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PhD in American Studies


This program is part of the Doctoral School of Literary Studies, accredited at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. Over the past several decades, American Studies came to be internationally recognized as a multidisciplinary field focusing on the complex issues of American culture and civilization. Considering the international influence of the U.S. as a political power and the influence of American culture worldwide, it is especially important to study the almost four hundred years of American literature, language, history, and culture. Furthermore, recent developments in, and the growing intellectual influence of, American literary and cultural theories demand scholars to be able to understand and reflect on this field. These developments are partly the result of the clashes between traditional literary theory and multi- or interdisciplinary American Studies. The doctoral program provides suitable background information and study opportunities to acquire a complex model of U.S. culture and society. Our main aim is to equip our doctoral students with the required skills to be able to do independent, creative academic work on an international level in the various disciplines of American Studies, as well as become the pool for the future of college-level American Studies.

Program Director

Tibor Frank, PhD, DLitt, Professor of History, Department of American Studies, SEAS, Eötvös Loránd University
E-mail: frank.tibor@btk.elte.hu

Instructors and thesis directors

Zsófia Bán, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, SEAS, Eötvös Loránd University
Vera Benczik, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, SEAS, Eötvös Loránd University
Enikő Bollobás, PhD, DLitt, Professor of Literature, Department of American Studies, SEAS, Eötvös Loránd University
Éva Federmayer, PhD, retired Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, SEAS, Eötvös Loránd University
Tibor Frank, PhD, DLitt, Professor of History, Department of American Studies, SEAS, Eötvös Loránd University
Pál Hegyi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, SEAS, Eötvös Loránd University
Zoltán Kövecses, PhD, DLitt, Professor of Linguistics, Department of American Studies, SEAS, Eötvös Loránd University
Tamás Magyarics, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, SEAS, Eötvös Loránd University
Éva Eszter Szabó, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, SEAS, Eötvös Loránd University
Veronika Jávor-Szelid, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, SEAS, Eötvös Loránd University
and visiting Professors

Introduction of the Doctoral School of Literary Studies

http://epika.web.elte.hu/doktor/bemutatas.html

Study unit list

In Hungarian:http://epika.web.elte.hu/doktor/tanegyseglistak_2011.html#amer
or: http://epika.web.elte.hu/doktor/amerikanisztika.pdf

In English:http://www.btk.elte.hu/file/Study_Unit_List_Lit_Stu_America.pdf

Course catalogue

http://itdi-hirek.blogspot.hu/2016/02/kurzuskinalat-2016-tavasz.html

Application and Admission

Details of application and admission to the American Studies Doctoral Programme for the year 2016/2017 see on the web page of the Doctoral School: http://epika.web.elte.hu/doktor/felveteli_2016.html
and the web page of the Faculty: http://www.btk.elte.hu/phd/felveteli.

News and information

For news and information about the Doctoral School of Literary Studies check http://itdi-hirek.blogspot.hu/