Seminars: Plato’s „Fedon“ (2010-2011) - Vol. 2


The book includes 14 seminar presentations of Prof. Bogdan Bogdanov which took place in 2010 and 2011 at New Bulgarian University. Their main topic is about literature, understanding and interpretation of the Plato’s „Fedon“ dialogue. The texts demonstrate the power of the public speech of Prof. Bogdanov, noticed long ago by the students during his legendary seminars at Sofia University in the 70-ties and 80-ties of the previous century. Exactly in this part of the seminar Prof. Bogdanov reveals his favorite segment from Plato’s dialogues as well as a series of topics which are still important in our times. „And here, at the end of this explanation is the notable sentence in the complete works of Plato. The complete works of Plato!  Yes, I do call it notable and I’ll explain why. Everyone could like whatsoever, but I’ll tell you why I do like this segment and it became my motto. And this is my motto. I have taken it exactly from „Fedon“.  I have never seen it before anywhere. And that is as follows („Fedon“, 115e): „When something is not nominated correctly, the mistake does not concern only the language. It brings some harm to the souls as well.“ That’s why I’m so persistent in nominating. Yes, it is difficult in fact to nominate, the nomination is incredibly capable to spoil not only any moment, but also our whole life.“


Seminars. Literature, Text and Understanding (2009-2010). Vol. 1


The book presents 14 seminar talks given by Professor Bogdan Bogdanov in 2009 and 2010 at the New Bulgarian University, where he tackles issues connected with literature, understanding and  provides commentaries of Homer’s “Odyssey”,  Borges’ “Death and the Compass”, Longus’s “Daphnis and Chloe”.  The texts adequately represent the fluency of the professor’s speech noted by his students at his legendary seminar at Sofia University in the 70s and 80s. As a recurrent leitmotif, in addition to the literary commentaries and their strong link to modernity and self-awareness the theme of love resurfaces. That is why love words abound in the lectures: “What we call feelings are, in effect, states of making sense of things without discerning details. At the same time, I propose here a way to discriminate between thinking and feeling, just like we are used to do this on a daily basis and in general. This is how I like to talk about literature”, says Professor Bogdanov.


Words, meanings, concepts and things


The book contains fifteen academic essays – “Words, Meanings, Concepts and Things”, “About Human Speech, its Functions and Connections”, “Synonymic Clusters and the Environment”, “Ordered speaking, Reifications and Values”, “Thinking, Understanding and Situations”, “About Thinking and Logic”, “About Speech Dynamics and Theory and Practice”, “About Reflexivity and Feelings”,  “Society, State and Community”, “Man and Society”, “Man, Hero and Ruler”, “Deeds and Words, or What is a Text”, “Existing, Talking-Conversing and Things”, “Comparisons, Situations and Truth”, “About the Topics and their ‘Speaking Order’ in This Book”, “Precision is a difficult to formulate network of denotations. Just like the actual text, which presents a fulfilled situation of veracity, which coincides with a situation of comprehension that also took place, all cases of understanding are situations of veracity, in which more comprehending subjects take part. While all of them understand what they can both by taking part in the creation of the situations themselves, and of their specific world-or background, and of themselves, indeed.”, writes the author.


Text, talking and understanding


The book is a collection of sixteen essays about text, talking and understanding - "Roland Barthes' 'The pleasure of the text' as a philosophy", "On translation and the translation of a poem by Kavafis", "On religious belief, believing, truth and democracy", "The tree of life", "On the spiritual", "On symmetry and asymmetry and the need for another history", "On the other in me", "Academic and regular talking, manifestations of truth and the possible better speech", "Text as a culture phenomenon", "Discourse, text and meaning", "On speech as an act", "Conversing, conversation, dialogue", "Opposition, human environment-culture and open system", "World, reality, context and understanding", "On the unevenness of understanding and the principal manifestations of every speech", "On the rational and the irrational".


Narrative, time and reality in Ancient Greek literature
2012, Zhanet 45 Publishing

Literature is not much different from thinking. However it makes you think by superimposing and alternating different forms of showing-presenting.  In numerous cases this is better than the shorter ordinary, scientific and philosophical way of expression. This is also the reason for my respect for literature; nevertheless I also have respect for the ordinary everyday speech. As a result of my respect for both of these forms of expression, is the particular moderate speech used in this book, which I called diatribe speech. I moderately analyzed the main subject of the narrative by limiting myself to its two manifestations – as a plot story and as a narrative. Because of the so called diatribe speech, I did not pay attention to the other forms of the narrative that one may come across. The diatribe speech also kept reminding me that a narration is as much a literary subject as it is a nonliterary subject. The everyday way of speaking does not differentiate words, but rather compares, likens and collects synonymous titles, without specifying their meaning.


Reading and its Functioning. From ancient Greek literature to any one world

The book by the German Publishing House «OEZ Berlin Verlag» includes the following articles by Professor Bogdanov, translated into English: “On Ancient Greek Literature, Literature and the Understanding of Literary Texts“, “The Poor  Tale of the Victor. Pindar’s Eighth Nemean Victory Ode“, “Love, Family and Power. The Story of Xerxes’ love in Book 9 of Herodotus’ Histories“, “Myth,  Philosophy and Science, or on the Symbolic and Analytical Comprehension “,  “Freudian Psychoanalysis, the Attic Tragedy and European Culture“, “Saint  Augustine and Marcus Aurelius, or on Talking with Oneself“, “An Attempt on the Idea of the “Self” or a Remark on Derrida’s Texts“, “Reading and its Functioning “.


Models of Reality. Through the Perusal of the Classics


The book is part of the ONOMA collection of the Spanish publishing house AXAC and includes a Spanish translation of the following texts by Professor Bogdanov: "Reading and its Functioning", " Myth, Philosophy and Science, or on the Symbolic and Analytical Comprehension", "The Poor story of the Victor. Pindar’s Eighth Nemean Victory Ode", " Love, family and power. The story of Xerxes’ love in Book 9 of Herodotus’ Histories", " Love and narrative. The ideology of love in Plato’s dialogues «Symposium» and «Phaedrus»", "Saint Augustine and Mark Aurelius, or on talking to oneself", " On Ancient Greek literature, literature and the understanding of literary texts". In the preface "Bogdan Bogdanov – a European Intellectual", the Spanish Professor, an expert on Plato – Gregorio Luri Medrano - states: "When Bogdanov insists on the necessity for «elementary everyday respect for the written text», he does not do it as an antiquarian or a collector. He is not interested in the pure amassing of knowledge (olimathía), but in the continuity in the big dialogue between the present – with all its hidden problems – and the past, – whose fecundity is renewed by our questions. In the big texts of the ancient Greeks Bogdanov is searching for a significant and meaningful perspective of the present, which will help us to gain better knowledge of ourselves”.

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Past and Modernity. Academic essays


The book marks the beginning of the series “Concepts, issues, discussions“, in which academics from New Bulgarian University and authors from abroad, connected to the University, will defend a specific modern knowledge platform. This first book includes 22 academic essays, presented and written on different occasions in the last 15 years, united by the topic “Past and Modernity“. With the exception of two texts, all essays in the book originated in oral presentations, which were then written down. Their written version, however, has preserved the broad characteristics of the initial oral presentation – the discussion of more themes under the aegis of one central theme and the rhetoric of persuading a specific addressee. This is where the message of the “Academic essays” lies– one discussed truth comprises of more types of truth, among which of special predominance if the so-called situational truth of persuading a specific audience. Because it does matter in front of whom and for whom something is stated, and stated in this particular manner.


