Imagination” in Towards Critical Multiculturalism: Dialogues Between/Among Canadian Diasporas, ed. by Ewelina Bujnowska, Marchin Gabrys and Tomasz Sikora. Katowice: PARA, 2011,  ISBN 978-83-61061-17-5, сс. 323-339
  5. The Jamesiad. Between Fact and Fiction: The Postmodern Lives of Henry James. Sofia: Polis, 2011, ISBN 978-954-796-037-4.
  6. “”Life after Death”: James and Postmodern Biofiction” in the online edition of the volume Henry James and Europe: Heritage and Transfer, ed. by Dennis Tredy, Annick Duperray and Adrian Harding. Cambridge: Open Book Publications,, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-906924-36-2, pp. 78-86.
  7. “Subverting Dominant Narratives: Europe as a Contested Cultural Site in Canadian Literary Discourse: Timothy Findley’s Pilgrim”, в Managing Diversity and Social Cohesion: The Canadian Experience, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of Central European Canadianists, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2009, ed. By Diana Yankova,  Brno: Masaryk University, 2010, ISBN 978-80-210-5270-3, с. 181-187.
  8. “American Studies Today: Traversing Middle Grounds. Response to Marius Jucan” в American, British and Canadian Studies, vol. 14, June 2010, Lucian Blaga University Press, Sibiu, 2010, ISSN 1841-1487, c. 90-96.
  9. “Voices of Time: Culture and Communication in Native American Writing” in Intercultural Communication: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Bulgarian American Studies Association and the Bulgarian Society for British Studies, Plovdiv 2006, ed. by Madeleine Danova and Milena Katsarska, Sofia: Polis Publishing House, 2009,  ISBN 978-954-796-030-5, стр. 249-260.
  10. 10.“The Re-trainees Programme in English at the English and American Studies Department at Sofia University” in English Studies on This Side: Post-2007 Reckonings, ed. by Suman Gutpta and Milena Katsarska, Plovdiv: Plovdiv University Press, 2009, ISBN 978-954-423-568-0, стр. 209-217.
  11. “Transatlantic Imaginative Spaces in Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water” in Imaginative Spaces: Canada in the European Mind, Europe in the Canadian Mind, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Central European Canadianists, Debrecen, 2006, ed. by Judith Molnar, Brno: Masaryk University, 2009, ISBN 978-80-210-4924-6, с. 63-69.
  12. “Re-writing History: The Postmodern Lives of Henry James”, в TRANS, Internet Journal for Cultural Sciences, INST, Vienna, №17, 2009, ISSN 1560-182X.
  13. “Globalization and the Invention of Localities in Timothy Findley’s Pilgrim” in Discourses of Globalization: Selected Papers of the 13th International Conference of the Bulgarian Society for British Studies, Sofia, 2008, ed. by Lilyana Grozdanova and Maria Pipeva, Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, 2009, ISBN 978-954-07-2968-8, стр. 93-97.
  14. “Cultural Spaces, Racial Matrices in Contemporary Indigenous Writing in the USA and Canada” in Images of Canada: Interiors and Exteriors, ed. by Jelena Navakovic and Radojka Vukcevic, Beograd: Faculty of Philosophy of Nis, 2007, ISBN 978-86-7379-137-1,  pp.131-137.
  15. “Translating Sameness and Difference: Henry James in Search of Canada” in Canada: A View from Without, ed. by Diana Yankova, et all, Sofia: New Bulgarian University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-954-535-469-4, стр. 52-63.





  1. International Henry James Conference, Baskent University, Ankara, 2013,  9-11 May,  with a paper „Biographical Acts: John S. Sargent’s Portraits of Henry James and Literary Biography”;
  2. The First International Henry James Conference, “Henry James: His Great Wars and Battles” ,Torun, 2013, 26 – 28 April, Poland, with a paper „Historiographic Metafiction and Bio(gra)fiction: Henry James and the Great War in Joyce Carol Oates’ Wild Nights!;
  3. Language Rich Europe Closing Conference, European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels,  2013, 5 March;
  4. International Conference for the British Council & National Partners, Language Rich Europe Project , British Academy, London, 2012, 3 – 4 December;
  5. 6th International Conference of Central European Canadianists “Democracy, Diversity, Dignity: The Canadian Space”, Bratislava, Slovakia,Comenius University, 2012, 2-14 December, with a paper „Canada as an Imagined Space in Bulgarian Culture: Translation of Canadian Literature in Bulgaria and Ethnic and Cultural Diversity“;
  6. International Conference “Translating Canada”, Budapest, Hungary 2011,  21-23 October with a paper “Canadian Authors in Bulgaria”;
  7. The Fifth International Conference of Henry James Society “Transforming Henry James”, Rome, Italy, 2011,  7 – 10 July with a paper „Henry James on the Bulgarian Book Market : Postmodern Trajectories in the Information Society“;
  8. Fulbright Academic Enrichment Seminar “Social and Cultural Integration in the 21st Century”,  Sofia 2011,  7-9 April, moderator;
  9. The Second International Conference оf The European Society of Jamesian Studies ‘Henry James and the Poetics of Duplicity’, Paris, 2010,  21 – 23 October with a paper  “The Other in Henry James’s The American Scene”;
  10. The 5th  Congress of Polish Association for Canadian Studies Towards Critical Multiculturalism:  Dialogues Between/ Among  Canadian Diasporas,  October 7 – October  9,  2010, Cracow, Poland with a paper “Diaspora Identities in Canada and the USA: Re-thinking Artistic Imagination”;
  11. The 10th Conference of the European Society for the Study of English, Turin,  2010,  24-28 August, with a paper Henry James and the Negotiation of Anglocentrism in Higher Education Curricula in Bulgaria“;
  12. 9th International Fulbright Conference “Education in the New Age: Tradition, Reform, Innovation”, Bansko, Bulgaria 2010, 7 – 8 August , with a presentation   „Multimedia and Hypermedia Teaching Resources”;,
  13. International Conference „E.A. Poe – marginal and iniversal”, Sofia, 2009, 30-31 October, with a paper „Biography as History: Peter Ackroyd’s Poe: A Life Cut Short and the Postmodern Biofiction”.
  14. The 5th International Conference of Central European Canadianists “Managing Diversity and Social Cohesion: The Canadian Experience”, Sofia, Bulgaria, 16-18 October 2009 with a paper „Subverting Dominant Narratives. Europe as a Contested Cultural Site in Canadian Literary Discourse: Timothy Findley’s Pilgrim”;
  15. The First International Conference of The European Society of Jamesian Studies “Henry James’s Europe : Cultural (Re)Appropriations and Тranstextual Relation”, The American University of Paris, 2009,  3-4 April,  with a paper “Life after Death”: Henry James and the Postmodern Biofiction”;
  16. International Symposium “Bulgaria and Ireland – Partners in Europe”, Sofia University 2009, 26 March with a paper „Becoming white: Being Irish and Slavic in North America”.
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