Dr Anna Gács

 Associate Professor

Anna Gács studied Literature and Art Theory. She wrote her PhD about the problem of authorship in literature, which was published in2002. In1999-2000 she worked as the Hungarian lector atSchoolofSlavonicand East European Studies, University College of London. Her research interest covers contemporary literature and culture, digitalisation and literary culture, literary and media theory, construction of authority in contemporary culture. Beside reviews and essays, she’s published translations from English (e.g. Germaine Greer, Jeanette Winterson, Ian McEwan and Julian Barnes).

Professional Activities & Affiliations

In recent years she was a guest lecturer or took part in collaborations, joint projects at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College of London; Christ Church University, Canterbury; Institute of Ideas, London; Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj.

Areas of Teaching/ Courses Taught

BA: Writing Skills; Narrative Theory; Hipertext/hipermedia Theory; Cultural Journalism

MA: Autobiographical Acts in Contemporary Culture

PhD: Theory of Adaptation; Textuality and Mediality; Review Writing

Areas of Supervision

Contemporary literary culture; authorship and authority in contemporary culture; digitalisation and literary culture; autobiographical acts in contemporary culture.

Selected Publications

Book

Miért nem elég nekünk a könyv: A szerző az értelmezésben, szerzőségkoncepciók a kortárs magyar irodalomban. Kijárat Kiadó,Budapest, 2002.

Books edited

Gács, Anna (ed.)  The Culture of Periodlicals from the Perpective of the Electronic Age. L’Harmattan,Budapest, 2007.

G. A. – Gelencsér Gábor (eds.): Adoptációk: Film és irodalom egymásra hatása, JAK-Kijárat,Budapest, 2000.

Articles

„Everyone I have ever slept with”: Az önéletrajzi megnyilatkozások kortárs formáinak kutatásáról. In: Bodor Péter szerk.: Emlékezés, identitás, diszkurzus. L’Harmattan, Budapest, in print

Who will read us if we all become writers?: Print and Digital Literary Journals, Authorship, and Authority, In: Gács A. (szerk.): A folyóirat-kultúra az elektronikus kor szemszögéből, L’Harmattan,Budapest, 2007.

Weefsels en flarden: Inleiding tot het lezen van Hongaarse vrouwelijke auteurs. De tweede ronde, Hongarije nummer, 3. 2004. 78-87.

Was zählt’s, wer von sich hin murmelt?: Fragen über die Situation und Autorisation in der Prosa von Imre Kertész. In: Mihály Szegedy-Maszák, Tamás Scheibner (Hg.): Der Lange, dunkle Schatten: Studien zum Werk von Imre Kertész. Kortina, Budapest; Passagen Verlag, Wien, 2004. 263-292.

Čo na tom zaleži, kto mrmle?: Otázky situácie a autorizácie v próze Imre Kertésza. romboid, 2003. 7-8.

Stories of Origin. In: Petrányi Zsolt ed.: Little Warsaw, Műcsarnok, Budapest, 2003.

Contact Details

Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies

Department of Communication and Media Studies
Eötvös Loránd University
Mail: Múzeum krt. 6-8., 1088 Budapest, Hungary

E-mail: gacsanna _at_ t-online.hu

Phone: +36 1 411 6558

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