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Hristomir A. Stanev

Assistant Professor
Email: hristomir.stanev @ louisville.edu
Phone:502-852-3048
Office Hours: Spring Term: MWF 12:00-1:00

 

Bio

Dr. Stanev, originally from Bulgaria, received his M.A. from the Ohio State University in 2003 and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2009. After teaching at Washington University in St. Louis for a year, he joined the English Department at the University of Louisville in 2010. He specializes in early modern British literature and culture with a particular focus on Renaissance drama. His current research examines the intersection of metropolitan life and the human senses in the works of Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights. His articles have appeared in Postmedieval, ANQ, and Early Theatre, and his book, Sensory Experience and the Metropolis on the Jacobean Stage (1603-1625), was published by Ashgate in the fall of 2014.

Courses Taught

Note: Credit may not be received for both 102 and 105. Open only to exceptionally qualified students who have been notified of their eligibility. Completion discharges the general education requirement for two terms of freshman composition. Extensive practice of writing and reading, with several assignments requiring research.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. A survey course of British writers. Historical period: pre-1700.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Extensive practice in literary analysis and in the forms and conventions of writing about various literary genres.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. A study of selected plays of Shakespeare. Historical period: pre 1700.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. A study of selected plays of Shakespeare. Historical period: pre-1700.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105, membership in English Honors Program. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Two seminars required of all students within the departmental honors program.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 310 or 300 Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). Formerly ENGL-313; credit may not be earned for this course by students with credit for ENGL-313. Study of selected works, in a variety of genres, from the beginning through Shakespeare. Taught with attention to historical and cultural context. Historical period: pre-1700.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; ENGL 300 or 310. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR). An intensive study in the works from a particular literary movement ( e.g. Magical Realism, Postmodern Fiction, or Visual Poetry). May be repeated once for credit. Historical period: varies by semester-see schedule of courses.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. In-depth study of selected movements, genres, topics or groupings of writers from the Stuart and/or Commonwealth periods. Historical Period pre-1700.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. Intensive study of selected drama and poetry of Shakespeare. Historical Period pre-1700.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. In-depth study of dramatic works by Shakespeare's contemporaries. Historical period: pre-1700.
Intensive survey of representative non-Shakespearean dramatic works produced in Renaissance England, with attention to literary traditions and modern critical approaches.

Educational Background

    M.A. Ohio State University
    Ph.D. University of Chicago

      Research Interests

        Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British Drama; Shakespeare – Canon and Apocrypha; Dramatic Production – Cultural and Material History; Early Modern Urban Culture; Gender Studies in the English Renaissance; History of the Senses and Sensation in Literature

          Select Publications

          Sensory Experience and the Metropolis on the Jacobean Stage (1603-1625). Farnham, UK, and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014.
          “Ben Jonson’s Eloquent Nonsense: the Noisy Ordeals of Heard Meanings on the Jacobean Stage (1609-1614).” Early Theatre 17.2 (2014): 95-117.
          “Infectious Purgatives and Loss of Breath in Timon of Athens.” ANQ 26.3 (2013):150-6.
          “The City out of Breath: Jacobean City Comedies and the Odors of Restraint.” Postmedieval 3.4 (2012):423-435.