Kállay G. Katalin

Cím: PhD
Nem: nő
Születési év: 1965
Születési hely: Magyarország
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Doktori tanulmányok
Doktori (PhD) védés éve: 2001
Tudományág: amerikai irodalom / germán nyelvek
Disszertáció címe: Going Home Through Seven Paths to Nowhere: Reading Short Stories by Hawthorne, Poe, Melville and James (A kiúttalanság hét útján haza: Hawthorne, Poe, Melville és James novelláinak olvasatai)
Oklevelet kiállító intézmény: Leuveni Katolikus Egyetem, Belgium

MA-tanulmányok
MA-fokozat megszerzésének éve: 1988
Tudományág(ak): Angol nyelv és irodalom, Magyar nyelv és irodalom szakos bölcsész, Angol-magyar szakos középiskolai tanár
Oklevelet kiállító intézmény: ELTE, Budapest

Egyéb tanulmányok és képesítések

Intézmény Képesítés Év
     
     
     

Munkatapasztalat
Jelenlegi munkaadó: Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem
Kar: Bölcsészettudományi Kar
Intézet: Anglisztika Intézet
Tanszék: Angol Nyelvű Irodalmak és Kultúrák Tanszéke
Beosztás: egyetemi docens

Korábbi munkaadó: Toldy Ferenc Gimnázium, Budapest
Beosztás: angol-magyar szakos tanár

Egyéb korábbi munkaadó:
Beosztás:


Kutatási és oktatási szakterületek
19. századi amerikai próza, főleg novellák (Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, James)
20. századi amerikai próza, modernizmus (Sh. Anderson, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner)
Az amerikai Dél irodalma (Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, Flannery O’Connor)
A Holokauszt irodalmi visszhangjai
Filozófia és irodalom, Ír-amerikai irodalom, Közép-európai irodalom és kultúra

Tudományos kutatócsoportban vagy projektben való részvétel
Nemzetközi konferenciák szervezése: 2004: Nathaniel Hawthorne; 2009: A visszhang tanúi (nemzetközi diákkonferencia a Holokausztról); 2012: Indigenous Perspectives; 2013: The Arts of Attention

Hallgatói fordítócsoportok szervezése: 2008: Aranka Siegal: Bűnbakok c. könyvének fordítása - szerkesztői munka (Novella Kiadó, Budapest, 2010); 2011: Peter Kenez: Variációk félelemre c. könyvének fordítása - szerkesztői munka (megjelenés alatt); 2013: Alter Wiener: From a Name to a Number c. könyvének fordítása - szerkesztői munka (folyamatban)

Oktatásszervezés, tudományszervezés

Időszak Funkció vagy tevékenység
2003-2015 A Calvin Colleg, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. csereprogram szervezésének felelőse
1998-2015 Tanszéki TDK-felelős
1998-2015 Tanszéki Erasmus-felelős
2000-2015 A hallgatók esszéiből és kreatív írásaiból 8 tanszéki kiadvány szerkesztése(2000: Encountering Short Stories; 2001: Notes from the Tragic Underground; 2002: Generations: Lost and Found; 2004: Who Knows Why?; 2006: Response and Responsibility; 2007: We’d Prefer To; 2009: Freely Given to the Waves);2014: So Much Depends

Nyelvtudás

Nyelv Nyelvtudás szintje és fajtája
angol felsőfok
latin középfok
német, orosz, holland, héber alapfok

Díjak és kitüntetések

Díj vagy kitüntetés neve Kiadó intézmény Elnyerés éve
Elismerő oklevél A Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem Rektora 2014
     
     

Tagság tudományos társaságokban

Szervezet neve Betöltött funkció
HUSSE + ESSE (Magyar, illetve európai anglisztikai társaság) tag
HAAS + EAAS (Magyar, illetve európai amerikanisztikai társaság tag
   

Vendégoktatás és kutatóutak külföldi intézményekben

Időszak Intézmény Tevékenység
2002. október Leuveni Katolikus Egyetem, Belgium Erasmus-előadások: Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle; Nathaniel Hawthorne: Young Goodman Brown; E.A.Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart; 20th c. American Drama: O’Neill, T.Williams, A.Miller, E.Albee
2005. május Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. Magyar és amerikai irodalmi művek összehasonlító elemzése: West-East Passage
2006-2009 nyár University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.A. Nyári kurzusok tartása: The Power of Blackness: Poe, Hawthorne, Melville; Melville’s Moby Dick; Lonely Hearts: Southern Women Writers; Modernism: Sh. Anderson, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner
2009. október Leuveni Katolikus Egyetem Erasmus-előadások: Literary Responses to the Holocaust; Herman Melville: Bartleby the Scrivener; Flannery O’Connor: Good Country People; Dashiel Hammett: The Maltese Falcon

Doktori témavezetések

Doktori hallgató neve,
intézmény
Kutatási téma /
Disszertáció címe
Védés éve
     
     
     
     

Opponencia doktori védéseken

Doktori hallgató neve,
intézmény
Kutatási téma / Disszertáció címe Védés éve
Csapó Csaba, ELTE Dramaturgical Innovations in the Late Plays of Tennessee Williams 2011
Bülgözdi Imola, ELTE The Arduous Search for Female Identity in the AMerican South in Short Stories by Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers and Flannery O’Connor 2010
Kónyi Judit, PPKE Emily Dickinson and the Bypasses of Publication 2014
     

 

Publikációs lista

(MTMT)

 

Monográfiák

Going Home Through Seven Paths to Nowhere: Reading Short Stories by Hawthorne, Poe, Melville and James. Akadémiai Kiadó [the Publishing House of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences], Budapest, 2003.

