Mónika Dánél

Postdoctoral Fellow - Sentral-Europa og Balkan-studier
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Academic interests

My research interests lie in contemporary Eastern European (especially Hungarian and Romanian) Literature and Film, in theory of intermediality, in space and body theory and in gender studies connected to post-communist societies.

I co-edited the volume Event-Trauma-Publicity (2012) and I published two monographs in Hungarian: Transparent Frames: The Intimacy of Reading (2013) and Language-Carnival: The Poetics of Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde Artworks (2016) My second monograph examined Hungarian emigrant and transborder literature from a poetical perspective and analysed Hungarian literary history and canonization from the perspective of ideology criticism.

Between 2014 and 2018 I led the international and intermedial project Space-ing Otherness. Cultural Images of Space, Contact Zones in Contemporary Hungarian and Romanian Film and Literature financed by the Hungarian Scientific Research Found (OTKA). Within this project, my research focused on codes of intimacy and publicity in post-communist cultures.

Within the framework of the project Probing the Boundaries of the (Trans)National I will focus on contemporary transborder Hungarian literature (Hungarian literature in Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine). I will examine how literary works that intermingle and transpose different linguistic and cultural layers can testify to a transnational aesthetics, and argue that such works can be understood as translations in themselves. In addition, I will examine institutional and personal models through interviews with female authors and literary scholars.

I published one synthesizing article related to the representation of the Romanian Revolution in 1989, see: “Multiple Revolutions. Remediating and Re-enacting the Romanian Events of 1989.” Acta Universitatis Sapientiae. Film and Media Studies, vol. 14, 2017, 95–131.  

And my “gender gaze” can be detected in the following article: “Surrogate Nature, Culture, Women – Inner Colonies. Postcolonial Readings of Contemporary Hungarian Films,” in Judit Pieldner–Zsuzsanna Ajtony (eds.) Discourses of Space. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 255–283.

 

 

Publications

Language-Carnival: The Poetics of Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde Artworks. [Nyelv-karnevál. Magyar neoavantgárd alkotások poétikája] Budapest: Kijárat Kiadó, 2016, 248 pages (ISBN: 9786155160578)

Transparent Frames. The Intimacy of Reading. [Áttetsző keretek: Az olvasás intimitása] Cluj-Napoca: Korunk–Komp-Press, 2013, 356 pages (ISBN: 9789731960579)

Space [Tér] In: Beatrix Kricsfalusi, Ernő Kulcsár Szabó, Gábor Tamás Molnár, Ábel Tamás (eds) Handbook of Media and Cultural Studies [Média- és Kultúratudomány. Kézikönyv.] Ráció Kiadó, Budapest, 2018, 173–193. Co-author: Ferenc Vincze

Intermediality [Intermedialitás] In: Beatrix Kricsfalusi, Ernő Kulcsár Szabó, Gábor Tamás Molnár, Ábel Tamás (eds) Handbook of Media and Cultural Studies [Média- és Kultúratudomány. Kézikönyv.] Ráció Kiadó, Budapest, 2018, 283–287. Co-author: Katalin Sándor

Multiple Revolutions. Remediating and Re-enacting the Romanian Events of 1989. Acta Universitatis Sapientiae. Film and Media Studies, vol. 14, 2017, 95–131. http://www.acta.sapientia.ro/acta-film/C14/film14-05.pdf

Atmospheric Adaptation as Cultural Translation. (Ádám Bodor – Gábor Ferenczi: The Possibilities of Making Friends, 2007). Contact Zones. Studies in Central and Eastern European Film and Literature. A Biannual Online Journal. 2016/2., 6–23. http://contactzones.elte.hu/atmospheric-adaptation

“Inf(l)ection of the Medium: Sándor Kardos’s Films in Between Eye and Hand.” Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media 9 (Summer 2015). Web. ISSN: 2009-4078. http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue9/HTML/ArticleDanel.html

Surrogate Nature, Culture, Women – Inner Colonies. Postcolonial Readings of Contemporary Hungarian Films. Acta Universitatis Sapientiae. Film and Media Studies, vol. 5, 2012, 107–128. http://www.acta.sapientia.ro/acta-film/C5/film5-7.pdf

Ungarische Avantgarde und Neoavantgarde. In: Hubert van den Berg, Walter Fähnders (eds) Metzler Lexikon Avantgarde, Metzler Verlag, Stuttgart, 2009. S. 343–348. Co-author: Szilvia Sz. Molnár https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783476018663

Differenza e solidarietà. Culture marginali – voci femminili (Éva Berniczky, Ildikó Lovas, Anikó N. Tóth) In: Annali dell'Università degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale – Studi Finno-Ugrici, V, 2006–2009, Unior Napoli, 29–52.

Zwischen den Sprachen. Versuch einer historischer Kontextualisierung der ungarischen Neoavantgarde. In: Ernő Kulcsár Szabó, Csongor Lőrincz, Gábor Tamás Molnár (eds) Spielarten der Sprache, Budapest, Osiris, 2004, 369–391.

V otnosenyijah texta i izobrazsenyija. In: Marius I. Oros (ed.) Studii de limba, literatura si metodica, Cluj-Napoca, Universitatea „Babeş-Bolyai” Facultatea de Litere, Filologie Slava, 2003, 135–148.

The Mirror and the Double as Heterotopias of Literature and Film [A tükör és a hasonmás mint az irodalom és a film heterotópiái]. In: Ágnes Pethő (ed.) Images In-Between. The Scenes of Filmic Narration [Köztes képek. A filmelbeszélés színterei], Scientia, Cluj-Napoca, 2003, 249–281.  http://mek.oszk.hu/01600/01660/01660.pdf

In-Between Text and Image. The Role of Intermediality in Russian Double Stories (Dostoevsky: The Double, Gogol: The Portrait) [Szöveg és kép viszonyában. Az intermedialitás szerepe két orosz hasonmás történetben. (Dosztojevszkij: A hasonmás, Gogol: Az arckép)].  In: Ágnes Pethő (ed.) Image Transfers. Studies in the Field of Intermediality [Képátvitelek. Tanulmányok az intermedialitás tárgyköréből], Scientia, Cluj-Napoca, 2002, 125–145. http://mek.niif.hu/01700/01745/01745.pdf

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