Culture, society, literature

Divided in five parts the reader contains the following chapters: “One Perspective of Understanding Ancient Greek Culture”, “Festivities in Ancient Greek Culture”, “Every-day Life in Classical Antiquity”, “Oratory, Rhetoric and the Oral Character of Early Greek Culture”, “Ancient Greek Culture and the Issue of Reading”, “On the Justification for Discussing Culture in the Singular. The Hellenic Tradition”, “Homer’s Iliad and Hesiod’s Work and Days from the Perspective of Culture”, “The Epoch of Classical Antiquity”, “Antique Tragedy from the Perspective of Culture”, “Hellenic Culture”, “The Human Body, the Individual and Society”, “Man and Human Society, or on the Reasoning of the Social Phenomenon”, “Freud’s Psychoanalysis, Classical Tragedy and European Culture, or Again on the Relation of Society and Individual”, “The European Intellectual in the Context of Classical Antiquity”, “Saint Augustine and Mark Aurelius, or on Talking to Oneself”, “Religion in the Era of Antiquity and the Classical Period”, “Orpheus – the Mediating Hero”, “Antique Historiography as ideology and Literature”, “Diverse Voices and Ideology in Aristotle’s Politics”, “Myth, Philosophy and Science, or on Symbolic and Analytic Perception”, “The Episode Ulysses’ scar as Literature”, “Hesiod’s Story of Prometheus. The Poor Story of the Victor – Pindar’s Eight Victory Ode”, “On the Strategies of Philosophic Text and Determinacy of Philosophy”, “Plato’s Phaedo”, “The Antique Novel. The Amorous Adventure Stories”, “Literature, Literary Text and Literary Work – Towards a Typology”.

The University: A special world of Freedom

The book comprises аrticles, studies, speeches: “The University as a Historical From and Tradition”, “On New Bulgarian University”, “A view on the history of university education in terms of higher education in the humanities in Bulgaria”, “The University: past and present”, “The University: Ideology and Reality”, “The Open Society as a problem of the individual”, “Higher Education and the Discipline of Identification”, “Classical Education in Bulgaria”, “”Sustainable Development and Strategic Planning. The experience of New Bulgarian University”, “ NBU’s Vision and Its Importance for the University’s Programs of Study”, “We cannot be just an alternative to education in Bulgaria”, “An Understanding of Culture”. This volume is dedicated to the 15th anniversary of New Bulgarian University.

Separate and together

The volume comprises four sections, “Dichotomies and Reductions”, “Aristotle and the Modern Sciences of Man”, “Identity and Culture”, and “Between Culture and Self”, presenting essays on living and thinking; static and dynamic; essence and being; the human being and the human community; the other, otherness and tolerance; memory and identity; culture and Internet culture; the possibility of existing “together and apart”; myth, philosophy and science; Freud; Attic tragedy; St. Augustine; Marcus Aurelius; and the individual’s ability to reach beyond his own self. The book ends with a Conclusion on how we can think about ourselves in semiotic terms, and goes on with “strings of thoughts and chains of desires”.

Europe: Understood and Made

The volume comprises two parts, “Notions and Figures” and “Readings”, presenting the following essays: “On the Reasons for Talking about Tradition in the Singular. The Hellenistic Tradition”, “The European Intellectual in the Profile of the Antiquity”, “Individual, University and Semiotic Approach: an essay on Peirce’s ideas of human personality”, “Reading and What It Does”, “On the Verge of Myth”, as well as “Hesiod’s Account of Prometheus: a myth or what?”, “The Poor Account of the Victor: Pindar’s 8th Nemeyan victory ode”, “The Ruler’s Misery: royal woes in Herodotus’ History”, “Media Message and Context: reading a daily paper”, and “The Real and the Potential Stranger”. The book is supplied with an Afterword by the author, and impressive bibliographical references. It is winner of the Hristo G. Danov Award in the humanities section.

The Change in Life and Text

Part One of the book, “Facing Europe”, presents the essays “The Two Welfares”, “Communist Ideology and Private Existence”, “Roles, Rites, and Performances”, “On Bulgarian Literature and the Limits of Language”, and “Book Market and Democracy”. Part Two, “In Search of the Principle”, includes “Ideas and Ideologies in Karl Popper’s The Open Society”, “The Open Society as a Problem of the Individual”, “Higher Education and the Discipline of Identification”, “Discursive Diversity and Ideology in Aristotle’s Politics”, “On the Strategies of the Philosophical Text and the Definability in Plato’s Phaedrus”, and “Human Body, Individual and Society”. Instead of conclusion, the volume ends with a text entitled “An Attempt at an Erotization of Morality”. A bibliography as available as well.

Myth and Literature

Part One of the book, “Theoretical Background”, includes theoretical chapters on “Ancient Greek Literature from the Age of Hellenism to the Present as a Typological Problem”, “Problems of Myth”, and “Problems of Folklore and Culture”. Part Two, “Analyses”, presents “The Story of Homer’s Iliad as a Myth”, “Homer’s Odyssey as Literature”, “Hesiod’s Works and Days: between classification and description”, “Pindar’s Epinikia: a struggle for the proper being of the work of art”, “Genre System, Story and Myth in Attic Tragedy”, “Attic Historiography as Ideology and Literature”, and “Plato’s Dialogue: the mode of Plato’s philosophization”. The book comes with a reference index and an appendix: the article “Transforming Reality” by Albena Georgieva and Angel Angelov.

The Open Society as a Problem of the Individual

A text about the ideology of the open society and the relations between the collective subject and the self; about the opposing attitudes of the closed society and the open one; about ideology and its overcoming through the action project. Realia are discussed like democracy and civil society; factors needed for the realization of civil society, which are obstructive to the individual mind; the history and typology of the open society; and the open understanding of personality, the so-called flexible identity.

The Literature of Hellenism
1979, 1997, 1999

The sections “Historical Age and Society”, “The Hellenistic Culture”, “Literature and Literary Life”, “Theatre and Drama”, “Small Poetic Forms”, “Epic”, and “Prose” discuss the political history and societal organization of the Hellenic society, its economic life, private associations and family life, language, education, mentalities and tastes, philosophy, art, ideas of literature and artistry, books and libraries, philology, drama, actors, performance, tragedy, the mime, Attic comedy, Menander, the elegy, the epilogue, the hymn, poetry, satire, Callimachus, Theoctritus, Herondas, the epigram, types of epic, types of prose, the novel, etc. The book comes with a reference index.

The Two Welfares

A work discussing the mental and behavioural stereotypes of present-day Bulgarian society; Europe and the open society; the features of the closed mind; the features of the holistic mind; the vertical layers existing in Bulgarian life and societal dynamics; the horizontal layers thereof; Bulgarian mind and its two versions: the fear of change and the chaos of change. This is a text about the peculiarities of political life in Bulgaria; about the possible course of development of the Bulgarian society; about the orientation patterns working in it; about how change can be achieved; and about Europe.

