Country: Hungary Period: January-June, 2015 Activities



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Country: Hungary

Period: January-June, 2015


  1. Activities




  • Conference participation

F. Szabó, Andrea (Pannon University, Veszprém): 10th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, 4-7 February, 2015.


János Kenyeres (Eötvös Loránd Unuiversity). “Intertextuality and Narrative Technique in Tamas Dobozy’s Short Fiction.” 12th Biennial Conference of the Hungarian Society for the Study of English. Debrecen: University of Debrecen, January 29-31, 2015.
János Kenyeres (Eötvös Loránd Unuiversity). “Reading Alice Munro in Hungary: “Miles City, Montana.” 10th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, 4-7 February, 2015.
Molnár, Judit. (University of Debrecen): “Listening to the Idiosyncratic Soundscape of Montreal.” 12th Biennial Conference of the Hungarian Society for the Study of English. Debrecen: University of Debrecen, January 29-31, 2015.
Molnár, Judit. (University of Debrecen): “Where Is ’there’ in Contemporary Canadian Multicultural Fiction.” TOPOS 3 – Iconic Places: Elsewhere. Veszprém: Pannon University, 27-28, March, 2015.
Zsizsmann, Éva (Károli University, Budapest): “The Battle of Words. Negotiating History and Memory in Tamas Dobozy, Siege 13.” 40th Anniversary BACS Conference, London, 23-25 April, 2015.
Bánhegyi, Mátyás & Nagy, Judit (Károli University, Budapest): “Canadian Multiculturalism in the English Classroom.”Marburg, Germany. Teach Canada – Enseigner le Canada Conference. 26. June, 2015.
Nagy, Judit (Károli University, Budapest). Working with Canadian Multicultural Texts at BA Level.”Budapest. Szaknyelvoktatás és Multikulturalitás International Conference. 24 April, 2015.
Tóth, Sára (Károli University, Budapest): “Father and Mother and Their Spirit Child. Gendered archetypes in Northrop Frye's work.” 12th Biennial HUSSE Conference. University of Debrecen. 29–31 January, 2015.
Kodó, Krisztina (Kodolányi College, Székesfehérvár): "The Group of Seven - Art as a Form of National Identity (?)", London, BACS annual conference, 23-25 April, 2015.
Palla, Mária (Kodolányi College, Székesfehérvár): “Landmarks of Hungarian-Canadian Literature”: lecture given at the University of Pannonia as part of the program of the Hungarian Days focusing on the Hungarian Diaspora, Veszprém, 25 March, 2015.


Tóth, Sára (Károli University, Budapest): “A Secularized Sacred Place: Northrop Frye's Theory of Culture,” and "The Prison of Narcissus": Narratives of Reality and Illusion in Jacques Lacan, the Lacanians and Northrop Frye.” Université Rennes 2, France, 30 April, 2015.


Vassányi, Miklos (Károli University, Budapest): combined lecture-seminar course entitled "Introduction into Inca and Eskimo religious practices." Universität Graz, Center for Inter-American Studies, 15-19 June, 2015.


  • Cultural Activities

F. Szabó, Andrea (Pannon University, Veszprém): Organizing Committee member of the Hungarian Days Festival (03/19/2015 – 03/28/2015).


F. Szabó Andrea (Pannon University, Veszprém): Hungarian Exodus - Exhibition (Canadian Embassy, Hungary) – 03/ 25/ 2015 – 04/25/2015. University of Pannonia – Vetési Albert Bilingual Secondary School, Veszprém.
Brian Ebel, Political Affairs Counselor, Canadian Embassy, Hungary – Lecture on Immigration to Canada, University of Pannonia
Palla, Mária (Kodolányi College, Székesfehérvár). Hungarian Writing in Canada, Lecture, Vetési Albert Bilingual Secondary School
“Canada, My Love” – screening Gábor Koltay’s documentary on Hungarian immigrants to Canada, University of Pannonia
Hobo reading Faludy’s poems - poetry night, University of Pannonia
Carolyn Souaid and Endre Farkas’s reading within the framework of the Canadian Society through Short Stories class taught by Dóra Bernhardt and Judit Nagy (April 14, 2015)
Carolyn Souaid and Endre Farkas’s presentation “Made in Canada” at the Canadian Studies Centre at the School of English and American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, class taught by János Kenyeres (April 14, 2015)
Canada Day: HUNCS meeting at EKU. Kádár, Judit and Attila Takács org. (Eszterházy University, Eger) 16-17 April, 2015.


