Zsófia Anna Tóth, PhD

Junior Assistant Professor

Department of American Studies

Institute of English & American Studies

Faculty of Arts

University of Szeged, Hungary 


Office: Room 127; 6722, Szeged, Petőfi sgt. 30-34. 

Office phone: 0036/62-543-213

Office hours: Wednesday 17:00-18:00

Mail address: Institute of English & American Studies, University of Szeged, 6722, Szeged, Egyetem u. 2.

E-mail: tothzsofianna@gmail.com

Academia.edu: https://u-szeged.academia.edu/ZsófiaAnnaTóth


Zsófia Anna Tóth received her PhD in British and American literature and culture from the University of Szeged. Her general research interests are film studies, cultural studies, gender studies, literary theory, English and American literature and American cinema. Her main research field is concerned with the representation of female aggression and violence in American literature and film. Her other main fields of interest include Jane Austen (her works, their adaptations as well as her legacy, her ‘afterlife’) and the emergence of the New Woman – her representation and historical, cultural reception (academic and otherwise). Her current research topic is the issue of women’s humor, and especially Mae West.


Teaching, Supervision and Research Areas:

American women writers, The New Woman (literary and cultural approaches, representations), The femme fatale (literary, cultural and filmic approaches, representations), Jane Austen (literature and film adaptations), Gender and literature

American cinema, Early American film history, Pre-Code Hollywood, Violence in film, Disney and Pixar Animations, Gender and film

Cultural studies, Gender and American visual culture, Humor and gender


Current Courses (2017 Spring semester):

Current Approaches to North-American Culture (MATE seminar) 2X

The New Woman (MA seminar)

Jane Austen Retold and/or Recycled (BA seminar)

Introduction to American Literature and Culture 2 (BA seminar)

Contemporary American Society and Culture (BA lecture)

Communication Skills (BA seminar)


Education:

January 13, 2011 PhD title (summa cum laude)

PhD dissertation: “The Merry Murderers”, The Farcical (Re)Figuration of the Femme Fatale in Maurine Dallas Watkins’ Chicago (1927) and its various adaptations; Supervisors: Reschné Marinovich Sarolta and Cristian Réka Mónika

2004-2007 University of Szeged, Institute of English and American Studies, Doctoral studies

2001-2003 University of Szeged, Faculty of Arts, Hungarian Studies minor

2000-2003 University of Szeged, Faculty of Arts, European Studies minor

1998-2003 University of Szeged, Faculty of Arts, Institute of English and American Studies, English major

  

Publications:

 

Books, Journal Issues

 

2012    American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society. Zoltán Vajda and Zsófia Anna Tóth (ed). Special Issue: Proceedings of the American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society Conference (the collection of the papers presented in English), AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Volume VIII, Number 1, Spring 2012. (ISSN: 1787-4637), available: http://americanaejournal.hu/vol8no1

2012    Amerikanisztika és vizualitás. Metszéspontok az információs társadalom horizontján. Zoltán Vajda and Zsófia Anna Tóth (ed). Conference proceedings of the Amerikanisztika és vizualitás metszéspontjai az információs társadalom horizontján Konferencia (the collection of the papers presented in Hungarian), AMERICANA eBooks, ISBN: 978-963-89514-3-4 (.prc);  978-963-89514-2-7 (.epub), available: http://ebooks.americanaejournal.hu/books/amerikanisztika-es-vizualitas/ 

2011    Merry Murderers: The Farcical (Re)Figuration of the Femme Fatale in Maurine Dallas Watkins’ Chicago (1927) and its Various Adaptations. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. (ISBN (10): 1-4438-3171-9, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-3171-0)

2011    A varázsgyűrűtől az interkonfesszionális kommunikációig: Információtudományi metszéspontok bölcsészeti megközelítésben. (editor) Szeged: Primaware, 2011. (ISBN 978-963-306-108-4), available: http://otodikalprogram.huminf.u-szeged.hu/sites/default/files/Konyvek/TZsA_ebookInftud%20a%20bolcseszetben_szerk.pdf

 

