HUSSE 8 Conference

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Venue of the conference

Egyetem u. 2., Szeged, Hungary – the main building of the Faculty of Arts.

Szeged HUSSE venue

Conference Program

(as of January 24, 2007)

January 25, Thursday

11.00– Registration

11.30-12.30 Optional and free guided tour in Szeged. Starting from Hotel Tisza, Széchenyi Square

14:00-14:50 BTK, Aud. Max: Opening and welcome

“The State of Affairs in English Studies in Hungary” Address by the President of HUSSE (György E. Szönyi)

15:00-17:00 Session 1

1/1 SHAKESPEARE 1. (Sík Sándor terem) – Chair: Kiss Attila

Szabó Máté

  • Shakespeare and Derrida’s Cultural Graphology

Matuska Ágnes

  • Representation Strikes Back

Horkics Edina Magdolna

  • Biblical Allusions in Richard III

Kiss Attila

  • The sea and the theater: the semiography of Othello

1/2 POETRY 1. (Dézsi Lajos terem) – Chair: Bocsor Péter

Mérey Diána

  • The Symbolism of Romantic and Modernist Poetry

Rawlinson Zsuzsa

  • “…the master of the airy manner”: The Poetry of W. H. Auden

Rácz István

  • The popularity of poetry: light verse in post-1945 British literature

Szlukovényi Katalin

  • “Vindicate the ways of God to Man” – Two Poetic Attempts of Theodicy


Szaffner Emilia

  • Early Scottish Literature in Hungary

Szamosi Gertrud

  • The Canonization of Walter Scott as the Inventor of the Historical Novel in Twentieth- Century Hungarian Reception

Düring, Michael

  • Swiftian ‘Cannibalism’ in Russia: Russian Translations of “A Modest Proposal”

Hartvig, Gabriella

  • The Irish Reception of Richardson in the Eighteenth Century: The Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph

1/4 SEMANTICS, SYNTAX (VI. terem) – Chair: Kenesei István

Cserép Attila

  • Cranberry words in English and Hungarian idioms

Dávid Gyula

  • Overlapping Conceptual Aspects of Idiomaticity

Surányi Balázs

  • Subjects questions in English: Phases and derivational order

Szabóné dr Papp Judit

  • The Dative Shift in Construction and Cognitive Grammars

1/5 ESL 1. (Kari konferencia terem) – Peckham, Don

Ábrahám Károlyné

  • Coursebooks with religious topics to teach culture and language

Bársony Olga

  • Pragmatics in Professional Writing

Darginaviciene, Irena, Liuoliene, Alvyda, Tamosiuniene, Lora, Vaiciuniene, Vilhelmina

  • Teacher attitudes towards classroom management in IT based classroom

1/6 FILM (III. terem) – Chair: Cristian Réka M.

Dragon Zoltán

  • What Filmmaking Can Do, and Theory Can’t: Dialogue of Film and Novel on the Screen

Szélpál Livia

  • Sommersby: The Return of “The Return of Martin Guerre”

Orosz Szilárd

  • Forms of Deviance in Hal Hartley’s Amateur

Tóth Zsófia

  • Made and/or self-made women in the early 30s

1/7 AMERICAN DRAMA (X. terem) – Chair: Kovács Ágnes Zsófia

Mitocaru, Simona

  • A Male Perspective on the American Dream in David Mamet’s Drama

Prohászka Rád Boróka

  • The Figure of the Scapegoat in Selected Plays by Edward Albee, Sam Shepard, and A.R. Gurney

Szamosmenti Marianne

  • What is American About Sam Shepard’s Theatre

Varró Gabriella

  • Love-Hate and Deviance in Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms and Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind

1/8 NOVEL 1. (Angol Tolmácsterem) – Chair: Rozsnyai Bálint

Takács Ferenc

  • Names and Persons: Wuthering Heights and the Lessons of Onomastics – Part 2

Csizmadia Balázs

  • Towards heterodiegeticity: Marlow’s journey from “Youth” to ‘Chance’

Reichman Angelika

Surányi Ágnes

  • The Representation of Otherness: Inscriptions of Race and Ethnicity in Virginia Woolf’s Novels

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

17:45-18:45 TIK (University Library): Subplenary Országh lectures
Alagsori I-es előadó. Chair: Kiss Attila
Dávidházi Péter: Redefining Knowledge: An Epistemological Shift in Shakespeare Studies

Alagsori II-es előadó. Chair: Abádi Nagy Zoltán
Kenesei István: Linguists versus Philosophers: Whose Turf Is It?

