Courses with Canadian content have been offered since 1996 and the Károli Canada Centre was founded in 2001. A year later, the English Department launched its North-American Specialisation Programme. Courses in Canadian Studies formed one of the four blocks of this programme.
With the introduction of the Bologna system in 2005, Canadian courses became a component of the Literature and Culture Specialisation of the BA English major programme, which English minors can also take. Since 2014, the 50-credit North-American Specialisation module has also been available for BA students as well as a compulsory elective course for all BA students in the Specialization tier. Moreover, the current MA in English Studies Programme has an elective course in Canadian Studies, as well.
The centre organises the annual thematic Károli North America Days with Eötvös Loránd University, and more recently also with Pázmány Péter Catholic University every November, receives a number of Canadian guests (Embassy representatives, academics, artists) on a regular basis, holds free workshops and consultation sessions for teacher trainees and practicing primary and secondary school teachers, plays an active role in Canada-related talent development and is present at secondary school outreach events upon invitation.
Click here to download the introductory Power Point presentation on the centre.
Dr. Judit Nagy, PhD (East-Asian Canadians, Canadian short stories, Canadian women writers, Nature in Canadian literature, Canadian culture)
Dr. Dóra Bernhardt, PhD (Native culture and literature, Canadian film and drama, Canadian society through literature)
Dr. Dóra Pődör, PhD (Canadian English)
Dr. Sára Tóth, PhD (The life and work of Northrop Frye)
Prof. Dr. Tibor Fabiny (The life and work of Northrop Frye)
Prof. Dr. Enikő Sepsi, PhD (bilingualism, Québec Studies – in French)
Dr. habil. Miklós Vassányi, PhD (Inuit shamanism, Inuit beliefs, Native Studies)
Dr. Zsuzsanna Kövi, PhD (Inuit mental health)
Károli Canada Centre
Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary
Faculty of Humanities
Institute of English Studies
Department of English Literatures and Cultures
Dózsa György út 25-27.