Spring Semester Dates 2020

The dates of Spring Semester 2020:

Study Period: February 3 – May 16, 2020
Spring Break: April 10-17, 2020
Exam Period: May 18 – June 27, 2020
Re-exam Period: June 29 – July 4, 2020

LDE (levelezős) contact dates:

February 14-15 and 28-29, 2020
March 20-21, 2020
April 2-3, 2020
May 8-9, 2020

LDE Syllabus TBA.

Giving Meaning to Madness

The Department of English Studies will host a public lecture by Holly Case, Associate Professor of History at Brown University (USA) entitled “Giving Meaning to Madness: Hermeneutic Experiments during the Second World War.” 4 pm, Thursday, December 5th, in the Faculty Conference Room (Kari Konferenciaterem). Click on the image for details.

Jágónak VII

Tomorrow starts our biennial Shakespeare conference. This year’s conference title is Shakespeare Tenses: Present. Perfect. Continuous (Jágónak VII). For details see the conference website.

A note to our returning participants: the first day of the conference is at the magnificent Art Nouveau building, Reök Palace at Magyar Ede tér.

Porto Intensive Programme 17-29/06/2019

The New Faces consortium* is pleased to announce that its third intensive programme, held under the project’s general title “Facing Europe in Crisis: Shakespeare’s World and Present Challenges”, will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Universidade do Porto (Portugal), from the 17th to the 29th June 2019. The intensive programme will count on the presence of 60 students and 20 teaching staff from the consortium’s universities. It will consist of a series of academic seminars, combined with round-table discussions and a range of extension activities organised in collaboration with some of the New Faces associate partners. A full detailed schedule will be available soon at http://new-faces-erasmusplus.fr/ .

New Faces is a European Strategic Partnership that aims to promote historical and literary understanding of the complexities of crises (cultural, linguistic, political, social, religious, and economic), to help face a complex contemporary European context.

* the New Faces consortium:
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 – IRCL – CNRS
Charles University in Prague
Uniwersytet Jagielloński (Jagiellonian University)
Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto
University of Szeged, Department of English
Freie Universität Berlin
Universidad de Murcia
Utrecht University
Università degli Studi di Ferrara

Spring Semester Dates 2019

The dates of Spring Semester 2019:

Study Period: February 4 – May 18, 2019
Spring Break: March 25-29, 2019
Exam Period: May 10 – June 29, 2019
Re-exam Period: July 1-6, 2019

LDE (levelezős) contact dates:

February 15-16, 2019
March 1-2 and 22-23, 2019
April 5-6, 2019
May 3-4 and 10-11, 2019 (10-11 is for 2nd and 3rd year students only)

For the full syllabus click HERE.

TDK 2018 Fall

The local TDK (Tudományos Diák Kör/Scholarly Paper Competition) round of student academic activities will be held on November 29-30, 2018. The English-American Institute’s participants are scheduled to present their papers on Thursday, November 29, from 4 pm in Petőfi V room. All peers are welcome to cheer them on and gain an insight into making and presenting an academic argument.  These are the competing students and their presentations:

Gál Inéz (MA): A dajkanyelv és az állatokkal való kommunikáció fonetikai vizsgálata
Mike Laura (MA): Kyd’s Traumatic Passage to the Underworld: The Spanish Tragedy and Early Modern Crises
Tóth Zsolt (BA): Bestial Parts of Ourselves: An Examination of Adrienne Kennedy’s The Owl Answers and Peter Shaffer’s Equus
Földesi Milán (MA): Othering and the representation of black characters in the Star Wars saga
Soueyoshi Kiyotaka (MA): Walt Whitman’s Common Sense

“Where there is much desire to learn, here of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinion in good men is but knowledge in the making.” (John Milton, Areopagitica)


Erasmus+ NEW FACES IP: Facing Europe in Crisis — Shakespeare’s World and Present Challenges (Porto, June 17-29, 2019)

The third Intensive Program of the Erasmus+ NEW FACES project will be held at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto from June 17 to June 29 2019.

We are looking for 6 to 8 post-graduate students who are interested in an opportunity to meet and work with students and professors coming from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands in the beautiful coastal city of Porto on the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal). For application, please, submit a CV and a motivation letter to Ágnes Matuska or Larisa Kocic-Zámbó by December 5, 2018. If you have further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.


All applications will be considered and finalized by December 15, 2018.

For more detail on the project itself visit its website.