Gábor Molnár, World Literature

Areas of interest

Modern literatures (Hungarian, English/American, Italian), theories of reading, literary pedagogy


Ph.D. Eötvös Loránd University of Arts and Sciences 2009,
M. A. Eötvös Loránd University of Arts and Sciences 1998


As far as I can remember, I have always been interested in reading and literature. I entered high school wanting to study science but my interests soon began to shift to the humanities. At Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), I majored in Hungarian literature and linguistics, also taking many courses in comparative literature, literary theory and aesthetics. After graduating, I began a career in teaching: I have taught Hungarian to foreigners (including two spells at American universities in Indiana and New Jersey) , English to Hungarians, and literature at various levels of instruction. Since 2007, I have been serving as an assistant professor at ELTE, teaching courses in literary criticism, comparative literature and also on the teaching of literature.

I started teaching at McDaniel Budapest in 2009.
Web page for the research group (Association for the Study of General Literature) I have been involved with since 1996: www.aitk.hu

Literature online:

Useful libraries in Budapest:
www.oik.hu (National Library of Foreign Languages)
www.mtak.hu (Library of the National Academy of Sciences)
www.fszek.hu (Public Library of Budapest)
www.oszk.hu (National Széchényi Library)

Courses taught

World Literature
Multicultural Voices in American Literature

For any information on any of these topics, please contact

Professor Molnár.