Zsuzsanna Ozsváth, Ph.D.

Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies
Professor of Literature and the History of Ideas
School of Arts and Humanities

Jonsson 5.116 [email protected] 972-883-2758

Lit 3312.501 Narratives of Change

HUHI 7345.501 The Holocaust


Personal Activity

Zsuzsanna Ozsváth is Professor of Literature and the History of Ideas in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. In addition, she is the Director of the School's Holocaust Studies Program.

Her recent publications include:

· Orfeusz nyomában: Radnóti Miklós élete és kora Budapest.  Zsuzsanna Ozsváth Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó (2004) 286 p. (Translation of In the Footsteps of Orpheus: The Life and Times of Miklós Radnóti Zsuzsanna Ozsváth Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2000);

· “Against the Tide” Zsuzsanna Ozsváth (with Fred Turner)  Judaism 53 1-2 (Winter/Spring, 2004);

· "Radnóti, Celan, and the Holocaust in Eastern-European Poetry." In Comparitive Cultural Studies and Post-1989 Central European Culture. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2002.

· "Paul Celan," "Jerzy Kosinski," "Miklos Radnóti," and "Nelli Sachs," in Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature, eds. David Patterson and Alan Berger, Westport-London: Oryx Press, 2002.

· In the Footsteps of Orpheus: Life and Times of Miklós Radnóti (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000);

· Foamy Sky: The Major Poems of Miklós Radnóti [with Frederick Turner] (Rpt.Budapest: Corvina, 2000, Princeton: University Press, 1992);

· "From Cain to Nahum: Shifts and Changes in Radnóti's Poetic Vision," in The  Life and Poetry of Miklós Radnóti:    Essays (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999);

· The Iron-Blue Vault: Atilla József Selected Poems [with Frederick Turner] (Newcastle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe, 1999);

· "Can Words Kill?: Anti-Semitic Texts and Their Impact on the Hungarian Jewish Catastrophe," in The Holocaust in Hungary: Fifty Years Later (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997).

Her essays and translations have appeared in such journals as Poetry , Judaism, The Partisan Review, German Studies Review, Literary Review, Research Studies, Hartford Studies in Literature, The Webster Review, The Hungarian Quarterly , and The Canadian American Review of Hungarian Studies.

A recipient (with Frederick Turner) of one of the most prestigious Hungarian literary awards, the Milán Füst Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1995), she also has been invited by the Hungarian government to present a volume of translations of Attila József's poetry (with Frederick Turner) at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 1999. In addition, she was given a Fulbright Award (1990) and an IREX Award (1991) for her research on Radnóti.

Professor Ozsváth has delivered numerous lectures at the conferences of professional association such as the International Pen Club, the MLA, NEMLA, SWMLA, and has been an invited speaker at a number of international meetings such as:

"Why to Teach about the Holocaust," organized by the United States Holocaust Museum for "The Dallas Educators' Forum," January 13, 2005

"The Holocaust in Hungary" Zsuzsanna Ozsvath University of Memphis, Bornbaum Judaic Studies of the Unveristy of Memphis and the Memphis Jewish Historical Society, May 2, 2004

"Trauma and Distortion: Holocaust Fiction and the Ban on Memory in Hungary." United States Holocaust Museum, March, 2004

"Responses to Atrocity: The Poetry of Miklós Radnóti," University of Indiana, 2001

The "Dohnányi Symposium," New York, Carnegie Hall, 2000

The "Lessons and Legacies" Holocaust Conference in Boca Raton, 1998

The Holocaust Convention at Texas A&M University: "Unexpected Encounters with the Holocaust,"1997

The International Radnoti Symposium in Cambridge, Great Britain, 1994

The Holocaust Conference in Budapest, Hungary, 1994;

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