BMA-AMED-310
The United States and Hungary (Az Egyesült Államok és Magyarország) in autumn 2014
Frank Tibor, Mon 10:00–11:30, R356, host: DAS (R361)
5-credit lecture, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BMA-AMED-220
description & set texts
M.A. seminar, 2 hrs/wk, 4 credits. Students in this class examine the interactive patterns of U.S. and Hungarian politics, society, and culture. Attention will be given to travelers, major immigrant figures and outstanding achievements. U.S.-Hungarian diplomatic relations will be particularly scrutinized. Papers will survey the period from the mid-19th century through recent years. Seminar Topics: Hungarian Travellers in pre-1848 U.S., The U.S. and the Hungarian War of Independence, 1848-49, The Kossuth Exiles, 1849-1867, 19th Century Hungarian Travelers in the United States, Hungarian Emigration to the U.S. 1880-1914, 20th Century Hungarian Travelers in the United States, The United States and the Treaty of Trianon, The Quota Laws and Hungary, Professional Emigration in the Interwar Years, Hungarian Scientists and Musicians in the U.S., 1919-1945, The United States and the Holocaust in Hungary, Revisionist Foreign Propaganda in Interwar Hungary, U.S. Peace Plans for Post-World-War II Central Europe, The U.S. and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, The Return of St. Stephen’s Crown, U.S. Foreign Policy and Hungary after 1956. Recommended Readings: •Bognar, Desi K. Hungarians in America. A Biographical Directory of Professionals of Hungarian Origin in the Americas. Mt. Vernon, N.Y.: AFI Publication, 1971. •Borhi László, Hungary in the Cold War – Between the Soviet Union and the United States, 1945–1956 Budapest. New York: CEU Press, 2004. •Fejős Zoltán, A chicagói magyarok két nemzedéke 1890-1940. Budapest: Közép-Európa Intézet, 1993. •Frank, Tibor. Ethnicity, Propaganda, Myth-Making: Studies on Hungarian Connections to Britain and America, 1848-1945. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1999. •Frank, Tibor. Double Exile: Migration of Jewish-Hungarian Professionals Through Germany to the United States, 1919–1945. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009. •Gál, István. Magyarország és az angolszász világ. Szerk. Frank Tibor−Gál Ágnes−Gál Julianna. Budapest: Argumentum Kiadó−OSZK, 2005. •Glant, Tibor. Remember Hungary 1956: Essays on the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence in American Memory. Social Science Monographs: Center for Hungarian Studies and Publications, Inc., Columbia University Press, 2007. •Glant Tibor. A szent korona amerikai kalandja 1945-1978. Debrecen: KLTE Kiadó, 1998. •Glant Tibor. Through the Prism of the Habsburg Monarchy: Hungary in American Diplomacy and Public Opinion During the First World War. Highland Lakes, NJ: Atlantic Research and Publications Inc., distributed by Columbia University Press, 1998. •Hargittai István. The Martians of Science. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. •Puskás, Julianna. Ties That Bind, Ties That Divide: 100 Years of Hungarian Experience in the United States. New York-London: Holmes & Meier, 2000. •Rácz István. A paraszti migráció és politikai megítélése Magyarországon 1849-1914. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1980. •Romsics Ignác, ed. Wartime American Plans for a New Hungary. Documents from the U.S. Department of State, 1942-1944. Highland Lakes: Social Science Monographs, 1992. •Tezla, Albert ed. The Hazardous Quest. Hungarian Immigrants in the United States 1895-1920. Budapest: Corvina, 1993. •Vasvári Ödön. Magyar Amerika. Szeged: Somogyi Könyvtár, 1988. •Várdy Béla. Magyarok az Újvilágban. A Magyar Nyelv és Kultúra Nemzetközi Társasága, 2000. •Závodszky Géza. Az Amerika-motívum és a polgárosodó Magyarország a kezdetektől 1848-ig. Budapest: Atlanti K.és K. Társulat-Tankönyvkiadó, 1992.
requirements & assessment
Requirements: Mandatory attendance and active participation, oral presentation, research paper of 20,000 characters. Grading: Attendance and active participation 25%, oral presentation 25%, paper 50%.