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Ph.D. - German Language and Literature University of Texas at Austin - 1968
Concert Diploma - Piano State Academy of Music at Hamburg - 1961
Final Diploma - Piano Bartk Bla School of Musical Arts - 1955
"Tractatus on Laziness" (with M. Satz), translation of Peter Esterhazy, "A lustasagrol: Tractatus," The Partisan Review, 2 (1989): 247-51 "In a Country Village," from Rebellious Women, (with M. Satz), translation of Margit Kaffka, "Falun," from Lazado Asszonyok, Confrontation (forthcoming) forthcoming - Publication
Trauma and Distortion: Holocaust Fiction and the Ban on Jewish Memory. The Holocaust in Hungary: Sixty Years after. Ed. R. Braham. New York: Columbia UP (2006). 2006 - Publication
(Invited to publish) Foreseeing Destruction: Visions of Catastrophe in the Poetry of Mikls Radnti, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Fall 2005). 2005 - Publication
Jzsef Kiss, Against the Tide (with Fred Turner), Judaism (Vol 53, Winter-Summer 2004), 82-3. 2004 - Publication
Gyula Illys, Blood Kin (with Fred Turner), in The Hungarian Quarterly (Vol. 44, Spring 2003, pp. 3-4). 2003 - Publication
Jenö Heltai, “Among My Songs” (with Fred Turner), Quarterly of Light Verse (Spring-Summer, 2003), pp. 56-7. 2003 - Publication
Radnti, Celan, and the Holocaust in Eastern-European Poetry. In Comparative Cultural Studies and Post-1989 Central European Culture. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2002. 2002 - Publication
Paul Celan, Jerzy Kosinski, Mikls Radnti, and Nelli Sachs, in Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature, eds. David Patterson and Alan Berger, (Westport-London: Oryx Press, 2002). 2002 - Publication
The Leah and Paul Lewis Chair of Holocaust Studies University of Texas at Dallas [2003–Present]
Professor University of Texas at Dallas [1998–Present]
Acting Associate Dean University of Texas at Dallas [1990–1990]
Associate Professor University of Texas at Dallas [1988–1998]
Master of the School of Arts and Humanities University of Texas at Dallas [1985–1988]
Responsible for the fund raising activities of the Holocaust board
Assistant Professor University of Texas at Dallas [1983–1988]
Visiting Professor University of Texas at Dallas [1982–1983]
Senior Lecturer University of Texas at Dallas [1980–1982]
Lecturer University of Texas at Dallas [1976–1980]
REVIEWS ON ACTIVITIES RELATING TO THE CHAIR
“UTD Looks to Endow Holocaust Chair,” in Texas Jewish Post, May 29, 2003, pp. 1 and 9.
Achievements in original investigation
When the Danube Ran Red, accepted for publication by Syracuse University Press, June 2009.
Orpheus Nyomában: Radnóti Miklós élete és kora. Budapest: Akademiai Kiado, 2004 (Hungarian translation of In the Footsteps of Orpheus: the Life and Times of Miklós Radnóti. Bloomington: Indiana UP 2000).
In the Footsteps of Orpheus: the Life and Times of Miklós Radnóti. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2000-2001.
The Iron-Blue Vault: Attila József, Selected Poems (with F. Turner). New Castle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe, 1999.
Foamy Sky: The Major Poems of Miklós Radnóti (with Fred Turner). Budapest: Corvina, 2000 (expanded edition of Princeton: UP, 1992).
Foamy Sky: The Major Poems of Miklós Radnóti (with F.Turner). Princeton: Princeton University Press, l992.
Essays in Anthologies:
“Foreseeing Destruction: Visions of Catastrophe in the Poetry of Miklós Radnóti.” Comparative Central European Culture ed. Steven Tötösy Zepetnek, West Lafayette: Perdue UP (forthcoming, 2010), 35 pages.
“From Country to Country: My Search for Home.” Writer Uprooted: Jewish Exile Literature. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2008, 40 pp.