Szerkesztett kötetek

Editor of the Hungarian translation of Aranka Siegal: Upon the Head of the Goat: Bűnbakok. Novella Publishing House, Budapest, 2010. (The translation was made by four students of Károli Gáspár University, Budapest: Nóra D. Nagy, Míra Hervay, Márta Fekete and Zsófia Tóth.)

Könyvfejezetek

“Edgar Allan Poe” Introduction to a collection of short stories: A Morgue utcai kettős gyilkosság és más rejtelmes történetek [Murders in the Rue Morgue and other mysterious stories], Budapest, Alexandra Publishing House, 2006, pp. 11-24.

“A hiány elemi ereje” (The elemental power of blankness), Afterword to a collection of Melville’s stories: Billy Budd és más elbeszélések [Billy Budd and other stories], Budapest, Scolar Publishing House, 2008., 199-214.

"Shakespeare és az angol reneszánsz" [Shakespeare and the English Renaissance] IN: Érettségi témakörök irodalomból [Topics in literature for the high school graduation exam], Corvina, Budapest, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.,2009.,2010. pp. 46-56.

Alternative Viewpoint: Edwards and Beauty, in: Understanding Jonathan Edwards. An Introduction to America’s Theologian. Ed. Gerald R. McDermott, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 127-133.

Cikkek tudományos folyóiratokban

-- "Envying One's Garden: a Touch of Rappaccini's Philanthropy", IN: ZAA, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, ed. Helmbrecht BREINIG et. al., Stauffenburg Verlag, Tübingen, Germany, 48.4. 2000, pp. 326-333.

-- "Homeward Bound on a Circular Path to Nowhere: a Reading of Herman Melville's 'Bartleby the Scrivener' " IN: The Anachronist, 1999, ed. PÉTER, Ágnes, Budapest: School of English and American Studies, ELTE, 1999, pp. 70-101.

-- "Mailing versus Blackmailing : Senses of Delivery in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Purloined Letter' " IN: The Anachronist, 2002, ed. PÉTER, Ágnes, Budapest: School of English and American Studies, ELTE, 2002, pp. 151-163.

Konferenciaközlemények

-- "The Imp of Everyday Pretense -- E.A. Poe: 'The Tell-Tale Heart' " IN: Values in American Society, ed. FRANK, Tibor. Budapest: ELTE, 1995, pp. 227-234.

-- "The Mechanism of Suspense: Birth and Death Suspended in E.A. Poe's 'The Pit and the Pendulum' " IN: HUSSE Papers, 1997, Proceedings of the 3rd Biannual Conference, ed. HORVÁTH, József and KURDI, Mária, Pécs, 1997, pp. 117-125.

-- "Malamud's 'Angel Levine' in the Light of the Book of Job" IN: The Bible in Literature and Literature in the Bible, ed. FABINY, Tibor, Budapest, Hermeneutikai Kutatóközpont [Research Center for Hermeneutics] and Pano Verlag, Zurich, 1999, pp. 148-160.

--"Irresponsibility and Authority as Male and Female Parts of a Screw: a Reading of Henry James' 'The Turn of the Screw' " IN: Elaborate Trifles. Studies for Kálmán Ruttkay on his 80th Birthday. ed. KISÉRY, András and ITTZÉS, Gábor, Piliscsaba, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 2002, pp. 272-279.

– ”A Long Row of Books ’Read and Reread’: The Significance of By Heart Quotations in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night” In. Eger Journal of American Studies, Volume IX. 2005., Ed. Lehel Vadon. Dept. of American Studies, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger. pp. 47-61.

– Afterword, in: Salty Coffee. Untold Stories by Jewish Women. Ed. Katalin Pécsi, Novella Publishing House, Budapest, 2007. pp. 171-173.

-- Hozzászólás Sang Hyuan Lee „Jonathan Edwards és a szépség” című előadásához, in: Amerika teológusa.Bevezetés Jonathan Edwards gondolkodásába. Szerk. Fabiny Tibor és Tóth Sára. Magyarországi Református Egyház, Dunamelléki Egyházkerület; Hermeneutikai Kutatóközpont, Budapest, 2008. pp. 149-152.

-- „A Márványember tükrében” Eudora Welty „Márványember c. novellájának elemzése, in: Kinek teszel milyen hitet. Who to believe expecting what. Ünnepi kötet Géher István 70. születésnapjára, szerk. Pikli Natália. ELTE Papers in English Studies, Angol-Amerikai Intézet, ELTE BTK. Budapest: 2010

– ”Hunt and Sing a-Down”. A Reading of Charles Dickens’ Hunted Down” (1859) and Eudora Welty’s ”Where Is the Voice Coming From?” (1963). in: A tűnődések valósága. The Reality of Ruminations. Írások Sarbu Aladár 70. születésnapjára, szerk. Borbély Judit és Czigányik Zsolt, ELTE BTK. Angol-Amerikai Intézet, Budapest, 2010. pp. 153-168.

