Ágnes Zsófia Kovács is associate professor of American Studies in the Institute of English and American Studies  at the University of Szeged, Hungary. She is teaching courses on 19th-20th century American literature, literary theory, and the methodologies of American Studies. She has published two books, The Production of a Civilized Experience in Henry James (Mellen 2004) and Literature in Context (Jate Press 2010), and edited one, AGORA: Students’ Essays from the OTDK (Jate Press 2012). She received the HUSSE Book Award honorary mention in 2009.