Main areas of research
- digital humanities
- text linguistics
- linguistic pragmatics
- social anthropology
- cultural semiotics
- poetics and aesthetics
- gesture studies
Presentations & Publications
The Narration in Crime Literature as an Interplay between Factuality and Fictionality , Presentation at the International Seminar on “Crime and Literature” at DGRS, University of Delhi, Delhi, India; 12-14 March, 2015 link
“Chalga” on the Balkans and the songs in Bollywood cinema – a comparative research (in Bulgarian language) „Чалга на Балканите и песните от Боливуд в Азия”, Presentation at the International conference “Tha Balkan languages, literatures and cultures – divergency and convergence“, Unviersity of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria; 30-31 Mai, 2014 link
Parvan at Mount Parnasus and among us (in Bulgarian language) “Първан на Парнас и при нас”, Book in Memoriam Parvan Stefanov, a Bulgarian Poet and Translator, ed. “Zelena Valna”, Sofia, Bulgaria, Feburary 2014, link
A Bulgarian Perspective in Social Anthropology, Presentation at the International conference “Revisiting East and Central Europe and Russia“ at DSFUS University of Delhi, India; 6-7 March, 2013; link
The concept of hāsyam, Presentation at the International Seminar on “Reflection on Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems”, Simla, India; 4-6 Sept., 2012; link
The Right to Laugh as a Right to be Creative, Presentation at the International conference “Contemporary Encounters of the Tragic and the Comic” at DGRS, University of Delhi, Delhi, India; 1-3 March, 2012; link
The Russian Language as Medium for the Reception of Indian Literature in Bulgaria in the 20th century, Presentation at the International conference “The Russian Discourse in the Contemporary Intercultural Context“ at DSFUS University of Delhi, India; 3-5 March, 2012; link
Three examples for Cross-Cultural Interface, RESONANCE, Journal of the DSFUS, DU, No. 2, December, 2011, (p.167 – 173)
The Nāṭya-Śāstra in the Western Discourse on Art, lecture-presentation at the International Seminar: Sanskrit in the Context of Western Criticism, held at the University of Allahabad, Allahabad (India): 19-21 December, 2010;
Can the term “vyākaraṇa“ be applied for describing the grammar of the language of hand gestures in Indian dancing?, powerpoint presentation at the 14th World Sanskrit Conference, text version published in the Proceedings of the Vyākaraṇa-Section of the 14th World Sanskrit Conference, “Studies in Sanskrit Grammars“, D.K. P Ltd., Delhi, 2012; p.271-289.abstract
New Perspectives in Teaching Sanskrit at the Universities in Europe in the 21st century, presentation at the International Sanskrit Conference held at the University of Rajasthan Jaipur, India: 18-20 July, 2009; /to be published in the conference proceedings/.
Wenn die Digraphie zum Darstellungsmerkmal einer Sprache wird, lecture-presentation within the course "Varianz und Invarianz in der Sprache" at the University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany: 18.06.2009
The Everyday Communication as a Choice between Words and Gestures published in Bulgarian language in: "Всекидневието: места, памет, езици"/anthology: Everyday life: Memories, Locations, Languages. Faber, (Фабер), Велико Търново. 2009
The Russian language as medium for approaching cultural phenomena from the India in Bulgaria, presentation held on the 17th of December 2008 at the Interdisciplinary Forum at the University of Russe, Russe (Bulgaria)/to be published in the conference proceedings/.
In the Quest of an Interdisciplinary Approach in Humanities, lecture-presentation at the round table of the Academic Circle of Comparative Literature at the University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria: 04.12.2008
Die Struktur der Handgesten im indischen Tanz nach dem Nāṭya-Śāstra des Bharata /The Structure of Hand Gestures in Indian Dancing according to Bharata’s Nāṭya-Śāstra/ Monograph 1st edition in German language, available on line for free download in pdf-format from here link 2nd edition: in preparation – to be published in Südwestdeutscher Verlag für Hochschulschriften, Saarbrücken, Germany;
Participation as observer at the international conference EU-Bulgaristik: Perspektiven und Potenziale, 16 – 17 May 2008, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
Participation as observer at the international conference Contact Linguistics in Balkan Languages, 04 – 06 April 2008, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
The Contribution of German Indologists to the Vedic Studies, presentation at the International Vedic Conference, held in Ujjain (India): 13 – 17 January, 2007.
Participation as observer at the international conference Change and Stability in Rituals, 11 – 14 October, 2006; organised by the South Asia Institute at the University of Heidelberg in collaboration with Max Müller Bhavan in Delhi, India.
Language Typology of Propositions Uttered Verbally – in Sanskrit – and by Gestures – in Dance, presentation at the 13th World Sanskrit Conference held at the University of Edinburgh: 11-15 July, 2006, Edinburgh, UK.
Case study in grammar: Future in the Past in Bulgarian, presentation at the International Symposium 'Modality in Slavonic Languages– New Perspectives' held at the University of Regensburg, 19-21 November 2004; published in Hansen, B. / Karlik, P.: Modality in Slavonic Languages. New Perspectives, München 2005
Organisation of the conference "Interlingualität durch Umsetzung der Muttersprache in COD" at the University of Regensburg, Germany/ international conference organised by "eufo-Institut"; conference proceedings published by [eufo-Institut](http://www.kod-sistem.net/index.php?id=11&L=1], teamwork.
Pedagogical Aspects of Teaching Hindi – the Role of the Teacher, presentation at the international conference on teaching Hindi as a foreign language; inauguration of the European Hindi Samiti, 21– 23 March 2003, London, UK.
Participation as observer at the 12th World Sanskrit Conference, 13– 18 August 2003, Helsinki, Finland.
Organisation of the conference 'Linguistic Cultural Identity and international Communication – Maintaining Language Diversity in the Face of Globalization', on 25th of January 2003, Munich, Germany. international conference organised by [eufo-Institut](http://www.kod-sistem.net/index.php?id=11&L=1], teamwork, conference proceedings published in „AQ-Verlag, Bd. 16“, Saarbrücken.
Female Role Models in Rāmopākhyāna/Mahābhārata, presentation at the 11th World Sanskrit Conference held in Turin, Italy: 03-08 April, 2000, link.
summer term 1999/2000
Open and Closed Systems in the Narrative Structure of the Old-Indian Epics Mahābhārata - tutorial at the University of Engineering/Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany.
winter term 1999/2000
Birth and rebirth in the context of Hinduism and Buddhism - lecture within the tutorial "Children – Why?", Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
Levels of Similarities in Old-Bulgarian and Old-Indian Rituals Supposed to lead to a Common Indo-European Ritual, paper at the 9th World Sanskrit Conference held in Melbourne, Australia: 04-16 January, 1994
Etymological Equivalence of 'brahman' in Sanskrit and 'blag' in Old-Bulgarian, presentation at the 3rd Youth Conference on the Middle Ages, Shoumen, Bulgaria:02-05, Mai 1992
Stylistic Investigations into the Old-Indian Epics as Contribution to the History of the Text, presentation at the international symposium dedicated to the memory of Franz Bopp, held at the Unversity of Humbold, Berlin, Germany: 24-26 March, 1992
Old-Indian Genre-models traced in the Balkan Literature of the Middle ages, presentation at the 6th international Congress on South-East held in September 1989 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Derivatives from names of Gods in Sanskrit in contemporary European languages, master thesis in Bulgarian language supervised by Professor Ivan Duridanov at the University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ochridski", Bulgaria, unpublished.