Károly Pintér, associate professor at the Institute of English and American Studies at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Hungary, will give a lecture entitled "Populism in Eastern Europe vs. Populism in the U.S.: A Hungarian Perspective" on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in the McGlinn Family Room of Visitation Hall.
A limited number of lunches will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free and open to all.
Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
About the Speaker
A specialist in history and literature, Prof. Pintér teaches courses on the history of Britain and the USA and publishes on early science fiction and writers such as Robert Owen, H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, Kurt Vonnegut, and Anthony Burgess. His doctoral dissertation at Eötvös Loránd University was published in 2010 as The Anatomy of Utopia: Narration, Estrangement, and Ambiguity in More, Wells, Huxley and Clarke. While at Notre Dame, he plans to explore the idea of "civil religion" in the US as a way of reflecting more deeply on that idea and its expression in the constitutions of several European nations today. This work is leading toward a monograph in progress towards habilitation (full professorship) in Hungary.