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Stony Brook University & New York University;
Cultural Studies paper by Vasvári, Louise O.; Borgos, Anna; Kürti, László; Portuges, Catherine; Sanders, Ivan; Sherwood, Peter; Sólyom, Erika; Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven (all papers)
About Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies
Based on the collected volume Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies. Ed. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Louise O. Vasvári. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2011. contributors to the volume from Hungary and the U.S. discuss aspects of the study of Hungarian culture (i.e., in fields of the humanities and social sciences) since the 1989 end of Soviet and communist rule in Hungary and the region of Central and East Europe. A main postulate of the notion of "comparative Central European cultural studies" is that scholarship achieves new insights when Hungarian culture is studied in a contextual manner.
Brief Professional Bio:
Louise O. Vasvári (photo)(Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Linguistics at Stony Brook University and presently teaches in the Linguistics Department at New York University. She works in medieval studies, historical and socio-linguistics, translation theory, Holocaust Studies, and Hungarian Studies, all informed by gender theory within a broader framework of comparative cultural studies. Related to Hungarian Studies she has published with Steven Tötösy, Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature (2005), Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies (2009), a special issue of CLCWeb (2009), as well as Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies (2011), all in Purdue UP. In the 2010 issue of this journal she published “A töredékes (kulturális) test irása Polcz Alaine ‘Asszony a fronton’ című művébem.” She is the Editor of AHEA E-Journal.
For bios of Borgos, Kürti, Portuges, Sanders, Sherwood, Sólyom, and Tötösy de Zepetnek see their papers.