Orsolya Kis

Orsolya Kis

Orsolya Kis, PhD Candidate in Literature at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Orsolya Kis
I study Literature at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. I started my PhD at St. Petersburg State University, reached final pre-degree level, and then transferred back to Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest where I had already completed my Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

I find it most interesting to analyse the connections between contemporary and classical literature using the methods of Comparative Literature. According to my hypothesis, postmodern Russian literature is not only connected to the Russian novel of 19th century, but originates directly from it. The theoretical background of research is Mikhail Bakhtin's Carnival theory and Polyphonic theory. The title of my PhD research is 'Reception of 19th Century Realist Novels in V. Sorokin's work'. I state that even though his works seem absolutely innovative, they are in fact transformations of concepts taken from the Russian classics.

Beside my doctoral research I do literary translations, mostly of poems and short stories. I recently translated a drama, 'Oxigen' of Ivan Viripaev, which was then performed at the Budapest Contemporary Drama Festival.


E-mail: orsolya@ualberta.ca
Telephone: 780-492-6390
University of Alberta
Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies
Arts & Convocation Hall
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2E6