Ancient Greek Literature

The book offers a theoretical discussion on Ancient Greek literature: literature, fiction text and work of art; Ancient Greek culture and reading; ideas of culture in Ancient Greece; historical features and genre diversity of Greek literature. Part Two “The Author’s Self-Awareness: tradition and reality in Ancient Greek prose” presents historian and writer Herodotus, Demosten’s speeches, Marcus Aurelius – the emperor-philosopher, Julian’s Letters, the ancient novel. The conclusion foregrounds the issue of reality in literature and fiction texts. The volume is supplied with a rich bibliography.

Orpheus and the Ancient Mythology on the Balkans
1991, 2016

The book comprises three parts: “Greek Orphism and the Problems of Tradition”, “Orpheus: the mediating hero”, and “Mythology of the Ancient Thracians: a reconstruction”. They trace literature from Orpheus and Musseus to Neo-Platonism, Orphic rites, Dionysian nocturnal mysteries, the myth of Orpheus, his descent to the underworld, Eurydice, the reference of Orpheus to nation and homeland, his music gift, the Thracian mythological type, etc. The conclusion entitled “Homo Balkanicus” discusses common Balkan culture, and its shared and opposing realia. The book has a rich bibliography on the subject as well as an Afterword by Alexander Fol, Professor of Thracian Studies.

History of the Ancient Greek Culture

Part One “Theoretical Background of the Scientific History of Ancient Greek Culture” traces Ancient Greek culture through the ages as a system and a process, and the place of mythology in its history. Part Two “An attempted History of Ancient Greek Culture” discusses Ancient Greek culture during the second millennium BC, the first centuries AD, Homer’s Iliad and Hesiod’s Works and Days in a cultural perspective, the Archaic period and Attic classicism: religion, rites, Attic tragedy in a cultural perspective, oratory, rhetoric and the oral nature of early Greek culture, early Greek culture and philosophy, everyday and private life, the age of Hellenism, literature and letters. The book is supplied with an index of ancient terms and realia.

The Novel: Ancient and Modern

The book analyzes the relations between the Ancient and the West European novel. Part One “The Ancient Novel” discusses genre-related issues, the origins of the Ancient novel, the Greek adventure and romance novel, the Roman adventure and romance novel, the Novel of Alexander: between biography and folklore. Part Two “A View on West European Novel” focuses on the novelists; the insanity of Don Quixote through the eyes of a realistic concept; Stendhal, the novel and the realistic style; Flaubert - the novelist and the essayist; Proust’s novel and the limits of non-realism; the deadlock of reflection in Kafka’s works; Thomas Mann’s novel; the historical novel and the Roman theme. The book has an index of authored and anonymous works.

Homer’s Epic
1976, 1996

The volume includes the following sections and chapters: “Homer in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Modern Times” -“The Legend of Troy”, “The Ancients about Homer and his Works”, “The Dissemination of Homer’s Poetry according to Ancient Sources”, “Homer’s Influence on Art and Literature in the Antiquity”, “Interpreting Homer in the Antiquity”, “Homer in the Hellenic School”, “Ancient Papyruses Containing Texts by Homer”, “Homer in Byzantium”, “Homer in the West during the Renaissance and the Classical Age”, “Homer in the 18th, 19th, and 20th century. The Homeric Question”; “Homer and History” – “Archaeological Findings”, “The Ahean Past”, “The Doric Invasion and the Migration of the Aheans to Asia Minor”, “Troy and the Trojan War”, “Historical Truth in the Odyssey”, “The Homerian Society”, “Homer’s Poems: a historical model”; “The Poet, the Creative Technique, the Language and the Epic Form” – “The Bard: aedus”, “The Nature of Early Folklore”, “Formula and Formal Style in Epic”, “The Epic Verse”, “Homer’s Language”, “From Bard to Personalized Author”, “Homer the Poet”, “Tradition Immediately after Homer”, “Epic: the art form”; “Iliad” – “The Myth of the Trojan War: the broad subject of the Iliad”, “The Themes of Achilles’ Rage and Revenge”, “Origins of the Plot and Homer’s Original Theme: reconciliation”, “Unfolding the Story”, “Composition of the Poem”, “Man and Heroes in the Iliad”, “Achilles”, “Tersit”, “Hector”, “Hector and Andromachus”, “Man and God in the Iliad”, “Homeric Depiction”; “Odyssey” – “The Difference Between the Two Works”, “Elements of the Plot”, “Structure of the Plot”, “Man in the Odyssey and Odysseus the Man”; “Conclusion”. The book is supplied with an index of names and terms, and a bibliography of literature on Homer’s work.

From Homer to Euripides
1971, 1993, 2001

The book opens with a detailed foreword discussing the characteristics of literary analysis in view of the teaching of Ancient Greek literature, and continues with the chapters on “General Problems of Ancient Greek Literature”, “Homer’s Iliad: the dawn of Ancient Greek literature”, “Homer’s Odyssey and Odysseus the Hero”, “Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound and the Symbol of the Rebel”, “Sophocles’ Antigone: the natural measure of a great tragedy”, and “The New Tragic Collision in Euripides’ Medea”, followed by conclusion and bibliography. The volume is acknowledged as the most valuable guide to the study of Ancient Greek literature.

Full bibliography

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70. Of Irony - Unironically. A review for Ivan Slavov, Irony in the Structure of Modernism. NI, Sofia, 1979. Literaturen front no. 34, 23 August 1979.

71. The Greek Civilization of François Chamoux. A review for François Chamoux, La civilization grequé a l’époque archaïque et classique. (Bulgarian translation) BH, Sofia, 1979. Narodna kultura no. 50, 14 December 1979.

72. Plato. Lesser Hippias, Ion, Greater Hippias, Alcibiades, Charmides, Laches, and Lysis. Annotated translation from the Ancient Greek and commentary. In: Plato. Dialogues. Vol. 1. NI, Sofia, 1979, pp. 109-348 and pp. 435-460 (Ion, 2nd ed. In: Plato. Selected Dialogues. NK, Sofia, 1982. pp. 17-34 and pp. 233-238)

73. Orpheus and Some Problems of Thracian Mythology. Philologia no.7/1980, pp.3-15.

74. In Memory of Professor Alexander Milev (1904-1980). Sapostavitelno ezikoznanie journal no.4/1980, pp. 103-104.

75. Translations of Ancient Literature in Bulgaria. ABV no. 15, 8 April 1980.

76. Ancient Greek Literature. In: Literature Textbook for the 9th Grade. NP, Sofia, 1981, pp.3-38 (2nd ed. NP,S. 1984, pp. 3-34; 3rd ed. NP, S. 1986, pp. 3-34).

77. Myth in the Cultural Studies of Rolan Barthes. Filosofska misal journal no.2/1981, pp. 101-106.

78. Philosophical Content and Literary Form in Plato’s Dialogues. Filosofska misal no. 8, pp. 21-30.

79. Petronius’ Satyricon as a Novel. Foreword to Petronius, Satyricon. NK, Sofia, 1981, pp.5-12 (2nd ed. 1982).

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82. Philosophical Content and Literary Form in Plato’s Dialogues. Foreword to Plato, Dialogues, vol. 2, NI, Sofia, 1982, pp. 7-22.

83. Demosthenes the Orator. Foreword to Demosthenes, Selected Speeches. NI, Sofia, 1982, pp. 5-19.

84. Between Allegory and Symbol. Foreword to Franz Kafka, The Castle. NK, Sofia, 1982, pp. 5-14.

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89. On Ideology in Ancient History. A Cultural Typology in Tucidid. Filosofska misal no. 11/1983, pp. 90-94.

