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About Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek's fields of scholarship include comparative cultural studies; comparative literature; comparative media and communication studies; postcolonial studies; (im)migration and ethnic minority studies; digital humanities; data science; education studies; online teaching and course design; editing and publishing print & online; film and literature; audience studies; European, US-American, and Canadian cultures and literatures; history; bibliography; conflict management and diversity training. Education: Ph.D. Comparative Literature University of Alberta 1989, B.Ed. History and English as a Second Language University of Ottawa 1984, M.A. Comparative Literature Carleton University 1983, B.A. History and German Studies The University of Western Ontario 1980. Languages: near-native English, native German & Hungarian, fluent French, reading Latin, Italian, Spanish, Russian. Teaching and academic service: Purdue University 2000-, University of Halle-Wittenberg 2002-2011, National Sun Yat-sen University 2008-2010, University of Alberta 1984-2000 & (distinguished) visiting professorships in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Publications: single-authored books include Comparative Humanities and the Relevance of Liberal Arts (forthcoming); Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application; The Social Dimensions of Fiction & edited volumes include Digital Humanities and the Study of Intermediality in Comparative Cultural Studies; Companion to Comparative Literature, World Literatures, and Comparative Cultural Studies; Mapping the World, Culture, and Border-crossing; Perspectives on Identity, Migration, and Displacement; Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature; Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies; Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies; The New Central and East European Culture; Comparative Cultural Studies and Michael Ondaatje's Writing; 200+ articles in peer-reviewed journals incl. publications in Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Marathi, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish translation; editing & publishing: 1999- CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 2001- Purdue print monograph series of Books in Comparative Cultural Studies, 1989-2000 University of Alberta print monograph series of Books in Comparative Literature, 1989-1997 Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, special & thematic issues in learned journals. Tötösy de Zepetnek is member of several national and international humanities and social sciences learned associations and elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts / Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europea


2000 Present Editor of Journal & Book Series & Professor (U of Halle-Wittenberg), Purdue University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

comparative literature, (comparative) cultural studies, (comparative) media and communication studies, ORCID ID 0000-0002-1506-0159, and Researcher ID F-1053-2011

Honors and Awards

  • Member (Elected), European Academy of Sciences and Arts / Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea


19841989 PhD, University of Alberta

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