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HUSSE 2023

Formed in 1993, the Hungarian Society for the Study of English (HUSSE) is the most significant scholarly society in Hungary devoted to the promotion and cultivation of English studies, in its versatile interdisciplinarity, ranging from literature through history to linguistics, from film studies through cultural studies to drama studies, and from British Studies through Irish, Canadian and Australian Studies to American Studies. The Society aims at disseminating the most recent developments in scholarship by providing a space for its members to present their research results at conferences and in publications, while it also forms a scholarly body of more than two hundred members, thus creating a supportive community both for its upcoming junior and established senior members to launch stimulating and invigorating dialogues in the best spirit of intellectual exchange which all parties can only profit from. HUSSE is a member association of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE).

The conference organisers:

HUSSE and the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Miskolc invite participants to submit 250-word proposals for panels, workshops and 20-minute presentations in all areas of English Studies.


Special guest:


Professor dr. Gašper Ilc

Professor, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Treasurer of the European Society for the Study of English



Plenary speakers:


Dr. habil. Kinga Földváry

Associate Professor, Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Hungary)

Vice President of the Hungarian Society for the Study of English


Dr. Tom Hubbard, FCLIP

Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Edinburgh (UK)

Poet and the first Librarian of the Scottish Poetry Library

Honorary Member of the Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts


Professor dr. habil. Marianne Nikolov, D.Sc.

Professor Emerita, University of Pécs (Hungary)

Winner of the Országh Award of the Hungarian Society for the Study of English in 2022


Dr. habil. László Sári B.

Associate Professor, University of Pécs (Hungary)

Winner of the Edit Erdődy Award of the Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute for Literary Studies in 2022


Language: the working language of the conference is English.

Panels: panelists are responsible for organising their own panel or workshop. 

Special academic events: plenary lectures, roundtables and panels, Országh Award, Book Awards and Book Presentations, and social events include an opening reception and the conference dinner.



28 October 2022: submission of 250-word abstracts with keywords

7 November 2022: notification of acceptance 

20 December 2022: early bird registration closes

15 January 2023: late registration closes

26-28 January 2023: the 16th Biennial HUSSE Conference


Update: The organisers are pleased to announce that conference fees have been limited to the costs of the conference dinner on 27 January 2023, which are payable to the account of HUSSE. For those not registered for the conference dinner, conference participation is free.


Special academic events: Plenary Lectures, Roundtables and Panels, Országh Award, Book Awards and Book Presentations

Social events: Opening reception and conference dinner. Suggestions for leisure activities can be found on the Practical Information page of the conference website.

Late submissions (between 28 October and 21 November 2022) will be considered at the organisers’ discretion.

Panel organisers please send their titles and 250-word proposals to the conference organisers ( and ensure that members of their panel submit their abstracts on the conference registration page, indicating the title of the panel in which they wish to present their papers.

For all questions and enquiries, please e-mail us at:

We look forward to seeing you between 26 and 28 January 2023.

On behalf of the HUSSE Board Members and the Organising Team,


Dr Attila Dósa

The Organising Team:

Dr Harry Edward Bailey, Viktória Láng, Dr Ruth Karin Lévai, Dr Ágnes Magnuczné-Godó, Anna Sasvári and Anett Schäffer

Project no. 141173 has been implemented with the support provided by the Ministry of Culture and Innovation of Hungary from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund, financed under the MEC_SZ_21 funding scheme.
Presentation of the international scientific/innovation event supported in the project: 
The Hungarian Society for the Study of English (HUSSE) is the most important scholarly society in Hungary in the field of the literature, language and culture of the English-speaking peoples. The biennial conferences of the Society attract about 150-200 speakers, including researchers from both abroad and Hungary. These events provide professors, lecturers and doctoral students with the opportunity to present their latest findings in the field and lay the groundwork for successful participation at foreign conferences. These events also contribute to networking between participants, stimulating publication and educating undergraduates. Doctoral students are also invited to present their papers at the conference, while undergraduates are actively involved in organising the managing the event. The target group of the conference, thus, covers the full spectrum of the profession, from undergraduates to researchers of international stature. The University of Miskolc has not yet hosted such a conference, so the successful organization of the 2023 conference will significantly contribute to the institution's domestic and international visibility.