Dr Zsuzsanna Varga

  • Hungarian Lector (Central & East European Studies)

Biography

I took my undergraduate degrees in Hungarian, English and Portuguese at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. I completed my PhD in the Department of English Literature at Edinburgh University, and then took an MSc in Library and Information Studies at Stratchlyde. I have worked at Essex University, the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (London); Glasgow University, and De Montfort University. I was appointed Lecturer in Hungarian Studies at Glasgow University in 2008.


Research interests

 

My research interests focus around the concept of ‘travel:’ travel writing, reception studies, publishing history, and any cultural, literary and historical aspect of Hungarian studies.
I welcome proposals in the following fields:

  • Hungarian culture and literature, especially in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • European women’s writing
  • reception and translation studies, especially the reception of Hungarian literature elsewhere, and the reception of European literature in Victorian Britain

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2013 | 2012 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2001
Number of items: 31.

2020

Varga, Z. (2020) The Buda University Press: book-printing and the formation of national identities. In: Lajosi, K. and Stynen, A. (eds.) The Matica and Beyond: Cultural Associations and Nationalism in Europe. Series: National Cultivation of Culture (21). Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004423749 (Accepted for Publication)

2019

Varga, Z. (2019) Imagining Hungary thorugh literature: the literary reputation of Magda Szabó and László Krasznahorkai. Porównania, 24, (Accepted for Publication)

Varga, Z. (2019) Composing for the screen, composing for the stage: Hungarian film composers in the interwar period. In: Barham, J. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Global Film Music in the Early Sound Era. Routledge: London. (Accepted for Publication)

Varga, Z. (2019) Egy magyar hölgy iratai. In: Török, Z. (ed.) Nőszerzők a 19. században: lehetőségek és korlátok = Women writers in the 19th century: Opportunities and Obstacles. Series: Reciti konferenciakötetek (4). Reciti: Budapest, pp. 107-121. ISBN 9786155478765

Varga, Z. (2019) Foreword: 'A Nation Adrift: The 1944-1945 Wartime Diaries of Miksa Fenyő'. In: Fenyo, M. and Fenyo, M. D. (eds.) A Nation Adrift: The 1944-1945 Wartime Diaries of Miksa Fenyő. Helena History Press: St Helena, vii-xxi. ISBN 9780985943363

Varga, Z. (2019) Selected English-language bibliography of interest for Hungarian Cultural Studies 2018-2019. Hungarian Cultural Studies, 12, pp. 299-309. (doi:10.5195/ahea.2019.366)

2018

Varga, Z. (2018) Selected English-language bibliography of interest for Hungarian Cultural Studies: 2017-2018. Hungarian Cultural Studies Journal, 11, pp. 144-151. (doi:10.5195/ahea.2018.328)

2017

Varga, Z. (2017) Selected English-language bibliography of interest for Hungarian Cultural Studies: 2016-2017. Hungarian Cultural Studies Journal, 10, pp. 173-181. (doi:10.5195/ahea.2017.312)

Varga, Z. (2017) Starlets and heart-throbs: Hungarian cinema in the interwar period. In: Ostrowska, D., Pitassio, F. and Varga, Z. (eds.) Popular Cinemas in East Central Europe: Film Cultures and Histories. Series: International Library of the Moving Image. I.B. Tauris: London, pp. 47-64. ISBN 9781784533977

Ostrowska, D., Pitassio, F. and Varga, Z. (Eds.) (2017) Popular Cinemas in East Central Europe: Film Cultures and Histories. I.B. Tauris: London. ISBN 9781784533977

Szerb, A. (2017) Reflections in the library: Selected Literary Essays 1926-1944. Series: Studies in Comparative Literature. Legenda: Modern Humanities Research Association: Oxford. ISBN 9781781884614

Varga, Z. (2017) The Cinema of István Szabó: Visions of Europe. Slavonica, 22(1-2), pp. 98-100. (doi:10.1080/13617427.2017.1382675) [Book Review]

2016

Varga, Z. (2016) Selected English-language bibliography of interest for Hungarian Cultural Studies: 2015-2016. Hungarian Cultural Studies Journal, 9, pp. 209-219. (doi:10.5195/ahea.2016.246)