Essays

2017    “Mae West’s America/Americas.” in Andrea Kökény, Réka Mónika Cristian and György Endre Szőnyi (ed.) Conference Proceedings entitled Confluences. Essays Mapping the Manitoba-Szeged Partnership (under publication)

2017    “Jane Austen.” (part/section) in Géza Kállay et al. (ed.) Az angol irodalom magyar története (my translation: The History of English Literature in Hungarian) (under publication)

2017     “Disney’s Violent Women, In quest of a ‘fully real’ violent woman in American Cinema” in Chovanec, Jan (ed). Brno Studies in English Vol 43 No 1 (2017), Brno: Masarykova Univerzita V Brnĕ, 1-23. (ISSN 0524-6881, DOI: xxxxBSE2017xxxxxx), (in print) available: http://www.phil.muni.cz/plonedata/wkaa/BSE/Articles%20in%20Press/BSE_2017-43(1)-XX_Toth_-_Article_in_press.pdf

2017    “Boys will be Boys – but what about Girls? Girls in a Boy Status in Jane Austen’s Fiction” in Ágnes Zsófia Kovács and László Sári (ed). Space, Gender and the Gaze in Literature and Art. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, 86-106.

2015    “Cat in a tumble dryer”. Amanda Price’s Bumpy Ride of Female Development in Lost in Austen (2008). in SoňŠnircova and Milena Kostić (ed). Growing up a Woman: The Private/Public Divide in the Narratives of Female Development. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, 286-311. 

2015    “Mae West. The Dirty Snow White.” in Réka M. Cristian, Zoltán Dragon and András Lénárt (ed). 10th Anniversary Edition. Inter-American Special Issue. AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Volume XI, Number 1, Spring 2015. (ISSN: 1787-4637), available: http://americanaejournal.hu/vol11no1/tothzsa   

2014    “Lady Susan as the Great Exemplar of Dysfunctional Parenthood in Jane Austen’s Fiction.” in Veronika Ruttkay and Bálint Gárdos (ed). HUSSE 11, Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the Hungarian Society for the Study of English. Budapest: L’Harmattan, 2014, 284-294. available: http://www.eltereader.hu/kiadvanyok/husse-11-proceedings-of-the-11th-conference-of-the-hungarian-society-for-the-study-of-english/

2012    “‘The Defense Rests.’ Picturing the Unrest of Law and Order in Chicago.” in Anna Kérchy, Attila Kiss and György E. Szönyi (ed). Papers in English & American Studies XXI. The Iconology of Law and Order (Legal and Cosmic). Szeged: JATEPress, 2012, 267-274.         

2012    “Bevezetés.” (“Introduction”) (co-written by Zoltán Vajda) in Amerikanisztika és vizualitás. Metszéspontok az információs társadalom horizontján. Zoltán Vajda and Zsófia Anna Tóth (ed). Conference proceedings of the Amerikanisztika és vizualitás metszéspontjai az információs társadalom horizontján Konferencia (the collection of the papers presented in Hungarian), AMERICANA eBooks, ISBN: 978-963-89514-3-4 (.prc); 978-963-89514-2-7 (.epub), available: http://ebooks.americanaejournal.hu/books/amerikanisztika-es-vizualitas/

2012    “Introduction.” (co-written by Zoltán Vajda) in American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society. Zoltán Vajda and Zsófia Anna Tóth (eds). Special Issue: Proceedings of the American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society Conference (the collection of the papers presented in English), AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Volume VIII, Number 1, Spring 2012. (ISSN: 1787-4637), available: http://americanaejournal.hu/vol8no1/toth-vajda-introduction

2012    “The Effect of Information Society on the Representation of Femmes Fatales in American Visual Culture.” in American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society. Zoltán Vajda and Zsófia Anna Tóth (ed). Special Issue: Proceedings of the American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society Conference (the collection of the papers presented in English), AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Volume VIII, Number 1, Spring 2012. (ISSN: 1787-4637), available: http://americanaejournal.hu/vol8no1/tzsa    