“Trauma and Distortion: Holocaust Fiction and the Ban on Jewish Memory.” The Holocaust in Hungary: Sixty Years After. Ed. R. Braham. New York: Columbia UP (2006), 337-48.
“Radnóti, Celan, and the Holocaust in Eastern-European Poetry.” In Comparative Cultural Studies and Post-1989 Central European Culture. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2002, 51-69.
“Paul Celan,” “Jerzy Kosinski,” “Miklós Radnóti,” and “Nelli Sachs,” in Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature, eds. David Patterson and Alan Berger, (Westport-London: Oryx Press, 2002), 27-30; 52-54; 68-70.
“From Cain to Nahum: Shifts and Changes in Radnóti’s Poetic Vision.” Eds. George Gömöri and Clive Wilmer. In The Life and Poetry of Miklós Radnóti: Essays. New York: Columbia UP, 1999. 43-62. (Reprint of "From Cain to Nahum: Shifts and Changes in Radnóti's Poetic Vision," Hungarian Studies (A Journal of the International Association of Hungarian Studies) (1996), 11:29-44.
“Can Words Kill? Anti-Semitic Texts and Their Impact on the Hungarian Jewish Catastrophe.” In Studies on the Holocaust in Hungary: Fifty Years After. Ed. R. Braham. Eastern European Monographs. New York: Columbia UP, 1997, 79-116..
Essays in Journals (or on line)
(Invited to publish) “The Games We played” (from When the Danube Ran Red) . In The Sewanee Review (2010).
(Invited to publish) “Visions of Ctastrophe in the Poetry of Miklós Radnóti,” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 11.1 (March 2009). On line: http:// docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol11/1221/.
(Invited review) Géza Komoróczy, Jewish Budapest, Polin, http://aapjs.org/reviews.shtml (April16, 2008).
(Invited review) Kati Marton, The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006. Congress Monthly (June 2007),
(Invited review) Tim Cole, Holocaust City: The Making of a Jewish Ghetto (Routledge: New York and London, 2003), in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (2006), 20: 3, 515-18.
(Invited 21view) “Trauma and Distortion: The Ban on Jewish Memory in Hungary,” Congress Monthly (January 2006), 11-15.
"Central European Panorama" Szivarvany (Rainbow), 1987: 147-50
"The Moribund Revolution," 50 Congresso Mondiale, P.E.N. Club International, (Lugano, 1987): 173-74.
"Program Notes on Paul Celan" (Department of Music, The University of Wisconsin,Milwaukee, 1987): 4-8
"The Audacity of Expressing the Inexpressible: The Relation Between Moral and Aesthetic Considerations in Holocaust Literature" (with M. Satz), Judaism, 34 (1985): 197-210
"'The Problem of Posterides: Dilemmas of Translating Hungarian Literature" (with M. Satz), Legerete, II. Hungarian Issue (1985): 24-32
"The Lost Game: Playful Ambitions of Adolescence in Le Grand Meaulnes, Les Enfants terribles, and Utas és holdvilág," Arts Inquiry, 1.2 (1983): 3-9
"Thomas Mann's Family of Brothers: Familiar, Unexpected, and Distant Kin," Research Studies, 51. (1983): 25-35
"Brecht's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and The Good Woman of Setzuan: Beyond Marxism," Hartford Studies in Literature, 13.3 (1982): 278-86
"László Németh's Revulsion: Violence and Freedom," The Canadian American Review of Hungarian Studies, 6.2 (1979): 67-78
"The Hunger Artist and 'In the Penal Colony' in the Light of Schopenhauerian Metaphysics" (with Martha Satz), German Studies Review, 1.2 (1978): 200-210
Poetry in Exhibition Catalogue:
Without Knocking, 10 poem-translation of Atilla József (with Fred Turner) in the catalogue of the Exhibition of the Paintings of Janet Brooks Gerloff, inspired by the poems of Atilla József. April 11 – June 12, 2005, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.
Poetry in Anthologies:
Miklós Radnóti, “Forced March, in Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, Eds. Edgar V. Roberts and Henry E. Jacobs, 9th edition, Prentice Hall, 2009.
