Department of Dutch Studies - Eötvös Loránd University

Curriculum Vitae

Studies and scientific degrees:

  • 1972-73 József Attila University Szeged (Hungarian-English)
  • 1973-1977 Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (Hungarian-English)
  • 1975: One semester at the State University of St. Petersburg (Thomas Mann and the 19th century Russian literature)
  • 1977: Master's Degree of Hungarian and English (The title of the diploma work: Thomas Mann and the 19th century Russian literature)
  • 1979: Master's Degree of Dutch Studies
  • 1991: "Candidate of Literary Science" degree from the HAS (Hungarian Academy of Science)  (Title of dissertation: The novel Van de koele meren des doods [1900]by Frederik van Eeden as an artistic synthesis of the problems in19th century Holland)
  • 2001: Habilitation degree of literature, Eötvös University of Budapest.



  • 1977-1984: Magvető Publishing House (publisher's reader and editor of contemporary English and Dutch prose)
  • 1982-1987: Lecturing at Eötvös Loránd University (history of Dutch literature, part-time on contractual basis, assistant)
  • 1987 -: Full-time teaching at Eötvös Loránd University (Dutch language, literature and culture, 1991-1995 assistant lecturer, 1995-2005 associate professor, 2005- full professor)
  • 1998-2002: Széchenyi Professor of Dutch literature (Dutch Department, Eötvös University)
  • 2000- : Head of PhD program in Dutch Literature, Institute of Germanic Studies, Department of Dutch Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University


Visiting fellowships:

  • 1992-93: Department of Dutch Literature, Catholic University Leuven (KUL) (TEMPUS)



  • 1984: International Association of Dutch Studies (IVN)
  • 2009-2011: Presidency member of IVN representing Central Europe
  • 1993-: Founder member of the Comenius Association of Dutch Studies in Central Europe
  • 2001-2009: President of Comenius
  • 1991- :Member of the corporation of the Hungarian Academy of Science (MTA)
  • 1991-94: Secretary of the Modern Philology Committee  of the Hungarian Academy of Science (MTA)
  • 1999-2009: Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University
  • 2001- : Member of the Society of Dutch Literature of the Dutch Academy of Science
  • 1999-: Member of the Hungarian Society of Germanic Studies (GUG), 2006 vice-president, 2011-12 treasurer
  • 2009- President of the Pro Nederlandistica Foundation
  • 2012: Member of the jury for the Price of Dutch Literature


  • 1989: Knight in the Order of Orange.Nassau
  • 2001: Martinus Nijhoff decoration for the whole oeuvre of literary translations from Dutch into Hungarian

Judit Gera

Budapest, 9 January, 2013