19:00-21:00 TIK (University Library): Welcome reception and conferring the Országh-prizes

January 26, Friday

09:00-11:00 Session 2

2/1 NOVEL 2. (Sík Sándor terem) – Chair: Reschné Marinovich Sarolta

Soovik, Ene-Reet

  • “A success, a brilliant invention, a biological masterpiece…”: Representation of the City in Ian McEwan’s Saturday

Kirchknopf Andrea

  • Perceptions of “England” and “Englishness” in the Retro-Victorian novel

Csatári Annamária

  • Reading Jane – Can Jane Gray Be Jane Eyre?

2/2 (PRE-)ROMANTICISM (Dézsi Lajos terem) – Chair: Szőnyi György Endre

Zámbóné Kocic Larisa

  • Raphael, an angel of Milton’s own

Fejérvári Boldizsár

  • Ephemera Eternalized: The Case of Thomas Chatterton

Antal Éva

  • Ovidian Transformations in Blake’s Flower-Poems

Csikós Dóra

  • “Who taught modesty, subtil modesty?”: Conduct Books and Prometheus Revisited in Blake’s “Visions”

2/3 MISCELLANEOUS 1. (Morphology, Phonology, Discourse, Psycholinguistics) (Német szeminárium II.) – Chair: Suszczynska, Malgorzata

Hegedűs Irén

  • Infixation in English

Ősz Ágota

  • On the Nature of Proper Names and Definite Descriptions from a Cognitive Perspective

Nagy Tibor

  • Influence Of Model-Based Production On Accent Features. An Acoustic Analysis

Furkó Péter

2/4 EARLY ANGLO-AMERICAN CULTURES (VI. terem) – Chair: Vajda Zoltán

Fabiny Tibor

  • Images and Shadows for Divine Things: the Religious Aesthetics of Jonathan Edwards

Rozsnyai Bálint

  • Against Re-Canonization: the Case of Colonial British American Literature

Pokol Ágnes

  • The Sociological Dimensions of The Scarlet Letter — Hawthorne as a Social Critic

Vöő Gabriella

  • Fatal embrace with the Other: Melville and the literature of the Frontier

2/5 SHAKESPEARE 2. (Kari konferencia terem) – Chair: Kiss Attila

Stróbl Erzsébet

Orosz Kata

  • ‘Cannot be ill, cannot be good’ – The politics of equivocation

Tanács Ágnes Tünde

  • The Art of Dying (Well) on the Elizabethan Stage

Tóth Noémi

  • Shakespeare’s Richard II as a Kabuki Actor and a Feminine King – Two Epoch-making Theatrical Interpretations from the 1980s

2/6 TRANSLATION (III. terem) – Chair: Novák György

Bakti Mária

  • National Geographic in Hungarian

Heltai Pál

  • Are Service Translations Translations?

Papp Andrea

  • Why Harry Potter why not The Famous Five. Some aspects of translating children’s literature.

Vermes Albert

  • Neologisms in translation

2/7 AUSTRALIAN STUDIES (X. terem) – Chair: Barát Erzsébet

Dömötör Ildikó

  • Victorian gentlewomen’s attitudes to the Australian fauna

T. Espák Gabriella

  • Aboriginal Survival and Kim Scott’s Benang

Tóth Ágnes

  • Two Doomed Races: Images of the Native in Charles Chauvel’s Jedda and John Ford’s Cheyenne Autumn

Gergely Nikoletta

  • Transgressing Boundaries: Representations of Hysteria, Subjectivity and the Body in Jane Campion’s The Piano

2/8 ESL 2. (Angol Tolmácsterem) – Chair: Peckham, Don

Tóth Éva

Orosz Andrea

  • How much English vocabulary do Hungarian students know?

Walkó Zsuzsanna

  • ‘Doing’, ‘knowing’ and ‘writing’: the representation of three levels of context in undergraduate writing

Sárosdy Judit and Farczády Bencze Tamás

  • English classes for different learning styles and various learner types

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Subplenary Invited Speakers

_BTK, Auditorium Maximum_ — Chair: Rozsnyai Bálint
Martin Kayman (University of Cardiff) The Body of Law, The Literary Corpus, and the Return of the Real

_TTK Lecture Room_ — Chair: Szaffkó Péter
Rüdiger Ahrens (University of Würzburg) Equity as Ethical Principle in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures: the Case of Joseph Conrad and E.M.Forster

12.30-14.00 Lunch break

14:00-16:00 Session 3

3/1 SHAKESPEARE 3. (Sík Sándor terem) – Chair: Kiss Attila

Bernáth András

  • Is Hamlet Incoherent? On Some Problems of Recent Criticism

Gellért Marcell

  • King Lear Remapped – Topical Spaces vs. Spatial Topoi in Shakespeare’s Tragic Utopia

Hargitai Márta

  • Linguistic changes in Shakespeare’s King Lear

Rednik Zsuzsanna

  • The Changeling: An Integral Play

3/2 AMERICAN MODERNISMS (Dézsi Lajos terem) – Chair: Kovács Ágnes Zsófia

Asztalos Márta

  • Family Romances in Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!