Kiséry, A., Komáromy, Z. and Varga, Z. (Eds.) (2016) Worlds of Hungarian Writing: National Literature as Intercultural Exchange. Fairleight Dickinson University Press. ISBN 9781611478402

Varga, Z. (2016) Emília Kánya: author, editor, educator. In: Tutavac, V. and Korotin, I. (eds.) Frauenbildung und Emanzipation in der HabsburgerMonarchie. Der südslawische Raum und seine Wechselwirkung zu Wien, Prag und Budapest. Praesens: Wien, pp. 214-232. ISBN 9783706908504

Varga, Z. (2016) Translation, modernisation and the female pen: Hungarian women as literary mediators in the nineteenth century. In: Kiséry, A., Komáromy, Z. and Varga, Z. (eds.) Worlds of Hungarian Writing. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: Madison, New Jersey, pp. 75-92. ISBN 9781611478402

Varga, Z. (2016) The critical reception of Henry James. In: Hubbard, T. (ed.) Critical insights: Henry James. Series: Critical Insights. Salem Press: Ipswich, Massachusetts, pp. 52-71. ISBN 9781619258365

2013

Varga, Z. (2013) Noémi Szécsi, 'The Finno-Ugrian Vampire'. Times Literary Supplement, 2013, [Book Review]

Bilek, P., Pop, D., Varga, Z. , Zwierzchowski, P., Kisielewska, A. and Culik, J. (2013) National Mythologies in Central European TV Series: How J.R. Won the Cold War. Sussex Academic Press: Eastbourne, UK. ISBN 9781845195960

Varga, Z. (2013) The Szabós and Szomszédok: media serials in Hungary during and after the Kádár regime. In: Čulík, J. (ed.) National Mythologies in Central European TV Series: How J.R. Won the Cold War. Sussex Academic Press: Brighton, pp. 29-47. ISBN 9781845195960

Varga, Z. (2013) A Transylvanian lady traveller: Polixéna Wesselényi’s travels in Italy and Switzerland (1835). In: Mihǎilǎ, R. (ed.) Transnational Identities of Women Writers in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Addleton Academic Publishers: New York, pp. 179-196. ISBN 9781935494577

2012

Varga, Z. (2012) Schwarz, Agatha, Ed. 'Gender and Modernity in Central Europe: the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and its Legacy'. Hungarian Cultural Studies Journal, 5, pp. 465-467. [Book Review]

Varga, Z. (2012) Digital libraries and area studies: building a portal for travel writing studies. In: Dobreva, M., O'Dwyer, A. and Feliciati, P. (eds.) User Studies for Digital Library Development. Facet Publishing: London, pp. 167-177. ISBN 9781856047654

2007

Varga, Z. (2007) Stephanie Wolfe Murray. In: Finkelstein, D. and McCleery, A. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 273-275. ISBN 9780748618293

Varga, Z. (2007) Margaret Oliphant and the profession of writing. In: Bell, B. (ed.) The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 247-255. ISBN 9780748617791

Varga, Z. (2007) Two of the legion of sister magazines: Akros and Cencrastus. In: Finkelstein, D. and McCleery, A. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748618293

2006

Varga, Z. (2006) Be there dragons? early travel writing at the Mitchell Library. In: Renton, J. (ed.) Magic Afoot. Series: Textualities (1). Textualities: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780955289606

Varga, Z. (2006) Sporadic encounters: Scottish-Portuguese literary contacts. In: Hubbard, T. and Jack, R.D.S. (eds.) Scotland in Europe. Series: Scottish cultural review of language and literature (7). Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789042021006

2005

Varga, Z. (2005) Tradition and subversion in Imre Kertész's work. Hungarian Studies, 18(2), pp. 223-233. (doi:10.1556/HStud.18.2004.2.7)

Varga, Z. (2005) Koestler, Morgan and Hungarian émigrés: the reception of Attila József's poetry in Britain. In: Erdos, K. (ed.) "Hí­res vagy, hogyha ezt akartad": József Attila Recepciója Külföldön. Balassi Institute: Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 9789632188942

2001

Keenoy, R., Menkis-Ivry, V. and Varga, Z. (2001) The Babel Guide to Hungarian Literature in English Translation. Series: Babel guides. Boulevard: London, UK. ISBN 9781899460854

This list was generated on Thu Nov 21 10:57:50 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 31.

