Comparative Literature
Department Chair:
Jed Deppman

Administrative Assistant:
Brenda Snell

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8345

King Building 125
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Stiliana Milkova

Stiliana Milkova

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature

Contact Information


Rice Hall 08
(440) 775-5212

Personal Office Hours:
On leave Fall 2013

Stiliana Milkova

Stiliana Milkova

Educational Background

  • A.B., Brown University, 2000
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007

Stiliana Milkova is a scholar of Russian, Bulgarian, and Italian literatures. She teaches the introduction to Comparative Literature as well as courses on literature and the visual arts, on literature and architecture, and on contemporary Italian literature. In her courses Stiliana often uses the museum as a space for learning and integrates original art works into her teaching. In Spring 2012 she co-curated an exhibition at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Italy on Paper, and she is planning to co-curate another one on cartoonist R. Crumb's Bulgarian sketchbook report from the mid-1960s.

Stiliana's research interests include literature and the visual arts, literature and architecture, vision and visual culture, ekphrasis, travel writing, Italy and the Grand Tour, representations of disgust, and literary translation. She has published articles on Russian symbolist poetry, Soviet literature, the Bulgarian Grand Tour, on contemporary Italian women's writing, as well as on pedagogy and faculty development. She is currently translating two stories by Antonio Tabucchi from Italian into English and a novel by Elena Ferrante from Italian into Bulgarian. She is also working on a manuscript on vision and travel writing.