– ”Memory believes before knowing remembers”, in: Confrontations and Interactions. Essays on Cultural Memory. Ed. B. Gárdos, Á. Péter, N. Pikli, M. Vincze, L’Harmattan, Budapest, 2011. pp. 35-43.

– ”Impish Throbbing. Impulses and Imperatives int he Heart of the Story: A Reading of Eudora Welty’s ’Death of a Traveling Salesman’” in: Lifelong Search for Meaning. A Special Double Issue in Honor of Professor Donald E. Morse. Ed. Zoltán Abádi-Nagy, University of Debrecen: Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Spring-Fall, 2012. pp. 227-239.

-- "The Map of Ireland on their Faces": Allusions to Irish Identity in Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey Into Night, in:Whack fol the dah. Irások Takács Ferenc 65. születésnapjára. Szerk. Farkas Ákos, Simonkay Zsuzsanna, Vesztergom Janina. ELTE BTK Angol-amerikai Intézet, Budapest, 2013. 223-233.

-- "Songs that Voices Never Share": Mr. Singer's Gestures in Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter in: Reverberations of Silence. Silenced Texts, Sub-Texts and Authors in Literature, Language and Translation. Eds.: Márta Pellérdi and Gabriella Reuss, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 131-147.

-- "The Bark-peelers of the North: A Reading of Ernest Hemingway's 'Indian Camp' ", in: Sesi Enikő, Nagy Judit, Kenyeres János, Vassányi Miklós ed.: Indigenous Perspectives of North America. A Collection of Studies. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2014. 206-215.

 

Műfordítások

-- Margaret Hopkins: Bibliai történetek az Újszövetségből [Bible Stories for Children from the New Testament] Budapest, Fabula, 1990.

-- Frederick Brown: "Válasz" ["Answer"] IN: Szivélyes Fahrenheit [Welcoming Fahrenheit], Budapest: Maecenas Kiadó, 1990.

-- Rose Tremain: "Fehérorosz feleségem" ["My Wife is a White Russian"] IN: Test és tükör [Body and Mirror], Budapest: Európa, 1992.

-- Ethel Lina White: "A nyitott ablak" ["The Open Window"], Budapest, Magvető (forthcoming)

-- Caroline Gordon: "A jégverem" ["The Ice House"], Budapest: Európa (forthcoming)

-- Edgar Allan Poe: “A szókimondó szív” [The Tell-tale Heart], IN: A Morgue utcai kettős gyilkosság és más rejtelmes történetek [Murders in the Rue Morgue and other mysterious stories], Budapest, Alexandra Publishing House, 2006

– Rebecca Goldstein: ”Raizel Kaidish öröksége”, in: Szombat folyóirat, 2011. október

Szépirodalmi alkotások, esszék

Poetic essays and readings of poems in the journal ‘Liget’, in Hungarian:

2011/12 - William Blake – A Tigris
2011/10 - Paul Verlaine: Őszi chanson
2011/8 - Emily Dickinson: 712
2011/6 - Edgar Allan Poe: Lee Annácska
2011/4 - Catullus: 85. carmen
2011/2 - Robert Burns: Ha mennél hideg szélben...

2010/12 - Petőfi Sándor: A puszta, télen
2010/10 - Weöres Sándor: Galagonya
2010/9 - Berzsenyi Dániel: Levéltöredék barátnémhoz
2010/8 - Ady Endre: Párizsban járt az Ősz
2010/6 - Kölcsey Ferenc: Hymnus / Himnusz
2010/5 - Balassi Bálint: Borivóknak való
2010/4 - Kosztolányi Dezső: Halotti beszéd
2010/3 - József Attila: Altató
2010/2 - Memoriter: kívülről-belülről
2010/2 - „Fertőzés által”

2009/7 - „Éppen itt”
2009/6 - Művészet és kísértés
2009/4 - Közönség
2009/3 - Mit szólnak ehhez az asszonyok?
2009/3 - Mérföldkő
2009/2 - Rutin és kockázat

2008/6 - Mit - miért, hogyan
2008/1 - A humor szabad és személyes anatómiája

2007/7 - Lélekismeret - lelkiismeret
2007/2 - Komolyra fordítva?

Konferenciaszervezés

-- "The American Romance Tradition and Nathaniel Hawthorne", Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church, May 6-7, 2004. Invited Plenary Speakers: Professor Emily Miller Budick, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel;

Professor Hendrik Van Gorp, The Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

-- “Rokon értelmek”: a bölcsészettudományok aktualitása [Family resemblances: the relevance of the humanities for our present day]: a conference organised around outstanding student presentations with invited speakers form other Hungarian universities and papers by members of various departments at the Faculty of Humanities of Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, April 18-21, 2006

-- “So Remote and So Close – So Far and So Near”: A Week of North-American Culture, at Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, November 13-17, 2006

-- “Witnessing Responses: A New Generation’s Perspectives on the Holocaust” at Károli Gáspár University, September 9-12, 2009.

-- Indigenous Perspectives, Károli Gáspár University and ELTE University, Budapest, March 8-10, 2012

-- The Arts of Attention, Károli Gáspár University, September 12-14, 2013

Nyilvános megjelenések

-- The Imp of Everyday Pretense. E.A. Poe: "The Tell-Tale Heart", presented at the conference of the Hungarian Association of American Studies entitled "Everyday Values in American Culture", Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, April, 1994.

