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the fifth American Corner in Hungary, opened on February 18th, 2009, at Corvinus University, Budapest.


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Due to WINTER RECESS, the Corner Library will be closed between December 19, 2014 and January 19, 2015.


PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT DUE TO UPCOMING WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT, YOU MAY EXPERIENCE SOME DIFFICULTIES AROUND EARLY-JANUARY, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience related to this issue.
And we promise that we will soon be back with a new, dynamic and more customer friendly webpage.



 NOVEMBER :: Thanksgiving

November 11, 2014
5:30 – 6:30 PM


TALC Tuesday Eglish Language Club #51
Informal discussion with native speaker(s)

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS IN THE U.S. : ELECTIONS AND THANKSGIVING SELECTIONS

Location | 
AC Budapest | Corvinus University | Salt House Building | Fővám tér 13-15.

Registration | amcorner@uni-corvinus.hu | NOT required

Presenter | Jan Wessel | University of Scranton | Fulbright-Antall József Fellow    

Our first program in November will focus on the recent elections that were held on the 4th of November. Jan Wessel, Fulbright and Antall József Fellow, will give some insights to the stakes and results of one of the most significant events in politics, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Although not as closely followed as the presidential elections, the results are definitely worth discussing as they have important implications for the rest of the world as well.


MUSEMUSIC UNITES US in SONG EVENT


:: MUSE music club :: Session #8
Special Thanksgiving Program with the
POA PRATENSIS Bluegrass Band


November 20, 2014 | Thursday

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Topic | CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING AND WINTER HOLIDAYS

Location | AC Budapest | Corvinus University | Salt House Building | Fővám tér 13-15.
Registration | amcorner@uni-corvinus.hu |
REQUIRED
 

Music is the international language, and every culture every people uses music to share its story. Folk music, in particular, unites us not only across cultures, but it also tells us something about our own culture --- how people think, interact and live in the village or the city, in the new world or the old. And the only thing better than listening to music is making music.

Join us as we share American cultural heritage by singing American folk songs together. It’s a fun way to learn the language and understand the culture. We’ll have music available, but if you have a song you’d like to sing or learn – bring it and we’ll sing it together. If you play an instrument, bring that too, and we’ll enjoy the accompaniment.

<<<FEATURED SONGS AT PRESENT EVENT >>>

Over the River and Through the Woods
Turkey in the Straw
And two WWI military songs for Veterans/Armistice Day
Over There
We’re in the Army Now

KINDLE ClubCORNER E-CLUB

:: E-READERs at the Corner :: Session #


November 25, 2014 | Tuesday
5:30 – 6:30 PM
 
Topic | THANKSGIVING
Presenter | ZSOFIA SUBA

Location | AC Budapest | Corvinus University | Salt House Building | Fővám tér 13-15.
Registration | amcorner@uni-corvinus.hu |
REQUIRED
 
Program description will follow.
 

DECEMBER :: Winter Holidays


December 2, 2014 | Tuesday
5:30 – 6:30 PM


TALC Tuesday Eglish Language Club #52
dedicated to
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (IEW)

Title | THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRENDS IN EDUCATION IN THE U.S. Location | AC Budapest | Corvinus University | Salt House Building | Fővám tér 13-15. Registration | amcorner@uni-corvinus.hu | REQUIRED Presenter | PROF. ANNETTE BURGESS The discussion will focus on educational trends in the US from No Child Left Behind, a President George W Bush program to A Race to the Top, a President Obama program. Some outcomes of the NCLB program will be offered. Similarities and differences of the two will also be mentioned. The trend toward international collaborative lessons will be emphasized. International Collaboration began in the 199Os with Advanced Placement Economics. Now individual teachers are communicating with teachers in other countries to encourage collaborative studies, in science, math and social studies. This TALC program is dedicated to INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK.