90. Julian’s Letters: the monument of a crucial age. Foreword to Julian, Letters. NK, S. 1983, pp. 5-15.

91. Changeable, Multiform, Variable. Foreword to Marguerite Yourcenar, Hadrian’s Memoirs. NK, Sofia, 1983, pp.5-11.

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93. Xenophon the Historian. Introduction to Xenophon, Historical Writings. NI, Sofia, 1984, pp. 7-20.

94. Criticism in Antiquity. Society of Aestheticians. Information Bulletin no. 1/1984, pp. 3-23.

95. ЕAn Epopee of Subjectivity. Foreword to Marcel Proust, A la recherche du temps perdu. Du cote du chez Swan. (Bulgarian translation). NK, Sofia. 1984, pp. 5-18.

96. Gustave Flaubert: the writer and the man. Foreword to G. Flaubert, Selected Works. Vol. 1. NK, Sofia, 1984, с. 5-21.

97. Lucius’ Metamorphoses and the Novel. Introduction to Apuleius, The Golden Ass. NK, Sofia, 1984, pp. 5-13.

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99. Modern Theoretical Encyclopedia of Mythology. Kragozor magazine no. 1, 1984, pp. 230-234.

100. Myth and Literature: typological problems of Ancient Greek literature before the age of Hellenism. NI, Sofia, 1985, 267 pages.

101. On the Sublime as Aesthetics and Theory of Criticism. Filosofska misal no. 4/1985, pp. 12-21.

102. On the Cultural-Historical Fundament of Philosophy, or of Philosophy as Philosophizing. Filosofska misal no. 11/1985, pp. 3-12.

103. Folklore and Literature: an attempt at comparative definition of folklore and literature. Balgarski folklor journal no. 3/1985, pp.15-28.

104. On the Sublime as Poetics. Introduction to Longinus, On the Sublime. NI, Sofia, 1985, pp. 5-27.

105. Thracian Mythology as a Cultural Type: a hypothesis. Seminarium Tracicum. Vol. 1. BAS, 1985, с.82-99

106. Ancient Greek Lyrics. Afterword to Ancient Greek Lyrics. Otechestvo. Sofia, 1985, pp. 99-107, editor of the translation.

107. Georgi Mihailov at 70; and Bibliography of Georgi Mihailov’s works. Sapostavitelno ezikoznanie no. 3/1985, pp. 90 - 94.

108. Homer. Iliad. Odyssey. Ed., notes and commentary. Otechestvo. Sofia, 1985, 145 pages.

109. Myth and Literature. Problems of the Typology and Poetics of Ancient Greek Literature before the age of Hellenism. D. Sc. Dissertation. Sofia, 1986, 342 pages.

110. Myth and Literature. Dissertation summary. Sofia, 1986, 34 pages.

111. The Novel: Ancient and Modern. On the Poetics and Sociology of the Ancient and the West European Novel. NI, Sofia, 1986, 189 pages.

112. Marcus Aurelius: emperor and philosopher. Introduction to Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. NK, Sofia, 1986, pp. 5-23.

113. Ideas and Literature in Lucian’s Satires. Introduction to Lucian, Satires and Parodies. NK, Sofia,1986, pp. 5-16.

114. Marcus Aurelius. Meditations. Annotated translation from the Ancient Greek. NK, Sofia, 1986, 148 pages.

115. Lucian. Alexander the False Prophet. Annotated translation, in: Lucian, Satires and Parodies. NK, Sofia, 1986, pp. 60-83 and pp. 216-219.

116. Claude Lévi-Strauss’ latest book. A review for Cl. Lévi-Strauss, La potière jalouse. P. 1985 (in French). Problemi na kulturata journal, no. 4/1986, pp. 110-113.

117. Herodotus: the writer and the historian. Introduction to Herodotus, History (Part One). NI, Sofia, 1986, pp. 7-25.

118. A Review for Michel Serres, Les cinq sens: philosophie des corps mêlés. Paris, 1985 (in French). Knigosvyat no. 2-3, 1986, pp. 91-96.

119. Ancient Reading and Ancient Culture. Problemi na kulturata no. 3/1987, pp. 39-45.

120. Reading, Writing and the Literary Text as Problems of Culture. Sociologicheski pregled (bulletin), special edition, 1987, pp. 40-55.

121. Stoic Philosophy as Language and Ideal. Filosofska misal no. 10, 1987, pp. 81-87.

122. The Ancient Novel of Adventure and Romance. Introduction to Three Ancient Novels. NK, Sofia, 1987, pp. 5-13.

123. On the Translatability of Ideas. A review for Toncho Zhechev, The Myth of Odysseus. Sofia, 1985, Literaturna misal no.3, 1987, pp. 153-155.

124. A Review (in French) for Andre Bernand, La carte tragique. La geographie dans la tragedie grecque. Paris, 1985. Etudes balkaniques 4, 1987, pp. 137-138.

125. A Review for Michel Tournier, Petites proses. Paris, 1986 (in French), Knigosvyat no. 6/1987, pp. 226-230.

126. A View to the History of the Idea of Culture. Problemi na kulturata no. 2/1983, pp. 3-13.

127. Ancient Greek Literature. In: Literature Textbook for the 8th Grade. NP, Sofia, 1988, pp. 3-110.

128. Ancient Literature. An Encyclopedic Guide. Compiler of the section on Ancient Greece, editor, and author of 10 entries. Petar Beron, S. 1998, 226 pages.

129. Roland Barthes: Myth and the Explanation of the Refusal to Explain. ABV no.8, 23 February 1988.

130. The Two Sources of Ancient Greek Literature. Introduction to Homeric Hymns, Hesiod. NK, Sofia, 1988, pp. 7-12.

131. History of the Ancient Greek Culture. A Theoretical View. NI, Sofia, 1989, 200 pages.

132. Culture and the Human Body. Filosofska misal no. 4/1989, pp. 26-31.

133. Culture and the Human Body. In: The Cultural Being of Man and the Problems of Social Sciences (collected papers). Sofia, 1989, pp. 102-108= 132.

134. HomoBalkanicus. Savremennik 3/1989, pp. 424-436.

135. La premiere epoque moderne. Lettere internationale 19 hiver 88-89, p. 20-22= 39.

136. The University: Past, Present and Future. Historical Form and Tradition. Narodna kultura no. 5, 27 January 1989.

137. The Individual in the Face of Poetry. Narodna kultura no. 15, 7 April 1989 (a review for Gaston Bachelard. La poétique de l’espace, 1988).

138. The University of the Antiquity. Narodna kultura no. 18, 28 April 1989.

139. A.F. Losev. (1893-1988). Kultura no. 1, р.65-66.

140. La querre du Peloponnese - affrontement de deux types de culture: Studia in honorem Borisi Georov. S. 1990, p. 30-36 = 89.

141. Literature, Literary Text and Work of Art. Literaturna misal 1/1990, pp. 3-21.

142. Plato. Thaetetus, Sophist. Annotated translation from the Ancient Greek and commentary. In: Plato. Dialogues. Vol. 4, Sofia, 1990, pp.115-296 and pp. 591-604.

