Department of British Studies
Institute of English and American Studies
Lajos Kossuth University
Egyetem tér 1
P.O. Box 73
Tel.: (+ 36 52) 431 147
Fax: (+ 36 52) 431 147
Main interest in Canadian Studies:
Drama and theatre in English-Canada from the beginnings to comtemporary times;
Canadian historical drama
Courses currently taught:
Modern Canadian Theatre and Drama (one-year
Postcolonial Drama and Theatre (one-year
Contemporary Issues in English-Canadian
Drama (new, 2001)
The course is designed to discuss major social and political issues as reflected
in the English-Canadian drama of the 80s and 90s. The course provides an
interdisciplinary study of relevant social issues in contemporary Canada
and their special treatment in the dramatic mode. Topics to be discussed
will include the survival and present status of Native Canadian culture,
problems of marginality, gender and postcoloniality, art and politics. The
issues will be studied primarily through dramatic texts but relevant theoretical
and critical essays as well as current newspaper and magazine articles will
also be used to add a wider scope to the issues touched upon in the selected
Major Canadian Playwrights (course on George Ryga, George Walker)
History and Drama in Canadian Literature
Canadian Studies Publications:
A number of articles on Canadian drama (including Native Canadian Drama and
Historical Drama); encyclopedia entries on Canadian dramatists.
Other Canadian Studies Activities:
George Ryga: Indian (KLTE Readers' Theatre, Debrecen, March 198?.
Robertson Davies: The Rebel Angels (1989, commissioned by Európa
Publishing House). One chapter published in Nagyvilág, Vol. XXXIV,
No. 10 (October 1989).
Michael Cook: Ireland's Eye, Hungarian Radio, July 1989.
George F. Walker: Criminals in Love (1990, comissioned by Csokonai Theatre,
Morris Panych: Stories, Csokonai Theatre, Debrecen, April 1996.
George Faludy Award (1991) for the dissemination of Canadian literature.
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