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Dr. Eniko Molnar Basa

Eniko Molnár Basa received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After teaching for several years teaching at universities in the Washington, DC area, she took a position at the Library of Congress. Currently, she is the holder of the Kluge Staff Fellowship at the Library working on what will eventually be a book examining Hungarian literature from the point of view of its political and social commitment. Dr. Basa is the author of Sándor Petofi in the Twayne World Author Series (G.K. Hall) and editor of volumes in the series on Mihály Vitéz Csokonai, Imre Madách, Kálmán Mikszáth, and Ferenc Molnár, as well as Dezso Kosztolányi and Miklós Radnóti prepared for the series but published by the Finnisch Ugrisches Seminar at the University of Munich. She also edited and contributed to Hungarian Literature in the Review of National Literatures series. Author of several articles on Hungarian and comparative literature, she has also been active in Hungarian and literary professional organizations, presenting papers at a wide variety of venues. She is the Executive Director of the American Hungarian Educators Association, and received the Presidential Gold Medal of Hungary from Árpád Göncz in 1997.