-- Malamud's "Angel Levine" in the Light of the Book of Job, presented at the conference entitled "Teaching Bible and literature", organized by Pázmány Péter Catholic University and the Hermeneutic Research Center at Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church, Piliscsaba, July, 1995.

-- Envying One's Garden: A Touch of Rappaccini's Philanthropy, presented at the conference of the Hungarian Association of American Studies, University of Veszprém, October, 1996.

-- The Mechanism of Suspense - Birth and Death Suspended in E.A. Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum", presented at the Third Conference of the Hungarian Society for the Studies of English (HUSSE 3), Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, January, 1997.

-- Mailing versus Blackmailing - Senses of Delivery in E. A. Poe's "The Purloined Letter", presented at the Fourth International Conference of the European Society for the Studies of English (ESSE 4), University of Debrecen, September, 1997.

-- Turning the Interpretation of the Screw - a Reading of Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw", presented at the fourth conference of the Hungarian Society for the Studies of English (HUSSE 4), Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, January, 1999.

-- A Long List of Books Read and Re-read: the Significance of By-heart Quotations in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, presented at the conference entitled "Texts and Contexts", organized in honor of Professor Péter Egri, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, April, 2002.

-- Finding Places: a Comparative Reading of Henry James' "The Jolly Corner" and Géza Ottlik's "Nothing's Lost", presented at the conference entitled "TransMissions", organized by The British Council, Budapest, May, 2002.

-- Reading as a Process of Going Home through a Visit to the House of Usher, presented at the sixth conference of the Hungarian Society for the Studies of English (HUSSE 6), University of Debrecen, January, 2003.

-- The Possibilities of Parable - the Breath of a "Subtle Power": A Reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil", presented at the conference entitled "The American Romance Tradition and Nathaniel Hawthorne", Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church, Budapest, May, 2004.

-- „Hunt and Sing a-Down”: a Reading of Dickens’ ’Hunted Down’ and Eudora Welty’s ’Where’s the Voice Coming From?’,presented at the conference entitled Uneasy Pleasures, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, June, 2009.

-- “The Breath of the Imaginary and Gestures of the Ordinary in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Good Country People’”, presented at the Conference on the Imaginary, at Gonzaga University, Florence, Italy, February, 2010.

-- “Songs that Voices Never Share”: Mr. Singer’s Gestures in Carson McCullers’ The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, presented at the conference entitled “Sounds of Silence”, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba, Hungary, August, 2010.

-- “Memory Believes Before Knowing Remembers”, presented at the conference entitled “Cultural Memory”, ELTE, Budapest, September, 2010.

-- Impish Throbbing: Impulses and Imperatives in the Heart of the Story. A Reading of Eudora Welty’s “Death of a Traveling Salesman” HUSSE Conference, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba, January, 2011.

-- ”The Bark-Peelers of the North” – Ernest Hemingway’s ’Indian Camp’. Indigenous Perspectives of North America. International Conference Organized by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary and ELTE, Budapest, March. 8-10., 2012.

-- ‘The Map of Ireland on their faces’: Allusions to Irish identity in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Representations of Ireland, International Conference organized by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, August 30-31, 2012.

-- Common Place vs Communicative Space: Versions of Inspiration and Suffocation in Carson McCullers' The Ballad of the Sad Café, HUSSE Conference, ELTE, Budapest, January 2013.

-- "God made me thisaway": Embodiments of Interiority in Flannery O'Connor's "The Temple of the Holy Ghost", Esthetics and Spirituality, Places of Interiority. International Conference organized by KU Leuven, Belgium (LCIS, KADOC, Faculties of the Arts and Theology), May 16-18, 2013.

-- Tracing Sight on the Old Natchez Trace: Reading Eudora Welty's "A Still Moment", The Arts of Attention, international conference organized by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, September 11-14, 2013.

-- "Judgement Day, Limited": Transgression of Racial and Regional Boundaries in Flannery O'Connor's "Judgement Day", HAAS 10 Conference, Crossing Boundaries, organized by Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, May 30-31, 2014.

-- Mythology in the Making. A Reading of Carson McCullers' "A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud." ELLE International Conference, Partium Christian University, Oradea, Romania, September 12-13, 2014.

-- Irodalom, mitológia, identitás. Tengelyi László Emlékkonferencia, ELTE BTK Filozófiai Intézet; 2015. március 20.


Guest Lectures

-- The power of Blankness: Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener" (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, May, 1992.)

-- American Puritanism and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, October, 1998.)

-- The Horror of the Known. E.A. Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Imp of the Perverse" (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, October, 1998.)

-- Hawthorne and Puritanism Revisited (Catholic university of Leuven, Belgium, March, 2001.)

-- Experimenting with a New Way of Reading: E.A. Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, March, 2001.)

-- Questions of Identity in Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, November, 2002.)

-- American Drama: O'Neill, Miller, Williams, Albee (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, November, 2002.)

-- Responses to the Holocaust in Hungarian Literature: Miklós Radnóti, István Örkény and Imre Kertész (University of California, Santa Cruz, March, 2005.)

-- West-East Passage: Reading Short Pieces by 20th century Hungarian and American Authors (Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, May, 2005)

-- Teaching the Holocaust through literature: Reading Poems by Dan Pagis and Miklós Radnóti (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, October, 2009.)

