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Andras Kisery

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Andras Kisery

Associate Professor

NAC 6/318D
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PhD, Columbia University, 2008
MPhil, Columbia University, 2004
MA, University of Bristol, UK, 1995
Undergraduate Studies, Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary, 1989-1995

Courses Taught

FIQWS: Media from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century: From Manuscript to Mobile Phone
ENGL 25000: Introduction to literary studies
ENGL 31151: Renaissance encounters
ENGL 35301: Shakespeare 1: the early plays
ENGL 35302: Shakespeare 2: the later plays
ENGL 35305: Remaking Shakespeare
ENGL 41406: English Renaissance drama
ENGL 41156: Law and order: justice on the English Renaissance stage

ENGL B0707: Revenge: tragic drama by Shakespeare and his contemporaries
ENGL B2010: Renaissance encounters: travel and exploration in early modern English writing


Research Interests

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Hamlet’s moment: drama and political knowledge in Renaissance England
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Worlds of Hungarian Writing: National Literature as Intercultural Exchange
edited and introduced by András Kiséry, Zsolt Komáromy (Eötvös University, Budapest), Zsuzsanna Varga (University of Edinburgh)
Madison, N.J: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, forthcoming in 2016.

Formal Matters: Reading the Materials of English Renaissance Literature ed. and introd. Allison Deutermann and András Kiséry Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013.

Vándorló elmélet: Lukács az angolszász világban
[Traveling theory: Georg Lukács in Anglo-American criticism. A reader – in Hungarian]
ed. and introduction András Kiséry and Zoltán Miklósi. Budapest: Gond-Cura, 2005.

Elaborate trifles: Studies for Kálmán G. Ruttkay on his 80th birthday
ed. Gábor Ittzés and András Kiséry
Piliscsaba [Hungary]: Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem, 2002.

Translated book
David Scott Kastan: Shakespeare és a könyv [Hungarian translation of Shakespeare and the book]
translated by András Kiséry
Budapest: Gondolat Könyvkiadó, 2014.

Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters
“The profession of the politician: diplomacy and the public in seventeenth-century England”
7,000-word essay in progress for the collection Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World: New Approaches, ed. by Tracey Sowerby and Jo Craigwood.

Hero and Leander and the posthumous shaping of Marlowe’s poetic career”
essay under contract for Christopher Marlowe, Theatrical Commerce, and the Book Trade, ed. Roslyn Knutson and Kirk Melnikoff, Cambridge University Press.

“The Matter of Form: Book History, Formalist Criticism, and Francis Bacon’s Aphorisms”
with Allison Deutermann (Baruch College, CUNY)
in: The Book in History, the Book as History, edited by Heidi Brayman, Jesse Lander and Zachary Lesser, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016, pp. 25-59.

“Hajnal és Thienemann láthatatlan kollégiuma: a tudomány hálózatai, a német szociológia és a kommunikáció egyetemi kutatása Magyarországon 1930 körül” [The Invisible College of István Hajnal and Theodor Thienemann: the networks of scholarship, German sociology, and the academic study of communication history around 1930 – in Hungarian]
in: Identitások és váltások, ed. Katalin Neumer, Budapest: Gondolat, 2016, pp. 246-305.

in: The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, Vol. I: Shakespeare’s World, ed. Bruce Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

“‘I lack advancement’: public rhetoric, private prudence, and the political agent in Hamlet, 1561-1609”
English Literary History 81.1 (2014) 29-60.

“Az irodalom részletei: a historizmus néhány újabb változata az amerikai reneszánszkutatásban” [Literary details: recent versions of historicism in American research on English Renaissance literature – in Hungarian]
in: Ki merre tart? Shakespeare Szegeden 2007-2011, ed. Attila Atilla Kiss and Ágnes Matuska, Szeged: JATE Press, 2013, pp. 15-28.

“An author and a bookshop: publishing Marlowe’s remains at the Black Bear”
Philological Quarterly 91.3 (2012) 361-392.

“Literacy, culture and history in the work of Thienemann and Hajnal”
in: Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies. Ed. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Louise O. Vasvári. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2011, pp. 34-46.

“Shakespeare in Ungarn”
in: Ina Schabert (ed.) Shakespeare-Handbuch, 5th ed., Alfred Kröner Verlag, München, 2009, pp. 679-681.

“Por se: a reneszánsz médiumai” [Not even dust: the media of the Renaissance – in Hungarian] Jelenkor (Pécs, Hungary) 48.11 (November 2005) 1066-1084.
Reprinted in: Tamás Bényei (ed): Átjárások: fiatal anglisták és amerikanisták tanulmányai. Fiatal Írók Szövetsége, Budapest, 2005, pp. 15-45.

“Voice, Inscription, and Immortality in Early Seventeenth-Century English Poetry” Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 11.1 (2005) 41-64.

“Emblems of the Polity: The wounds of rhetoric and of the body politic in Shakespeare’s Rome” in: Rowland Wymer and György E. Szőnyi (eds): The Iconography of Power. Ideas and Images of Rulership on the English Renaissance Stage. JATE Press, Szeged, 2000, pp. 161-179.
Reprinted in Michelle Lee (ed): Shakespearean Criticism vol. 84, Thomson Gale: Detroit, New York, San Francisco, 2004, pp. 121-129.

