Here you will find the list of our MA and Doctoral Students with their MA theses and PhD dissertation projects, along with information about application to the MA program.

Whether you are a current or prospective student, one of our alumni, or an interested visitor, we invite you to visit our website. We appreciate your curiosity and interest. And if you are into social networking, you are wellcome to join us at Facebook.

Best regards,

Erzsébet Barát
Convener of the Programme

MA Students

Here you will find the names of our current MA students with their research title:

  • Szűcs Edit: Queer(ing) representations in contemporary children’s visual media
  • Muhel Tamara: Engendering the unreliable narrator in E. A. Poe’s short stories
  • Szarvas Réka: Fe/male maladies as narrative engines of postmodern fiction
  • Erdélyi Csilla: Contemporary Pop Culture from Gender Perspective

If you wish to find out about our alumni we are genuinely proud of, please download this FILE with the list of all the names who have graduated with the gender specialization, GLASS in their MA in the previous years. We hope to hear from you, guys!

PhD Students

Name: Antoni, Rita
Contact: email | webpage
Research areas: intersection of Gothic Studies and Gender Studies, Philosophy and Gothic/horror, the Gothic/horror as social criticism, philosophical reflections on the subject, intersubjectivity in terms of power relations

Name: Kulcsár, Zsófia
Contact: email | webpage
Research areas: Gender Studies, popular culture, feminist movements


Name: László, Paulina
Contact: email | webpage
Research areas: critical approaches to discourse, postcolonial narratives


If you wish to find out about our alumni from our PhD program we are genuinely proud of, please, click here.

Visiting PhD Students:

Our former visiting PhD Students were:

Yasemen Özfindik | Anna Mago Maghiar

Current Course Offers (2018 Spring)

For more details check out the syllabus for the BA or the MA program on the Institute’s Documents page. Please, make sure to double check the times and venues in the ETR.

BA courses

Before Pornography, seminar
Larisa Kocic-Zámbó
Monday 10-12 | Room 3302

Culture Through Gender, survey lecture
Nóra Koller +TNT
Thursday 14-16 | Petrőfi 1

Language and Sexuality, seminar
Erzsébet Barát
Thursday 16-18 | Tolmács terem

MA courses

Introduction to Gender Studies, lecture
Nóra Koller
Monday 18-20 | Intézetvezetői

Bodies Re/Presented: Gendered Identities in Visual Culture, seminar
Irén Annus
Tuesday 8-10 | American Seminar Room

Subjectivity and the Gendered Body, lecture
Anna Kérchy
Tuesday 10-12 | Intézetvezetői

Race/Ethnicity, Class and Gender, lecture
Irén Annus
Wednesday 8-10 | American Seminar Room

Challenging the heterosexist confines of representation, seminar
Anna Kérchy
Wednesday 8-10 | Room 3302

The Gaze in Feminist Popular Culture, seminar
Nóra Koller
Thursday 18-20 | American Seminar Room

MA Structure & Application

The structure of the MA Porgramme (120 credit):

1. Foundation courses: 5 courses (20 credit)
Theories of Histories of Culture and Literature; Theories of British and American Literature and Culture; Approaches to English Linguistics; The Social Uses of Language; Research Methods in the Information Society

2. Orientation to Concentrations: 3 courses (15 credit)
The Multimediality of Culture; English Grammar: A Systemic-Functional Perspective; Gendering Theory: Theories of Gender.

3. Gender Studies Concentration: 10 courses (50 credit)
Five out of the ten courses are mandatory lectures and three of them are seminars students can select in accordance with their MA thesis research, depending on Faculty’s research interests., plus two compulsory seminars: Thesis Writing Seminar and Advanced Research Methods. The five lectures are:
Introduction to Gender Studies; Gender, Race, Class; Subjectivity and the Female Body, Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism; Histories of Women’s Writing in English.

Some of the gender related seminars are:
The Female Grotesque: Risk, Excess and (Post)modernity; Reading and Theorizing the Female Gothic; Gender and Society;  Debates of Feminist Scholarship: The Gender Perspective;  Gender and Poetry: 20th c. Western Women’s Tradition; Gender and Modern Comedy;  Language and Gender; Challenging gaze in Popular Culture; Feminism and Masculinity; Gender and the Victorian Social Landscape in the US; American women, painting and painted, in the 19th century

4. Electives: 3 courses (15 credit):
One of the three courses must be related to the thesis (taken from any of the three Concentrations in the MA programme) and two could be any course cross-listed from other MA programmes in the University.

Why apply?

All students admitted to the MA in English Studies program are welcome to apply for Gender Through Literatures and Cultures in English. We especially encourage students who would like to produce relevant knowledge on women’s life and who are, therefore, interested in interdisciplinary and critical feminist research in areas such as popular culture, sexuality studies, literary representation of women, theories of identity and identity politics, autobiography studies, the intersection of gender and sexuality with different social totalities, such as nationally, race, and class.

Application to the Gender Studies Concentration in the MA program:

There are no additional individual criteria established for admission to the Gender Through Literatures and Cultures in English Track in the MA degree program. Any student admitted to the MA in English Studies program is expected to choose a Track for their specialization by the end of the second semester the latest, on completion of the course Gendering Theory, Theories of Gender: A Historic Perspective. Students are requested to complete an official form and submit it to Erzsébet Barát, Convener of the program.

Eligibility requirements for MA in English Studies:

You will find the requirements for admission that represent the Institute’s general policies at the English Department’s website.



Contact person: Bocsor Péter.

Erasmus is an exchange program funded by the European Commission to enable students to study abroad, usually one semester, in any of the member states as part of their degree program. Students may choose their host institute based on a list advertised, and are allowed to plan their study programs at the host university based on their individual interests and needs.

For student exchange possibilities offered by the Institute of English & American Studies click HERE.

Universities with a component in Gender Studies include:

Kellner Foundation

Contact persons: Dr. Annus, Irén and Dr. Thomas Williams

The Kellner Foundation’s Scholarship Program is dedicated to supporting Hungarian university students who intend to play a leading role in the social, political or economic development of Hungary. The Scholarship provides the opportunity for Hungarian students to engage in the challenging academic and extracurricular life of a top-ranking U.S. liberal arts college for one academic year” (Mission statement). Students may select courses freely during their studies and all of their expenses are covered by the Kellner Foundation. For more information visit the Kellner Scholarship’s HOMEPAGE.