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Peter Nemes

Peter Nemes

GISB 1007, (812) 856-9407

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, 2004
  • M.A., Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, 2000

Region of Interest

Research Topics

  • Digital Culture
  • Social Movements and Cultural Change
  • Ethnic and Multicultural Awareness

Research Summary

I enjoy teaching about issues of cultural and social change, as these topics connect to my previous work. At present, my interests lie in the digital world, an area of murky social networks, and elusive origins. I guide students on an intellectual journey through the worlds of communication and the arts, and we investigate changes of culture in our present, digital age. Through these courses I work to enhance the critical literacies of International Studies’ students, and provide them with alternative lenses for understanding the rapidly changing world.

Representative Publications

Book [published]

  • Dekonstrukció és romantika. Budapest: Kijárat, 2004.
    (Deconstruction and Romanticism)

Book [edited]

  • The Finer Grain: Essays in Honor of Mihály Szegedy-Maszák. Edited with Richard Aczel. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, 2003.

Journal [edited]

  • Ecocriticism. A special issue of Helikon, the journal of literary theory of the Institute of Literary Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 2007/3.


  • Reading the plains and the lake: Landscape in Hungarian Travel Literature. Hungarian Studies, 24/1 (2010). DOI: 10.15566/HStud.24.2010.1.6
  • The Japanese Garden in a Hungarian Novel: László Krasznahorkai’s Hill to the North, Lake to the South, Roads to the West, River to the East. ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Volume 17, Issue 2, Spring 2010. DOI:10.1093/isle/isq032