2012    “Emma: Jane Austen’s Most Imperfect Heroine and Most Perfect Novel.” TNTeF, Társadalmi Nemek Tudománya Interdiszciplináris eFolyóirat, 2012. március, 2. évfolyam, 1. szám, különszám, 82-89. (ISSN: 2062-7084), available: http://primus.arts.u-szeged.hu/ieas/gender/tntef/vol2/vol1_special_issue/08_toth.pdf

2011    “Jane Austen Reloaded.” in Kinga Földváry, Zsolt Almási and Veronica Schandl (eds). HUSSE 10-LitCult, Proceedings of the HUSSE 10 Conference, Literature & Culture Volume. Debrecen: Hungarian Society for the Study of English, 2011, 302-310.,

available: http://mek.oszk.hu/10100/10171/10171.pdf

2011    “Bevezetés.” (“Introduction”) (co-written with László Z. Karvalics) in Zsófia Anna Tóth (ed.) A varázsgyűrűtől az interkonfesszionális kommunikációig: Információtudományi metszéspontok bölcsészeti megközelítésben. Szeged: Primaware, 2011, 4. (ISBN: 978-963-306-108-4)

2011    “The Carnivalesque Image of America in the Different Versions of Chicago.” in Gabriella Varró and Zoltán Simon (eds.) Special Issue: Proceedings of the 8th Biennial HAAS Conference, Images of America - Responses to a Changing Social, Cultural and Literary Landscape, AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Volume VII, Number 2, Fall 2011. (ISSN: 1787-4637), available: http://americanaejournal.hu/vol7no2/tzsa

2011    “‘The Merry Murderers,’ The Carnivalesque Femmes Fatales of Chicago (2002).” in Ewa Borkowska et als. (eds.) The Language of Sense, Common-Sense and Nonsense. Bielsko-Biała: Wydawnictwo Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczno-Humanistyczna, 2011, 173-181.  

2011    „A Chicago (1924-2002) karneváli végzet asszonyai: élet-halál/információ-dezinformáció zsonglőrök az információs társadalom hajnalán” (“The Carnivalesque Femmes Fatales of Chicago (1924-2002): Jugglers of Life/Death-Information/Disinformation at the Dawn of Information Society”) in Zsófia Anna Tóth (ed.) A varázsgyűrűtől az interkonfesszionális kommunikációig: Információtudományi metszéspontok bölcsészeti megközelítésben. Szeged: Primaware, 2011, 90-96. (ISBN 978-963-306-108-4)

2010    “‘The Merry Murderers,’ The Female Grotesque in Chicago.” in Silvia Pokrivčáková (ed.) Linguae.eu, A Trimestrial European Scientific Language Review, (ISSN: 1337-8384 ), Issue 4, October 2010, 4-11.

2010    “A szörnykirálynő és a Nagy Anya archetípusa - egy „zs” kategóriás horror kicsit másképp” (“The Archetype of the Queen Monster and the Terrible Mother in a Z-List Horror Film”) in Nőkért.hu, 2010. július 21. szerda, available: http://nokert.hu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=576:a-szoernykiralyn-es-a-nagy-anya-archetipusa-egy-qzsq-kategorias-horror-kicsit-maskepp&catid=44:a-feminizmus-es-a-film&Itemid=82

2010    “Let me mend your pen, Mr Darcy”: Lewd and Aggressive Women in Jane Austen’s Fiction.” in Andrew C. Rouse, Gertrud Szamosi and Gabriella Vöő (ed.). CrosSections Volume 2: Selected papers in literature and culture from the 9th HUSSE conference. Pécs: Molnár Nyomda és Kiadó, 2010, 185-195.

2009    “The Paradox of Kurt Wimmer’s Film Equilibrium.” in Sabine Coelsch-Foisner et als. (ed). What Constitutes the Fantastic? Papers in English & American Studies XVII. Szeged: JATEPress, 2009, 137-147. (ISBN: 978-963-482-991-1, ISSN: 0230-2780)

2009    “American Cinema at the Crossroads of American Studies.” in Special Issue: Proceedings of the 2008 HAAS Conference, in Réka M. Cristian and Zoltán Dragon (ed), AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Volume V, Number 2, Fall 2009. (ISSN: 1787-4637), available: http://americanaejournal.hu/vol5no2/tzsa 

