Faculty Profile

Miroslav Penkov

Title
Professor
Department
English
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

MFA, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, 2009.
Major: Creative Writing - Fiction
BA, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, 2005.
Major: Psychology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Spring 2023
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2023
ENGL 3140.004, Beginning Fiction Writing, Fall 2022 Syllabus
ENGL 5820.001, Creative Writing: Prose Fiction, Fall 2022
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Fall 2022
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3140.006, Beginning Fiction Writing, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Spring 8W2 2022
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Spring 2022
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Spring 2022
ENGL 4100.002, Advanced Fiction Writing, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5820.001, Creative Writing: Prose Fiction, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Fall 2021
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021
ENGL 5900.732, Special Problems, Fall 2021
ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3140.001, Beginning Fiction Writing, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Spring 2021
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3140.004, Beginning Fiction Writing, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3140.006, Beginning Fiction Writing, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Fall 2020
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Spring 2020
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
ENGL 5820.001, Creative Writing: Prose Fiction, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Fall 2019
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
ENGL 3140.006, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
ENGL 5900.732, Special Problems, Fall 2019
ENGL 4100.002, Advanced Fiction Writing, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Spring 2019
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
ENGL 3140.003, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
ENGL 4100.002, Advanced Fiction Writing, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Fall 2018
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
ENGL 3140.005, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2018
ENGL 4100.002, Advanced Fiction Writing, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Spring 2018
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
ENGL 3140.003, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5900.732, Special Problems, Spring 2018
ENGL 4100.002, Advanced Fiction Writing, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5820.001, Creative Writing: Prose Fiction, Fall 2017 SPOT
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Fall 2017
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Spring 2017
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Fall 2016
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
ENGL 3140.005, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3140.006, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Summer 5W1 2016
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
ENGL 5145.001, Form and Theory: Prose, Spring 2016 SPOT
ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 5820.001, Creative Writing: Prose Fiction, Fall 2015 SPOT
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Summer 5W2 2015
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2015
ENGL 5900.732, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2015
ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
ENGL 3140.005, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
ENGL 4900.732, Special Problems, Spring 2015
ENGL 5820.001, Creative Writing: Prose Fiction, Fall 2014
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2014
ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
ENGL 3140.005, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Fall 2013
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
ENGL 4951.732, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2013
ENGL 3140.006, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Summer 5W2 2013
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Summer 5W1 2013
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2013
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2013
ENGL 5900.732, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2013
ENGL 5820.001, Creative Writing: Prose Fiction, Spring 2013
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Spring 2013
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
ENGL 3140.005, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Spring 2013
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Fall 2012
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
ENGL 5900.732, Special Problems, Fall 2012
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2012
ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Spring 2012
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
ENGL 3140.003, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
ENGL 5900.732, Special Problems, Spring 2012
ENGL 5820.001, Creative Writing: Prose Fiction, Fall 2011
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Fall 2011
ENGL 6950.732, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2011
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ENGL 6941.732, Directed Research, Spring 2011
ENGL 5145.001, Form and Theory: Prose, Spring 2011
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Spring 2011
ENGL 5900.732, Special Problems, Spring 2011
ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ENGL 3140.005, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Fall 2010
ENGL 5900.732, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
ENGL 5820.001, Creative Writing: Prose Fiction, Spring 2010
ENGL 3140.001, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Spring 2010 Syllabus
ENGL 5950.732, Master's Thesis, Spring 2010
ENGL 4100.001, Advanced Fiction Writing, Fall 2009 Syllabus
ENGL 3140.006, Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction, Fall 2009 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Penkov, M. (2021). East of the West (Serbia, translation).