Miklós Radnóti, “Peace, Dread” and “Razglednicas” II and IV (with Fred Turner), in Modern Classics from Hungary, Hungarian Book Foundation, 2001, 33.
Miklós Radnóti, “I Know Not What . . .,” “Fragment,” and “The Seventh Eclogue” (with Fred Turner), in The Lost Rider: A Bilingual Anthology, The Corvina Book of Hungarian Verse Budapest: Corvina, 1998, pp. 329-35.
Miklós Radnóti, “Neither Memory Nor Magic” (with Fred Turner), in The Colonnade of Teeth: Modern Hungarian Poetry. New Castle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe, 1996, 64-5.
“Miklós Radnóti,” (with Fred Turner) in Ed. Lawrence Langer. Art from the Ashes: A Holocaust Anthology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. l995, 18-34.
Poetry Advertised on Billboards, in the Metro and the Busses of Washington:
Attila József, “Sitting, Standing, Killing, Dying” (with Fred Turner) was affixed on billboards for two months in the metro and busses of Washington, representing Hungarian poetry on the occasion of the 50-years anniversary of the European Union (2006-2007).
Poetry in Journals:
József Kiss, “Against the Tide” (with Fred Turner), Judaism (Vol 53, Winter-Summer 2004), 82-3.
Gyula Illyés, Blood Kin” (with Fred Turner), in The Hungarian Quarterly (Vol. 44, Spring 2003, pp. 3-4).
Jenő Heltai, “Among My Songs” (with Fred Turner), Quarterly of Light Verse (Spring- Summer, 2003), pp. 56-7.
Lőrinc Szabó,“Everything for Nothing” and “Dream of the One,” in The Hungarian Quarterly (Vol. 41, Autumn 2000, pp. 33-36).
Seventeen poems by Attila József (with Fred Turner), in The Hungarian Quarterly (Vol. 38, Winter 1997, pp. 36-46 and Vol. 39, Spring, 1998. 38-48), selections from the Iron-Blue Vault.
"Vague Ode" (with F. Turner), Partisan Review, (1990), 2
"Like Death" (with M. Satz), translation of Miklós Radnóti "Mint a halal," Mr. Cogito, 9:1 (1989).
"A la Recherche..." (with M. Satz), translation of Miklós Radnóti "A la Recherche...," Mr. Cogito, 9:1 (1989).
"Song" (with F. Turner), translation of Miklós Radnóti "Dal"; "Couplets of a Moonish Night" (with F. Turner), translation of Miklós Radnóti "Rimparok egy holdas ejszakan," Boulevard, 8:2, 14-5.
"Skin and Bone and Pain" (with F. Turner), translation of Miklós Radnóti "Csak csont, bor es fajdalom"; "Twenty-eight Years" (with F. Turner), translation of Miklós Radnóti "Huszonnyolc ev"; "The Second Eclogue" (with F. Turner), translation of Miklós Radnóti "Masodik ecloga"; "Love Poem" (with F. Turner), translation of Miklós Radnóti "Szerelmes vers"; "Neither Memory nor Magic" (with F. Turner), translation of Miklós Radnóti "Sem emlek sem varazslat"; "The Seventh Eclogue" (with Fred Turner), translation of Miklós Radnóti "Hetedik ecloga," The New Hungarian Quarterly, 29.112 (1988), 113-19
"Jewel" (with M. Satz), translation of Janos Pilinski "Az ekszer"; "Waiting for Miracles (with M. Satz), translation of Atilla Szepesi "Csodavarok"; "Silence" (with M. Satz), translation of Endre Veszi "A hallgatas," Webster Review, 14 (1989): 29-30
"Foamy Sky" (with F. Turner), translation of Miklós Radnóti, "Tajtekos eg," Poetry, 151.6 (1988): 491-92
"Letter to My Wife" (with F. Turner), translation of Miklós Radnóti, "Level a hitveshez," Poetry 151.6 (1988): 490-91
