Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies

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 Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies
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Purdue University Press
03/14/2011
English
1612491758
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Book Description

The studies presented in the collected volume Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies -- edited by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Louise O. Vasvári -- are intended as an addition to scholarship in (comparative) cultural studies. More specifically, the articles represent scholarship about Central and East European culture with special attention to Hungarian culture, literature, cinema, new media, and other areas of cultural expression. On the landscape of scholarship in Central and East Europe (including Hungary), cultural studies has acquired at best spotty interest and studies in the volume aim at forging interest in the field. The volume's articles are in five parts: part one, "History Theory and Methodology of Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies," include studies on the prehistory of multicultural and multilingual Central Europe, where vernacular literatures were first institutionalized for developing a sense of national identity. Part two, "Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies and Literature and Culture" is about the re-evaluation of canonical works, as well as Jewish studies which has been explored inadequately in Central European scholarship. Part three, "Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies and Other Arts," includes articles on race, jazz, operetta, and art, fin-de-siècle architecture, communist-era female fashion, and cinema. In part four, "Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies and Gender," articles are about aspects of gender and sex(uality) with examples from fin-de-siècle transvestism, current media depictions of heterodox sexualities, and gendered language in the workplace. The volume's last section, part five, "Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies of Contemporary Hungary," includes articles about post-1989 issues of race and ethnic relations, citizenship and public life, and new media.

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>.

Louise O. Vasvári teaches in the departments of Comparative Literature and Romance Languages at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. Her interests include Hispanic literatures, folklore, medieval literature, translation theory, and applied linguistics and she has published widely in these areas. She is particularly interested in the Libro de buen amor and she published over a dozen articles on various aspects of this text. Her most recent book is The Heterotextual Body of the "Mora Morilla" (London, 1999). Vasvári has published previously "A Comparative Approach to European Folk Poetry and the Erotic Wedding Motif" in CLCWeb 1.4 (1999):