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PETER HARGITAI

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
DM 465A

Tel: (305) 348-3405

e-mail: hargitai@fiu.edu

www.Approaching-My-Literature.com


EDUCATION




Degree

Institution

Field

Dates




M.F.A,

Summa Cum Laude

The University of

Massachusetts

at Amherst


Creative Writing

1988




M.A.

The Cleveland State University

English

1975




B.A.

The Cleveland State University

English

1970




















FULL-TIME ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE




Institution

Rank

Field

Dates





Florida International University

Senior Lecturer

Approaches to Literature, Literature of Exile, Creative Writing

9/2011

to

Present






Florida International University

Lecturer

Writing and Rhetoric, Approaches to Literature, Literature of Exile, Creative Writing

9/1997

to

8/2011






Florida International University

Instructor

Composition

9/1990 to

9/1997





Broward Community College

Assistant Professor

Department of English

9/1988 to 9/1990




The University of Miami (FL)

Lecturer

Composition, World Literature

9/1980 to

1987





Mentor High School (OH)

Teacher

English

9/1974 to 1978




Whiting College (OH)

Teacher/Administrator

Business English

Director of Night School



9/1972 to

1974





Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio

Teacher

Elementary School

9/1969 to

9/1972


















PART-TIME ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE




Institution

Rank

Field

Dates




The College of the Bahamas (Nassau)

Lecturer

English

1980




Miami-Dade Community College

Instructor

English as a Second Language

9/1978 to

9/1987





Telshe-Yeshiva (OH)

Teacher

English

9/1973 to

6/1974






NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE




Place of Employment

Title

Dates





National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (Creative Writing)

Headquarters: Miami, FL.



Preliminary Judge – Creative Writing


2002Present





Hungarian Observer, circulation 40,000.

English Language Editor

2000










PUBLICATIONS IN DISCIPLINE




Books







  • Approaching My Literature: The Literature of Exile (Volume 1 – 520 pages, and Volume 2 – 420 pages), Peter Hargitai author, textbook, in press, from University Readers in Spring 2011

  • Millie, a novel in Hungarian translation (Nagyvilag Kiado, 2008)

  • Millie, a novel (iUniverse, 2008)

  • A Forradalom lanya (Puski Kado, 2006), Daughter of the Revolution published in Hungarian in Budapest

  • Daughter of the Revolution (iUniverse, 2006)


  • Attila Jozsef: Selected Poems, 100 poems trans. by Peter Hargitai(iUniverse, 2005)

  • Reprint of The Traveler (Author’s Choice Press, 2005)

  • Inventing Being: Poems by Ferenc Mozsi, trans. Peter Hargitai(iUniverse, 2005)

  • Mother Tongue: A Broken Hungarian Love Song (Writers Showcase Press, 2003)

  • The Traveler (Author’s Choice Press Reprint, 2003)

  • Attila: A Barbarian’s Love Story (Writers Club Press, 2003)

  • My Song of Songs: Selected Poems of Ferenc Mózsi (Framo Press, 2000)

  • Mi UniVERSO (Framo Press, 2001)

  • Perched on Nothing's Branch: Selected Poems of Attila József (5th ed. White Pine Press, (1999)

  • My POEMpire (Framo Publishing, 1997)

  • Attila: A Barbarian's Bedtime Story (Püski-Corvin Press 1994)

  • The Traveler, (Püski-Corvin Press, 1995)

  • Budapesttol New Yorkig es tovabb (Europa Press, 1991)

  • Fodor's Budget Zion, (Palmetto Press, 1991)

  • Budapest to Bellevue (Palmetto Press in association with Kultura Budapest, 1989)

  • Magyar Tales (University of Massachusetts, International Area Studies Programs, (1989)
  • Perched on Nothing's Branch: Selected Poems of Attila József (Apalachee Press, 1987, 1989, 1993)


Forum: Ten Poets of the Western Reserve,(Mentor: 1973)













Articles




  • "Homoerotic Suggestion in Antal Szerb's The Traveler" forthcoming in 2011 (Purdue University's Comparative Lit Series)

