Faculty Bio

Zoltán Márkus

Associate Professor of English

I received my first university degree in English and Hungarian from Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest (1990); my M.Phil. in English from the Shakespeare Institute of the University of Birmingham (1993); and my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University (2002). My main fields of research are early modern English literature, especially drama, Shakespeare studies, European drama and theatre, and cultural, literary, and performance theory. I have published articles on these subjects in Canada, Hungary, Italy, the U.K., and the U.S. My current project, Shakespeares at War: Cultural Appropriations of Shakespeare in London and Berlin during World War II, is a comparative study of Shakespeare’s cultural reception in these two cities during the Second World War.