We invite you to the two lectures by Zoltán Varga from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the University of Pécs Thursday, Apirl 21:
• Thursday, Apirl 21, 11:30 am, IKP, room 5, language: English
The representation of the Holocaust in Hungarian literature: memoirs, diaries, autobiographies and literary transformation of the historical trauma. The Fatelessness of Imre Kertész in the context of the literature of witnessing
As a part of the seminar „Representations of Shoah in Poland and France” organised by the Institute of Polish Culture UW, French Culture Center UW and European Institute of Emmanuel Levinas.
• Thursday, Apirl 21, 5 pm, IKP, room 3, language: English
Theoretical problems of autobiographical writing. Autobiographical genres and the question of factuality from Positivism to Postmodern
Zoltán Z. Varga (1970) is senior researcher of the Department of Literary Theory, Institute for Literary Studies, Research Center for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary and lecturer at the Department of Modern Literary History and Theory of Literature at the University of Pécs, Pécs Hungary.
His field of research is autobiographical genres in modern literature. He wrote his Ph. D. thesis about problems of the autobiographical fragments in modern Hungarian literature.
He published several papers in Hungarian, in French and in English about historical and
theoretical questions of autobiography. He is a member of IABA-Europe (International Auto/Biography Association). From 2013 he is the managing editor of the international comparative literature review “Neohelicon”.