143. The Ancient Novel: between the pattern and its disruption. Introduction to Two Love Novels. Sofia, 1990, pp. 5-16.

144. Facing Europe. Kultura no. 27, 14 September 1990.

145. Human Body, Individual and Society. Filosofska misal 10/1990, pp. 3-11.

146. Of New Bulgarian University. Kultura no. 25, 22 June 1990.

147. Between Folklore and Literature. In: Poetics and Literary History (collected papers). Sofia, 1990, pp. 5-18 = 103.

148. Orpheus and the Ancient Mythology on the Balkans. University of Sofia Press, S. 1991, 161 pages.

149. On Bulgarian Literature and the Limits of Language. Literaturna misal 1/1991, pp. 11-29.

150. On the Strategies of the Philosophical Text and the Definability of Philosophy. Filosofski pregled journal 2/1991, pp. 3-26.

151. Ancient Greek Literature. In: Literature Textbook for the 8th Grade. Prosveta, Sofia, 1991, pp. 5-121.

152. The Life of King Alexander: an everlasting story. Foreword to The Life of Alexander, King of the Macedonians. Sofia, 1991 (Hermes series),
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153. Ancient Greek Literature: historical characteristics and generic variety. Prosveta, Sofia, 1992, 167 pages.

154. An Attempted Erotization of Morality. In: Ars Erotica (collected papers). Sofia, 1992, pp. 13-17.

155. Cicero and Ancient Rhetoric. Foreword to Cicero. De Oratore. Sofia, 1992, pp. 9-19.

156. Foreword to Ancient Greek – Bulgarian Dictionary. 4th edition. Open Society Press. Sofia, 1992.

157. From Homer to Euripides. Euripides. 2nd edition. University of Plovdiv Press. P. 1993, 207 pages.

158. Ideas and Ideology in Karl Popper’s The Open Society. Afterword to K. Popper. The Open Society and its Enemies. Vol. 1 - Plato. Sofia, 1993, pp. 400-411.

159. The University: past and present. Literaturen forum, no. 51, 22-28 December 1993.

160. Glossary and entry on Shamanism. Ed. In: Concise Encyclopedia of Thracian Antiquity. Sofia, 1993.

161. A View to the History of University Education in the Perspective of Higher Humanitarian Education in Bulgaria. Strategii na obrazovatelnata i nauchna politika journal, 3/1993. pp. 1-9.

162. Tracing the Evasive Sense. Foreword to Levi-Strauss. La potière jalouse (Bulgarian translation). Sofia. 1994, pp. 5-18.

163. The Two Welfares. Lettre internationale 7/1994, pp. 43-57.

164. Europe, This Object of Desire. Literaturen forum no. 37, 2-8 November 1994.

165. Ancient Greek Literature. In: Literature Textbook for the 8th grade. 3rd ed. Prosveta, Sofia, 1994, pp. 5-121.

166. Text: a refuge or an outlet. Foreword to Ivan Stanev. The massacred inhabitants. Sofia, 1994, pp. 5-7.

167. Balkan Clture and Balkan Man. Kultura no. 30, 28 July 1995.

168. Change as a Conflict of Discourses. Literaturen forum, no. 29, 19-25 July 1995 (a review for Post-theory, Games and Discursive Resistance. The Bulgarian Case. A. Kiossev. State Univ. of NY, 1995).

169. The Acting Speech. Kultura, 26-30 June 1995.

170. The Two-Dimensional Man. Kultura no. 17, 28 April (a review for E. Mutafov, The Two-Dimensional Man. S. 1994.).

171. The University: ideology and reality. Literaturen vestnik no. 18, 13-19 September 1995 (a review for Dimensions of the University Idea. Ed. by P.Boyadjieva. S. 1995 ).

172. Discursive Diversity and Ideology in Aristotle’s Politics. Foreword to Aristotle. Politics. Sofia, 1995, pp. V-ХVІ.

173. The Two Welfares: reflections facing Europe. Open Society Publishing House. S. 1995, 87 pages.

174. Kultur und Mensch auf dem Balkan. Sudosteuropa Mitteilungen 3, 1995, pp. 175-181.

175. Lecture et culture - sur les possibilites, au moyen des particularites du mode de lecture antique, de definir les particularites de la culture antique. In: Studia in honorem Georgii Mihailov. Sofia, 1995, p. 59-65.

176. Rite in Traditional and Modern Culture. In: Rites in the European Cultural Tradition in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (proceedings). Summer scholarly meetings Varna 1995. Sofia, 1996. pp. 5-11.

177. Balkan Culture and Balkan Man. In: Homo balkanicus. Signness and Cultural Identity. NBU. 1996, pp. 17-24 (Bulgarian version); pp. 25-34 (English version).

178. Homer’s Epic. 2nd ed. Open Society Press. Sofia, 1996, 208 pages.

179. Ancient Literature. An Encyclopedic Guide. Ed. A. Nikolova. 2nd ed. Open Society Press. Sofia, 1996. 247 pages.

180. The Mediator or Freedom as an Experience. Foreword to Emil Boyadjiev. Fragments and Letters. Sofia, 1996, pp. 5-10.

181. Book Market and Democracy. Kultura no. 3, 19 January 1996.

182. Roles, Rites, and Performances. Kultura no. 14, 5 April 1996.

183. Communist Ideology and Private Existence. Literaturen forum nos. 29&30, 18-24 September and 25 September – 1 October 1996.

184. Higher Education and the Discipline of Identification. In: EFSS (proceedings). Vol. 2, NBU, 1997, pp.123-135.

185. The Open Society as a Personality Problem. Demokraticheski pregled, vol. 32/Summer 1997, pp. 148-154 (Bulgarian version); pp. 165-177 (English version).

186. L'idelogie communiste et l'existence privee. In: Transeuropeenes 10 ete 1977, p. 81-87

187. L'idelogie communiste et l'existence privee In: Divination, Studia culturologica. Series. Vol.5. Spring-Summer 1997, p. 47-59.

188. Communist Ideology and Private Existence. In: François Furet and the Metamorphosis of Social Utopia. House of the sciences of man and society. Sofia, 1997, pp. 39-58 = 182.

189. The Literature of Hellenism. 2nd ed. Anubis Publishing House. Sofia, 1997, 220 pages.

190. Marcus Aurelius. Meditations. Annotated translation from the Ancient Greek. 2nd ed. Kibea Publishing House. Sofia, 1997, 187 pages.

191. Marcus Aurelius: emperor and philosopher. Foreword to Marcus Aurelius. Meditations. Sofia, 1997, pp. 7-28

192. Roles, Rites, and Performances. Literatura journal no. 1997, pp.3-11 = 181

193. Between Similarity and Difference. Forewrod to Nikos Dimou. The Misery of Being Greek. Sofia, 1997, p. 3

194. The Mystery of Veda Slovena. Foreword to Veda Slovena. Vol. 1. Sofia, 1997, pp. 5-7.

195. Tracing the Evasive Sense. In: The Immortal Universe (collection). Sofia, 1998, pp. 19-29. French translation: Sur les traces du sens fuyant, p. 19-29 = 162.

196. Europe and Cultural Cooperation. In: Collected Theoretical Papers. Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Drama and Cinema. Sofia, 1998, pp. 206-211.