-- Herman Melville and his Bartleby, (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, October 2009.)

-- Flannery O’Connor: „Good Country People” (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, October 2009.)



Katalin G. Kállay

Title: PhD
Gender: F
Year of Birth: 1965
Place of Birth (Country): Hungary
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Office Phone Number: +36 1 872 1742

Doctoral Studies
Year of Doctoral Defence (PhD / CSc): 2001
Discipline: American literature/Germanic Languages
Title of Thesis: Going Home through Seven Paths to Nowhere:
Reading Short Stories by Hawthorne, Poe, Melville and James

Issuing Institution: Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

MA Studies
Year of Obtaining the MA Degree: 1988
Discipline(s): English Language and Literature; Hungarian Language and Literature; Secondary School Teacher
Issuing Institution: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

Further Studies and Qualifications

Institution Qualification Year of Obtaining the Qualification
     
     
     

Employment
Current Employer: Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Institute: Institute of English Studies
Department: Department of Literary and Cultural Studies in English
Current Position(s): Associate Professor

Previous Employer: Toldy Ferenc High School, Budapest
Previous Position Held: Teacher of English and Hungarian

Other Previous Employers:
Other Previous Positions Held:


Areas of Research and Teaching

19th century American fiction, mainly short stories (Hawthorne, Poe, Melville, James)
20th century American fiction, Modernism (Sh. Anderson, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner)
The literature of the American South, mainly women writers (Welty, McCullers, O’Connor)
Responses to the Holocaust in literature
Literature and Philosophy; Irish-American literature; Central European Culture and Literature

Membership in Research Groups and Projects

Organizing International Conferences: 2004: Nathaniel Hawthorne; 2009: Witnessing Responses
(International student conference on the Holocaust); 2012: Indigenous Perspectives; 2013: The Arts
of Attention

Translating Projects with students: 2008: Aranka Siegal: Upon the Head of the Goat (Editor of Hungarian Translation; Bűnbakok, Novella Publishing House, 2010); 2011: Peter Kenéz: Varieties of Fear (in MS); 2013: Alter Wiener: From a Name to a Number (translation in process)

Educational Functions, Curriculum Development and Other
Teaching-Related Activities

Period Function or Activity
2003-2015 Contact person for the exchange program with Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A:
1998-2015 Departmental Erasmus Co-ordinator
1998-2015 Instructor responsible for the Student Study Circle (TDK)
2000-2015 Editor of 8 volumes of student essays at the Department (Encountering Short Stories, 2000; Notes from the Tragic Underground, 2001; Generations Lost and Found, 2002; Who Knows Why?, 2004; Response and Responsibility, 2006; We’d Prefer To, 2007; Freely Given to the Waves, 2009); So Much Depends, 2014.
   

Language Skills

Language Level and Kind of Proficiency
English advanced
Latin intermediate
German, Russian, Dutch, Hebrew beginner
   
   

Honours, Distinctions, and Prizes

Name of Distinction Issuing Institution Year of Issuing
Certificate of Distinction Rector of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary 2014
     
     

Membership in Academic Societies

Name of Organization Function (if any)
HUSSE (Hungarian Society for the Studies
of English) + ESSE (European Society for the
Studies of English)
member
HAAS (Hungarian Association of American
Studies) + EAAS (European Association of
American Studies)
member
   
   

Guest Professorships and Research Fellowships in Foreign
Institutions

Period Institution Activities
October 2002 Catholic University of Leuven Erasmus lectures: Washington Irving: Rip Van Winkle; Nathaniel Hawthorne: Young Goodman Brown; E.A.Poe:The Tell-Tale Heart; American drama in the 20th century: O’Neill, A.Miller, T.Williams, E.Albee
May 2005 Calvin College, Grand
Rapids, Michigan
Lecture comparing pieces of Hungarian and American literature: West-East Passage
Summer
2006;2007;
2008;2009




October 2009





October 2011
University of California,
Santa Cruz



Catholic University of
Leuven



Catholic University of
Leuven

Teaching courses in the Summer sessions: The Power of Blackness: Poe, Hawthorne, Melville; Reading Melville’s Moby Dick; Lonely Hearts: the Literature of Southern Woman Writers; Modernism: Sh. Anderson, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner

Erasmus lectures: Literary Responses to the Holocaust; Herman Melville: Bartleby the Scrivener; Flannery O’Connor: Good Country People; Dashiel Hammett: The Maltese
Falcon

Research for the Habilitation Dissertation

     
     

Promotorship in Doctoral Studies

Name of
Doctoral Student,
Institution
Research Topic / Title of Dissertation Year of Defence
(if applicable)
     
     
     
     

Opponentship in Doctoral Defences

Name of
Doctoral Student,
Institution
Title of Dissertation Year of Defence
Csapó Csaba,
Eötvös Loránd
University
Dramaturgical Innovations in the Late
Plays of Tennessee Williams
2011
Bülgözdi Imola,
Eötvös Loránd
University
The Arduous Search for Female Identity
in the American South in Short Stories
by Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora
Welty, Carson McCullers and Flannery
O’Connor
2010
Kónyi Judit, Pázmány Péter Catholic University Emily Dickinson and the Bypasses of Publication 2014
     

 

List of Publications

(MTMT)

 

Monographs

Going Home Through Seven Paths to Nowhere: Reading Short Stories by Hawthorne, Poe, Melville and James. Akadémiai Kiadó [the Publishing House of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences], Budapest, 2003.