"Shimmering, but Darkening" (with M. Satz), translation of Zsuzsa Beney, "Csillog, de eltunik," Literary Review 31 (1988): 160-61
"After Creation" (with M. Satz), translation of Sándor Weöres, "A teremtes utan," Osiris, 24 (1987): 11
"Abandonment" (with M. Satz), translation of Sándor Weöres, "Elhagyatottsag," Osiris, 24 (1987): 13
"Blind Street" (with M. Satz), translation of Istvan Agh, "Vak utca," Osiris, 24 (1987): 3
"Old Wave" (with M. Satz), translation of Nagy Gaspar, "Reg' hullam," Osiris, 24 (1987): 5
"The Magicians Parade Under Our Castles" (with M. Satz), translation of Gyula Takats, "A varazslok vonulasa varaink alatt," Webster Review, 12 (1987): 87
"Vault" (with M. Satz), translation of Zsuzsa Albert, "Boltozat," Webster Review 12 (1987): 87
"A Sentence About Tyranny" (with M. Satz), translation of Gyula Illyés, "Egy mondat a zsarnoksagrol," Legerete 1 (1985): 33-38
"On a Shrieking Palm Tree" (with M. Satz), translation of Miklós Radnóti, "Zsivalygo palmafan" Legerete, 2. (1985): 22
"Twenty Years later" (with M. Satz), translation of Janos Vajda, "Husz ev mulva" Legerete, 2: 23
"Perhaps a Tree Grows Within Me . . ." (with M. Satz), translation of Sandor Csoori, "Talan egy fa no bennem," Sands (1984): 60
"Last Autumn" (with M. Satz), translation of Lajos Papp, "_szi el_zetes," Sands: 61
"Mad Stanzas" (with M. Satz), translation of Sándor Weöres, "Orult strofak" Sands: 62
Short Stories in Journals:
"Tractatus on Laziness" (with M. Satz), translation of Peter Esterhazy, "A lustasagrol: Tractatus," The Partisan Review, 2 (1989): 247-51 "In a Country Village," from Rebellious Women, (with M. Satz), translation of Margit Kaffka, "Falun," from Lazado Asszonyok, Confrontation
"Night," from Rebellious Women (with M. Satz), translation of Margit Kaffka, "Este," from "Este," from Lazado Asszonyok, Wind: Literary Magazine 17 (1987), 97-103
"Miriam," from Rebellious Women (with M. Satz), translation of Margit Kaffka, "Miriam" from Lazado Asszonyok, North American Mentor Magazine, 25.1 (1987): 17-20
"In the Summer Kitchen," from Colors and Years (with M. Satz), translation of Margit Kaffka, "Nyari Konyha" from Szinek es evek, Pacific Quarterly Moana 9.2 (1985): 23-29
"Black Christmas" from Rebellious Women (with M. Satz), translation of Margit Kaffka, "Fekete karacsony" from Lazado Asszonyok, Legerete 2 (1985): 42-58. (Nominated for the Pushcart Prize, 1986)
"Hanging from the Device" from Teacher . . .Please (with M. Satz), translation of Frigyes Karinthy, "Logok a szeren," from Tanar Ur kerem . . ., Legerete (see above): 19-22
"Intimidation Attempts" from Intimidation Attempts, translation of Hans-Jurgen Frolich, "Einschuchterungsversuche: from Einschuchterungsversuche, Mundus Artium, 9.2 (1979) 108-14
“Akit olvasni kell az egész világon: Beszélgetés Radnóti amerikai forditójával, monográfusával” (“Whose Work the Whole World Must read: Discussion with Radnóti’s American translator and monographer”), Könyvhét (2009) 244.
"The Translator's Voice: An Interview With Ivan Sanders," Translation Review XV (1984): 1-4
POETRY SET INTO MUSIC
Her translation (with Fred Turner) of Sándor Petőfi’s poem “End of September” has been set into music by Denes Agay (2003) and has been published by Music Sales Corporation, New York, Fall 2003.
