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Faculty

KerchyAnna Kérchy

Position:         Senior Assistant Professor


Office:             Room 3303, Ady tér Building
Office phone:    +36 62 544 526        
Office hours:   Wed 12-13 by email appointment only
e-mail:           akerchy at hotmail.com
           

 

Education & degrees:

2007 PhD in Literature (summa cum laude), University of Szeged, Hungary
Dissertation title: “Self-freakings. Body-Texts in Angela Carter’s Trilogy. Feminist Grotesque Bodies, Fictionalized Identities, and Somatized Narratives in The Passion of New Eve, Nights at the Circus, and Wise Children

2004 Post-Graduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting in the fields of economics and social sciences in Hungarian and English languages; University of Szeged, Hungary

2000 DEA (Diplôme d`Etudes Approfondies) d’Histoire et Sémiologie du Texte et de l’Image (mention très bien), Université Paris VII Denis Diderot, France
Dissertation title: “Le symbol de l’oeil dans l’oeuvre de Georges Bataille.”

1994-1999   MA in English Studies, University of Szeged, Hungary
         MA in French Studies, University of Szeged, Hungary

Research Areas:

Gender/queer studies, performance studies, border studies, poststructuralist theories of the subject and ideology-criticism, magical realism, Victorian and 20th century women writers’ fiction, children’s literature
More specifically: Embodiment and Identity, Corporeal narratology, Feminist grotesque, Counter-narratives of anatomical alterity

Publications:

Books:

Body-Texts in the Novels of Angela Carter. Writing from a Corporeagraphic Perspective. Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008. (pp. 372, ISBN10:  0-7734-4892-6   ISBN13:  978-0-7734-4892-6). CLICK FOR MORE INFO!

Essays in Books:

“Bodies That Do Not Fit: Sexual Metamorphoses, Re-embodied Identities and Cultural Crisis in Contemporary Transgender Memoirs” in: The Human Body in Contemporary Literatures in English: Cultural and Political Implications. Eds. Sabine Coelsch Foisner and Marta Hernandez.Frankfurt Am Main: Peter Lang.

“A nő nyelvet ölt. A feminista narratológia dilemmái és a korporeális narratológia lehetőségei” [On the dilemmas of feminist narratology and the potentials of corporeal narratology] in: Új elméletek a narratológiában. [Current Trends in Narratology], Ed. Erzsébet Szabó. Szeged JATEPress. (forthcoming)

“Not Waving but Drowning." An Agnostic Commitment to Autonomy. The Freedom of Uncertainty in Stevie Smith's Poetry.” In: Autonomy and Commitment in British Art. Eds. Christine Reynier and Jean-Michel Ganteau. Presse Universitaire de Montpellier. (forthcoming)

“Faraway, So Close. Towards a Definition of Magic(al) (Ir)Realism.” What Constitutes the Fantastic? Eds. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner et al. Szeged: JATEPress. (forthcoming)

“Autobiografikció és önéletrajzás Angela Carter regény-trilógiájában.” [On autobiografiction in Angela Carter’s trilogy] in: Írott és olvasott identitás. Az önéletrajzi műfajok kontextusai. [Written and Read Identity. The Referential Contexts of Autobiographical Genres.] Eds. Zoltán Z.Varga and János Mekis D. Budapest: L’Harmattan, 2008.

“Carnal Re-presentations: Orlan’s Body Art. Surgical Interventions Subverting the Iconography of Femininity and Beauty Myth” in: Eastern and Western Traditions of European Iconography 3: The Iconography of Gender. Eds. Szőnyi György Endre – Kiss Attila. Szeged: JATEPress, 2008. 147-157..

"Az Én mint (sok) Másik. A szamuráj/anya önszövegezése. Posztstrukturalista szubjektumelmélet Julia Kristeva Les Samouraïs című önéletrajzi regényében.” [“The other I. The self-writing of the samourai/mother. Poststructuralist theory of the subject in Julia Kristeva’s Les Samouraïs] in: A női szubjektum. [The Female Subject] Ed. Nóra Séllei. Debrecen: Debrecen UP, 2007. 253-271.

