Comparative Central European Culture
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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 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. B.A. history and German studies (U of Western Ontario 1980), M.A. comparative literature (Carleton U 1983), B.Ed. history and English as a second language (U of Ottawa 1984), Ph.D. comparative literature (U of Alberta 1989). Teaching: comparative literature, German, and English, U of Alberta 1984-2000; media and communication studies, U of Halle-Wittenberg 2002-; literature, National Sun Yat-sen U 2008-2010; (distinguished) visiting professor: PR of China, India, Kuwait, Hungary, Spain, Taiwan, USA; Single-authored books include Comparative Cultural Studies (forthcoming); Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application; The Social Dimensions of Fiction; edited volumes include The Cambridge Sourcebook of Comparative Literature and Culture (forthcoming), Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies (forthcoming); Perspectives on Identity, Migration, and Displacement; Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies; The New Central and East European Culture; Comparative Cultural Studies and Michael Ondaatje's Writing; and Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature. He has published about two hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals and his work has been translated into Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Marathi, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. He is series editor of Purdue UP's Comparative Cultural Studies series of books (2002-) and Shaker Books in Comparative Culture, Media, and Communication Studies (2003-). He is also editor of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (ISSN 1481-4374) (1998-).