197. Narrative and Ideology in Herodotus’ Accounts of Kings. In: Paul Ricoeur. Philosophy Facing the Challenge of Change (proceedings). House of the sciences of man and society. S. 1998, pp. 84-93 =

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198. Rite, Excess and the Problem of Bulgarian Environment. Demokraticheski pregled, vol. 37 / fall 1998, pp. 77-80

199. Koukeri Games, Dionysian Rites, and Ancient Theatre and Drama. In: Theatre as a Phenomenon of European Cultural History (proceedings). Summer scholarly meeting Varna 1997. S. 1998 pp. 5-10.

200. Change in Life and Text. Theoretical essays on the pains of transformation. Open Society Press. Sofia, 1998, 231 pages.

201. Myth and Literature 1. 2nd ed. Hemus Publishing House, Sofia, 1998. 202 pages.

202. Passing Time in Structure. Introduction to Petar Zmiicharov. Ivan Kirkov. Personal Renaissance. Sofia, 1998, pp. 7-8.

203. Narration and Ideology in Herodotus’ Accounts for Kings. Literatura no. 19, 1998, pp. 16-19 = 196.

204. An Attempted Erotization of Morality. In: Sezoni-winter. Sofia, 1998, pp. 143-147=154

205. Europe and Cultural Diversity. In: Strangers and Brothers (collection). Sofia, 1999, pp. 39-44 (Bulgarian version); pp. 9-14 (English version); Diversite culturelle en Europe (French version), pp. 71-77 = 195.

206. Erazim Kohik’s Guide. Introduction to E. Kohik. Democracy Guide. Sofia, 1999, pp. 5-6.

207. Theophrastus. Characters. Annotated translation from the Ancient Greek. 3rd ed. Planeta 3 Publishing House, Sofia, 1999, 110 pages.

208. Theophrastus and his Characters. Afterword to Theophrastus. Characters. Sofia, 1999, pp. 83-96.

209. Religion and Art in Pindar’s Epinikia. In: Religion and Art in the European Cultural Tradition. (proceedings). Summer scholarly meeting Varna 1998. S. 1999, pp. 37-46.

210. On “Poetics of Early Byzantine Culture”. In: MESEMBRIA (collected papers). In honour of S. Averintsev. Sofia, 1999, pp. 180-186 = 64.

211. On Nationalism, Realistically. Review for Urs Altermat. Ethnonationalism in Europe. Sofia, 1999. Kultura no. 4, 19 January 1999.

212. Classical Education in Bulgaria. Prometheus magazine, 1/1999, pp. 9-13.

213. Ecstasy and Enthusiasm (On the vertical modeling of the world and the related shamanistic ideology). In: MIF-5 Cultural Space I (collected papers). Sofia, 1999, pp. 147-158.

214. Sustainable Development and Strategic Planning. The Experience of New Bulgarian University. In: University Autonomy and Academic Responsibility (collected papers). Sofia, 1999, pp. 23-26.

215. The Literature of Hellenism. 3nd ed. Anubis Publishing House. Sofia, 1999, 224 pages.

216. Unfinished Memoir: theses and sketches. Sezon magazine, winter 2000, pp. 107-111.

217. The Theatre of Boundaries. LIK no. 6, June 2000, pp. 5-6.

218. The Journalist Work in Black. In: Media and Myths (collection). Sofia, 2000, pp. 317-328.

Dneven Trud Daily: a reading. In: Media and Transition (collection). Sofia, 2000, pp. 328-341.

219. The Real, the Ideal Europe and cultural Diversity. Sociologicheski problemi 1-2, 2000, pp. 5-9.

220. In the Tracks of the Universal. Sociologicheski problemi 1-2, 2000, pp. 228-234.

221. Reading, the Reader, and the Others. Literaturen vestnik no. 9, 8 – 14 March 2000.

222. A More Complex Depiction. Introduction to E. Dainov. The 1989-1999 Transition. Instead of History. Planeta 3 Publishing House. Sofia, 1999, pp. 9-10.

223. Unfinished Memoir: theses and sketches 2. Sezon, spring 2000,
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224. Personal Identity and Higher Education System. An essay on Peirce’s ideas of human identity. In: EFSS 1999 (proceedings), vol. 5. NBU, pp. 23-30.

225. The European Intellectual in the Profile of Antiquity. Demokraticheski pregled vol. 46, spring 2001, pp. 293-304.

226. La tradition hellénique ou Sur les raisons de parler de la tradition au singulier. Méditerranées. Revue de l'association Méditerranée, 26-27 - 2001: Studia Pontica, p.61-71.

227. Koukeri Games, Dionysos and Attic Theatre and Drama. In: Renaissance Refractions. Essays in Honor of Alexander Shurbanov. St Kliment Ohridski University Press. Sofia, 2001, p.233-239.

228. Tentative d`érotisation de la morale. Dans: Les Belles Erangères. 14 ecrivain bulgares. L`Esprit des Péninsules. Paris, 2001, p.21-27.

229. The Human Being: body and soul or two bodies. In: EFSS 2000 (proceedings), vol. 6. NBU, 2001, pp. 5-12.

230. Europe: Understood and Made. Planeta 3, Sofia, 2001, 208 pages.

231. The Real and Potential Stranger. In: Tsvetan Todorov: The Agile Thought. Studies and Reminiscences in Honor of Tsvetan Todorov. S. Atanassov, ed. Sofia, 2001, pp.241-250 = 219.

232. Tracing the Evasive Sense. Foreword to C. Levi-Strauss. La potière jalouse. 2nd ed. Sofia, 2001, pp. 9-22 = 162.

233. Το αντιπροσωπευτικό κείμενο του πολιτισμού της κλασσικής εποχής. In: Σημειωτική και πολιτισμός. Τόμος Ι - κουλτούρα-λογοτεχνία-επικινωνία. Επιμέλεια Γρ. Πασηαλίδης-Ε.Χοντολίδου. Θεσσαλονίκη, 2001, σ.248-254.

234. The Intellectual: the Secular Cleric. An interview with Prof. B. Bogdanov. Kultura no. 39, November 2001.

235. We Need to Talk about those Entrepreneurially-Minded who Create the European Environment in Bulgaria. An interview with Prof. B. Bogdanov. Demokracia no. 279, 29 November 2001.

236. Freudian Psychoanalysis, Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex and Attic Tragedy. In: Sledva magazine no. 2. NBU, 2001, pp.38-46.

237. The Image of the Middle Class. In: 24 Hours: the Paper (collection) Sofia, pp.192-199.

238. From Homer to Euripides. Euripides. 3nd edition. Trud-Prosveta Press. P. 2001, 198 pages.

239. Hesiod’s Account of Prometheus. Myth or What? In: Πιτύη. Studies in honor of Prof. Ivan Marazov (collected papers). S. 2002, pp.23-30 = Hesiod’s Account of Prometheus. In: B. Bogdanov. Europe: understood and made. Sofia, 2001, pp. 121-136.

240. Interrogating Myself. Sezon, summer 2002. pp. 5-9.

241. On the Verge of Myth. In: In Search of the Texture of Myth (collected papers). S., 2002, pp. 195-205; In French: Аu seuil du mythe, pp.188-198 = On the Verge of Myth. In: B. Bogdanov. Europe: understood and made. Sofia, 2001. pp. 98-118.

242. Foreword. In: Ivan Bogdanov. Between Armistice and Peace. Sofia, 2002, pp.5-10.

243. Freudian Psychoanalysis, Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex and Attic Tragedy. In: 7th International Early Fall School of Semiotics (EFSS 2001), vol. 7, NBU 2002, pp. 9-18.

