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Date: 2008
Page count: 330 pages
Format: A/5
ISBN: 978-963-9664-99-9
Category: in Hungarian and English

Original price: 2800 Ft

Dreaming Homeland and People…
The Enlightenment and Romanticism in the Central and Eastern European literature

About the author



Born: May 26, 1940 Budapest


Present Position

Head of Central and Eastern European Literatures Department at the Institute for Literary Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Editor of the literary monthly "2000"


M.A. in Czech and Russian Language and Literature, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1963

Dissertation: Die Ausgestaltung der neuzeitlichen Literatursprachen in Osteuropa, with I. Kniezsa

PhD in literary theory, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1976

Dissertation: Slavic Structuralism in Literary Theory, with L. Sziklay

Docrtor of Hungarian Academy of Scienses, 1999

Dissertation: Introduction to the Baltic Studies


Hungarian, Czech, Russian, Polish, Lithuanian, English, German (written and spoken)

Latvian, Bielorussian, Serbocroatian, Slovak, Ukrainian, French (written)

Current Area of Research

The History of the Baltic culture as a part of Central European culture


Postgraduate fellowship of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 1964-1965, with K. Wyka at the Institute for Literary Studies at Warsaw

Research fellowship from the Soros Foundation, 1985 November - 1986 March, at the University of California, Los Angeles, with H. Birnbaum, at the Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Visiting fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna 1997 January - July


Institute for Literary Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1963-1966 Dept. of Comparative Literature

1966-1986 Dept. of Literary Theory

1986-present Dept. of Central and Eastern European Literatures

1991-1994 Central European University, Budapest, Program Director in Comparative Literature


1977-1980 Assistant Professor (Dozent) at József Attila University, Szeged, Dept. of Comparative Literature


Associations International Comparative Literature Association

Hungarológiai Társaság

Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies


1994 Medal of Gediminas (Lithuania)

1998 A Magyar Köztársasági Érdemrend Tisztikeresztje

2002 Orden of Gediminas (Lithuania)




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