Donald Hall, Jackson Distinguished Professor of English and Chair, Department of English, West Virginia University is visiting professor for two weeks in May 2008 under the Exchange Partner Institution program between West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA and University of Szeged. During his stay Professor Hall is exploring possibilities of faculty exchange and research cooperation. He is also teaching a compressed course Globalization and Queer Theories and will give a public lecture Reading Sexualities: The need for a hermeneutic theory.
Vasvári O. Louise, Professor Emerita, Cultural Analysis and Theory at the Stony Brook University, New York & Adjunct Professor in Linguistics, New York University, USA is visiting professor for the Fall Semester of the 2009/2010 Aademic Year. Professor Vasvári will teach a course, Language and Gender in the English Applied Linguistics PhD program and also act as moderator of a talk with the director and some characters of the first Hungarian lesbian documentary film Eltitkolt Évek [Hidden Years] (dir. Mária Takács, 2009, 90′) on the occasion of its pre-screening in Grand Cafe, Szeged.
Cari M. Carpenter, associate professor of the Department of English, West Virginia University is visiting professor for two weeks in May 2010 under the Exchange Partner Institution program between West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA and University of Szeged. During her stay Professor Carpenter is furthering the possibilities of faculty exchange and research cooperation. She is also teaching a compressed course Nations Within: Sovereignty, Gender, and American Indians.
Lilla Bolemant is our visiting scholar in residence over the Fall Semester of the 2013/2014 academic year. She is awarded the Hungarian Academy’s Domus Scholarship and works with Erzsébet Barát, her host during her stay. The focus of her current project is on the potential effects of the trauma in the wake of the First World War. Her objective is to explore the effects of the new social and cultural situation on the possibility of female authorship. The fieldwork she is carrying out with the help of the Scholarship is on Hungarian minority women’s access to journalism over the interwar period. She aims to find out and compare the effects of the nationalist tendencies of the Horthy era in Hungary and that of the more liberal Czechoslovakian political regime on these women’s participation in journalism, the conditions thereof, and the questions they address in their contributions.
Maria Kecskemeti, our visiting scholar in residence the academic year of 2015/2016. She is Senior Lecturer in Te Oranga School of Human Development and Movement Studies at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. She teaches inclusive practices and classroom management in initial teacher education and conflict resolution (narrative mediation and restorative practices) in postgraduate programmes in education, leadership, disability and inclusion studies and counselling. While on study leave in Hungary between September 2015 and February 2016, she is doing fieldwork as part of her research that explores the potential of relationship practices that respond to processes of normalisation and exclusion in educational and community contexts. As part of her visit, we are working on a shared project between TNT and her home Research Unit, Difference, Disability, Inclusion (DDI).