2008    Book Review: “Violent Women on the Screen,” Reel Knockouts, Violent Women in the Movies ed. by Martha McCaughey and Neal King in Réka M. Cristian and Zoltán Dragon (ed), AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Volume IV, Number 2, Fall 2008. (ISSN: 1787-4637), available: http://americanaejournal.hu/vol4no2/tzsa-review

2008    “S1m0ne. Simulacrum and Simulation Incarnated in The Perfection of Humanoid Virtuality.” in Dorian Grieve et al. (ed), eSharp, Issue 12 (Winter 2008): Technology and Humanity, University of Glasgow, (ISSN: 1742-4542), available: http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/esharp/issues/12winter2008technologyandhumanity/ or http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_103036_en.pdf 

2008    “Greta Garbo, Her Transgressions and Unconventional Ways On and Off Screen.” in Chovanec, Jan (ed). Brno Studies in English 34 (2008), Brno: Masarykova Univerzita V Brnĕ, 2008, 105-124. (ISBN, ISSN: 1211-1791)  

2008    “The Representation of Aggressive Women in Various Adaptations of Maurine Dallas Watkins’s Chicago.” in Réka M. Cristian and Zoltán Dragon (ed). AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Volume IV, Number 1, Spring 2008. (ISSN: 1787-4637), available: http://americanaejournal.hu/vol4no1/toth

2008    Translation: “KÉP/ELMÉLET: Bevezetés” (Introduction) and “A képi fordulat” (The Pictorial Turn)” in Szőnyi, György Endre and Szauter, Dóra (ed). A képek politikája. W. J. T. Mitchell válogatott írásai. Ikonológia és Műértelmezés 13 (The Politics of Images. W.J.T. Mitchell’s Selected Writings), Szeged: JATEPress, 2008, 123-130 and 131-153. (ISBN: 978-963-482-897-6, ISSN: 0237-5079)  

2008    “Chicago in its Doubles.” in Chovanec, Jan (ed.): Brno Studies in English 32 (2006), Brno: Masarykova Univerzita V Brnĕ, 2008, 171-183. (ISBN, ISSN: 1211-1791), available: http://www.phil.muni.cz/plonedata/wkaa/BSE/BSE_2006-32_Offprints/BSE%202006-32%20(171-183)%20Toth.pdf  

2007    “On the verge of reality, Roxie’s day-dreaming as passage between two realms of existence in Chicago (2002).” in Vránková, Kamila and Koy, Christopher (ed). Dream, Imagination and Reality in Literature, South Bohemian Anglo-American Studies No.1., České Budějovice: University of South Bohemia, 2007, 147-152. (ISBN 978-80-7394-006-5), available: http://www.pf.jcu.cz/stru/katedry/aj/doc/sbaas01-toth.pdf 

2006    “Dangerous Dames in Pre-Code Hollywood.” in Drápela, M.; Vomlela, J. (ed). Silesian Studies in English 2006. International Conference of English and American Studies Opava 18-19 September 2006 (Proceedings). Opava: Silesian University in Opava, 2006, 256-267. (ISBN 80-7248-400-1)

2005    “The (Im)morality of the New Woman in the Early 20th Century.” in Chovanec, Jan (ed). Theory and Practice in English Studies, Volume 4: Proceedings from the Eighth Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies. Brno: Masaryk University, 2005, 255-260. (ISBN 80-210-3836-5), available: http://www.phil.muni.cz/plonedata/wkaa/Offprints%20THEPES%204/TPES%204%20(255-260)%20Toth.pdf  

2005    “A magyar kultúra oktatása a hímzések segítségével.” (Teaching Hungarian Culture to Foreigners With the Help of Embroideries) in Nádor, Orsolya and Szűcs, Tibor (ed). Hungarológiai Évkönyv 2005, VI. évfolyam 1. szám (The Hungarian Studies Yearbook 2005, Volume VI., No. 1.), Pécs: Pécsi Tudományegyetem Bölcsészettudományi Kara, 2005, 166-179. (ISSN: 1585-9673)   

2005    Book Review: The Covenant and The Betrayal by Beverly Lewis, in Women Writers (ISSN: 1535-8402535-8402), available: http://www.womenwriters.net/summer05/bookreviews/TheCovenant1.htm