Szabó Klára

  • Still Water Stirred: Shades in Expressing Tradition and Change in Short Fiction by Southern Writers

Bús Éva

  • “Summoned by Life”: Robert Frost’s A Way Out and the Tradition of Danse Macabre

Simon Zoltán

3/3 MISCELLANEOUS 2. (Historical, SLA) (Német szeminárium II.) – Chair: Barát Erzsébet

Őrsi Tibor

  • Semantic change in Middle English borrowings from (Old) French

Szécsényi Krisztina

  • Scrambling and the VO/OV dichotomy: evidence from Old English and Middle English

Piniel Katalin

  • The evolution of foreign language classroom anxiety

3/4 ESL 3. (VI. terem) – Chair: Bukta Katalin

Tápainé Balla Ágnes

  • Hungarian language learners’ experience with learning two genetically related languages: English and German

Peckham, Don

  • Reading and writing academic texts: a university-level needs analysis

Biró Enikő

  • Traps in Teaching Intercultural Competence. Case Study of a Transylvanian University Department

Williams, Thomas

  • Whither Hungarian TEFL?: Changes in the field and their implications for Hungary

3/5 POETRY 2. (Kari konferencia terem) – Chair: Bocsor Péter

B. Varga Éva

  • The shadowy figure: Wordsworth’s female characters

Sztana Ágnes

  • Dorothy Wordsworth and education as a form of charity

Timár Krisztina

  • Separation and consolation in Emily Brontë’s poetry

Szalay Edina

  • “A Woman–white–to be–“: Politics of Subjectivity and Gender in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry

3/6 TEXT AND IMAGE (III. terem) – Chair: Szőnyi György Endre

Bakó Krisztián Zsolt

  • Photography as Theme and Motif in Literary Texts

Erdei Nóra

  • Look at the Poem – The Visual Context of Goblin Market

Nagy Nóra

  • An Allegorical Interpretation of Edward Burne Jones’s The Mirror of Venus

Végh Noémi

  • The Media-Anthropological Reconfiguration of the Literary: Laminations in the Texts of A. S. Byatt

3/7 GOTHIC (X .terem) – Chair: Reschné Marinovich Sarolta

Tóth Réka

  • Gothic terror – Uncanniness in early gothic fiction

Kurdi Mária

  • “They are throwing tantrums in the coffin”: Gothic Motifs in the Drama of Marina Carr

Antoni Rita

  • ”I want to play with you” – Evil Children in Contemporary American Gothic

Csetényi Korinna

3/8 SCOTTISH STUDIES (Angol Tolmácsterem) – Chair: Vajda Zoltán

Kovácsné Fodor Veronika

  • Management, bribery and propaganda during the negotiations preceding the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707.

Dósa Attila

  • ‘Fife’s lyric hills’: Landscape Poetry and Versions of Scottish Identity in Douglas Dunn’s ‘Northlight’

Szabó F. Andrea

  • James Hogg and John Knox: The Transfiguration of the Scottish Past in Spark’s and Munro’s Two Narratives

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Session 4

4/1 HUNGARIAN – ENGLISH (Sík Sándor terem) – Chair: Novák György

Péteri Éva

  • William Morris’s Story on King Matthias (William Morris Mátyás meséje)

Petrőczi Éva

  • Dido and Aeneas – or Variations on a Brodsky-Theme

Zarka Zsuzsanna

  • Hungarian and Irish Roots of Arthur Griffith’s Policy of ’Sinn Fein’

4/2 CANADIAN LITERATURE (Dézsi Lajos terem) – Chair: Kürtösi Katalin

Kürtösi Katalin

  • Hungarians and Hungary in recent Canadian writing

Molnár Judit

  • Narrating the Homeland: The Italian-Canadian Experience in Nino Ricci’s Trilogy

Szaffkó Péter

  • Canadian Plays and Players in the Canadian Theatre Review: The First 15 Years

4/3 SELF, TRAVEL, OTHER (Német szeminárium II.) – Chair: Kérchy Anna

Kádár Judit Ágnes

  • Fictional In-Betweenness in Deborah Larsen’s The White (2003)

Kovács Ágnes Zsófia

  • The science of manners in Edith Wharton’s travel writing

4/4 TIME, IDENITITY, ABSURD (VI. terem) – Chair: Szabó Klára

Cristian Réka M.

