Comparative Central European Culture

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 Comparative Central European Culture
Paperback
Purdue University Press
06/30/2002
217pp
1
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557532400
9781557532404
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Book Description

This volume contains selected papers of conferences organized by the editor, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, in 1999 and 2000 in Canada and the U.S. on various topics of culture and literature in Central and East Europe. Based on the (contested) notion of the existence of a specific cultural context of the region defined as "Central Europe," contributors to the volume discuss comparative cultural studies as a theoretical framework for the study of Central and East European culture(s) (Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek), modernism in Central European literature (Andrea Fábry), Central European Holocaust poetry (Zsuzsanna Ozsváth), gender in Central European literature and film (Anikó Imre), Austroslovakism in the work of Slovak writer Anton Hykisch (Peter Petro), Kundera and the identity of Central Europe (Hana Pichova), public intellectuals in Central Europe after 1989 (Katherine Arens), contemporary Austrian and Hungarian cinema (Catherine Portuges), the notion of peripherality in contemporary East European culture (Roumiana Deltcheva), and Central European Jewish family history in the film Sunshine (Susan Rubin Suleiman). The volume includes a bibliography for the study of Central European culture (Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek).

About the Editor(s):

Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek's <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/totosycv> areas of scholarship include (comparative) literature and cultural studies, comparative media and communication studies, postcolonial studies, migration and ethnic minority studies, film and literature, audience studies, European, US-American, and Canadian cultures and literatures, history, bibliography, new media and knowledge management, editing, print and new media publishing, and conflict management and diversity training. His single-authored books include Comparative Cultural Studies and the Future of the Humanities (forthcoming); Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application; and The Social Dimensions of Fiction. His edited volumes include New Work in the Study of World Literatures and in Comparative Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies (forthcoming); Companion to Comparative Literature, World Literatures, and Comparative Cultural studies; Digital Humanities and the Study of Intermediality in Comparative Cultural Studies; Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies; Perspectives on Identity, Migration, and Displacement; Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies; Comparative Cultural Studies and Michael Ondaatje's Writing; and Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature. He published about two hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals and his work has been translated to Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Marathi, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. Tötösy de Zepetnek is series editor of the Purdue UP series of Books in Comparative Cultural Studies and editor of the Purdue UP journal CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture <http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb>.