Prof. Dr. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek

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Tötösy de Zepetnek
Purdue University
Purdue University Press
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Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek's <> areas of scholarship are in comparative literature and culture incl. comparative media and communication studies, comparative literature, postcolonial and ethnic minority studies, film and literature, audience studies, English, French, German, Central European, US-American, and Canadian cultures and literatures, history, pedagogy, bibliographies, new media and knowledge management, and editing. Professor of comparative literature at the University of Alberta (Canada) 1984-2000, professor of media and communication studies at the University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) 2002-2011, and of literature 2008-2010 at National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan). He is editor of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (ISSN 1481-4374) <> & the Purdue UP print monograph series of Books in Comparative Cultural Studies.


English, German, French, Hungarian
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In teaching areas include culture and literature as system, the sociology of cultural participation and audience studies, various areas in communication studies, the history of the book and media, various aspects of new media, literary and critical theory, rhetoric, discourse studies, cultural studies, comparative literature, English- and German-language literatures, language courses of German (incl. translation), English, US-American, and Canadian literatures (modern and contemporary incl. Québécois- and Ethnic-Canadian and US-American ethnic and minority literatures and cultures), editing and desk-top publishing, the modern novel, and themes and motifs in world literature.

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Areas in research include include (comparative) culture, literature, and media studies (theories and application), (comparative) communication studies, audience studies and the sociology of cultural participation and production, film and literature, scholarly editing incl. new media, new technology, and media and scholarship in the humanities, postcolonial studies, modern and contemporary US-American and Canadian (incl. Québécois- and Ethnic-Canadian) and European (Austrian, German, French, English, and Central European) cultures and literatures, feminist theory and criticism, diaspora and ethnic cultures and literatures, translation studies, discourse studies, pedagogy, and history.