  • “Budapest is a Riot,” Sun Sentinel, October 29, 2006

  • “Attila Jozsef and National Identity,” in ITT-OTT Magazine, 2006

  • “Hungarian Literary Translation Web Page” (Hungary 2000, a publication of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, 2001)

  • “Contemporary Hungarian Poetry” (Pembroke Magazine, 1999)

  • “Lukacs in Limbo: The Legacy of Marxist Literary Criticism” (Hungarian Studies 1997)

  • "Review of Cuban American Theater" (Linden Lane, 1992)

  • "Review of White Morning" (South Florida Poetry Review, 1991)

  • "Problems of Translating Attila Jozsef"(Translation Review, University of Texas at

  • Dallas, 1983)





Short Stories



  • “No-Man’s Land,” in 56 Stories, anthology (MBK Press, 2006)


  • “After the War of the Stars” (Playboy, Hungary, 1994)

  • "Radio Jose Marti" (North Atlantic Review, 1992)

  • "Fountain of Sirens" (Colorado Quarterly, 1992)

  • "Piroska" in Hungarian (Szivarvany, 1991)

  • "Zoltan Muhari"(INLET, Virginia Wesleyan, 1983)





Poems




  • "Uncommon City, Uncommon Cold,” in Budapest Tales, “On My Birthday,” trans of Attila Jozsef poem in Budapest Tales, ed. John aBeckett, 2008

  • The Quest for the Miracle Stag, Vol. II, poetry in translation (University of Illinois Press with Atlantic Centaur, Chicago 2002)

  • Having a Wonderful Time: An Anthology of South Florida Writers, (Simon & Schuster 1998)

  • 60 Years of American Poetry (Abrams, 1996)

  • Prairie Schooner, California Quarterly, Spirit, Blue Unicorn, Cornfield Review, Kansas Quarterly,

  • Sands, South Florida Poetry Review, Forum, Apalachee Quarterly, Palmetto Review, Polyphony,

  • Nimrod, Denver Quarterly, College English, Poetry East





Papers/Lectures/ Readings


  • 2009 "Homoerotic Suggestion in Antal Szerb's The Traveler" in May at U of C at Berkeley.


  • 2008 Institute of Cuban Culture, Guest Panelist

  • 2007 Boaz reading group, Guest Poet

  • 2006 Hungarian Studies Congress at the University of Debrecen, “Attila Jozsef and National Identity”

  • 2006 October 20, Carnegie Hall, NY Hungarian Revolution Commemoration

  • 2006 Cleveland State University, Panelist Hungarian Revolution Eye-Witness

  • 2005 Lip, Tongue and Ear Poetry Slam

  • 2004 Miami Book Fair International, Guest Writer, Read from Attila Jozsef: Selected Poems

  • 2003 “The Crowning Proof,” paper delivered at San Francisco SETI Conference

  • 2003 Center for Emerging Art. Poetry reading from Mother Tongue: A Broken Hungarian Love Song at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach Church, Lincoln Road.

  • 2001 Center for Emerging Art. Poetry reading at Miami Beach Community Church, Lincoln Road.

  • 2000 Hungary 2000, Literature and Culture Section of the Hungarian Parliament, delivered paper titled “Translation Web Page”.

  • 2000 AHEA Conference, Budapest, delivered paper titled “Basic Instincts Literature, Film and Joe Eszterhas”.

  • 1999 – Book Fair, featured reader, introducing new edition of Perched on Nothing’s Branch
  • 1999 Butterfly Lightening, read poem “Psychotropic in the Tropics”.


  • 1991 Read Poetry at Miami Bookfair International ("Mother Tongue, Other Tongue," Writer's Voice)

  • 1990 "Androgyny: A Reading of Antal Szerb's Traveler and the Moonlight, Indiana University, Bloomington

  • 1989 "Language, Literature and Glasnost: The Challenge of Hungary", University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

  • 1989 "The State of the Art or the Art of the State", University of Illinois at Urbana.

  • 1988 "Translation Theory", University of Szeged, Hungary.

  • 1988 "Emigre Short Fiction", Reformatus Kollegium, Sarospatak, Hungary.

  • 1987 "Problems of Translation", American-Hungarian Educator's Conference, Montclair State College.

  • 1982 "On the Teaching of Poetry" Hiram Poetry Review (Hiram College).