2004    Book Review: It’s My Heaven by E. S. Pahls, in Women Writers (ISSN: 1535-8402535-8402), available: http://www.womenwriters.net/summer04/reviews/ItsMyHeaven.htm

2003    Book Review: Don’t Ever Tell Me You Can’t by Celia Ruiz Tomlinson, in Women Writers (ISSN: 1535-8402535-8402), available: http://www.womenwriters.net/may2003/donttellme.htm

 

Conferences:

April 19-22, 2017           TALKING BODIES: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference on Identity, Sexuality and Representation, University of Chester, Chester, United Kingdom

Paper: “Mae West, the great female impersonator and comic giant” 

January 26-28, 2017   HUSSE 13 Conference, Eszterházy Károly University of Applied Sciences, Eger, Hungary

Paper: “Merida and Mother Bear: a lesson in feminist cultural pedagogy”

November 4-5, 2016  The Anthropology of Encounters: Frictions in the Past, Present and Future, Conference of the Hungarian Cultural Anthropological Association, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “Spaces in transition through encounters with women’s humor” 

September 30-October 1, 2016          NYIM 12 Conference: “Úton: A tér neme, a nemek terei”, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: „Női térnyerés a humoron keresztül A Kém (2015) című filmben” (“Women making headway/gaining space through the use of humor in Spy (2015)”) 

May 12-14, 2016        HAAS 11 Conference: The Americas: Global Challenges and Responsibilities, University of Pécs, Pécs

Paper: ““I’ve been things and seen places.” The Diversity of the Americas in Mae West’s works.

October 2-3, 2015    Discovering the Americas Conference, University of Szeged, Szeged

Paper: “Mae West’s America/Americas”

January 29-31, 2015   HUSSE 12 Conference, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

Paper: “Boys Will Be Boys – but What About Girls? Girls in a Boy Status in Jane Austen’s Fiction

May 30-31, 2014        HAAS10 Conference: Crossing Boundaries: Migration, Amalgamation, and Transgression in American Literature, History, and Culture, Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem, Budapest

Paper: “Mae West’s Challenges and Transgressions

January 24-26, 2013   HUSSE 11 Conference, Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Budapest

Paper: “Dysfunctional Parenthood and Family Crises in Jane Austen’s Fiction”  

November 25, 2011    Conference in honor of Dr. Sarolta Marinovich, founder of the TNT Research Group, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “Emma: Jane Austen’s Most Imperfect Heroine and Most Perfect Novel

May 6-7, 2011            American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society Conference, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “The Effect of Information Society on the Representation of Femmes Fatales in American Visual Culture

February 3, 2011        Információs Társadalom Alprogram Szakmai Konferencia, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: „A Chicago (1924-2002) karneváli végzet asszonyai: élet-halál/információ-dezinformáció zsonglőrök az információs társadalom hajnalán” (“The Carnivalesque Femmes Fatales of Chicago (1924-2002): Life/Death-Information/Disinformation Jugglers at the Dawn of Information Society”)

January 27-29, 2011   HUSSE 10 Conference at PPCU, Piliscsaba, Hungary

Paper: “Jane Austen Reloaded

November 11-13, 2010          8th Biennial HAAS Conference, Images of America - Responses to a Changing Social, Cultural and Literary Landscape, Debrecen, Hungary

Paper: “The Carnivalesque Image of America in the Different Versions of Chicago

February 4-6, 2010     Diversification and Its Discontents: Dynamics of the Discipline. 9th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: “‘The Merry Murderers,’ The Female Grotesque in Chicago

September 16-19, 2009          The Surplus of Culture: Sense, Common-Sense, Non-Sense Conference, Ustroń, Poland

Paper: “‘The Merry Murderers,’ The Carnivalesque Femmes Fatales of Chicago (2002)

January 22-24, 2009   HUSSE 9 Conference, Pécs, Hungary

Paper: “Let me mend your pen, Mr Darcy. Lewd and Aggressive Women in Jane Austen’s Fiction