Articles

Varga, Z. (2019) Imagining Hungary thorugh literature: the literary reputation of Magda Szabó and László Krasznahorkai. Porównania, 24, (Accepted for Publication)

Varga, Z. (2019) Selected English-language bibliography of interest for Hungarian Cultural Studies 2018-2019. Hungarian Cultural Studies, 12, pp. 299-309. (doi:10.5195/ahea.2019.366)

Varga, Z. (2018) Selected English-language bibliography of interest for Hungarian Cultural Studies: 2017-2018. Hungarian Cultural Studies Journal, 11, pp. 144-151. (doi:10.5195/ahea.2018.328)

Varga, Z. (2017) Selected English-language bibliography of interest for Hungarian Cultural Studies: 2016-2017. Hungarian Cultural Studies Journal, 10, pp. 173-181. (doi:10.5195/ahea.2017.312)

Varga, Z. (2016) Selected English-language bibliography of interest for Hungarian Cultural Studies: 2015-2016. Hungarian Cultural Studies Journal, 9, pp. 209-219. (doi:10.5195/ahea.2016.246)

Varga, Z. (2005) Tradition and subversion in Imre Kertész's work. Hungarian Studies, 18(2), pp. 223-233. (doi:10.1556/HStud.18.2004.2.7)

Books

Keenoy, R., Menkis-Ivry, V. and Varga, Z. (2001) The Babel Guide to Hungarian Literature in English Translation. Series: Babel guides. Boulevard: London, UK. ISBN 9781899460854

Book Sections

Varga, Z. (2020) The Buda University Press: book-printing and the formation of national identities. In: Lajosi, K. and Stynen, A. (eds.) The Matica and Beyond: Cultural Associations and Nationalism in Europe. Series: National Cultivation of Culture (21). Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004423749 (Accepted for Publication)

Varga, Z. (2019) Composing for the screen, composing for the stage: Hungarian film composers in the interwar period. In: Barham, J. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Global Film Music in the Early Sound Era. Routledge: London. (Accepted for Publication)

Varga, Z. (2019) Egy magyar hölgy iratai. In: Török, Z. (ed.) Nőszerzők a 19. században: lehetőségek és korlátok = Women writers in the 19th century: Opportunities and Obstacles. Series: Reciti konferenciakötetek (4). Reciti: Budapest, pp. 107-121. ISBN 9786155478765

Varga, Z. (2019) Foreword: 'A Nation Adrift: The 1944-1945 Wartime Diaries of Miksa Fenyő'. In: Fenyo, M. and Fenyo, M. D. (eds.) A Nation Adrift: The 1944-1945 Wartime Diaries of Miksa Fenyő. Helena History Press: St Helena, vii-xxi. ISBN 9780985943363

Varga, Z. (2017) Starlets and heart-throbs: Hungarian cinema in the interwar period. In: Ostrowska, D., Pitassio, F. and Varga, Z. (eds.) Popular Cinemas in East Central Europe: Film Cultures and Histories. Series: International Library of the Moving Image. I.B. Tauris: London, pp. 47-64. ISBN 9781784533977

Varga, Z. (2016) Emília Kánya: author, editor, educator. In: Tutavac, V. and Korotin, I. (eds.) Frauenbildung und Emanzipation in der HabsburgerMonarchie. Der südslawische Raum und seine Wechselwirkung zu Wien, Prag und Budapest. Praesens: Wien, pp. 214-232. ISBN 9783706908504

Varga, Z. (2016) Translation, modernisation and the female pen: Hungarian women as literary mediators in the nineteenth century. In: Kiséry, A., Komáromy, Z. and Varga, Z. (eds.) Worlds of Hungarian Writing. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: Madison, New Jersey, pp. 75-92. ISBN 9781611478402

Varga, Z. (2016) The critical reception of Henry James. In: Hubbard, T. (ed.) Critical insights: Henry James. Series: Critical Insights. Salem Press: Ipswich, Massachusetts, pp. 52-71. ISBN 9781619258365

Varga, Z. (2013) The Szabós and Szomszédok: media serials in Hungary during and after the Kádár regime. In: Čulík, J. (ed.) National Mythologies in Central European TV Series: How J.R. Won the Cold War. Sussex Academic Press: Brighton, pp. 29-47. ISBN 9781845195960