“The Critical Media of Early Modern Texts” European Journal of English Studies 4.2 (2000) 125-139.

“A néma e. Orson Welles és Shakespeare.” [on the script and soundtrack of Welles’ Shakespeare adaptations – in Hungarian] Metropolis (Budapest) 2000/2, pp. 38-56.

“Se füle, se farka: Shakespeare a Hamletben” [on Shakespeare’s authorial presence in Hamlet – in Hungarian] in: Tamás Bényei (ed): Kötelezők. JAK-Kijárat Kiadó, Budapest, 1999, pp. 37-81.

“‘He to Another Key His Style Doth Dress’: Pope’s Imitations of Dr Donne’s Satyres” Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 3.2 (1997) 107-130.

“Hamletizing the Spirit of the Nation: Political Uses of Kazinczy’s 1790 Translation” in: Holger Klein and Péter Dávidházi (eds): Shakespeare and Hungary. A Publication of the Shakespeare Yearbook, Volume 7. The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter, 1996, pp. 11-35.

Book reviews and review essays
Joad Raymond (ed), The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Vol 1: Cheap Print to 1660, in: Renaissance Quarterly 65:1 (Spring 2012) pp. 281-282.

Carole Levin and John Watkins, Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds, in: Journal of British Studies 50:1 (Jan. 2011) pp. 197-198.

Margaret Healy and Thomas Healy, eds. Renaissance transformations: the making of English writing (1500-1650), in: Renaissance Quarterly 63:4 (Winter 2010) pp. 1431-1433.

“Könyvek Shakespeare-ről” [review essay on Peter Ackroyd, Shakespeare: the biography, Stephen Greenblatt, Will in the world, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lectures on Shakespeare, all published in Hungarian] Holmi 2007/1, 93-105.

“Manuscripts in the age of print” (Peter Beal: In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-Century England). Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies XI/1 (2005) 223-225.

“Back to Shakespeare” (Frank Kermode: Shakespeare’s language). The AnaChronist 2001, 230-238.

“The Bard and Hungary: Literary Cults and the Anthropology of Culture” (Péter Dávidházi: The Romantic Cult of Shakespeare) Budapest Review of BOOKS 10.1‑2 (2000) 7-14
First published in Hungarian as “Kultúra és a Kultusz antropológiája. Dávidházi Péter Shakespeare-könyvéről” Budapesti Könyvszemle 12.1 (2000) 7-21.

Gy. E. Szőnyi: Exaltatio és Hatalom. in: Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 6/2 (2000) 271-279.

“Élet és irodalom” (Heller Ágnes: Kizökkent idő. Shakespeare történelemfilozófiája) Holmi 2001/1, pp. 109-116.

Recent scholarly presentations (selection)
Curiosity, drama and the public sphere
panel on Theater and the culture of its publics; conference of the Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, March 23-26, 2016.

News before the public sphere: Chapman’s tragedies
MLA Convention, Austin, TX, January 9, 2016

Jonson’s Tacitean history, or, politics as a spectator sport
The futures of historicism conference, Yale University, New Haven, October 2-3, 2015.

What Malvolio knew: the popularity of political knowledge in early modern England
seminar paper, conference of the Shakespeare Association of America Vancouver, April 2-4, 2015.

From politics to trauma: Hamlet and Hungarian poetry
MLA Convention, Vancouver, Canada, 9 January 2015

Vile and vulgar admirations: Chapman’s plays in public
Yale Early Modern Colloquium, December 4, 2014.

Some travelers return: relazioni and the world of Hamlet
Diplomacy and Culture in the Early Modern World, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, Oxford, UK, 31 July to 2 August, 2014

The wiser sort: sententious political instruction and Gabriel Harvey’s reading of Hamlet.
Rutgers Seminar in the History of the Book / Media Studies, and the English Department’s Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium, December 6, 2013.

Politics, wit and the usefulness of Shakespeare’s drama
Conference of the European Shakespeare Research Association, Montpellier, France, 26-29 June, 2013.

Staging Policy.
Panel on “Multum in Parvo: Small Forms in Renaissance Literature”, Conference of the Renaissance Society of America, San Diego, April 2013

Conferences and conference panels organized (selection)
Agents of contact: print between cultures in the early modern period
Symposium co-sponsored by the CCNY Division of the Arts and Humanities, The English Department, the Rifkind Center, a PSC-CUNY Enhanced Grant, and the RBS-Mellon Fellowship Program at the University of Virginia.
CCNY, New York, September 25, 2015.

Formal Matters: Rethinking the Relationship between Literary Forms and the Material Text, co-organized with Allison Deutermann. Panel of 6 presenters from the US, Canada and the UK.
Conference of the Renaissance Society of America, San Diego, April 5, 2013.

Additional Information

András Kiséry is a founding editor of The AnaChronisT, a yearbook of studies about literature in English.

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