Miglena Nikolchina - Biography#

Miglena Nikolchina was born on 10 November 1955. She graduated in English and Philosophy from Sofia University. She is Professor at the Department for Theory and History of Literature at Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski,” Sofia, Bulgaria, having previously been Chair of the Department for Theory and History of Literature at Sofia University, and Director of the Centre for Gender and Culture at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Nikolchina’s publications аre situated at the intersections of history and theory of literature, philosophy, and gender studies, with a focus on literary utopianism and the post-communist legacy. She is the author of six scholarly books, as well as books of poetry and fiction, and (co)editor of book series and separate volumes with translated and original scholarly essays. Apart from Bulgarian, her books and articles have appeared in English, French, Hungarian, Slovene, Polish, Serbian, Macedonian, Ukrainian, Russian, and Turkish. In English, she has published the books "Lost Unicorns of the Velvet Revolutions: Heterotopias of the Seminar" (2013) and "Matricide in Language: Writing Theory in Kristeva and Woolf" (2004). Nikolchina was co-founder of the Bulgarian Association of University Women, of the Gender Program and the Program for Digital Media and Video Games at Sofia University. She was member of the Board of the Sofia University Cultural Center, editor-in-chief of the cultural weekly "Literaturen Vestnik", the magazine for gender and culture "Altera", and the quarterly scholarly journal "Altera Academica"; a columnist for the cultural weekly "Kultura"; and participant in the monthly TV talk show "Slow Reading". Chapters written by her are forthcoming in volumes on Kristeva to be published in the series Library of Living Philosophers and Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism. She is presently completing a book, which will connect the humanism/antihumanism debates in the second half of 20th century with contemporary discussions on posthumanism and transhumanization.

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