Edited Books and Journals

Editor of the Hungarian translation of Aranka Siegal: Upon the Head of the Goat: Bűnbakok. Novella Publishing House, Budapest, 2010. (The translation was made by four students of Károli Gáspár University, Budapest: Nóra D. Nagy, Míra Hervay, Márta Fekete and Zsófia Tóth.)

Chapters in Books

“Edgar Allan Poe” Introduction to a collection of short stories: A Morgue utcai kettős gyilkosság és más rejtelmes történetek [Murders in the Rue Morgue and other mysterious stories], Budapest, Alexandra Publishing House, 2006, pp. 11-24.

“A hiány elemi ereje” (The elemental power of blankness), Afterword to a collection of Melville’s stories: Billy Budd és más elbeszélések [Billy Budd and other stories], Budapest, Scolar Publishing House, 2008., 199-214.

"Shakespeare és az angol reneszánsz" [Shakespeare and the English Renaissance] IN: Érettségi témakörök irodalomból [Topics in literature for the high school graduation exam], Corvina, Budapest, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.,2009.,2010. pp. 46-56.

Alternative Viewpoint: Edwards and Beauty, in: Understanding Jonathan Edwards. An Introduction to America’s Theologian. Ed. Gerald R. McDermott, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 127-133.

Articles in Academic Reviews (Printed and Electronic)

-- "Envying One's Garden: a Touch of Rappaccini's Philanthropy", IN: ZAA, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, ed. Helmbrecht BREINIG et. al., Stauffenburg Verlag, Tübingen, Germany, 48.4. 2000, pp. 326-333.

-- "Homeward Bound on a Circular Path to Nowhere: a Reading of Herman Melville's 'Bartleby the Scrivener' " IN: The Anachronist, 1999, ed. PÉTER, Ágnes, Budapest: School of English and American Studies, ELTE, 1999, pp. 70-101.

-- "Mailing versus Blackmailing : Senses of Delivery in Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Purloined Letter' " IN: The Anachronist, 2002, ed. PÉTER, Ágnes, Budapest: School of English and American Studies, ELTE, 2002, pp. 151-163.

Conference Proceedings (Printed and Electronic)

-- "The Imp of Everyday Pretense -- E.A. Poe: 'The Tell-Tale Heart' " IN: Values in American Society, ed. FRANK, Tibor. Budapest: ELTE, 1995, pp. 227-234.

-- "The Mechanism of Suspense: Birth and Death Suspended in E.A. Poe's 'The Pit and the Pendulum' " IN: HUSSE Papers, 1997, Proceedings of the 3rd Biannual Conference, ed. HORVÁTH, József and KURDI, Mária, Pécs, 1997, pp. 117-125.

-- "Malamud's 'Angel Levine' in the Light of the Book of Job" IN: The Bible in Literature and Literature in the Bible, ed. FABINY, Tibor, Budapest, Hermeneutikai Kutatóközpont [Research Center for Hermeneutics] and Pano Verlag, Zurich, 1999, pp. 148-160.

--"Irresponsibility and Authority as Male and Female Parts of a Screw: a Reading of Henry James' 'The Turn of the Screw' " IN: Elaborate Trifles. Studies for Kálmán Ruttkay on his 80th Birthday. ed. KISÉRY, András and ITTZÉS, Gábor, Piliscsaba, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 2002, pp. 272-279.

– ”A Long Row of Books ’Read and Reread’: The Significance of By Heart Quotations in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night” In. Eger Journal of American Studies, Volume IX. 2005., Ed. Lehel Vadon. Dept. of American Studies, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger. pp. 47-61.

– Afterword, in: Salty Coffee. Untold Stories by Jewish Women. Ed. Katalin Pécsi, Novella Publishing House, Budapest, 2007. pp. 171-173.

-- Hozzászólás Sang Hyuan Lee „Jonathan Edwards és a szépség” című előadásához, in: Amerika teológusa.Bevezetés Jonathan Edwards gondolkodásába. Szerk. Fabiny Tibor és Tóth Sára. Magyarországi Református Egyház, Dunamelléki Egyházkerület; Hermeneutikai Kutatóközpont, Budapest, 2008. pp. 149-152.

-- „A Márványember tükrében” Eudora Welty „Márványember c. novellájának elemzése, in: Kinek teszel milyen hitet. Who to believe expecting what. Ünnepi kötet Géher István 70. születésnapjára, szerk. Pikli Natália. ELTE Papers in English Studies, Angol-Amerikai Intézet, ELTE BTK. Budapest: 2010

– ”Hunt and Sing a-Down”. A Reading of Charles Dickens’ Hunted Down” (1859) and Eudora Welty’s ”Where Is the Voice Coming From?” (1963). in: A tűnődések valósága. The Reality of Ruminations. Írások Sarbu Aladár 70. születésnapjára, szerk. Borbély Judit és Czigányik Zsolt, ELTE BTK. Angol-Amerikai Intézet, Budapest, 2010. pp. 153-168.

– ”Memory believes before knowing remembers”, in: Confrontations and Interactions. Essays on Cultural Memory. Ed. B. Gárdos, Á. Péter, N. Pikli, M. Vincze, L’Harmattan, Budapest, 2011. pp. 35-43.