244. Of Mihail Nedelchev’s Style. Literaturen vesnik, 18-31 December.

245. The Other, Otherness and Tolerance in Aristotle’s Politics. In: The Problem of the Other: cultural artistic, anthropological and social-psychological aspects (proceedings). 10th Summer Scholarly Meeting, Varna 2002, pp. 6-19.

246. An Essay on the Idea of Self. A remark on texts by Jacques Derrida. In: Ars inveniendi. Studies in honor of Prof. Ivailo Znepolski. University of Sofia Press. Sofia, 2002, pp.150-166.

247. Idéologie communiste et existence privée, dans: Penser la transition. Rethinnking the transition. Ed.J. Znepolski et alii. University of Sofia Press, 2002, p.51-59 = 186.

248. Comprendre et faire L'Europe, dans: Penser la transition. / Rethinking the Transition. Ed.J.Znepolsky et alii. University of Sofia Press, 2002, p.248-257 = Europe: understood and made, p. 228.

249. Individual and Social or on the Impossibility of not Falling into Essentialism. In: EFSS vol. 8, pp. 9-20. Sofia, NBU.

250. It’s Not True that We Are the Dumbest. An interview with R. Ruenov. Pari weekly, 21 February 2003.

251. The Voting Bulgarian Lacks Public Estimation. An interview with Edvin Sugarev. Sedem weekly, 3 September 2003.

252. A. Lossev’s “Dialectic of Myth” and the Modern Problems of Myth. Afterword. In: Alexei Lossev. Dialectic of Myth. S. 2003, pp. 241-254.

253. Static and Dynamic or on the Understanding of the Human Being and the Human Situation. In: Kritika I Humanizam, vol. 16, no. 2/2003, pp..107-122.

254. Behavior, character and language of the modern Greeks. In: Textual Readings. Jubilee Collection in Honor of the 60th Anniversary of Prof. Dr. Kiril Topalov. Sofia, 2003, pp. 17-20.

255. Identity and Identification. In: Culture of Identification. 11th Summer scientific meeting. Varna, 2003, pp. 6-14.

256. Soi-même, en questionnement ou sur notre capacité à nous penser nous-mêmes de manière sémiotique. Degrès. Revue de synthèse à orientation sémiotique. Publication internationale trimestrielle. 31 anné, n 116, hiver 2003, f 1-7.

257. Reading, the Reader and the Others. In: Reading in the Age of Media, Computers and Internet. (Collected papers). Sofia, 2003, pp. 74-78.

258. Of Mihail Nedelchev’s Style. In: Literary Cultures and Social Myths. Collected Papers in honor of Assoc. Prof. Mihail Nedelchev’s 60th Anniversary. Vol. 1. NBU, Sofia 2003, pp.13-16, = 244.

259. Ησυμπεριφορα, ο χαρακτηρας και η γλωσσα των συγχρονων Ελληνων, Behavior, character and language of the modern Greeks. In: First Congress of Neohellenists from Balkan Countries. Sofia, 8-10 November 2001. Sofia, 2003, pp. 7-19, =254.

260. Two Decades Later. Foreword. In: Toncho Zhechev. The Myth of Odysseus. Sofia, 2004, pp. 7-10.

261. Of One’s Own Face. Foreword to In the Rose Garden. Lectures and Speeches 1 (1996-2003). Sofia, NBU, 2004, pp. 7-9.

262. Anna Nikolova at 65. In: Cultura animi. Studies in honor of Anna Nikolova. East-West, 2004, pp. 9-10.

263. On St. Augustine, Marcus Aurelius and Conversing with One’s Own Self. In: Cultura animi. Studies in honor of Anna Nikolova. East-West, 2004, pp. 23-34.

264. Freudian Psychoanalysis, Attic Tragedy and European Culture. In: Bulgaria – Italy. European Cultural Area. Balgarski folklor no. 4/2003, pp. 43-57.

265. Culture and Identity. In: Bulgaria – Italy. European Cultural Area. Balgarski folklor no. 4/2003, pp. 57-61.

266. Identity and Identification. In: Kristian Bankov. Semiotic Notebooks. Part II. Sofia, 2004, pp. 152-159, =255.

267. Individual-Social or of the Impossibility of Not Falling into Essentialism. In: Collected Papers vol. VIII, EFSS 2002. Early Fall School of Semiotics. NBU, 2004, pp. 9-19.

268. Static and Dynamic, Or on the understanding of the human being and the human situation, in: Sign Theories in Use, EFSS ‘2003. Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies. NBU, 2003, p.7-16 (abridged version p. 253)

269. Of Jean-Pierre Vernant and this book. I and the Other in Ancient Greece. In: Jean-Pierre Vernant. L’individu, la mort, l’amour. (Translated from the French). S. 2004, pp. 7-8.

270. Η ανάγνωση και το έργο της , in: Semiotik Systems and Comunication. Action, Interaction, Situation and Change. Θεσσαλονίκη , 2004 ,σ. 191-197.

271. Memory and Identity or on the Subject of Recollection. In: Pierre Nora. Places of Memory and Construction of the Present. House of the sciences of man and society. S. 2004, pp. 245-256.

272. A Hug for Raina: Raina Kabaivanska at 70. Kultura weekly, no. 48, 17 December 2004.

273. Collective and Individual: Our case. In: The Modern Socio-Cultural Situation and the Problem of Communities (collected papers). 12th Summer scientific meeting, 26-27 June, Varna, 2004, pp.6-23.

274. Culture and Internet Culture. In: Sociologicheski pregled journal, 3-4, 2004, pp. 50-60.

275. Raina Kabaivanska. A biographical album. /Foreword, p.9/ Georgi Tekev, ed. Sofia 2005, NBU

276. Separate and together. Planeta 3. S. 2005, 374 pages.

277. Proff. Bogdan Bogdanov. Interview. In: History, Inhabited With People (collected papers), Ed. Gutenberg, Sofia, 2005, p. 77-90

278. Valuable People Have To Be Found. n.p. Dnevnik, 12 December 2005

279. One Word Could be Repeated by Another. Altera Magazine, December 2005, issue 10

280. Nonabstract and Private, or About the Memorial Script of Vera Mutafchieva. Literaturen Vestnik Newspaper, January 11-17, 2006.

281. It is Sad that We Turned Erotic into Worldly Matter. An interview with Maria Drumeva, Maritza Newspaper, Saturday, January 14, 2006, issue 12 (4764), p. 17-18.

282. Words Must Have Meaning. A conversation with Yavor Dachkov, Glasove Newspaper, June 16-22, 2006, issue 21, p. 8-9.

283. Some Differentiations and Specifications in the Common Idea of Memory, in collection: Memory, Identity, Consciousness. Sofia, 2006, p. 9-12.

284. The Memory and the Paradigms for Its Comprehension, in collection: Memory, Identity, Consciousness. Sofia, 2006, p. 58-62.

285. Memory and Identity, or on The Subject of the Reminder, in collection: Memory, Identity, Consciousness. Sofia, 2006, p. 85-92.

286. In the Rose Garden 2, preface, in the book: In the Rose Garden. Lectures and Speeches 2 (2003-2006). Sofia, 2006, p. 7-9.

