Louise O. Vásvari


Louise O. Vásvari’s interests include medieval literature, socio-linguistics, folklore, translation theory, Hungarian, and Holocaust studies (all informed by gender theory). She has published widely in these areas, ranging from medieval Spanish, Italian, and English to queer theory, the latter in particular in relation to emerging queer discourses in Hungarian. Related to the Spanish Romancero she has published The Heterotextual Body of the “Mora Morilla” (1999). She has also published, with Louise Haywood, A Companion to the “Libro de Buen Amor” (2004), and, with Steven Tötösy, Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature (2005) Comparative Central European Discourses of the Holocaust (2009), and Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies (2011). She currently has in press Women’s Gendered Voices: Hispanic Studies in Comparative Culture and the Romancero. She has taught at the University of California, Berkeley and Davis, at the Oetvos Lorand University and the Central European University (Budapest), as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut, Storrs (2006), Université de Jules Verne, Amiens (2007), Distinguished Scholar at Cambridge University (2008), and as Senior Fulbright Professor, E.L.T.E., Budapest, and the University of Szeged, Hungary, where she is also External Professor. She las also taught language and gender in the Linguistics Department at New York University for the last decade.

 Ph.D. in Romance Philology, University of California, Berkeley

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Fall 2015

2015 CAT Colloquium

Wednesday, October 28th, from 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Humanities Institute room#1008


Speakers and Titles:


Professor E.K. Tan, “From Exile to Queer Homecoming: Chen Xue’s A Wife’s Diary (2012)"


Yalda Hamidi, “'Diasporic Literature as a Feminist Genre: Re-reading Persepolis and Reading Lolita in Tehran"

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Kadji Amin published "'Blesser' le spectateur blanc américain: Les Nègres aux États-Unis, 1961-64 et 2003" in Études françaises.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship on SEX at the University of Pennsylvania Humanities Forum for the 2015-16 academic year.

Kadji Amin has been awarded a Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Faculty Fellowship for Spring semester of 2015 for the completion of his book, Queer Attachments.

Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.  

Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.

Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.


Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.

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        June 2015

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