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Education

PhD
2012-2017  Modern English and American Literature Doctoral Programme; Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Humanities (ELTE-BTK), Budapest, Hungary
Dissertation: Bodily Vulnerability in Nonfiction Comics:  Interaction Among Artist, Object and Reader
Supervisors:    Zsófia Bán, Judit Friedrich

M.A.
2003-2010      Hungarian Language and Literature, at Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Humanities (ELTE-BTK), Budapest, Hungary
Thesis: “Photography and Narrative in László Márton’s Árnyas főutca”

M.A.
2002-2008     English Language and Literature, at  Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Humanities (ELTE-BTK), Budapest, Hungary
Thesis: “The Romantic Epic: Keats. Locke’s Theory of Language
and Keats’ Hyperion-fragments”

2009-2010  Photography, Szellemkép Szabadiskola, Budapest, Hungary

Grants and Scholarships

  • 2017 Research Grant by the New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities, for the topic Comics as Performance. Embodied Interpretation of Contemporary Non-fiction Comics. 5 months
  • 2014-2017 member of the Representations of Violence in Contemporary American Popular Culture research project, University of Bucharest, Romania. Project coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Mihaela Precup. mihaela.precup@americanstudies.ro
  • 2014  European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Postgraduate Travel Grant to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Ohio State University, USA. 6 weeks
  • 2014 Spring Academy in American Studies, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Heidelberg University, Germany.  24-28 March
  • 2012-2015 Doctoral Scholarship at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, at the Modern English and American Literature and Culture Doctoral Programme
  • 2007 Summer University, Universität Passau, Germany, with the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), 6-31 August
  • 2007 Summer University, University of Maribor, Slovenia, 25 June- 6 July
  • 2007 Erasmus, creative writing at the Norwich University of the Arts, UK. Mentor: George Szirtes
  • 2006-07 Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic
  • 2006 Summer University, University College Cork, Ireland, 2-28 July

Courses Taught

  • Fall 2014 – Introduction to Literary Studies at ELTE-SEAS [School of English and American Studies]
  • Fall 2013 – Introduction to Literature at ELTE-SEAS for BA students
  • Fall 2013 – Cultures of Europe 1 at ELTE-SEAS Preparatory Year for International Students
  • Fall 2013 Comics? Seriously! – four public lectures at “Pesti Bölcsész Akadémia” [Open Academy of Humanities, Pest] http://pestibolcseszakademia.blog.hu/2013/11/29/kepregeny_most_komolyan_szep_eszter_kurzusa
  • Spring 2013Cultures of Europe 2 at ELTE-SEAS Preparatory Year for International Students

Membership

  • News Review Correspondent for the Comics Forum – comicsforum.org
  • Reviewer for Studies in Comics – https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-journal,id=168/
  • Hungarian Society for the Study of English (HUSSE)
  • Hungarian Association for American Studies (HAAS)
  • Narratives of Culture and Identity Research Group – founder with Kata Gyuris. narrativesofcultureandidentity.wordpress.com
  • Representations of Violence in Contemporary American Popular Culture research project, University of Bucharest, Romania. Project coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Mihaela Precup.
  • Hungarian Comics Association – board member
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