“Grotesque Body Modification, Freaked Femininity and Narrative Self-Decomposition in Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve” in: Fantastic Body Transformations in English Literature. Ed. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag WINTER, 2006. 89-107.

“Narrating the Beat of the Heart, Jazzing the Text of Desire. A Comparative Interface of James Baldwin’s Another Country and Toni Morrison’s Jazz” in: James Baldwin and Toni Morrison: Comparative Critical and Theoretical Essays. Eds. Lovalerie King, Lynn Orilla Scott. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 50-86.

“Nõies-e a kortárs nõi irodalom? Átírás, újraolvasás, re-vízió” [“Is contemporary women’s writing feminine? Re-writing, re-reading, re-vision.”] in: Laikus olvasók? A nem-professzionális olvasás értelmezési lehetõségei . [Lay readership? Interpretive possibilities of non-professional reading.] Eds. Zsófia Lóránd, Tamás Scheibner, Gábor Vaderna. (Dayka Series 4th volume) Budapest: L’Harmattan, 2005. 101-112.

“Wings and Masks. Grotesque Body, Laughing Language and Carnivalesque Texture in Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus” in: Spaces in Transition. Papers in English and American Studies XII. Ed. Erzsébet Barát. Szeged: JATEPress, 2005. 46-60.

“L’oeil du père aveugle dans l’oeuvre de Georges Bataille” [On the significance of the blind father’s eye in Georges Bataille’s fiction] in: Acta Romanica Tomus XXI Études Doctorales V. Szeged: JATEPress, 2002. 131-143.

Journal Articles:

“Tapogatózások.  A test elméleteinek alakzatai.” Apertúra. Film-Visuality-Theory. 2009. IV.2.

“Lilliputians, Midget Freaks, Little People. Cultural Othering in Popular Anglophone Representations of Dwarfism.” GRAAT Journal. Tours. (forthcoming)

Seeing Is Believing(?) Blurred Boundaries and Loving Looks in Nancy Burson’s Art.” Focus, Pécs UP. 2007. 199-217.

“Narrating the nervous, bulimic body-text in Angela Carter’s The Passion of New EveGender Studies Journal. West University of Timisoara: Interdisciplinary Center of Gender Studies, 2006. 79-105.

“Helmut Newton és a tűsarok.” [“Helmut Newton and High Heels.”] A Hét. 4. 3. (2006): 1. 23. 18.

“The Female Grotesque in Contemporary American Culture” Atenea. A Bilingual Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. U of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. XXV. 2. (2005): 173-189.

“Fantastic Freakings: Decomposing Narrative and Deformed Femininity in Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve. Palimpszeszt. Mese és fantasztikus irodalom tematikus szám., 06.24. (2005).

“Kannibál olvasatok. Zhu Yu Emberevő című performanszáról.” [“Cannibal Interpretations. On Zhu Yu’s performance entitled Man-eater”] Kalligram. Művészet és Gondolat. 05. 01-02. (2005): 121-128.

“Corporeal and Textual Performance as Ironic Confidence Trick in Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus.The AnaChronisT. . 10. (2004): 97-125.

“Könyörtelen Test Revíziók. A női szépség erőszakos ideológiájának dekonstrukciója a feminista performansz terrorista testeiben” [On the deconstruction of feminine beauty’s violent ideology in contemporary feminist performance]. Kalligram. Művészet és Gondolat. 04.01. (2004): 103-110.

“The Woman 69 Times: Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film StillsHungarian Journal of English and American Studies. Femininity and Subjectivity. 9.1. (2003): 181-190.

“Ez a fekete zongora… A női tekintet lehetőségei és a vágy képei Jane Campion Zongoralecke című filmjében” [On the possibilities of the ‘female gaze’ and the representation of desire in Jane Campion’s The Piano] Filmtett. Feminizmus és filmelmélet szám. (2003): 11-15.

“Nő, pornó, performansz. Annie Sprinkle: The Post-Porn-Modernist Show” [“Woman, Porn, Performance. On Annie Sprinkle’s Post-Porn-Modernist Show.”] Lk.K.T. A kolozsvári Láthatatlan Kollégium irodalmi folyóirata. (2002): 56-63.