Penkov, M. (2020). Stork Mountain (Iran, Translation).
Penkov, M. N. (2018). East of the West (Iran, translation).
Penkov, M. N. (2018). East of the West (Japan, translation). Hakusui-Sha.
Penkov, M. N. (2018). Stork Mountain (Greece, translation). Antipodes.
Penkov, M. N. (2017). East of the West (Turkey, translation). Yüz Kitap.
Penkov, M. N. (2017). Ooievaarsberg (Stork Mountain, Netherlands, translation). De Bezige Bij.
Penkov, M. N. (2016). East of the West (Greece, translation). Antipodes.
Penkov, M. N. (2016). Stork Mountain (UK version). Sceptre.
Penkov, M. N. (2016). Stork Mountain (Bulgaria, my own Bulgarian translation). Ciela Norma.
Penkov, M. N. (2016). Stork Mountain (US version). 448. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Penkov, M. N. (2014). East of the West (China, translation). Yilin Press.
Penkov, M. N. (2011). East of the West: A Country in Stories. Sceptre, Hodder & Stoughton. http://www.hodder.co.uk/authors/author.aspx?AuthorID
Penkov, M. N. (2011). East of the West: A Country in Stories. Bond Street Books, Doubleday. http://www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/display.pperl?isbn
Penkov, M. N. East of the West: Stories (France, French Translation). Éditions Héloïse d'Ormesson.
Penkov, M. N. East of the West: Stories (Germany, German Translation). Karl Blessing Verlag, Random House.
Penkov, M. N. East of the West: Stories (Holland Translation). Bezige Bij.
Penkov, M. N. East of the West: Stories (Norway Translation). Gyldendal.
Penkov, M. N., Mörk, Y. (2011). Öster om Väst East of the West: Stories (Sweden). Bonniers Group, 2244. http://www.bonnierforlagen.se/Katalog/2244/Vintern-2011-2012/Oster-om-Vast/
Penkov, M. N., Penkov, M. (2011). На Изток от Запада East of the West: Stories (Bulgaria). Ciela.
Penkov, M. N., Hodell, C. (2011). East of the West: A Country in Stories. 240. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. http://us.macmillan.com/eastofthewest/MiroslavPenkov
Book Chapter
Penkov, M. N. (2016). Klisura (in Brick Magazine). Stork Mountain excerpt.
Personal Essay
Penkov, M. (2017). Why we should all claim this America as ours. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/27/miroslav-penkov-stork-mountain-why-we-should-all-claim-this-america-as-ours
Penkov, M. N. (2016). Literary Mixtape. https://www.theguardian.com/books/literary-mixtapes-by-electric-literature/2016/mar/16/literary-mixtape-miroslav-penkov-cranks-up-radiohead-and-queen-on-the-shores-of-the-black-sea
Penkov, M. N. (2013). "First Sentence". Granta Online. http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/First-Sentence-Miroslav-Penkov
Penkov, M. N. (2013). Best Untranslated Writers. Granta Online. http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/Best-Untranslated-Writers-Petar-Delchev
Penkov, M. N. (2008). The Myth of the Muse. Blackbird.
Popular Press Article
Penkov, M. N., Furman, L. (2012). "East of the West". 2012 PEN/O Henry Prize Stories. Anchor Books.
Screenplay, Co-Script Writer
Penkov, M. (2019). A Picture With Yuki (Feature Film). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4291014/
Short Story
Penkov, M. (2020). Buying Lenin. 20. Sofia, Bulgaria: Ciela.
Penkov, M. (2019). Black Water, Plum Rain. The Southern Review. (Summer 2019), .
Penkov, M. (2017). Makedonija. PEN American Center.
Penkov, M. N. (2016). Blood Money (Finland, translation). 6, . Granta Finland.
Penkov, M. N. (2016). Blood Money (Israel, translation). 2, . Granta Israel.
Penkov, M. N. (2016). Blood Money (Japan translation). 3, . Granta Japan.
Penkov, M. N. (2015). Makedonia (Iran, translation). Dastan Magazine.
Penkov, M. N., Freeman, J. (2013). "Blood Money". Granta (124:Travel). http://www.granta.com/Archive/124
Penkov, M. N., Eggers, D. (2013). "East of the West". The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Penkov, M. N. (2011). "East of the West". Storyville. http://storyvilleapp.com/stories.php?sid
Penkov, M. N., Vidich, P. (2011). "East of the West". Storyville. http://storyvilleapp.com/stories.php?sid
Penkov, M. N. (2011). "Öster om Väst" "East of the West" (Sweden). Mix Förlag. http://www.bonnierforlagen.se/Katalog/Mix/Exil/Oster-om-vast/
Penkov, M. N., Tinti, H. (2011). A Picture With Yuki. (148), . One Story. http://www.one-story.com/index.php?page
Penkov, M. N. (2011). Buying Lenin. The Sunday Times.
Penkov, M. N., Blake, H. E. (2011). East of the West. Orion Magazine.
Penkov, M. N., Daley, D. (2011). Makedonija. Five Chapters. http://www.fivechapters.com/2011/makedonija/
Penkov, M. N., Hughes, B. (2011). The Letter. (13), . A Public Space.
Penkov, M. N. (2008). Boxer. Underground Voices.
Penkov, M. N., Rusdhie, S., Pitlor, H. (2008). Buying Lenin. The Best American Short Stories 2008. The Best American Short Stories 2008.
Penkov, M. N. (2008). Tobacco Wedding. Blackbird.
Penkov, M. N., Lott, B. (2007). Buying Lenin. The Southern Review. LSU Press.
Penkov, M. N. (2007). Makedonija. Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.
Penkov, M. N., Lott, B. (2005). Devshirmeh. The Southern Review. LSU Press.
Penkov, M. N. (2005). Icarus Reborn. The Ozark Review.
Penkov, M. N. (2005). The White Mariana. The Prairie Margins.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Penkov, M. N. (Principal), "Mountain of Myrrh," Sponsored by Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship (UNT), University of North Texas, Funded. (20112011).
Penkov, M. N. (Principal), "Mountain of Myrrh," Sponsored by Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship (UNT), University of North Texas, Funded. (20102010).
Grant - Research
Penkov, M. N. (Principal), "Rolex post mentoring project," Sponsored by Rolex SA, International, $25000 Funded. (20162019).
Penkov, M. N. (Principal), "The Imaginary Tsar," Sponsored by Institute for the Advancement of the Arts (UNT), International, Funded. (20122013).
Penkov, M. N. (Principal), "The Imaginary Tsar," Sponsored by Research Initiation Grant (UNT), University of North Texas, Funded. (20122012).
Penkov, M. N. (Principal), "Mountain of Myrrh," Sponsored by Research Initiation Grant (UNT), University of North Texas, Funded. (20102010).
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    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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