Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies
Louise O. Vasvári Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek
Purdue University Press
Based on the (contested) notion of the existence of a specific cultural context of the region defined as "Central Europe," contributors to the volume discuss the following topics: comparative cultural studies as a theoretical framework for the study of Central and East European culture(s) (Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek), modernism in Central European literature (Andrea Fábry), Central European Holocaust poetry (Zsuzsanna Ozsváth), gender in Central European literature and film (Anikó Imre), Austroslovakism in the work of Slovak writer Anton Hykisch (Peter Petro), Kundera and the identity of Central Europe (Hana Pichova), public intellectuals in Central Europe after 1989 (Katherine Arens), contemporary Austrian and Hungarian cinema (Catherine Portuges), the notion of peripherality in contemporary East European culture (Roumiana Deltcheva), and Central European Jewish family history in the film Sunshine (Susan Rubin Suleiman). The volume also includes a bibliography for the study of Central European culture (Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek).
Author BioLouise O. Vasvari taught at the State University of New York Stony Brook where she is professor emerita. She has also taught at the universities of California Berkeley and others and currently teaches at New York University. Her recent book publications include The Heterotextual Body of the
Mora Morilla(9780904188424) (1999), Companion to theLibro de Buen Amor(9781855660946) (2004), and Imre KertAÂ©sz and Holocaust Literature (2005). Steven TAtAsy de Zepetnek teaches media and communication studies at the University of Halle-Wittenberg and literature and (comparative) cultural studies at National Sun Yat-sen University.