DR. ZSUZSANNA OZSVATH

Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth is the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies and  Professor of Literature and the History of Ideas in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her work focuses on two areas: Holocaust literature and poetry translation. She has published several books, such as Foamy Sky: The Major Poems of Miklós Radnóti (with Fred Turner),  Princeton UP, 1992;  (in an extended, bi-lingual edition, Foamy Sky, Budapest: Corvina, 1999); Attila József, The Iron-Blue Vault: Selected Poems  (with Fred Turner), Bloodaxe, 1999, and  a critical study of Miklós Radnóti’s life:  In the Footsteps of Orpheus: The Life and Times of Miklós Radnóti, Indiana UP, 2000. This book has  been translated into Hungarian: Orpheus nyomában: Radnóti Miklós  élete és kora, Akadémiai Kiadó, 2004.

In addition, she has published a large number of articles and translations in a wide variety of journals, among them Judaism, Partisan Review, German Studies Review, The Hungarian Quarterly, Poetry, Research Studies, and in anthologies such as Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature, Oryx Press, 2002; Comparative Cultural Studies and Post-1989 Central European Culture,  Purdue UP, 2002; The Life and Poetry of Miklós Radnóti,  Columbia UP, 1999, The Holocaust in Hungary: Fifty Years Later, Columbia UP, 1997.

She has been the recipient of two major literary awards: the Milán Füst Prize, in 1995 (with Fred Turner), the highest literary prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, for their renderings of Radnóti’s poetry. And in 1999, their volume of  Attila József translations (with Fred Turner) was invited by, and won one of the publishing prizes of, the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Education at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Her newest essays are: “Foreseeing Destruction in the Work of Miklós Radnóti’s work. In http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol1/1iss1/, 2009;  “From Country to Country: My Search for Home.” In The Writer Uprooted: Contemporary Jewish Exile Literature. Bloomington: Indiana UP (2008). 177-215; and “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.