Steven Totosy de Zepetnek

Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek's areas of scholarship are in comparative media and communication studies, comparative literature, postcolonial and ethnic minority studies, film and literature, audience studies, European, US-American, and Canadian cultures and literatures, history, bibliographies, new media and knowledge management, and editing. B.A. history and German studies; M.A. comparative literature, B.Ed. history and English; Ph.D. comparative literature. He taught in the U of Alberta Department of Comparative Literature 1984-2000 where he also served as associate director of the Research Institute for Comparative Literature, as associate editor of the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée, and as series editor of the U of Alberta Research Institute for Comparative Literature monograph series of comparative literature. Since 2002 Tötösy de Zepetnek is professor of media and culture studies at the U of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany and since 2008 professor of literature at National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, and he has held (distinguished) visiting professorships in the PR of China, Hungary, Spain, the USA, and Taiwan. His solo books include Comparative Cultural Studies (forthcoming), Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application (1998), and The Social Dimensions of Fiction (1993), and his collected volumes include Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies (forthcoming), Hungarian Comparative Cultural Studies (forthcoming), The New Central and East European Culture (2006), Comparative Cultural Studies and Michael Ondaatje's Writing (2005), and Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature (2005). Tötösy de Zepetnek is editor of the Purdue University Press journal CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (ISSN 1481-4373), series editor of the Purdue University Press monograph series Books in Comparative Cultural Studies, and series editor of the Shaker Publisher monograph series Books in Comparative Culture, Media, and Communication Studies Born 1950 Budapest, Tötösy de Zepetnek is fluent in English, German, French, and Hungarian, has reading knowledge of Latin, limited Spanish and Russian, and studied Serbo-Croatian.