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Florida International University
Cultural Studies paper by Hargitai, Peter J. (all papers)
Inclusion and Exclusion: A Lesson From the Hungarian Revolution
The paper will deal with the physical, ideological and psychological aspects of dislocation in migrant and emigre communities, specifically Hungarians who had to flee their homeland in the wake of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and settle in the United States. As a child witness who lived through that cataclysmic time, I offer unique insights into the dynamics of ethnic communities and the process of acculturation.
Brief Professional Bio:
Peter J. Hargitai is a retired Senior Lecturer in English from Florida International University, and more recently the Poet Laureate in Gulfport, Florida. He has written an historical novel in the juvenile fiction genre about the Hungarian Revolution titled Daughter of the Revolution published both in English and Hungarian in 2006. His most recent monograph, If Attila Jozsef Were Alive Today is coming out in the Hungarian Quarterly in Budapest. Hargitai is an Associate member of the Academy of American Poets and the Hungarian Writers Union.