Gender conference: program finally finalized!

Gendered Identities in Contemporary Literary and Visual Cultures Conference Program

Click here to download a pdf version of the program.

Now the complete abstract booklet is available to download from here!

Venue: School of English and American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

5 Rákóczi street Budapest, Hungary

5 June

09.30   Registration – Room 031

10.00  Opening – Room 031

Judit Friedrich, Kata Gyuris, Eszter Szép – organizers

10.15   Keynote 1 – Room 031

Nóra Séllei (University of Debrecen): Intertextuality as Revisionist Imperative in Some Texts by Contemporary Women Writers

Convenor: Kata Gyuris

11.15   Coffee Break Room 315

11.30   Panels 1 A and B

Panel 1A – Room 326

Female Space and Literature

Chair: Ágnes Györke, University of Debrecen

Panel 1B – Room 327

Problems of Narration
Chair: Gábor Tamás Molnár, ELTE

Zsuzsanna Szalóki (University of Debrecen, Hungary):

“The Spinning Fairy in the Attic”: Female Creativity and the Family House in A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book

Kitti Tóth (ELTE, Hungary):

The Uncertain Referent: Gender Blending Narration in Michèle Roberts’s Flesh and Blood

Kata Gyuris (ELTE, Hungary):

Sentimental Education and Female Bildung in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus and Calixthe Beyala’s La négresse rousse

Dóra Vecsernyés (ELTE, Hungary):

The Weightlessness of Non-Existence: Anatomising the Female Self in Janice Galloway’s The Trick is to Keep Breathing

Cyrine Kortas (University of Sousse, Tunisia):

Women in Love: A Struggle for Self-Acquisition

Kornél Zipernovszky (ELTE, Hungary):

“Music is my mistress” – Theory, Practice and Identity Politics in Female Blues and Jazz Autobiographies

13.00   Lunch break

14.30   Panels 2 A and B

Panel 2A – Room 326


Chair: Gabriella Moise, University of Debrecen

Panel 2B – Room 327

Fairy Tales

Chair: Judit Friedrich, ELTE

Natália Pikli (ELTE, Hungary):

“Evil women, / Is that what you want?” Representing Women and Gender Problems in Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom

Tegan Raleigh (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA):

Women in Pieces: Fairy Tales in Contemporary Francophone Fiction

Pavlina Duoblekova (The Bulgarian Academy of Science):

Changing (Political) Systems, Changing (Gender) Narratives: Notions on Motherhood in Contemporary Bulgarian Theatre

Dr. Şeyda İnceoğlu (Pamukkale University, Turkey):

Female Voice in Performance in Postmodern Fairy Tales

Bettina Puskás (ELTE, Hungary):

Male Power Struggle for the Enigma of a Woman in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal

Emma Bálint (University of Szeged, Hungary):

Who’s Afraid of Red Riding Hood?

16.00   Coffee Break (Room 315)

16.15   Panels 3 A and B

Panel 3A – Room 326

Popular Culture

Chair: Vera Benczik, ELTE

Panel 3B – Room 327

Reading Winterson

Chair: Nóra Séllei, University of Debrecen

Imola Bülgözdi (University of Debrecen, Hungary):

Going Against the Grain: Terry Pratchett’s Take on the Bildungsroman

Katalin Schmidt (ELTE, Hungary):

Wintersonian Masculinities: Faces of Masculinity in Jeanette Winterson’s Works

Réka Jakus (University of Debrecen, Hungary):

“We’re not a couple!”: Female and Male Views in Sherlock

Dr Maria Antonietta Struzziero (independent scholar):

Worlds of Desire in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities and Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion

17.15   Coffee Break (Room 315)

19.00   Conference Dinner in Gotti Restaurant

6 June

9.00     Registration Room 414

9.30     Keynote 2 Room 414

Zsófia Bán (ELTE): Snapshots of the Unborn: Visual Representation, Gender and the History of American Eugenics

Convenor: Eszter Szép

10.30   Coffee Break Room 315

10.45  Panels 4 A and B

Panel 4A – Room 326


Chair: Natália Pikli, ELTE

Panel 4B – Room 327


Chair: Andrea Timár, ELTE

Fanni Feldmann (University of Debrecen, Hungary):

The Other Neighbour Controversial Homosexuality in the Television Soap Opera Szomszédok (Neighbours)

Eszter Szép (ELTE, Hungary):

Monstrosity, Masculinity and Drawing the Male Body in Ken Dahl’s Monsters

Eva Hanna (Central European University, Hungary-USA):

Guidos, Geordies and Gender: on the Potential for Subversion in Reality Television

Eszter Hidasi (ELTE, Hungary):

Female Monstrosity and Abjection – The Representation of Calamity Jane in Pete Dexter’s Deadwood and Larry McMurtry’s Buffalo Girls

11.45   Coffee Break (Room 315)

12.00   Panels 5 A and B

Panel 5A – Room 326

Media discourse and public space

Chair: Zsófia Bán, ELTE

Panel 5B – Room 327

Queer Studies

Chair: Krisztina Szalay, ELTE

Nadia Arbelo (University of Primorska, Slovenia):

“I Am Woman! I Am Powerful”: Female Visibility and Representation In Social Space

Alex Cooper (Central European University, Hungary-USA):

Between Fact and Fiction: Parada and the Realities of LGBTQ Activism in Belgrade

Pınar Sarigöl (Bielefeld University, Germany):

An Intersectionality Approach to Power Relations between Immigrant Women of Turkey in Germany

Brigitta Hudacskó (University of Debrecen, Hungary):

“I’m the new Berlin Wall, baby”: Separation and Unity in Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Mohsen Bakhtiar (ELTE, Hungary):

Flies Flying around Lollipops: Metaphorical Conceptualization of Islamic Hijab in Iran

Pavao Parunov (University of Zadar, Croatia):

Headless Bodies – Visual Politics of Queer Bodies and Sexualities on Grindr

14.00   Closing Remarks – Common Area, 3rd Floor

Judit Friedrich, Kata Gyuris, Eszter Szép

15.00   Drinks at Púder Bárszínház

18.00   A performance of Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom in Apáczai Theatre Hall


Kata Gyuris and Eszter Szép on behalf of the Narratives of Culture and Identity Research Group at the Department of English Studies, ELTE

Judit Friedrich, academic advisor

We would like to thank the following institutions for their support:

– School of English and Academic Studies, ELTE

– Student Union of the Division of Humanities, ELTE

helmut newton

Photograph by Helmut Newton


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