October 17-18, 2008  HAAS 2008 Conference, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “Americanness of American Cinema as seen by American Studies inside and outside of the United States

September 19-20, 2008          A nő és a test/iség Conference, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “A női test/iség Jane Austen-nál” (The Female Body/Carnality in Jane Austen’s works)

July 14-16, 2008         Crime Cultures: Figuring Criminality in Literature, Media and Film, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Paper: “‘The Merry Murderers,’ Criminality in Musical Disguise in Chicago (2002)

July 6-10, 2008           4th Conference on Eastern & Western Traditions of European Iconography, The Iconology of Law and Order, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “‘The Defense Rests,’ Picturing the Unrest of Law and Order in Chicago

April 4-5, 2008 Medial Interactions in the Literary Fantastic, Salzburg-Szeged Dissertation Network Workshop, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “Intermediality, dialogism and intertextuality in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and its reinterpretation in the 1986 BBC adaptation

November 22, 2007    Szeged-Salzburg Project, PhD Network Symposium, Salzburg, Austria – member/participant

June 19, 2007 Horror Symposium, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “Gender az Alien vs. Predator (2004) c. filmben” (Gender in Alien vs. Predator (2004))

March 15-18, 2007     HELAAS Graduate Student International Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece

Paper: “The evolution of the concept of American identity in the various versions of Chicago

January 25-27, 2007   HUSSE 8 Conference, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “Made and/or self-made women in the early 30’s

November 3-4, 2006  Joint PhD Network Symposium: Communicative Strategies in Literature, Salzburg, Austria

Paper: “Satire in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and her Other Major Works

October 6-7, 2006      HAAS Biennial Conference; Frontiers, Borderlines, and Frames, Pécs, Hungary

Paper: “Greta Garbo: a Transgressing Filmic Persona

September 18-19, 2006          SILSE 2006 – Silesian Studies of English, International Conference of English and American Studies, Opava, Czech Republic

Paper: “Dangerous Dames in Pre-Code Hollywood

June 30-July 2, 2006  Dream, Imagination and Reality in Literature, International Literary Conference, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Paper: “On the verge of reality, Roxie’s day-dreaming as passage between two realms of existence in Chicago (2002)

June 12, 2006             Vampire Symposium, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “The Emergence of the Vamp in Early Film History

June 9-10, 2006          “What Constitutes the Fantastic?” Conference (Szeged-Salzburg Project), Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “Equilibrium in paradox as a play with the fantastic

April 7-8, 2006           “A nő mint szubjektum, a női szubjektum” (The Woman as Subject, the Female Subject) Conference, Debrecen, Hungary

Paper: “A flapper mint a női szubjektivitás devianciája” (The Flapper as Deviance of Female Subjectivity)

November 3-6, 2005  Fantastic Body Transformations in English Literature, Film and Art Conference, (Szeged-Salzburg Project), Salzburg, Austria

Paper: “The Fantastic Body’s Representation in S1m0ne (2002)

September 12, 2005   “Creativity in Literary Studies,” British Council Videoconference, Szeged, Hungary – roundtable participant

September 9-11, 2005            Feminist & Women’s Studies Association (UK & Ireland), 18th Annual Conference – Gender and Violence, Aberdeen, Scotland

Paper: “Who says that murder is not an art?” Female violence as a means to become famous in Maurine Dallas Watkins’s Chicago and in its adaptations

June 17, 2005 “Post-colonialism, Globalisation and Terror,” British Council Videoconference, Budapest, Hungary – roundtable participant

April 25-27, 2005       IMAGE/TEXT in the Multimedial Age Conference, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “A hírnév reprezentációja a „Chicago”-ban” (The Representation of Fame in Chicago)

February 2-4, 2005     The Eighth Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies, Brno, Czech Republic

Paper: “(Im)morality of the New Woman in the Early 20th Century

January 27-29, 2005   HUSSE 7 Conference, Veszprém, Hungary

Paper: “Is the image of a female murderer grotesque?

