I am on leave in the 2018/2019 academic year. You can contact me via e-mail.
Higher education and training:
- PhD Studies: Research Centre for Contemporary Culture, Department of Art and Culture Studies,University of Jyväskylä, Finland. September 2007 – December 2010. (Degree awarded in 2011)
- Erasmus Training Program: Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary),Department of English. January 2011 – June 2011.
- Fulbright Fellow (graduate studies): University of Minnesota, Department of English. August 23 2007 – June 22 2008.
- CEEPUS Fellow (research): University of Vienna, Austria. June 1 2007 – August 1 2007.
- Hungarian State Eötvös Fellow (research): The Science Fiction Foundation Collection, The University of Liverpool Library. June 15 2006 – 10 January 2007.
- International Teacher Training: ROC Aventus School of Business Administration, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. September 10 2003 – June 10 2004.
- American Studies (undergraduate): University of Hull, England. February 1 2002 – June 30 2002.
- English and Hungarian Studies: University of Debrecen, Hungary. BA, MA, PhD level. 1997 – 2006.
- Liminality and Multiplicity in Fantastic Fiction. Jefferson (North Carolina): McFarland, 2012.
- The Balkans as “Pretty Kitsch”: Stereotypes, the Traveler's View and Parody in Migrant Cinema. Zeitschrift Für Balkanologie 53.2 (2017): 256-75. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.13173/zeitbalk.53.2.0256 Scopus, JSTOR
- Acculturation Strategies and Exile in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis. Journal of Multicultural Discourses. 11.1 (2016): 69-83. DOI:10.1080/17447143.2015.1110159. Scopus, Taylor & Francis.
- The United States on Mexican and Latino Screens: Border Crossing in La Zona and Sleep Dealer. In America in Foreign Media. Ed. Michal Peprník and Matthew Sweney. Olomouc: Palacký University Olomouc, 2014. 187-207. Peer-reviewed.
- Mythical Journeys in Agatha Christie's Crooked House and Ordeal by Innocence. In Northrop Frye 100: A Danubian Perspective. Ed. Sára Tóth et al. Budapest: L'Harmattan, 2014. 247-258.
- Nietzsche's Criticism of Rationality. In Érzéki tapasztalat és kritikai gondolkodás. [Sensual Experience and Critical Thinking]. Pécs (Hungary): Jelenkor, 2012. 221-235. ERIH.
- Cannibalizing "Ancient" Technologies and Art Forms: William Gibson's Utilization of Avant-Garde and Art Deco. Foundation. The International Review of Science Fiction. 40.111 (Spring 2011): 32-51. Peer-reviewed.
- The Double-edged Nature of Neil Gaiman's Ironical Perspectives and Liminal Fantasies. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 20.2 (2009): 193-209. EBSCO, JSTOR
- Neil Gaiman's Irony, Liminal Fantasies, and Fairy Tale Adaptations. HJEAS. Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies. 14.2 (2008): 317-334. JSTOR.
- Solaris as Metacommentary: Meta-Science Fiction and Meta-Science-Fiction. Extrapolation. 49.1 (2008): 142-158. Scopus, EBSCO
- Politics, Multiplicity and Mythical Time in the Oeuvre of Philip K. Dick. In New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction. Ed. Donald M. Hassler and Clyde Wilcox. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008. 299-314.
The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film, ed. Sonja Fritzsche. Extrapolation 58.2-3 (2017): 321-323
- Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction, ed. Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson. Foundation. The International Review of Science Fiction. 45.125 (2016): 92-94.
- Philip K. Dick and Philosophy, ed. D. E. Wittkower. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 25.1 (2014): 155-158.
- Science Fiction: Routledge Film Guidebooks, ed. Mark Bould. Extrapolation. 55.3 (2014): 401-406.
- Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman, ed. Dianne Newell and Victoria Lamont. Foundation. The International Review of Science Fiction. 43.118 (2014): 120-123.
- Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction, ed. Grace L. Dillon. Foundation. The International Review of Science Fiction. 42.115 (2013): 105-108.
- The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction, ed. Mark Bould and Sherryl Vint. Foundation. The International Review of Science Fiction. 41.114 (2013): 80-85.