Varga, Z. (2013) A Transylvanian lady traveller: Polixéna Wesselényi’s travels in Italy and Switzerland (1835). In: Mihǎilǎ, R. (ed.) Transnational Identities of Women Writers in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Addleton Academic Publishers: New York, pp. 179-196. ISBN 9781935494577

Varga, Z. (2012) Digital libraries and area studies: building a portal for travel writing studies. In: Dobreva, M., O'Dwyer, A. and Feliciati, P. (eds.) User Studies for Digital Library Development. Facet Publishing: London, pp. 167-177. ISBN 9781856047654

Varga, Z. (2007) Stephanie Wolfe Murray. In: Finkelstein, D. and McCleery, A. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 273-275. ISBN 9780748618293

Varga, Z. (2007) Margaret Oliphant and the profession of writing. In: Bell, B. (ed.) The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 247-255. ISBN 9780748617791

Varga, Z. (2007) Two of the legion of sister magazines: Akros and Cencrastus. In: Finkelstein, D. and McCleery, A. (eds.) The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748618293

Varga, Z. (2006) Be there dragons? early travel writing at the Mitchell Library. In: Renton, J. (ed.) Magic Afoot. Series: Textualities (1). Textualities: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780955289606

Varga, Z. (2006) Sporadic encounters: Scottish-Portuguese literary contacts. In: Hubbard, T. and Jack, R.D.S. (eds.) Scotland in Europe. Series: Scottish cultural review of language and literature (7). Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789042021006

Varga, Z. (2005) Koestler, Morgan and Hungarian émigrés: the reception of Attila József's poetry in Britain. In: Erdos, K. (ed.) "Hí­res vagy, hogyha ezt akartad": József Attila Recepciója Külföldön. Balassi Institute: Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 9789632188942

Book Reviews

Varga, Z. (2017) The Cinema of István Szabó: Visions of Europe. Slavonica, 22(1-2), pp. 98-100. (doi:10.1080/13617427.2017.1382675) [Book Review]

Varga, Z. (2013) Noémi Szécsi, 'The Finno-Ugrian Vampire'. Times Literary Supplement, 2013, [Book Review]

Varga, Z. (2012) Schwarz, Agatha, Ed. 'Gender and Modernity in Central Europe: the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and its Legacy'. Hungarian Cultural Studies Journal, 5, pp. 465-467. [Book Review]

Edited Books

Ostrowska, D., Pitassio, F. and Varga, Z. (Eds.) (2017) Popular Cinemas in East Central Europe: Film Cultures and Histories. I.B. Tauris: London. ISBN 9781784533977

Szerb, A. (2017) Reflections in the library: Selected Literary Essays 1926-1944. Series: Studies in Comparative Literature. Legenda: Modern Humanities Research Association: Oxford. ISBN 9781781884614

Kiséry, A., Komáromy, Z. and Varga, Z. (Eds.) (2016) Worlds of Hungarian Writing: National Literature as Intercultural Exchange. Fairleight Dickinson University Press. ISBN 9781611478402

Bilek, P., Pop, D., Varga, Z. , Zwierzchowski, P., Kisielewska, A. and Culik, J. (2013) National Mythologies in Central European TV Series: How J.R. Won the Cold War. Sussex Academic Press: Eastbourne, UK. ISBN 9781845195960

This list was generated on Thu Nov 21 10:57:50 2019 GMT.

Supervision

I welcome dissertation proposals on 

-- translation studies 

--travel writing studies

--Central European cultural studies. 


Teaching

Undergraduate

CEES 2011: Contributor, Central and East European Studies, Level 2

COMPLIT1011: Contributor, Comparative Literature 1C

COMPLIT2002: Contributor, Comparative Literature 2B

 

Honours Options

CEES 4028: Hungarian History and Society:   Film and Culture (not running in 2019-2020)

HIST4246: The Mediaevalists : the Middle Ages in 20th century Eastern and Central Europe (contribution)

HIST4229:  Poland and its Neighbours: 100-1795 (Contribution )

 

Postgraduate 

MODLANG5006 Translation Studies: Literary Translation , Hungarian language teaching Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels

 

Responsibilities
Honours coordinator, CEES

Chief Adviser of Studies, COSS


Additional information

Together with my Glasgow colleagues Dr Margaret Tejerizo and Dr John Bates, I edit Slavonica: a Journal of East European Literature (Taylor and Francis)