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“We have been born into this world to be at home somewhere”: Expressions of National Belonging in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Hungarian Literature by Dr. János Kenyeres

  • Consulate General of Hungary 223 East 52nd Street New York, NY, 10022 United States (map)

This presentation will examine the ways in which Hungarian identity has been given different meanings and forms of expression in the past over one hundred years. Using important literary and theoretical works, the presentation will identify certain enduring articulations of national belonging from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, as expressed by writers working within Hungary and beyond.

Our invited speaker:

Dr. János Kenyeres is Director and Associate Professor in the School of English and American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University. He graduated from Eötvös Loránd University in English and Hungarian literature in 1991 and earned his doctoral degree in literary studies from the Hungarian academy of Sciences in 2000. He was Visiting Professor of Hungarian at the University of Toronto in 2018-2019, 2015 and 2005-2008, where his work focused on Hungarian literature, cinema and culture. He became a habilitated doctor in literary studies in 2014 and is member of the Doctoral School of Literary Studies at Eötvös Loránd University. 

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