December 16, 2014 | Tuesday
5:30 – 6:30 PM


Hungarian Women’s Holocaust Life Writing in the Context of the Nation’s Divided Social Memory: 1944-2014 Prof. Louise O. Vasvári To be delivered at the American Corner Budapest  (at Corvinus University of Budapest, Fővám tér 13-15.) at 5.30 pm on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014. :: RSVP :: amcorner@uni-corvinus.hu ::
Abstract

In this presentationr, in commemoration of the seventieth anniversary year of 1944 in Hungary, I explore selected women’s Holocaust diaries, memoirs, letters, and other less studied documents, such as recipe books, all written during the war, which can provide invaluable resources for understanding the experiences of the victims of war, by personalizing the events and helping to write the obscure into history. At the same time, such documents allow historical voices of the period to provide testimony in the context of the divided social memory of the Holocaust in Hungary today. I will first discuss several Hungarian diaries and “immediate memoirs” written right after liberation, among others, that of Éva Heyman who began writing her diary in 1944 on her thirteenth birthday and wrote until two days before her deportation to Auschwitz, where she perished. I will then discuss two recently published volumes, the Szakácskönyv a túlélélésért (2013), which contains the collected recipes that five Hungarian women wrote in a concentration camp in Austria, along with an oral history of the life of Hedwig Weiss, who redacted the collection. Finally, I will refer to the postmemory anthology, Lányok és anyák. Elmeséletlen történetek (2013), where thirty five Hungarian women, some themselves child survivors, others daughters of survivors, write Holocaust narratives in which their mothers’ lives become the intersubject in their own autobiographies, underscoring the risks of intergenerational transmission, where traumatic memory can be transmitted (or silenced) to be repeated and reenacted, rather than worked through.

Keywords

Hungarian Holocaust, war and life writing, women’s diaries, women’s memoirs, recipe books, postmemory, politics of memory, social memory.

Biography

Louise O. Vasvári, who received her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of California in Berkeley, is Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and of Linguistics at Stony Brook University. She has also taught in various visiting capacities, including at the University of California, Berkeley, at the Eötvös Loránd University and at the Central European University in Budapest, the University of Connecticut (Storrs), and the Université de Jules Verne (Amiens). Currently she teaches one course yearly in the linguistics department at New York University and is also Affiliated Professor in American and English Studies at the University of Szeged, Hungary. She works in medieval studies, historical and socio-linguistics, translation theory, Holocaust studies, and Hungarian Studies, all informed by gender theory within a broader framework of comparative cultural studies. Related to the Holocaust, she has published with Steven Tötösy, Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature (2005), Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies (2009), and Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies (2011). She has also published in Hungarian on memoirs of Hungarian women survivors (2009) and on women prisoner doctors (2012).


MUSEMUSIC UNITES US in SONG EVENT

:: MUSE music club :: Session #9
Special Holiday Program with the POA PRATENSIS Bluegrass Band December 11, 2014 | Thursday 5:00 PM Location | TBA in response to RSVP messages
Registration | amcorner@uni-corvinus.hu | REQUIRED  

Music is the international language, and every culture every people uses music to share its story. Folk music, in particular, unites us not only across cultures, but it also tells us something about our own culture --- how people think, interact and live in the village or the city, in the new world or the old. And the only thing better than listening to music is making music. Join us as we share American cultural heritage by singing American folk songs together. It’s a fun way to learn the language and understand the culture. We’ll have music available, but if you have a song you’d like to sing or learn – bring it and we’ll sing it together. If you play an instrument, bring that too, and we’ll enjoy the accompaniment.

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CORNER NEWS
ATLAS CORPS Professional Fellowship
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 6-18 month professional fellowship in the United States. :: DEADLINE - Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
KLEIN FAMILY Scholarship for High School Students
The Klein Family Scholarship will provide a full scholarship to one Hungarian high school student to attend Sewanee - The University of the South and obtain a Bachelor's Degree. :: DEADLINE - December 12, 2014
SUSTAINING CIVIC PARTICIPATION IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES Fellowship
Professionals between the age of 25-40, from any region of Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia, are invited to apply for participation in a 42-day fellowship in the U.S.A. :: DEADLINE - November 15, 2014
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