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Zsófia Bán was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1957 and grew up in Brazil and Hungary. A writer, essayist, and critic of art and literature, she made her fiction debut in 2007 with Esti iskola [Night School: A Reader for Adults], followed by Amikor még csak az állatok éltek [When There Were Only Animals, 2012]. Her short stories have been widely anthologized, and her two books of fiction have both come out in German (Abendschule, 2012, Als nur die Tiere lebten, 2014, Suhrkamp, both translated by Terézia Mora). She lives and works in Budapest, where she is Associate Professor at Eötvös Loránd University, Department of American Studies.

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Name: Zsófia Bán

Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
School of English and American Studies
Dept. of American Studies
Rákóczi út 5.
1088 Budapest


Associate Pofessor  Dept. of American Studies, Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, 2001- 
Assistant Professor Dept. of American Studies, Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, 1992-2001 
Assistant Professor  English Dept., Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, 1990-1992 
Junior Lecturer  English Dept., Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, 1985-1990 
Post-graduate fellow  Hungarian Academy of Science, 1985-1988 
Assistant director  MAFILM International Studio (Hungarian National Film Co.), 1981 - 1985 


Ph.D., English Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, 1997
Dr. univ., summa cum laude Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, 1996 
M.A., English Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, 1981
M. A., French Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, 1981
English, French, and Portuguese language and literature studies Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, 1976-1981

teaching experience

main subject areas:

19th-20th-c. American Literature
Critical Theory
Contemporary Literary Theory
American Philosophy
20th-c. American art
Visual Culture
Gender Studies
American Culture and Civilization

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