  1. Academic publications

Simonffy, Zsuzsa (Pécs University): “Les usages de la notion de transcultural dans le discours médiatique.” CEACS/AECEC, vol.09 (2014), pp. 45-57


F. Szabó, Andrea (Pannon University, Veszprém): “Shifting the (Un)Happy Ending: Alice Munro's Australian Stories.” 10th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, 4-7 February, 2015.
János Kenyeres (Eötvös Loránd Unuiversity). “History Reflected: War Naratives in Tamas Dobozy's Short Fiction.” Szólító szavak – The Power of Words: Tanulmányok Fabiny Tibor hatvanadik születésnapjára – Papers in Honor of Tibor Fabiny’s Sixtieth Birthday. Eds. Sára Sára, Viktor Kókai Nagy, Éva Marjai, Judit Mudriczki, Zita Turi, Judit Arday-Janka. Budapest: Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem; L'Harmattan Kiadó, 2015. 469-479.



  1. Young Canadianists




  • Theses

Győrfi, Diána: “The Presence of Multiple Languages in Canada, the United States and Europe.” J. Kádár thesis mentor. EKU, 2015.


Gábor, Ivett: “The Changing Canadian-U.S. Border after the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2011.” J. Kádár thesis mentor. EKU, 2015.

Nagy.Judit. (Károli University, Budapest): Consultation sessions for MA teacher trainees and practicing teachers wishing to try out Canada-related material in their schools (every other week)


Molnár, Judit (University of Debrecen): Evaluating essays for the Students’ Extracurriculum Research Society Conference (Budapest: Pázmány Péter Catholic University), April 8-10, 2015.

  • 1. “Tracing Her Footsteps: Traumatized Post-apocalyptic Women in Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood.

  • 2. “Női hang és elbeszélő forma Alice Munro novellisztikájában.” (Female Voce and Narrative Technique in Alice Munro’s Short Fiction)



  1. Collaborative activities




  • Visiting lecturers

Dr. Ross Braes, PhD (Tom Lee School of Music, Vancouver, Canada): “Canadian Classical Music in the 20th Century.” Károli University, 24 March, 2015.


Jim Pellegrini (Global Tesol, Toronto, Canada): Teacher training workshop. Károli University, 23 March, 2015.


  • Collaborative activities between centres/universities

Training Week – Károli Community Days: “Study in Canada” presentation by Zsófia Hornok (Embassy of Canada) Károli University, 23 2015.


“Life at an Embassy” presentation by Csilla Volford (Embassy of Canada) Károli University, 26 March, 2015.
KRE Canada Center’s contribution to EKU Canada Days: “Canada in the English Classroom” presentation and workshop delivered by Judit Nagy. Eger. EKU Canada Days. 17 April, 2015.
Canadian Public Diplomacy” lecture delivered by Brian Ebel (Counsellor for Political and Public Affairs, Embassy of Canada, Budapest) 21April, 2015.
HUNCS meeting and joint collaborative work, development of Canadian studies website, Eger, Eszterházy Károly University, 16-17 April, 2015.

Mária Palla (Kodolányi College, Székesfehérvár): Visit of Csilla Volford, Political and Public Affairs Intern at the Embassy of Canada in Budapest to the International Study Centre of the Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.


“Arctic Exhibit” at the Embassy of Canada in Budapest visited by the students of the International Study Centre of the Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.
Ambassador Lisa Helfand’s visit to EKU, Eger. April, 2015.



  1. Research projects

Molnár, Judit (University of Debrecen): English – Language Writing in Québec, The History of English Canadian Literature (in Hungarian)


Title of the project: Canada in the English Classroom III.

Coordinator: Nagy, Judit (Károli University, Budapest)

Members of the research team: Mátyás Bánhegyi, Dóra Bernhardt (Károli Gáspár University), Albert Rau (GKS Canada in the English Classroom Expert, University of Cologne)

The topics to be covered: aspects of Canadian multiculturalism in line with German and Hungarian primary school curricula

Proposed outcome: a reader for primary school pupils and the accompanying teachers’ notes for their teachers, a series of conference presentations and an article on the reader.

Proposed completion date: September 30th, 2015.





  1. Upcoming activities and events

Károli North American Days: Multiculturalism in Canada 2 (20 November, 2015)


Canada Contest – Széchenyi István High School for Commerce (November, 2015) J Nagy
HUNCS meeting (late Sept, 2015) J. Kádár and A. Takács organizers


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