REVIEWS on ORPHEUS
In the Footsteps of Orpheus: The Life and Times of Miklós Radnóti, reviewed in Midstream (Apr. 2001), by Edward Alexander, Professor at Washington University; and in Judaism (Summer 2001), by David Patterson, Director of the Bornblum Judaic Studies Program at the University of Memphis. In addition, at least 14 reviews have appeared in 2001-2002, about the book, in major journals in Canada, Hungary, and the US. In Congress Monthly (journal of the American Jewish Congress), September/October, 2004, an article has been published by David M. Levine, “Radnóti’s Overcoat,” which discusses the life, death and poetry of Miklós Radnóti, referring to and evaluating In the Footsteps of Orpheus.
As for my monograph, it was translated into Hungarian by Miklos Hernadi, and published by Akademiai Kiado (Academic Press), in 2004. This book was discussed by numerous authors in news papers, literary journals, and public lectures as well as in the program of the Hungarian radio (Petofi) by the academician Maria Ormos and Laszlo Ronay, Professor of Hungarian Literature at the Eotvos Lorand University. In addition, Professor Ormos wrote a two page article about this book in Szombat, 2005, November XVII, 9.
REVIEW of THE HOLOCAUST IN HUNGARY
“Can Words Kill”? H-Net Book Review (December, 2006) reviewed by Gabor Szegedi, Department of American Studies, University of Budapest.
REVIEW OF THE WRITER UPROOTED: CONTEMPORARY JEWISH EXILE LITERATURE
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, (Fall 2009), Purdue UP. Reviewed by Ranen Omer-Sherman, University of Miami.
When the Danube Ran Red, 186 pages. Accepted for publication by Syracuse University Press.
Light within the Shade: 800 Years of Hungarian Poetry, 238 pages (with Frederick Turner), is submitted to and considered by Indiana University Press.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Translation of a selection of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s major poetry (with Frederick Turner).
Translation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust (with Frederick Turner).
(A short list of some of Ozsváth’s lectures)
“When Darkness Fell over the World: The Holocaust in Hungary,” Keynote Speaker at the Commemoration of the Shoah at Memphis Jewish Federation, April 20, 2009.
“Just Walk on Condemned to Die,” Memphis University, April 21, 2009.
“Personal Stories about How the Christians Reacted to the Holocaust,” Dyersburg Book Fest 2008, Dyersburg State Community College, February 25, 2008.
“A Literary History of the Holocaust,” Dyersburger Book Fest, February 25, 2008, Dayersburg State Community College, February 25, 2008.
“The History and Literary Responses to the Holocaust,” Dyersburger Book Fest, February 26, 2008.
“The Tale of Hatred: Anti-Semitism over the Ages,”Congregation Sherith Israel, January 12, 2008.
“To Be a Jew in Hungary: Eli Wiesel’s Night in Context.” “Common Reading Program.” El Centro College, Dallas, Texas, February 1, 2007.
“When the World Burned: Ten Months under German Occupation,” The Alvin E. Sasso Lecture Series, Florida Atlantic University, March 18, 2007.
“Poems of Anguish: Radnoti’s Lyrics in Light of the Holocaust,” Anshai Torah, January 18, 2007.
“Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust,” Collin Country Community College, November 14, 2007.
“Art and Ideology: Poetry and Fiction in the 20th-Century” The Dallas Institute of the Humanities and Culture, April 3, 2006.
“From Contry to Country: My Search for Home,” “Writer Uprooted: A Conference on Contemporary Jewish Exile Literature,” Indiana University, Jewish Studies Program, March 22-24, 2006.
“More on Hungary and the Holocaust,” The University of Memphis, Jewish Studies Department, January 26, 2006.
“Sun Bedazzled, Dream Afflicted: The Poetry of Atilla Jozsef,” The University of Memphis, English Department, January 26, 2006.
“Jewish Responses to Catastrophe,” Shearith Israel, June 12, 2005.
“Oly korban eltem: Radnoti Miklos elete es munkassaga, at the Magyar Fulbright Egyesulet Budapest (Hungarian Fulbright Association, Budapest), May 27, 2005.
“Why to Teach about the Holocaust,” organized by the United States Holocaust Museum for “The Dallas Educators’ Forum,” January 13, 2005.
