CULTURAL STUDIES AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE EMERITUS FACULTY
Louise O. Vásvari
Professor EmeritaPh.D. – Romance Philology – University of California, Berkeley
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 has also taught language and gender in the Linguistics Department at New York University for the last decade.
Prof. Vásvari's CV