Zsuzsanna Lénárt-Muszka University of Debrecen
Instructor, North American Department, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen. She conducts research on the representations of maternal embodiment in post-1980 prose by and about African American women. She received her doctorate from the University of Debrecen (2021); the title of her dissertation is Mothers in the Wake of Slavery: The Im/possibility of Motherhood in Post-1980 African American Women’s Prose. Her research interests include the portrayals of maternal bodies and subjectivities in contemporary literature and visual culture, Black feminism, and Afropessimism. Her articles have appeared both in Hungarian and English in various edited collections and in journals such as Studies in the American Short Story (2020.1), [sic] (2019.1), Filológiai Közlöny (2019.2), HJEAS (2019.1), Alföld (2018.11), Watermark (2018.1), and TOPOS (2012.1). She has taught and collaborated in the development of courses and e-learning materials on American literature, media and advertising, business English, and English language teaching methodology. Her other research and teaching interests are within the pedagogy and methodology of higher education and include language testing and the development of debating skills in the classroom.