Anna Menyhért

Senior Research Affiliate / Professor

I am a Professor of Trauma Studies at the University of Jewish Studies (OR-ZSE), in Budapest. I was a research fellow at The Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies in Vienna (2020-2021); a visiting professor at the University of Florence (2020); a Marie-Curie fellow at the University of Amsterdam (2016–2018) ( I led the Trauma and Gender in Literature and Culture Research Group at Eötvös Loránd University (2012–2015), we studied early 20thcentury women writers and their networks ( I was a TÁMOP postdoctoral fellow at ELTE, a Bolyai fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the head of Hungarian Studies Department at the Balassi Institute in Budapest as an associate professor, and an assistant professor at Miskolc University. I was the president of József Attila Kör, the Literary Association of Young Hungarian writers (2000-2006), and the Vice President of the European Writers Council (2003–2011).

Selected Publications

  • In progress: Trauma in the Digital Age: The Representation, Transmission and Processing of Trauma on Social Media. De Gruyter, 2022.
  • Women’s Literary Tradition and Twentieth-Century Hungarian Writers. Leiden, Brill, series ‘Women Writers in History’, 2020.
  • Női irodalmi hagyomány. Erdős Renée, Nemes Nagy Ágnes, Czóbel Minka, Kosztolányiné Harmos Ilona, Lesznai Anna. Budapest, Napvilág, 2013.
  • Elmondani az elmondhatatlant. Trauma és irodalom. [Saying the Unsayable: Trauma and Literature.] Budapest, Anonymus-Ráció, 2008.
  • Egy olvasó alibije. [The Alibi of a Reader.] Budapest, Kijárat, 2002.
  • “Én”-ek éneke. Líraolvasás. [The Songs of Selves. Reading Lyric Poetry.] Budapest, Orpheusz, 1998.
  •  “A Hungarian Woman Writer’s Transnational Afterlife in the Digital Era: Renée Erdős (1879–1956).” In: Transnational Perspectives on Artists’ Lives. Eds. Marleen Rensen, Christopher Wiley, Palgrave, 2020, 127–144.
  • “Trauma Studies in the Digital Age.” In: Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma. Eds. Collin Davis, Hanna Meretoja, Routledge, 2020, 241–256.
    “Memoir As Motherly Word: Processing Trauma in Biographies of Attila József by Márta Vágó, Judit Szántó, Flóra Kozmutza.” Life Writing, 16, 2019: 3, 311–327.