“Wild Words. Jazzing the Text of Desire: Subversive Language in Toni Morrison’s JazzThe AnaChronisT . (2002): 264-288.

Essays in Conference Proceedings:

“A transznemű identitás dilemmái a kortárs gender-elméletek és populáris kulturális reprezentációk tükrében.” In: Mi/Más. Debrecen: Kossuth. (forthcoming)

“’My gay best friend’ A fag-hag sztereotípiája.” In: Barat Erzsébet and Klára Sándor eds. A nő és a nő/i/esség sztereotípiái [’Woman’ and Her Stereotypes], Nyelv, ideológia, média, Vol. 2., (Könyvtártudományi Tanszék, SZTE, Szeged, 2009)

“Szemtelen nemtelen. Transzgender identitás és tapasztalat.” In: Barát Erzsébet and Klára Sándor eds. A nő helye a magyar nyelvhasználatban [‘Woman’s’ Place in Hungarian], Nyelv, ideológia, média, Vol. 1 (JATE Press, Szeged, 2007)

“‘Kisasszonyok, vadmacskák, kékharisnyák’ Az író nő pozicionálása a mai magyar médiában.”[“’Demoiselles, Wildcats, and Blue Stockings.’ Positioning the Writing Woman in the Contemporary Hungarian Media.”] in: Nyelv, Ideológia, Média. A nő helye a magyar nyelvhasználatban. [Language, Ideology, Media. Woman’s Place in Hungarian Discourse. Conference Proceedings] Eds. Erzsébet Barát, Klára Sándor. Szeged: JATEPress, 2007. 53-67. (with Nóra Koller)

“Anaïs Nin’s Experimental Autofiction. The Portrait of the Artist as a Postmodern Desiring Female Subject in A Spy in the House of Love.” in: Conference Proceedings of The 1950s HAAS Biennial Conference 2003 Budapest: ELTE, 2003. 141-148.

“Transgressive Bodies and Other Voices in Contemporary British Women Writers’ Fiction” in: Papers Published for the Humanities Section of the 3rd International Conference of PhD Students Miskolc: University of Miskolc Press, 2001. 99-107.

Reviews, Short Essays:
“Those miraculous pleasures of the ordinary. On Christine Reynier Jeanette Winterson: Le miracle ordinaire (Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2004)” In-Between. Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism. 2005/2. Vol. 14. Ed. Gulshan Taneja. University of Delhi. R.L.A. College. English Department.

“The Otherness in Ourselves. A Review of John Lechte and Maria Margaroni’s Julia Kristeva: Live Theory.” in: Other Voices (forthcoming)

“Review of The Unraveling Archive. Essays on Sylvia Plath edited by Anita Helle”  Americana. (forthcoming)

Editing:
What Constitutes the Fantastic? (Papers by Salzburg-Szeged Dissertationnetwork). Szeged: JATEPress (forthcoming) (with Sabine Coeslch-Foisner, György Endre Szőnyi, Sarolta Marinovich Resch)

Research areas:

Gender/queer Studies, Body Studies, intermedial cultural representations, cultural- and literary-theory (particularly the post-semiotics of the embodied subject, corpusemiotics, corporeal narratology, the feminist grotesque), 19th century and postmodern imagination, the Fantastic, women’s writing, children’s literature.
Her current projects focus on counter-narratives of anatomical alterity, as well as on epistemological crisis, embodied nonsense  and psychogeography in Lewis Carroll’s Alice-tales and its postmodern adaptations.

Awards and Honors:

1999 OTDK. National Academic Competition for University Students
2nd place in English literature (on Angela Carter’s feminist rewriting of fairy-tales)
5th place in French literature (on Georges Bataille’s textualization of unspeakable bodies)

Prospective courses:

Subjectivity and the Female Body – The Female Grotesque. Risk, Excess, (Post)Modernity – Inventing Wonderland. Children’s Literature in English - Angelic Ladies, Fallen Women and Freaks: (Representing) Anxieties in Victorian Literature – The Art of Seduction – The Adolescent Novel – Writing on/from the Body – Women with Wings. Transgressive Bodies and Subversive Voices in Contemporary Women’s Writing in English

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