November 26-27, 2004          HAAS Biennial Conference, American Studies As Cultural Studies: Theory And Practice, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: “Women of the 20s

June 25-26, 2004        European Intertexts. A Study of Women’s Writing in English as a            Part of a European Fabric. Travels: “She’s Leaving Home” Conference, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “Travel as a possibility of becoming yourself. Travels as modes of learning and improvement in Sarah Orne Jewett’s A Country Doctor

May 18-20, 2004        Second International Conference of American Theater and Drama, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain

Paper: “A murderess as feminine and masculine. Women as victims and perpetrators in Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins and in its adaptations

October 27-29, 2003  “Erőszak és nemek” (Gender Studies) Conference, Budapest, Hungary

Paper: “Női erőszak, erőszakolt nők” (Female violence/violated females)

 

Chairing at conferences

 

April 19-22, 2017       TALKING BODIES: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference on Identity, Sexuality and Representation, University of Chester, Chester, United Kingdom 

Session (panel): 7C/Bodies and Selfhood (April 20, 14:30-16:00)

January 26-28, 2017      HUSSE 13 Conference, Eszterházy Károly University of Applied Sciences, Eger, Hungary

Plenary lecture chair: Alison Waller: “Mapping Childhood Reading” (27 January, 15:45-16:30)

January 26-28, 2017      HUSSE 13 Conference, Eszterházy Károly University of Applied Sciences, Eger, Hungary

Session: Woman as Other, (26 January, 16:10-17:40) 

September 19- 20, 2014         NYIM 10. Nyelv, Ideológia, Média: Interdiszciplináris Gender Konferencia, „A Feminista Kutatás és oktatás távlatai Magyarországon”, Szeged, Hungary

Session: 13:30-15:30, B Szekció

May 6-7, 2011            American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society Conference, Szeged, Hungary

Session: 12:00-12:50 – papers by Irén Annus and Anna Kérchy

July 14-16, 2008         Crime Cultures: Figuring Criminality in Literature, Media and Film, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Session: Noir

September 9-11, 2005            Feminist & Women’s Studies Association (UK & Ireland), 18th Annual Conference – Gender and Violence, Aberdeen, Scotland

Session: Strand D – Media Responses (Sunday 9:30)

February 2-4, 2005     The Eighth Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies, Brno, Czech Republic

Session: FILM I

 

Lectures

 

April 7, 2011  Technical University of Liberec, English Department, Liberec, Czech Republic

Paper: “Comic and Tragic Approaches to Femmes Fatales in American Cinema

July 23, 2007  Szegedi Társadalomtudományi Szakkollégium (“The Specialized Dormitory of Social Science in Szeged”), Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “Could the single woman be the symbol of the 21st century?

February 20, 2007 “Mindentudás Kollégiuma” ("Dormitory of Omniscience") lecture series, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: “A női deviancia ábrázolásának változásai az amerikai filmben a XX. század folyamán” (The Changes in the Representation of Female Deviance in American Cinema Throughout the Twentieth Century)

 

Conferences (organization)

 

May 6-7, 2011            American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society Conference, Szeged, Hungary (co-organizer)       

February 3, 2011        Információs Társadalom Alprogram Szakmai Konferencia (Conference on Information Society), Szeged, Hungary („TÁMOP-4.2.1/B-09/1/KONV-2010-0005 – Creating the Center of Excellence at the University of Szeged” Project) (co-organizer)

 

Editorial work

 

September, 2014 –     board member, AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, http://americanaejournal.hu/

September, 2012 –     review editor, TNTeF, Társadalmi Nemek Tudománya Interdiszciplináris eFolyóirat, http://tntefjournal.hu/


Academic administrative work

 

September, 2014 –       BAT Committee member, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Szeged

September, 2014 –       MTMT administrator for the Department of American Studies, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Szeged


Fellowships, memberships


2017-    Mensa HungarIQa

2017-    Mensa International

2017-    International Society for Humor Studies 

2017-    American Humor Studies Association

2010-    TNT, a Szegedi Tudományegyetem Angol-Amerikai Intézetének Társadalmi Nemek Tudománya Kutatócsoportja (The Gender Studies Research Group at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Szeged)

2004-    Hungarian Association of American Studies

2004-    Hungarian Society for the Study of English

2004-    European Association for American Studies

2004-    European Society for the Study of English