Oleksandra Filonenko, PhD

Oleksandra Filonenko graduated from the department of Theory and History of Art at the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture in Kyiv in 2000,  and had worked as an art curator until she entered Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University’s English Philology Department in 2007 from which she graduated in 2011 with a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature, and in 2017 she was awarded a PhD in Theory of Literature at the same university. Currently, she holds the position of the Senior Lecturer at English Philology Department at Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University (Mykolaiv, Ukraine) while doing her postdoctoral research on the magical discourse in British literature at the same university. She teaches English (Speaking and Writing), creative writing, and English for journalists.

Research Interests

  Theory of Fantastic Literature, the influence of Western esotericism on fiction, Fantasy Studies, Celtic Studies, Border Studies and History and Theory of Visual Arts.