An "American Corner" is
a public diplomacy program developed by the U.S. Department of State
to promote knowledge and understanding of the United States abroad
and thereby strengthen its bilateral and multilateral relationships.
Since its inception in 2000, the Department of State public diplomacy
program has established 181 American Corners in 48 countries, with
another 100 corners underway.
The American Corner at Plovdiv University
is a joint effort of the American Embassy in Sofia and The Paisii
Hilendarski University of Plovdiv. It houses a collection of books,
periodicals, CDs and other materials that provide a broad presentation
of U.S. society, values, and current affairs. It also serves as
a partnership institution for fostering cultural and educational
events such as speaker programs, conferences and other initiatives
that promote international understanding.
Room 501, Floor 5
236 Bulgaria Blvd.
phone: + 359 32 277 208
The art of art, the glory of expression and
the sunshine of the light of letters is simplicity. Nothing is better
than simplicity... nothing can make up for excess or for the lack
of definiteness. To carry on the heave of impulse and pierce intellectual
depths and give all subjects their articulations are powers neither
common nor very uncommon. But to speak in literature with the perfect
rectitude and insouciance of the movements of animals and the unimpeachableness
of the sentiment of trees in the woods and grass by the roadside
is the flawless triumph of art.
From the Introduction to the Leaves of Grass