Conferences

Invited Papers

  • “Comics in the Congo: the Visual World of Kittenberger (2017)” Second Conference on Tendencies in Contemporary Hungarian Comics and Comics Scholarship, University of Pécs, Hungary, 5–6 May 2017.
  • “Pictorial Embodiment and Self-representation in Autobiographical Comics – Gergely Oravecz’s Blossza (2015)” [paper in Hungarian]. First Conference on Tendencies in Contemporary Hungarian Comics and Comics Scholarship, Cluj, Romania, 6-7 May 2016.

Papers at International Conferences

2017

  • “Spaces of Indecision: Interpreting Foreign Language Texts in Contemporary Non-Fiction Comics.” Comics Forum 2017: Comics and Space. Leeds Central Library, 21-22 September.
  • “The Ethical Stakes of Style: Crosshatching and Testimony in Joe Sacco’s Comics.” Documenting Trauma: Comics and the Politics of Memory. A Symposium hosted by the TORCH Network. University of Oxford, 22 June.
  • “Comics and Haptic Reading: Bodies in Joe Sacco’s The Great War.” Birth, Death, and Rebirth: (Re-)Generation as Text. University of Bucharest, 8–10 June.

2016

  • “Presence and Disappearance  – The surface of the page and narrating sexual abuse in the works of Debbie Drechsler and Katie Green.” Graphic Medicine 2016: Stages and Pages. University of Dundee, Scotland, 7-9 July

2015

  • “Color and Transgression in Comics.” Comics Interaction. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1-3 July
  • ‘Monstrosity, Masculinity and Drawing the Male Body in Ken Dahl’s MonstersGendered Identities in Contemporary Literary and Visual Cultures. ELTE, Budapest, Hungary, 5-6 June
  • “The Female Body as Site of Memory.” Frames: Jewish Culture and the Comic Book. Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, 9-10 April
  • “Touchy Issues: Tactility, Visual Elements, and Vulnerability in Postmodern Literature and Comics” The 12th Conference of the Hungarian Society for the Study of English, University of Debrecen, Hungary, 29-31 January

2014

  • “Trauma Theories and Joe Sacco’s Comics About Iraq.” The Comics Forum 2014: Violence. Leeds, UK, 13-14 November
  • “Representing War, Violence and Trauma in 21st Century Graphic Narratives. Mediation of memories in Joe Sacco’s Comics on the Bosnian War.” COST Network “In Search of Transcultural Memory Europe” Mobilising Memory for Change PhD Training School. Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 28 September-2 October
  • “Who Owns the Body in Contemporary British Graphic Narratives? – An Approach to Karrie Fransman’s The House that Groaned.12th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Conference, Kosice, Slovakia, 29 August- 02 September
  • “Drawing Trauma and Torture in the Digital Age: Joe Sacco‘s comics about Iraq” Doctoral Sessions, 12th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Conference, Kosice, Slovakia, 29 August- 02 September
  • “Identity Construction in Miriam Katin’s Graphic Narratives: A Study in the Medium of Comics.” Crossing Boundaries: Migration, Amalgamation, and Transgression in American Literature, History, and Culture – The 10th Biannual Conference of the Hungarian Association of American Studies (HAAS). Pázmány Péter University, Budapest, Hungary, 30-31 May

2013

  • “’Your Species’ – The Rupture Between Man and Animal in Barnes’ History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters.” Stunned into Uncertainty – Young Researchers’ Conference on Julian Barnes’s Fiction, School of English and American Studies (SEAS), Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary, 20 June
  • “Graphic Journalism, Graphic Narrative, Photography: Ways of Seeing Differently.” Iconology Old and New – Transregional Conference on the Move. Central European University (CEU) Budapest, Hungary, 27-29 May
  • “Building Visual Archives of Space in W. G. Sebald and Iain Sinclair.” The 11th Conference of the Hungarian Society for the Study of English. Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary, 24–26 January

2012

  • “Graphic Novel Memoirs of Women in War. Picturing Women, War and Identity in Maus, We are on our Own and Persepolis.Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence. Central European University (CEU), Budapest Hungary, 6-8 December

Papers at National Conferences

2015

  • “Drawing Style, Handwriting and a Quest for Identity in Miriam Katin’s Autobiographical Comics,” The First Workshop of the Narratives of Culture and Identity Research Group, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, 6 February 2015.

2014

  • “Representing Violence in a Virtual Age: Digital Image-making and Comics,” (presentation in Hungarian) Identity, Memory, History – The First Conference of Association of Hungarian PhD and DLA Students, Division of Humanities. ELTE, Budapest, 25-26 April 2014.

2006

  • “Yet Another Franciscan Collection of Sermons Located on the Carthusian Anonym’s Bookshelf.” (presentation in Hungarian) 4th Young Researchers’ Conference at the Department of Old Hungarian Literature. Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, 22. April 2006.

Roundtables

  • Comic Panels of Europe. Roundtable organized by the Budapest Business School [in Hungarian] 30 April 2015.
  • Comics Studies Roundtable with Visiting Scholars participant with a topic entitled: “Touchy Issues: Vulnerability and the Body in 21st-century Nonfiction Comics” Ohio State University, Columbus, 12 March 2015.

Conferences I Organized

2015

  • Gendered Identities in Contemporary Literary and Visual Cultures, International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by Kata Gyuris and me on behalf of the Narratives of Culture and Identity Research Group, Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, 5-6 June
  • The First Workshop of the Narratives of Culture and Identity Research Group, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, 6 February

2014

  • Identity, Memory, History – The First Conference of Association of Hungarian PhD and DLA Students, Division of Humanities. 25-26 April. I was one of the four main organizers.

2013

  • Stunned into Uncertainty – Young Researchers’ Conference on Julian Barnes’s Fiction, School of English and American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, 20 June. I was responsible for design.
  • The 11th Conference of the Hungarian Society for the Study of English, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, 24–26 January. I was a volunteer.
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