287. Education Teaches Socializing. A conversation with Hristo Butsev, Kultura Newspaper, issue 37, October 27, 2006.

288. The University: A Special World of Freedom. Articles, Studies and Speeches. New Bulgarian University. Sofia, 2006, p.134

289. Memory and Culture, or on The Subject of the Collective Memory, in the book Culture and Memory. Materials from the 14th Summer Scholarly Meetings, Varna, June 24-25, 2006. Varna, 2006, p. 51-57.

290. We Are All Bulgarians But in Different Manners. An interview with Iva Rudnikova. Dnevnik Newspaper, 28 December, 2006.

291. About “Non/fables 4” by Vera Mutafchieva, in: Balkani 1, 2006, p. 177-181.

292. Plato’s Laws, or on The Ideal, The Model and The Reality, preface to Plato. Laws, translated from ancient Greek. Sofia, 2006, p. 5-14.

293. Between the Freedom and the Dependence, foreface, in: New University for a New World. Images and Testimony. Sofia, 2006, p. 7

294. Culture, society, literature. Texts on cultural anthropology of antiquity. Comp. O. Todorov. LIK Publishing House, Sofia, 2007, 630 p.

295. Canon and Culture, in coll. Canon & Culture. Materials from the 15th Summer Science Summit, Varna. Varna, 2007, p. 28–33.

296. Plato, The Phaedrus. Forword, notes and translation from ancient Greek. Planeta 3 Publishing House. Sofia, 2007, 118 p.

297. The Globalization – a Realistic Comprehension, in coll. In memoriam Jean Baudrillard. Globalization as a Cultural Shock. Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société. Sofia, 2007, p. 61-68.

298. Communication and Understanding or Aruguments for a Broader Pragmatic Understanding of Ideas of Language Expression, Meaning ans Something, in "Semiotics in Action" coll. Lectures and Reports in Semiotics 2007, S., 2007, pp 135 - 140

299. Does Bulgarian need foreign universities – discussion with articles by Prof. Andrei Pantev and Prof. Bodgan Bogdanov, Manager, vol. 3 (113). March 2008, pp.56-61.

300. Media sentiments and worlds. Sociological Issues, vol. 3-4, 2008, pp.65-72.
301. Voices, Melodies, Totalities. М.Nikolchina. The city of the amazons, verses and poems. «Janet 45». 2008, Kultura, issue. 23 January 2009.

302. On the intellectual figure of Tzvetan Todorov, in: Tzvetan Todorov – theoretician and humanist. Sofia, 2009, pp.15-20.

303. A special creature, Talking about Moon lake by Ivan Stanev, Kultura, issue 15, 14 April 2009

304. Communication and understanding. Arguments for a broader pragmatic understanding of linguistic expessions, meanings, and things, in: Communication: Understanding/ Misunderstanding. Proceedings of the 9th Condres of the IASS/AIS – Helsinki-Imatra: 11-17 June, 2007. Helsinki 2009, p.197-202.

305. The culture of late modernity, in The culture of late modernity. Reports from the XVII summer academic gathering 2009 Varna, 2009, pp. 22-28.

306. Moon Lake by Ivan Stanev, in Moon Lake. Sofia, Altera 2009, pp.9-14.

307. Modelos de realidad. Desde la lectura de los clasicos. Presentacion Grergorio Luri Medrano. Coleccion ONOMA 5. AXAC, 2010, 130 p.

308. The mobility between the real and the ideal – past and modernity in The mobile man: cultural projections and perspectives. 18 Summer academic gathering Varna 2010. Varna, 2010, pp.7-17.

309.  Past and modernity. Academic essays. New Bulgarian University. Sofia, 2010, 326 p.  

310. Adapting to the Uniuversal. A Dialogue. Journal “To be continued”, issue 23, 2010. New Bulgarian University, pp. 6-39.

311. Reading and its Functioning. From ancient Greek literature to  any one world. Osteuropa-Zentrum Berlin, 2010, 144 S. 

312. Man structuring time, or on the different degrees of immeasurability. Nadezhda Iskrova talks to Prof. Bogdan Bogdanov, Literaturen vestnik, 08.06.2011.

313. Text, comprehension and meaning in “The text as a cultural phenomenon”. Materials from the 19th summer scientific meeting in Varna June 18-19 2011. Varna, 2011, p.6-18

314. «The Pleasure of the Text» by Roland Barthes, Roland Barthes’ book. The Pleasure of the Text. Translated from French. New Bulgarian University, 2012, p.5-14.

315. About this book and its author, Gregorio Luri’s book. An Introduction to Plato’s dictionary. Translated from Spanish. New Bulgarian University, 2012, p.15-18.

316.  Narrative, time and reality in Ancient Greek literature. Zhanet 45 Publishing. Plovdiv, 2012, 493 p.

317. Not being in a hurry to feel, to read and to understand.  Conversation of Silvia Choleva with Prof. Bogdan Bogdanov. Literary newspaper, No. 17,2013

318.  Why the strengthened man? – Preface to the Strengthened man. Compiler Edward Kleinpeter – translation from French. Publishing House of New Bulgarian University, Sofia, 2014, p. 7-14

319. Text, speaking and understanding. Essays. Publishing House Janet 45. Plovdiv, 2014, 246 p.

320. Bogdan Bogdanov, together with Tzvetan Todorov, Stoyan Atanassov and Boyan Znepolski take part in a round-table discussion entitled “The Future of Democracy in United Europe”. Sledva, number 31, 2015, pp 36-37.

321. “It makes a big difference how we articulate meanings”, Bogdan Bogdanov interviewed by Vesselina Vassileva. University Journal, number 9. 2015, pp. 4-5.

322. On Translation and the Bulgarian Translation of a Poem by Cavafy. Rose Garden. Lectures and Speeches 3 (2007-2014). Sofia, NBU, 2015, pp. 159-166.

323. Feelings can not be put into words. An interview of Dimitar Stoyanovich with Professor Bogdan Bogdanov.  L'Europeo, № 42, 2015, pp. 78-81.

324. “How to read mismatches” (a talk) Reading Vera Mutafchieva: To be followed Magazine for University culture, nr 32/2015 pp 21-2

325. Marcus Aurelius The Communings with himself of Marcus Aurelius. Translation from ancient Greek, Preface and Notes 4. East-West Publishing House. Sofia 2015, p 213  = 115, 189, 259a.

326. Epictetus.  Diatribes. Translation from Ancient Greek, Preface and Notes. Publishing House of NBU. Sofia, 2015, p 384

327.  Penser et construire l'Europe. Trad. du bulgare. Ed. L'Harmattan. Paris, 2015, 201 p. = 231

328. Orpheus and the Ancient Mythology on the Balkans. Publishing House Iztok-Zapad, Sofia, 2016, 204 p.

329. Words, meanings, concepts and things. Publishing House of New Bulgarian University, Sofia, 2016, 292 р.

The texts in the present bibliography are in different languages,
as follows according to the numeration:

In Bulgarian: 1-97, 99-123, 125-134, 136-139, 141-172, 175-184, 187-225, 229-233, 234-247, 249-258, 266-267, 269, 271-276, 279 - 303, 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 312

In Greek: 233, 259, 270

In French: 17, 21, 98,116,124, 135, 140,175, 185, 186, 205, 226, 228, 241, 247, 248, 256, 327

In English: 176, 184, 204, 205, 227, 268, 275, 304, 311

In German: 174

In Spanish: 307


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