– ”Impish Throbbing. Impulses and Imperatives int he Heart of the Story: A Reading of Eudora Welty’s ’Death of a Traveling Salesman’” in: Lifelong Search for Meaning. A Special Double Issue in Honor of Professor Donald E. Morse. Ed. Zoltán Abádi-Nagy, University of Debrecen: Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Spring-Fall, 2012. pp. 227-239.

-- "The Map of Ireland on their Faces": Allusions to Irish Identity in Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey Into Night, in:Whack fol the dah. Irások Takács Ferenc 65. születésnapjára. Szerk. Farkas Ákos, Simonkay Zsuzsanna, Vesztergom Janina. ELTE BTK Angol-amerikai Intézet, Budapest, 2013. 223-233.

-- "Songs that Voices Never Share": Mr. Singer's Gestures in Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter in: Reverberations of Silence. Silenced Texts, Sub-Texts and Authors in Literature, Language and Translation. Eds.: Márta Pellérdi and Gabriella Reuss, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 131-147.

-- "The Bark-peelers of the North. A Reading of Ernest Hemingway's 'Indian Camp' ", in: Sepsi Enikő, Nagy Judit, Kenyeres János, Vassányi Miklós (eds): Indigenous Perspectives of North America. A Collection of Studies. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 206-215.

Literary Translations

-- Margaret Hopkins: Bibliai történetek az Újszövetségből [Bible Stories for Children from the New Testament] Budapest, Fabula, 1990.

-- Frederick Brown: "Válasz" ["Answer"] IN: Szivélyes Fahrenheit [Welcoming Fahrenheit], Budapest: Maecenas Kiadó, 1990.

-- Rose Tremain: "Fehérorosz feleségem" ["My Wife is a White Russian"] IN: Test és tükör [Body and Mirror], Budapest: Európa, 1992.

-- Ethel Lina White: "A nyitott ablak" ["The Open Window"], Budapest, Magvető (forthcoming)

-- Caroline Gordon: "A jégverem" ["The Ice House"], Budapest: Európa (forthcoming)

-- Edgar Allan Poe: “A szókimondó szív” [The Tell-tale Heart], IN: A Morgue utcai kettős gyilkosság és más rejtelmes történetek [Murders in the Rue Morgue and other mysterious stories], Budapest, Alexandra Publishing House, 2006

– Rebecca Goldstein: ”Raizel Kaidish öröksége”, in: Szombat folyóirat, 2011. október

Creative Writing

Poetic essays and readings of poems in the journal ‘Liget’, in Hungarian:

2011/12 - William Blake – A Tigris
2011/10 - Paul Verlaine: Őszi chanson
2011/8 - Emily Dickinson: 712
2011/6 - Edgar Allan Poe: Lee Annácska
2011/4 - Catullus: 85. carmen
2011/2 - Robert Burns: Ha mennél hideg szélben...

2010/12 - Petőfi Sándor: A puszta, télen
2010/10 - Weöres Sándor: Galagonya
2010/9 - Berzsenyi Dániel: Levéltöredék barátnémhoz
2010/8 - Ady Endre: Párizsban járt az Ősz
2010/6 - Kölcsey Ferenc: Hymnus / Himnusz
2010/5 - Balassi Bálint: Borivóknak való
2010/4 - Kosztolányi Dezső: Halotti beszéd
2010/3 - József Attila: Altató
2010/2 - Memoriter: kívülről-belülről
2010/2 - „Fertőzés által”

2009/7 - „Éppen itt”
2009/6 - Művészet és kísértés
2009/4 - Közönség
2009/3 - Mit szólnak ehhez az asszonyok?
2009/3 - Mérföldkő
2009/2 - Rutin és kockázat

2008/6 - Mit - miért, hogyan
2008/1 - A humor szabad és személyes anatómiája

2007/7 - Lélekismeret - lelkiismeret
2007/2 - Komolyra fordítva?

Organisation of Conferences

-- "The American Romance Tradition and Nathaniel Hawthorne", Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church, May 6-7, 2004. Invited Plenary Speakers: Professor Emily Miller Budick, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel;

Professor Hendrik Van Gorp, The Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

-- “Rokon értelmek”: a bölcsészettudományok aktualitása [Family resemblances: the relevance of the humanities for our present day]: a conference organised around outstanding student presentations with invited speakers form other Hungarian universities and papers by members of various departments at the Faculty of Humanities of Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, April 18-21, 2006

-- “So Remote and So Close – So Far and So Near”: A Week of North-American Culture, at Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, November 13-17, 2006

-- “Witnessing Responses: A New Generation’s Perspectives on the Holocaust” at Károli Gáspár University, September 9-12, 2009.

-- Indigenous Perspectives Károli Gáspár University and ELTE University, Budapest, March 8-10, 2012

-- The Arts of Attention, Károli Gáspár University, September 12-14, 2013

Academic and public Appearances (Live and Electronic)

-- The Imp of Everyday Pretense. E.A. Poe: "The Tell-Tale Heart", presented at the conference of the Hungarian Association of American Studies entitled "Everyday Values in American Culture", Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, April, 1994.

-- Malamud's "Angel Levine" in the Light of the Book of Job, presented at the conference entitled "Teaching Bible and literature", organized by Pázmány Péter Catholic University and the Hermeneutic Research Center at Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church, Piliscsaba, July, 1995.

