Ventsislav Ikoff

Ventsislav Ikoff is a postdoctoral researcher for the ERC StG project “Social Networks of the Past. Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity, 1898-1959” (Grant Agreement: 803860) at the IN3, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

Previously, he was a research assistant at the UOC, where he worked on the projects “Trad-Data: Translation and Market. The Circulation of Books (Spain-Latin America, 1900-1945) and Big Data” and “MapModern: Mapping Hispanic Modernity. Cross-border Literary Networks and Cultural Mediators (1908-1939)”, funded respectively by BBVA and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

He has a PhD in language sciences and translation from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), with a thesis on the literary translation flows between Bulgaria and the Spanish-speaking world and cultural mediators in the area from the end of the nineteenth century to the present.

His research interests include the sociology of translation, the circulation of translated literature, cultural mediators, and the digital humanities. His current work focuses on using computational methods to study cultural-transformation processes in regards to Ibero-American modernist journals, Ibero-American film mediators, and the institutionalization of Ibero-American cultures.

Selected Bibliography

Roig-Sanz, Diana, Laura Fólica, and Ventsislav Ikoff. “Translation in Literary Magazines. Literary Translation in Historical Periodicals – The Spanish-Speaking World”. The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Media, edited by Esperança Bielsa, Routledge,2021.

Ikoff, Ventsislav, and Pablo Martínez. “Quantitative Analysis of Translations in Spanish-Language Periodical Publications (1900-1945). A Methodological Proposal”. Literary Translation in Periodicals. Methodological Challenges for a Transnational Approach, edited by Diana Roig-Sanz, Laura Fólica, and Stefania Caristia, John Benjamins, 2020, pp. 317-328.

Fólica, Laura, and Ventsislav Ikoff. “Between the Local and the International: Antonio Aita and Gómez Carrillo at the International Institute for Intellectual Cooperation (1936-1941)”. Cultural Organizations, Networks and Mediators in Contemporary Ibero-America, edited by Diana Roig-Sanz and Jaume Subirana, Routledge, 2019, pp. 247-271.