PROFESSIONAL HONORS, PRIZES, FELLOWSHIPS




Grants




  • 2006 from American Hungarian Federation to write Daughter of the Revolution

  • 1992 - Florida Arts Council Panelist

  • 1990 - Individual Fiction Fellowship (from Florida Arts Council), $ 5000.
  • 1988 - Fulbright Grant , Hungary


  • 1978 - Florida International University, "Translation Fellow" $1000

  • 1976 - Martha Holden Jennings Foundation for "Poetry Forum Program", $4750

  • 1975 - National Endowment for the Arts: Teaching Poetry, $ 2000




Awards




  • 2009 Martin Luther King, Jr. Poetry Award (1st Place) in City of Miami Gardens, January 19, 2009

  • 2009 Silver Medal of Honor for teaching Literature of Exile awarded at Hungarian House, Los Angeles

  • 2006 “Medal of Freedom” presented by the American Hungarian Federation in Washington, D.C.

  • 2005 LIP, TONGUE & EAR poetry Slam Competition 4th place

  • 2000 “Pro Cultura Hungarica” Medal from the Hungarian Ministry

  • 1995 Teaching TIP Award from FIU

  • 1994 Fust-Milan Prize for Translation from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Arts

  • 1990 - Florida Arts Council (Fiction) $5,000.

  • 1989 - Florida Arts Council Honorable Mention

  • 1988 Harold Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets for Perched on Nothing's Branch.

  • 1987 Columbia University Translation Award Nominee.

  • 1987 California Quarterly Poetry Contest, 3rd Place.


  • 1983 Pushcart Prize Nominee (Apalachee Quarterly)






Memberships Held in Professional Societies




  • International P.E.N. (Writers in Exile)

  • American Association of University Professors

  • American-Hungarian Educators Association

  • Poets and Writers, Inc.




Reviews/News




  • Review: Millie in Irodalmi Jelen, Budapest in October, 2008

  • Review of Mother Tongue in Pembroke Magazine No. 40, 2008

  • Review : “Twin Novel by Peter Hargitai” Pembroke Magazine, No. 39, 2007

  • Review of Millie in OhmyNews online magazine, 2007

  • Review of Daughter of the Revolution,” in Filmpics

  • The Western Canon:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1573225142/ref=lib_rd_btb/102-8820705-0470561?v=glance&s=books

  • Sixty years of American Poetry:

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?TTL=Sixty+Years+of+American+Poetry&userid=2W5XLEHQ6V

  • World Literature Today Review of Attila a Barbarians Bedtime Story


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  • American Academy of Poets http://www.poets.org/awards/landon.cfm

  • Western Reserve http://www.ewolfs.com/past_auctions/july_books/391-400.html

  • Butterfly Lightening 1999 http://members.aol.com/shortfict/nov1nov8.html

  • MI Universo/My Poempire http://www.tertia.hu/h/mpmua.html

  • My Song of Songs http://www.tertia.hu/h/47a.html

  • 73 Ohio Poets Cornfield Review http://mrspock.marion.ohio-state.edu/spangler/cornfield/cfroh73.html

  • Arts 2003 Panel http://www.nfaa.org/panel/Prelim/

  • Frankfurt Book Fair 1999 http://www.frankfurt.matav.hu/angol/irok/jozsef/elet.htm

  • (Book Fair Site) http://www.frankfurt.matav.hu/angol/kiadvanyok/eng/4.htm

  • Szegedy-Maszák Mihály

  • Fordítás és kánon (Translation and the Canon) http://nyitottegyetem.phil-inst.hu/lit/fordit.htm

  • Szegedy-Maszák Mihály

  • Merre tart az irodalom(tudomány)?

  • Where are Literary Studies Heading? http://nyitottegyetem.phil-inst.hu/lit/szegedy.htm
  • Poems in Tiszataj http://www.lib.jgytf.u-szeged.hu/folyoiratok/tiszataj/96_12/hargitai.htm

  • International Society of Hungarian Studies http://www.bibl.u-szeged.hu/filo/NMFT-eng.html

  • Hungarian Studies(Lucas in Limbo) http://www.bibl.u-szeged.hu/filo/studies/hstart.html










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