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tothZsófia Anna Tóth

Position: Assistant Professor
Department of American Studies
Institute of English & American Studies

Office: Room 127 (PE building)
Office phone: 0036/62-543-213
Office hours: Tuesday 17:00-18:00
e-mail:tothzsofianna at gmail.com

Zsófia Anna Tóth received her PhD in British and American literature and culture from the University of Szeged. Her general research interests are film studies, cultural studies, gender studies, literary theory, English and American literature, American cinema. Her main research field is concerned with the representation of female aggression and violence in American literature and film. Her other two main fields of interest include Jane Austen (her works, their adaptations as well as her legacy, her ‘afterlife’) and the emergence of the New Woman – her representation and historical, cultural reception (academic and otherwise).

Teaching, Supervision and Research Areas:

19th century American literature, American women writers,
The New Woman, Jane Austen, Gender and literature
American cinema, Early American film history, Violence in film, Gender and film
Cultural studies, Gender and American visual culture

Current courses:

Women’s Violence in American Cinema (MA)
Iconic Female Figures in Early American Film History (BA)
Jane Austen Retold and/or Recycled (BA)
Communication Skills (BA) 2X

Education

January 13, 2011 PhD title (summa cum laude)
PhD dissertation: “The Merry Murderers”, The Farcical (Re)Figuration of the Femme Fatale in Maurine Dallas Watkins’ Chicago (1927) and its various adaptations; Supervisors: Reschné Marinovich Sarolta and Cristian Réka Mónika
2004-2007 University of Szeged, Institute of English and American Studies, Doctoral studies
2001-2003 University of Szeged, Faculty of Arts, Hungarian Studies minor
2000-2003 University of Szeged, Faculty of Arts, European Studies minor
1998-2003 University of Szeged, Faculty of Arts, Institute of English and American Studies, English major

Selected list of publications:

Books, Journal Issues:

American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society. Zoltán Vajda and Zsófia Anna Tóth (ed). Special Issue: Proceedings of the American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society Conference (the collection of the papers presented in English), AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Volume VIII, Number 1, Spring 2012 (ISSN: 1787-4637).

Amerikanisztika és vizualitás. Metszéspontok az információs társadalom horizontján. Zoltán Vajda and Zsófia Anna Tóth (ed). Conference proceedings of the Amerikanisztika és vizualitás metszéspontjai az információs társadalom horizontján Konferencia (the collection of the papers presented in Hungarian), AMERICANA eBooks, ISBN: 978-963-89514-3-4 (.prc); 978-963-89514-2-7 (.epub).

Merry Murderers: The Farcical (Re)Figuration of the Femme Fatale in Maurine Dallas Watkins’ Chicago (1927) and its Various Adaptations. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. (ISBN (10): 1-4438-3171-9, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-3171-0) 

Essays:

“The Effect of Information Society on the Representation of Femmes Fatales in American Visual Culture.” In American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society. Zoltán Vajda and Zsófia Anna Tóth (ed). Special Issue: Proceedings of the American Studies and Visuality – on the horizon of information society Conference (the collection of the papers presented in English), AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Volume VIII, Number 1, Spring 2012 (ISSN: 1787-4637).

“Emma: Jane Austen’s Most Imperfect Heroine and Most Perfect Novel.” TNTeF: Társadalmi Nemek Tudománya Interdiszciplináris eFolyóirat, 2012. március, 2. évfolyam, 1. (külön)szám, 82-89. (ISSN: 2062-7084).

“Jane Austen Reloaded.” In Kinga Földváry, Zsolt Almási és Veronica Schandl (ed). HUSSE 10- LitCult, Proceedings of the HUSSE 10 Conference, Literature & Culture Volume. Debrecen: Magyar Anglisztikai Társaság/Hungarian Society for the Study of English, 2011, 302-310. 

“The Carnivalesque Image of America in the Different Versions of Chicago.” In Gabriella Varró and Zoltán Simon (ed.) Special Issue: Proceedings of the 8th Biennial HAAS Conference, Images of America - Responses to a Changing Social, Cultural and Literary Landscape, AMERICANA, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, Volume VII, Number 2, Fall 2011 (ISSN: 1787-4637).

"'The Merry Murderers,' The Carnivalesque Femmes Fatales of Chicago (2002)." In Ewa Borkowska et al. (eds) The Language of Sense, Common-Sense and Nonsense. Bielsko-Biala: Wydawnictwo Wyzsza Szkola Ekonomiczno-Humanistyczna, 2011, 173-181.

 

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