Ildikó Limpár Pázmány Péter Catholic University
Ildikó Limpár, Senior Lecturer of English, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, holds a Ph.D. in English and an MA in Egyptology. Her primary research interest is the subversion of myths in the works of contemporary American authors. Extending this research to speculative fiction writers led to focusing on the use of monsters as literary tools addressing life challenges in coming of age fantasy and science fiction. Publications on the monster and the monstrous include articles on The Hunger Games trilogy in Monsters and the Monstrous (2014), Apertúra (2015), TOPOS (2016), HJEAS (2017), and in Displacing the Anxieties of Our World: Spaces of the Imagination (Cambridge Scholars, 2017), an anthology of essays she also edited. She published on the paradigm shift of the literary vampire detectable in the BBC TV Show Dracula (Monsters and the Monstrous, 2014), and in the indie film What We Do in the Shadows (Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 2019).