- The Worlds of Back to the Future: Critical Essays on the Films, ed. Sorcha Ni Fhlainn. Extrapolation. 53.2 (2012): 245-248.
- Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky. Foundation. The International Review of Science Fiction. 40.112 (2011): 98-101.
- For the Win by Cory Doctorow. Foundation. The International Review of Science Fiction. 39.109 (2010): 86-89.
- Interfictions 2: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing, ed. Delia Sherman and Christopher Barzak. Foundation. The International Review of Science Fiction. 38.107 (2009): 93-97.
- The Savage Humanists, ed. Fiona Kelleghan. Foundation. The International Review of Science Fiction. 37.106 (2009): 86-88.
- Wireless by Charles Stross. SFRA Review 289. (Summer 2009): 18-20.
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. SFRA Review 288. (Spring 2009): 13-14.
- Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology, ed. by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel. SFRA Review 284. (Spring 2008): 15-16.
Suggestions for possible topics in the final paper:
- Contemporary Cinema
- Detective Fiction and Modern Society
- Science Fiction and Society
- The Representation of the City in British or American Fiction
- Film Noir
- Television Series
- Adaptations for Cinema and Television
- Ethnicities in Anglophone countries
- Postmodern Culture: Parody
If you are interested in any of these general topics or you have something similar in mind, drop me an email or contact me in my office and we will narrow the topic down. For another source of inspiration, you can take a look at the papers that I supervised in the past.
Supervised BA theses:
- Analysis of the Women's Position in Maori Culture in Recent New Zealand Films
- Signs and Symbols of Patriotism in American Science Fiction Films of the 1990s
- Criminality in "Catch Me if You Can": A Comparative Analysis of Abagnale's Autobiography and its Film Adaptation
- English as a Lingua Franca in Upper Secondary Classes
- The Transformation of the Female Protagonist in Disney Productions: From Beginnings to Contemporary Era
- Analysis and Comparison of the Dragon Characters in the Works of Christopher Paolini and J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Development of the Detective Hercule Poirot and His Companions in Agatha Christie's Early and Late Novels
Supervised MA theses:
- The Comparison of Selected Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde with Regards to Plot, Characters and Motifs
- The Postmodern Depiction of Fairy Tale Characters in the TV Serial "Once Upon a Time"
- Norway Grants, CZ09 7F16020: Migration: Sociopsychological and Cultural Factors (2017; with Mgr. Zénó Vernyik, PhD, The Arctic University of Norway and the University of Bergen, Norway)
The Czech side also organized a three-day conference where we invited open-minded scholars with a belief in the fertilizing and liberating power of academic debate from the whole range of the political spectrum. We hosted presentations tackling the issues of migration, diaspora, exile, persecution, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and related issues from various perspectives offered by philosophy, ethnography, anthropology, social geography, sociology, political science, history, as well as literary and cultural studies.
- SGS 25/2017: Acculturation and Stereotypes in Migrant Cinema
The research focused on the social consequences of immigration and emigration in transnational films. More precisely, in the conference at TUL, Ing. Tomehová analyzed ethnic minorities and their dialects in the Syrian film From Damascus with Love. Dr. Klapcsik had a presentation on linguistic issues, especially the mistakes, dialects and accents of immigrants in British migrant cinema in his conference presentations in Banja Luka and Athens. Dr. Klapcsik and Bc. Tylová analyzed the same issues in films by directors whose family immigrated to Germany from Turkey in their conference presentation in Portugal.
- SGS 21165: Multiculturalism, Colonization, and Migration in English-Speaking Countries (2016; with Bc. Monika Bartoňová)
The project analyzes ethnic and cultural diversity, especially how these phenomena appear in
various English-Speaking cultures. We interpret the questions of identity, post-colonialism,
migration, and exile as well as the unfortunate effects of racism, prejudices, and stereotyping in society and films.
Participation in the conference Reinvestigating Culture in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: Belgrade, Serbia (May 2016)
Participation in the conference Discourses on Migration and Mobility: Hammamet, Tunisia (November 2016)