-- Envying One's Garden: A Touch of Rappaccini's Philanthropy, presented at the conference of the Hungarian Association of American Studies, University of Veszprém, October, 1996.

-- The Mechanism of Suspense - Birth and Death Suspended in E.A. Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum", presented at the Third Conference of the Hungarian Society for the Studies of English (HUSSE 3), Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, January, 1997.

-- Mailing versus Blackmailing - Senses of Delivery in E. A. Poe's "The Purloined Letter", presented at the Fourth International Conference of the European Society for the Studies of English (ESSE 4), University of Debrecen, September, 1997.

-- Turning the Interpretation of the Screw - a Reading of Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw", presented at the fourth conference of the Hungarian Society for the Studies of English (HUSSE 4), Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, January, 1999.

-- A Long List of Books Read and Re-read: the Significance of By-heart Quotations in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, presented at the conference entitled "Texts and Contexts", organized in honor of Professor Péter Egri, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, April, 2002.

-- Finding Places: a Comparative Reading of Henry James' "The Jolly Corner" and Géza Ottlik's "Nothing's Lost", presented at the conference entitled "TransMissions", organized by The British Council, Budapest, May, 2002.

-- Reading as a Process of Going Home through a Visit to the House of Usher, presented at the sixth conference of the Hungarian Society for the Studies of English (HUSSE 6), University of Debrecen, January, 2003.

-- The Possibilities of Parable - the Breath of a "Subtle Power": A Reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil", presented at the conference entitled "The American Romance Tradition and Nathaniel Hawthorne", Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church, Budapest, May, 2004.

-- „Hunt and Sing a-Down”: a Reading of Dickens’ ’Hunted Down’ and Eudora Welty’s ’Where’s the Voice Coming From?’,presented at the conference entitled Uneasy Pleasures, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, June, 2009.

-- “The Breath of the Imaginary and Gestures of the Ordinary in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Good Country People’”, presented at the Conference on the Imaginary, at Gonzaga University, Florence, Italy, February, 2010.

-- “Songs that Voices Never Share”: Mr. Singer’s Gestures in Carson McCullers’ The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, presented at the conference entitled “Sounds of Silence”, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba, Hungary, August, 2010

-- “Memory Believes Before Knowing Remembers”, presented at the conference entitled “Cultural Memory”, ELTE, Budapest, September, 2010.

-- Impish Throbbing: Impulses and Imperatives in the Heart of the Story. A Reading of Eudora Welty’s “Death of a Traveling Salesman” HUSSE Conference, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba, January, 2011

-- ”The Bark-Peelers of the North” – Ernest Hemingway’s ’Indian Camp’. Indigenous Perspectives of North America. International Conference Organized by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary and ELTE, Budapest, March. 8-10., 2012.

-- ‘The Map of Ireland on their faces’: Allusions to Irish identity in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Representations of Ireland, International Conference organized by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, August 30-31, 2012.

-- Common Place vs Communicative Space: Versions of Inspiration and Suffocation in Carson McCullers' The Ballad of the Sad Café, HUSSE Conference, ELTE, Budapest, January 2013.

-- "God made me thisaway": Embodiments of Interiority in Flannery O'Connor's "The Temple of the Holy Ghost", Esthetics and Spirituality, Places of Interiority. International Conference organized by KU Leuven, Belgium (LCIS, KADOC, Faculties of the Arts and Theology), May 16-18, 2013.

-- Tracing Sight on the Old Natchez Trace: Reading Eudora Welty's "A Still Moment", The Arts of Attention, international conference organized by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, September 11-14, 2013.

-- "Judgement Day, Limited": Transgression of Racial and Regional Boundaries in Flannery O'Connor's "Judgement Day", HAAS 10 Conference, Crossing Boundaries, organized by Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, May 30-31, 2014.

-- Mythology in the Making. A Reading of Carson McCullers' "A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud." ELLE International Conference, Partium Christian University, Oradea, Romania, September 12-13, 2014.

-- Irodalom, mitológia, identitás. [Literature, Mythology, Identity]. Tengelyi László Emlékkonferencia [Conference in memory of László Tengelyi], Institute of Philosophy, ELTE University, Budapest, March 20, 2015.



Guest Lectures

-- The power of Blankness: Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener" (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, May, 1992.)

-- American Puritanism and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, October, 1998.)

-- The Horror of the Known. E.A. Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Imp of the Perverse" (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, October, 1998.)

-- Hawthorne and Puritanism Revisited (Catholic university of Leuven, Belgium, March, 2001.)

-- Experimenting with a New Way of Reading: E.A. Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, March, 2001.)

-- Questions of Identity in Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, November, 2002.)

-- American Drama: O'Neill, Miller, Williams, Albee (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, November, 2002.)

-- Responses to the Holocaust in Hungarian Literature: Miklós Radnóti, István Örkény and Imre Kertész (University of California, Santa Cruz, March, 2005.)

-- West-East Passage: Reading Short Pieces by 20th century Hungarian and American Authors (Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, May, 2005)

-- Teaching the Holocaust through literature: Reading Poems by Dan Pagis and Miklós Radnóti (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, October, 2009.)

-- Herman Melville and his Bartleby, (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, October 2009.)

-- Flannery O’Connor: "Good Country People" (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, October 2009.)

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