Éva Kocziszky

German Literature, Budapest
Fellowship: 01.10.2010–30.09.2011


1977 graduated by Eötvös Lóránd Univ. (ELTE) Budapest, Hungary in German and Hungarian Philology, 1985 Graduated in Ancient Greek. 1980 MA, 1986 PhD, 2000 Habilitation. 1977-1998: Associate Professor, Dep. of German Literature and Philology. József Attila Univ. (JATE) Szeged, Hungary. 1989-1992 Lecturer in IUC Dubrovnik at the course: Existenzdenken. 1993-1994 Visiting Professor at the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. 1994-1996 Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung at the Freie Univ. Berlin. 1999 Grant of the Getty Foundation at the Univ. of Rochester. 2000-2001 Visiting Professor at the Ruhr-Univ. Bochum and at the Univ. Münster. 2005 Associate Fellow in Collegium Budapest in the Project Multiple Antiquities-Multiple Modernities. Since 2006 Professor of German at the West-Hungarian University. Since 2010 Member of the academic advisory council of the Hölderlin-Gesellschaft.


Fields of Research

  • Antiquity in modern culture
  • History of classical scholarship
  • Neoclassicism in Germany and in Europe
  • German poetry
  • Hölderlin


Project outline

Archaeological ruines in German poetry of the 20th Century

My research project primarily aims to collect lyrical texts ranging from Avantgarde to Late Modernity focusing on archaeological objects or classical ruin landscapes.

Publications (Selection)


  • Mythenfiguren in Hölderlins Spätwerk, Würzburg, Königshausen & Neumann 1997.
  • Hölderlins Orient, Würzburg, Königshausen & Neumann 2009.
  • Archäologie und Einbildungskraft. Relikte der Antike in der Moderne, ed. Eva Kocziszky, Reimer Verlag Berlin February 2011.


  • L’ideale della grecità tra Settecento e Ottocento, in: Segni e Comprensione (Lecce) 1996, 31-49.
  • Samothrake. Ein Streit um Creuzers Symbolik, in: Antike und Abendland 1997, 174-189.