  • Goats, Driving Lessons and Angels: Notes on Contemporary Dramatic Identites of America

Csapó Csaba

  • Anti-mimetic Meta-dramas in Tennessee Williams’s Late Dramaturgy

Volom Viktor

  • Conceptual Metaphors and Blends of Time in 20th Century American Science Fiction

4/5 SOCIOLINGUISTICS (Kari konferencia terem) – Chair: Fenyvesi Anna

Czeglédi Sándor

Eitler Tamás

  • “Subtract five for club promo”: Estuary English from a sociolinguistic perspective

Hoffmann Zsuzsa

4/6 EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (III. terem) – Chair: Nagy Gergely

Reuss Gabriella

  • A Laughing Matter of Who Stoops to Conquer

Rouse, Andrew

  • Song in the Eighteenth Century

Péter Róbert

  • The Metanarratives of the Relationship Between the Enlightenments and Religion

4/7 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (SLA) (X. terem) – Chair: Peckham, Don

Bagaric, Vesna – Pavicic Takac

  • Do Age And Gender Influence The Use Of FL Vocabulary Learning Strategies?

Gergely Zsuzsanna

  • Reading and Mind

Kormos Judit

  • A qualitative investigation of the language learning motivation of English majors (coauthor: Menyhért Adrienn)

4/8 AMERICAN HISTORY (Angol Tolmácsterem) – Chair: Csillag András

Vajda Zoltán

Rusnik, Kristina

  • Romantic Myths and Modern Warfare in the American Civil War

Korbel Péter

  • Are Traumas Comparable? Different Literary Approaches to 9/11

18:30-19.00 BTK Aud.Max

“The Violence of my Joy” (Multimedia Presentation of the Titus Andronicus Project)

Cultural Iconography and Semiography Research Group

20.00–> Fishsouping (Roosevelt téri Halászcsárda)

January 27, Saturday

09:00-11:00 Session 5

5/1 ROMANTICISM (Sík Sándor terem) – Chair: Szőnyi György Endre

Barcsák János

  • The Ending of the ‘Ode to the West Wind’ and Shelley’s Concept of Necessity

Péter Ágnes

  • From the Romantic Image to Symbolism in Poetry: P.B.Shelley and Jenő Komjáthy

Gárdos Bálint

  • The problem of originality in William Hazlitt

5/2 NOVEL 3. (Dézsi Lajos terem) – Chair: Rozsnyai Bálint

Földváry Kinga

  • Never Let Me Go – Old Ishiguro Themes in New Disguise

Sárdi Rudolf

  • Kazuo Ishiguro’s critical reception in Hungary: The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphan

Kató Eszter

  • The power of the Tongue. Language: Responsibility and Existence in Beckett and Coetzee

Veres Ottilia

  • The Rhetoric of Mourning in J. M. Coetzee’s The Master of Petersburg

5/3 IDENTITY, AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Német szeminárium II.) – Chair: Barát Erzsébet

Maráczi Orsolya

  • New perspectives to The Bell Jar

Magyari Andrea

  • Sylvia Plath’s Journals

Bökös Borbála

  • On the Uncanny in Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy

5/4 BLACK AND LATINO LITERATURES (VI. terem) – Chair: Novák György

Abádi Nagy Zoltán

  • Narratorial Consciousness as an Intersection of Culture and Narrative

Gaál Szabó Péter

  • “Please tuh give us uh restin’ place:” The Black Sacred Cosmos as the Space of Individual and Social Integrity in Jonah’s Gourd Vinemso

Gyetvai Éva

  • Black Is Ugly. Black Is Beautiful. Black Is.