“Trauma and Distortion: Holocaust Fiction and the Ban on Memory in Hungary,” United States Holocaust Museum, March, 2004.
“The Holocaust in Hungary,” University of Memphis, Bornbaum Judaic Studies of the University of Memphis and the Memphis Jewish Historical Society, May 2, 2004.
”The Dominion of Darkness: Anti-Semitism Over the Ages,” Part I, Beyt Midrash of North Texas, 6 lectures, January 2003-May 2003.
“Anti-Semitism in the Age of Enlightenment,” Part II, Beyt Midrash of North Texas, 6 lectures, September 2003-December 2003.
“Antisemitism from Ancient Times to the Third Reich,” The Dallas Holocaust Memorial Center, January 21, 2002.
“Sun-Bedazzled Dream-Afflicted: Passionate Hungarian Love Poetry,” UT Dallas, February 14, 2002.
Light within the Shade: Hungarian Poetry from Balassi to Radnóti,” Fészek Club, New York, April 10, 2002.
“The Poetry of Radnóti under the Shadow of the Holocaust,” The University of Dallas, March 21, 2002.
“The Holocaust,” Mini-Course, UTD Holocaust Studies Board, Three Sessions, March 3– April 20, 2002.
“Expressing the Inexpressible: Readings in the Literature of the Holocaust,” The Beyt Midrash of North Texas (Jewish Continuing Education), 2002, September-November.
“The Power of the Poetic Imagination,” the Dallas Institute, March 28, 2001.
“Growing up in Hungary” and “Responses to Atrocity: The Poetry of Miklós Radnóti,” The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program of Indiana University, Bloomington, both lectures on April 19, 2001
“On Translation,” Round-table discussion among translators, Budapest, organized by the Petőfi Museum and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, May 18, 2001
“Shedding Light on Shunshine: The Issue of Conversion in Hungary during the Interwar Period,” The Bornblum Judaic Studies Program of the University of Memphis at Memphis, Oct. 12, 2000.
“Jewish Culture and History in Poland,” The Presence of Absence, Jeff Gusky, Photographs, UTD, August 17-September 22, 2000.
“Dohnányi’s Budapest,” Lecture and Discussion at the Dohnányi Festival, Carnegie Hall, New York, January 18, 2000.
“The Lure of the Hero: Conflicts of Identity in the World of the Hungarian Poet Miklós Radnóti,” Lectures on Jewish Culture, Bridwell Library, SMU, November 15, 1998.
“The Choking Voice: Radnóti’s Poems on the Death March, November 1944,” lecture at the International Holocaust Conference “Lessons and Legacies” in Boca Raton, Florida, November 8, 1998.
“Lyrics of Resistance: The Last Poems of Miklós Radnóti (1909-1944),” Dallas Jewish Artfest, August 23, 1998.
“‘The White Cloud’ and the ‘Ruffled Sheep,’: Radnóti’s Lyrical Visions on the Death March” and “Patterns of Remembrance: The Role of the Past in Radnóti’s Camp Poetry,” two lectures presented at CAJE (The Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education), on August 9, 1998, San Antonio.
"Poems of Pain: Radnóti's Late Lyrics in the Context of the Holocaust," Invited Speaker at the Holocaust Literature Convention organized by A&M's Department of English and Foreign Languages, April 2-4, l997
"Can Words Kill? Anti-Semitic Texts and their Impact on the Hungarian Jewish Catastrophe," invited lecturer at the International Holocaust Conference in Hungary: "The Holocaust in Hungary: Fifty Years Later," April 5-7, 1994
"Forced March: Radnóti's Last Poems," April 17, 1996, invited lecturer at Dowling College, New York.
