Zsolt Miklosvolgyi

Zsolt Miklósvölgyi

Zsolt Miklósvölgyi, PhD Candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest
Zsolt Miklosvolgyi
I am a PhD Candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Budapest. After graduating with degree in Aesthetics, at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Institute of Aesthetics and Art History, I started my doctoral studies in 2012. In 2012-2013, I have participated in the Radboud Honours Academy Programme at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands. In 2013-2014 I was a visiting doctoral researcher at Humboldt Universität in Berlin, Institut für Kulturwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany.

The main purpose of my doctoral research is to explore the interrelation of spatiality/locality, identity, and the topography of literary texts in the novel Parallel Stories (2005), written by Péter Nádas. Regarding the methodological viewpoint of the research, the dissertation focuses on the theoretical approach of spatial studies and literary criticism. Corresponding to this hybrid discursivity, the standard interpretive techniques of literary criticism mingle with viewpoints and methods of cultural geography, urban archeology, as well as with architecture and design theory.

The novel of Péter Nádas navigates the same hybrid realm of discursive fields, and the exploration of this hybridity is the primary objective of my ongoing doctoral research. By describing the parallel stories of a German family and a Hungarian family from 1930s and '40s Germany, through 1960s communist Hungary until the present era of post-communist, postmodern Germany, the novel traces a grandiose panorama of the late modern cultural history of the Central European region.

Beside my doctoral research I am also a co-editor of Technologie und das Unheimliche and Melting Books publishing projects.


E-mail: miklosvo@ualberta.ca
Telephone: 780-492-6095
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