Alexander Shurbanov#


Alexander Shurbanov
Email:a.shurbanov 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:5145
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BULGARIA
Section:LITERARY & THEATRICAL STUDIES
Username:ashurbanov
Elected:2019




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 Professor Emeritus, University of Sofia
  • 1995 - 2009 Professor, Department of English and American Studies, University of Sofia
  • 1978 - 1995 Associate Professor, Department of English Philology, University of Sofia
  • 1972 - 1978 Assistant-Professor, Department of English Philology, University of Sofia
  • 1996 - 2003, 1989 - 1993, 1977 - 1979 Head of the Department of English and American Studies, University of Sofia
  • 1983 - 1987 Dean of the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philologies, University of Sofia
  • 1997 - 2002 Founding President of the Three Seas Writers’ and Translators’ Council, Rhodes, Greece
  • 1990 - 1996 Founding President of the Bulgarian Society for British Studies and member of the Board of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Shakespearean studies
  • English Renaissance and post-Renaissance literature
  • Literary translation
  • Literary reception
  • Literary stylistics
  • Comparative literature

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 The Portal Kultura Special Prize for Notable Achievements in Poetry and Translation
  • 2014 Inclusion in the Golden Fund of Bulgarian Science (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
  • 2013 The Honorary Askeer Award for Contribution to the Theatre Arts (Bulgarian Academy of Drama)
  • 2013 Peregrinations of the Text: Reading, Translation, Rewriting. Essays in Honour of Alexander Shurbanov, Sofia University Press
  • 2007 The H.G. Danov National Lifetime Achievement Award for Overall Contribution to Culture
  • 2001 The Sofia University Honorary Medal with Blue Ribbon
  • 2001 Renaissance Refractions: Essays in Honour of Alexander Shurbanov, Sofia University Press
  • 1999 - 2005 Exchange scholarship for outstanding Sofia University M.A. students granted by the University of Roehampton, UK, in Prof. Shurbanov's name and under his supervision
  • 1993 D.Univ. (honoris causa), University of Surrey, London
  • 1990 D.Litt. (honoris causa), University of Kent, Canterbury
  • 1974 The Sts Cyril and Methodius First Degree Order

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