"The Heroic Poetry of Miklós Radnóti and Attila József," invited lecturer at The Dallas Institute for the Humanities and Culture, March l6, l996
"`Hard is the Firmament': A Discussion of Attila József's Poetry," invited lecturer at the Hungarian American Feszek Club, February, l996
"Bonhoeffer and the Jews," Invited Lecturer, at "The Martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A 50th Anniversary Commemoration," The Chapel of Thanksgiving at Thanks-Giving Square, April l8, l995
"The Schizophrenic Genius: The Poetic Visions of Attila József," Invited Speaker at the Program for Humanities in Medicine, Yale University, March 2, 1995
"From Cain to Isaiah: Shifts and Changes in Radnóti's Poetic Vision," invited lecturer at The International Radnóti Memorial Conference, Darwin College, Cambridge (Great Britain), December 5-6, 1994
"The Life and Work of Miklós Radnóti," lecture given on March 25, 1993, in New York, at the Hungarian-American "Feszek Club"
"Poems of Evil: Transformation and Restatement of the Classical Tradition in Miklós Radnóti's Work," the Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, The University of Connecticut, April 6-7, l991
"Rising Out of Dust and Ashes," Holocaust Symposium, University of Texas at Dallas, April 1989
"In the Footsteps of Orpheus," University of Texas at Dallas, January 1989
“Radnóti's Works," University of Texas at Dallas, March 1988
"The Moribund Revolution," invited speaker at the meeting of the International PEN Club, 1987, Lugano, Switzerland
"The Problem of 'Posterides': Dilemmas of Translating Hungarian Literature," invited speaker at the Modern Language Association, 1983, New York
"The Audacity of Expressing the Inexpressible: The Relation Between Moral and Aesthetic Considerations in Holocaust Literature" (with M. Satz), North East Modern Language Association, 1982, New York
"What is the Price of Freedom? Thoughts on Laszlo Nemeth's Revulsion," invited speaker at the Modern Language Association, 1979, San Francisco
"Laszlo Nemeth's Revulsions: Violence and Freedom," invited speaker at the South Central Modern Language Association, 1979, New Orleans
"Brecht' The Good Woman of Setzuan: Beyond Marxism," invited speaker at the South Central Modern Language Association, 1978, Houston
Brecht's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and The Good Woman of Setzuan: Beyond Marxism," University of Texas at Dallas, June 1978
"The Two-Fold Concept of Man's Relation to the Universe in Western Thought: Reason versus Emotion," series of lectures, University of Texas at Dallas, Fall, 1975
"The Concept of Life and Death in the Works of Thomas Mann," series of lectures, University of Texas at Dallas, Spring 1971
Radio Shows: Invited Guest and Invited Speaker
Petofi Radio, Budapest. “Studies in Human Affairs,” May 17, 2005 (Interview, 12 minutes tape).
Kossúth Rádió Budapest. “A New World,” May 5, 2005 (Interview, 15 minutes tape).
Budapest, Kossúth Rádió Budapest, “In the Footsteps of Orpheus-Miklós Radnóti’s Life and Times.” Discussion, László Rónay and Mária Ormos, March 30, 2005.
New York, Museum of Modern Art, “Neither Memory nor Magic,” (documentary film” about Miklos Radnoti, 2008), interview, and her and Fred Turner’s translations of Radnoti’s poetry), February 22, 2009.
Budapest, Kossúth Rádió, “Radnóti and His Time,” interview, March 21, 2005.
Budapest, Petőfi Rádió, “Problems of Translation,” May 26, 2001.
KERA 90.1, “The Glenn Mitchell Show,” August 29, 2001.
Bartók Rádió, “Spheres,” December 2, 2001 (Interview, 20 minutes tape).