Bodó Katalin

  • Americas: A Study of Hybridity and ’Mestizaje’ Through the Literary Works of Aurora Levins Morales

5/5 VICTORIAN CULTURE (Kari konferencia terem) – Chair: Reschné Marinovich Sarolta

Csinády Judit

  • The Controversies of the Victorian English Public School

Annus Irén

  • Mary Cassatt on Victorian True Womanhood

Lukács Zsuzsanna

Kérchy Anna

  • “From Automaton to Activist.” Representations of Spectacular Female Performers of Late Victorian Countercultures in Georges du Maurier’s, Angela Carter’s and Sarah Waters’ Fiction

5/6 THEORETICAL TOUCH (III. terem) – Chair: Bocsor Péter

Csató Péter

  • The Rhetoric of Circumvention: Rorty, Derrida, and the Metaphysical Tradition

Tóth Tibor István

  • Literary Studies: Past, Present and Future

Illésfalvi Iván

Klapcsik Sándor

  • Science Fiction and the Concept of History in Novels by Philip K. Dick

5/7 Shakespeare 4. (X. terem) – Chair: Kiss Attila

Najbauer Noémi

Pikli Natália

  • Clichés (?) in Shakespeare Studies: the Ritual Framework and the Comedies

Lieli Pál

  • The (Non)-Reflection of the thou/you Contrast in Lőrinc Szabó’s Translation of As You Like It

Szele Bálint

  • Lőrinc Szabó and the Hungarian Shakespeare

5/8 SYNTAX (Angol Tolmácsterem) – Chair: Kenesei István

Czeglédi Csaba

  • Constructive Linguistics

Dalmi Gréte

  • Predication: syntactic, semantic or pragmatic?

Tóth Gabriella

  • Some remarks on the functional domain of small clauses

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Subplenary Invited Speakers

BTK, Auditorium Maximum. Chair: Kurdi Mária
Susana Onega: The Negotiation of Trauma in Contemporary British Fiction

TTK Lecture Room. Chair: Vajda Zoltán
Donald Wesling: Joys and Sorrows of Imaginary Persons (On Literary Emotions)

12:30-13:30 BTK, Aud. Max: General Assembly of HUSSE

13:30-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-16:00 Session 6

6/1 IRISH STUDIES (Sík Sándor terem) – Chairs: Kelly, Edward and Darmody, Sean

Bertha Csilla

  • “The falcon cannot hear the falconer”; Cultural memory in Brian Friel’s The Home Place

Bráde Loránd

  • Men Fighting God in Tom Murphy’s plays

Ardelean Timea

  • Homecoming, quest for home, quest for self on stage in contemporary Irish drama

P. Balogh Andrea

  • The Ends of Liberal Feminist Aesthetics. Eavan Boland’s Poetry

Dolmányos Péter

  • An Afterwards — Abandoned Places in Derek Mahon’s Poetry

6/2 NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE (Dézsi Lajos terem) – Chair: Annus Irén

Bíróné Nagy Katalin

  • Colón or Columbus?–Gloria Bird’s „History”

Tarnóc András

  • ”troubles of a deeper dye, than are commonly experienced by mortals:” Defining the Self and the Other in Captivity Narratives

Limpár Ildikó

  • Returning to the Roots by Uprooting Literary Tradition in Linda Hogan’s Power

Szathmári Judit

  • Indian Country

6/4 PRAGMATICS, TRANSLATION (VI. terem) – Chair: Fenyvesi Anna

Andor József

  • A case study in contrastive lexical pragmatics: SHIFTY and its synonyms

Kovács Éva

Nagano, Robin Lee

  • Attracting an audience: The pragmatics of titling an academic article

Boldog Gyöngyi

  • The form and function of reporting clauses in English narratives and their translations

6/5 NOVEL 4. (Kari konferencia terem) – Chair: Rozsnyai Bálint

Bozai Ágota

  • The Best Indian – Intertextual ‘anchors’ in Salman Rushdie’s novel

Farkas Ákos

  • Burgess Our Contemporary: the Enderby Novels and Post-Bakhtinian Theory

Kusnir, Jaroslav

  • The Real, Imaginary and Possible in Robert Coover’s Short Stories (A Child Again, 2005)

Novák György

6/6 MISCELLANEOUS (LITERATURE/CULTURE) (III. terem) – Chair: Nagy Gergely

Nagy Andrea

  • The Devil is a Coward: Irony in Cynewulf’s Juliana

Szauter Dóra

Cora Zoltán

Matolcsy Kálmán

  • Masks in the Forest: The Dynamics of Surface and Depth in Robert Holdstock’s Mythago Cycle

6/7 THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS (X. terem) – Chair: Kenesei István

Martsa Sándor

Pelyvás Péter

  • Extension in the meanings of WILL

6/8 REPRESENTATIONS OF FEMININITY (Angol Tolmácsterem) – Chair: Kérchy Anna

Cseicsner Ottilia

  • Malcontent, Malecontent, Insatiable Women

Bülgözdi Imola

Németh Anikó

  • The Perspectives of Victorian Women in the 21st century: Visions, Ideals and Differences

Bajner Mária

  • The image of woman in the narrative of soap operas

16.00 Closing the conference