History

History of the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

 

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies a senior Central European journal of English and American Studies publishes scholarship in all the fields covered by English and American Studies, including but not limited to literature, history, art, philosophy, religion, and theory.  In addition, each issue features an array of book reviews, and occasionally interviews and notes. Its immediate predecessor, Hungarian Studies in English (HSE) founded by László Országh managed to be one of the vital Central European professional links with the English-speaking world in times when such links were severed by the Communist dictatorship. Hungarian Studies in English published continually beginning in 1963 for 23 consecutive years—the only Hungarian journal in the field that did so in Post-World War II Hungary. The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) sets great store by this legacy.

            In 1995 the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies under its editor, Zoltán Abádi-Nagy, went from an annual to semi-annual publication determined to respond to the new situation created in the wake of the vast social changes that took place in 1989 in Hungary. An astounding growth occurred in Hungarian English Departments with a rapidly growing community of Hungarian scholars working in all the diverse fields of English and American Studies. Moreover, the journal has always been truly international featuring work by scholars from many countries and continents and now thanks to being archived on JSTOR and available on ProQuest and EBSCO enjoys a world-wide readership.