2009-2010 Member of School Peer Review Committee
2009-2010 Member of the Graduate Studies Committee
2009 Chairperson of Sean Cotter’s Tenure Review
2009 Member of Pamela Gossins Promotion Committee
2009 Member of Nils Roemer Promotion Committee
2008-2009 Member of the Personnel Committee
2008-2009 Member of the Periodic Performance Committee
2007 Member of the Chinese Search in Literature
2006-2007 Member of the Peer Review Committee
2006 Member of Sean Cotter’s Third-Year Review Committee
2005- Member of the Committee of Qualification
2005-6 Chairperson of the Jewish History Search
2005-06 Member of the Guitar Search
2004 Member of the Peer Review Committee
2004 Member of the Graduate Studies Committee
2003 Member of the Translation Search
2002-03 Member of Peer Review Committee
2001- Member of the Graduate Studies Committee
2001-03 Member of Parking and Security
1998 Sept.-2000 Member of Committee of Qualification
1999 Sept. Member of Committee on Committees
1999 Sept.-2000 Sept.Member of Parking and Security
2000 Member of P. Michelson Ad Hoc Committee (A&H)
2000 Member of Teresa Towner’s Ad Hoc Committee
2000 Member of Nemata Blyden Ad Hoc Committee
1999 Member of Erin Smith Ad Hoc Committee (GS)
1999 Member of Pamela Rollins Ad Hoc Committee (HD)
1997-99 Member of the Undergraduate TASK Force
1997-99 Member of CEP
1995-99 Member of the Planning and Budget Committee
1994 Member of the Review Committee evaluating the School of Social Sciences
Member of the Review Committee Evaluating the School of Arts and Humanities
Member of the Development Committee
1993 Member of the Review Committee Evaluating the Business School
1984 – 1992 Member of the Academic Senate, The Graduate Task Force, the Planning and Budget Committee, and The Faculty Handbook Committee.
1985 – 1989 Member of the Academic Council and The Graduate Studies Committee.
1986- Responsible for the Endowment of the Arnold Jaffe Library Collection.
1988-1993 Responsible for organizing the Sebel Symposium at UTD.
1993-Present Responsible for organizing the annual Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series that has brought to UTD such scholars and artists as David S. Wyman, Raul Hilberg, Yisrael Gutman, Jürgen Habermas,Saul Friedlander, Alvin Rosenfeld, John Cornwell, Jan Gross, David Patterson, István Szabó, David Roskies, Deborah Lipstadt, Geza Komoroczy, Alen Berger, Christopher Browning, Richard Breitman, Saul Friedlaender, and Robert Wistrich. In addition, she organized concerts at UTD for the Dallas Chamber Orchestra on the occasions of Yom Ha Shoah (“Day of the Catastrophe”), playing programs that consist of pieces by composers who were killed in the Holocaust.
She is working on the board of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, which is the umbrella organization of the Leah and Paul Louis Chair in Holocaust Studies, the Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series, and the Jaffe Holocaust Collection. She is instrumental in securing significant funds for these various programs as well as for a number of scholarships.
Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair of Holocaust Studies at UT Dallas, has been named to a newly formed state commission by Gov. Rick Perry.
The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is intended to provide educational materials to schools and colleges and help implement course studies and awareness programs of the Holocaust and other genocides.
Says Dr. Ozsvath, “I feel honored to be chosen for this important office, and I’ll serve with pleasure the State of Texas, where I found my home 45 years ago.”
RICHARDSON, Texas (Nov. 5, 2003) - Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth, for many years a distinguished literary scholar and historian in the School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), has been appointed to hold the university's newly created Leah and Paul Lewis Chair of Holocaust Studies.
The chair was endowed in honor of Leah and Paul Lewis by their daughter and son-in-law, Miriam Lewis Barnett and Mitchell Barnett, with the support of many family members, friends and admirers of their path-breaking work to raise awareness about the Holocaust. Over more than three decades, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis built more than 15 memorials dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust in synagogues, centers and museums throughout the United States. In recognition of his leadership, then-President Jimmy Carter appointed Paul Lewis to the United States Holocaust Memorial Commission in 1976. Leah Lewis died in 1981 and Paul Lewis in 1984.
Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth, a Hungarian-Jewish Holocaust survivor who founded the Holocaust Studies Program at The University of Texas at Dallas, is retiring after 37 years of teaching, research and writing.
Ozsváth will officially retire Sept. 1, leaving behind a legacy of impacted lives and the creation of a program that has grown beyond her dreams.
“Zsuzsi has brought so much to the UT Dallas campus,” said Dr. Inga Musselman, UT Dallas provost, vice president for academic affairs and the Cecil H. Green Distinguished Chair of Academic Leadership. “Students, faculty, staff and community members have been enthralled by her stories and her extensive knowledge of not only the Holocaust, but also of European literature.”