Dr. Krisztina Lajosi is a Senior Lecturer in Modern European Culture at the Department of European Studies of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. Her main research area is nationalism and transnationalism studies, with a special focus on the intersections between culture, history, media and political thought.
She supervises MA and PhD theses on topics relating to nationalism, the history of opera and music, the cultural history of Europe in the long 19th century, and the political dimensions of digital culture and communication.
Before her current position at the UvA, she taught Comparative Literature at the Universiteit Utrecht and at University College Utrecht, and worked as a lecturer in English Literature at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Between 2011-16 she was the leader of a research project funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW) on "National Music and Cultural Transfer in Europe". https://www.knaw.nl/en/news/calendar/the-role-of-music-in-the-cultivation-of-national-culture . Prior to coming to the Netherlands in 2004, she worked for three years at the Hungarian Academy of Arts and Sciences as a researcher and taught in the Department of Comparative Literature at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest.
“The transnational circulation of digital nationalism,” Eds. Krisztina Lajosi-Pál Nyíri, a special issue for Nations and Nationalism 27:4 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1111/nana.12778
Book: The Matica and Beyond. Cultural Associations and Nationalism in Europe (2020) https://brill.com/view/title/56043 . (ISBN: 978-90-04-42374-9)
Emotions, political work, and participatory media, an edited special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies 34:3 (2020) (with Sudha Rajagopalan). Online at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10304312.2020.1764775
K. Lajosi, G. Moore, “Teaching Edith Wharton with Henry James in the Netherlands”, in Ferdâ Asya, ed., Teaching Edith Wharton's Major Novels and Short Fiction. American Literature Readings in the 21st Century (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), 131-142.
2019 October -2020 March (maternity leave)
Tussen mythe en werkelijkheid: Verdi em Italiaans nationalisme (Odeon, nummer 116, 2019)
Book: Staging the Nation: Opera and Nationalism in 19th-Century Hungary (2018) https://brill.com/view/title/34971 . (ISBN: 978-90-04-34722-9)
Opera was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in nineteenth-century Europe, and it served as the social media of an age where political ideas were presented, promoted, and performed with the active participation of opera-going audiences. Opera shaped and disseminated national ideas and political emotions more effectively and widely than any other medium. In her book, Krisztina Lajosi shows how public opera houses created embodied communities where people across the social spectrum experienced national solidarity, turning audiences into a national public.
"Gypsy Music and the Fashioning of National Community" (2018) - in Imagining Communities, Eds. Gemma Blok, Vincent Kuitenbrouwer and Claire Weeda, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018, 77-96. (ISBN: 9462980039) - http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/I/bo28616897.html
"Bánk Bán: The Hungarian National Play Revisited" (2018) - in Reconsiderig National Plays in Europe, Eds. Suze van der Poll and Rob van der Zalm, London: Palgrave, 2018, 85-118. https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319753331. (ISBN: 978-3-319-75334-8)
Numerous articles for the Encylopedia of Romantic Nationalism, ed. Joep Leerssen, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (2018) (ISBN: 9789462981188) - https://en.aup.nl/books/9789462981188-encyclopedia-of-romantic-nationalism-in-europe.html
Book: Choral Societies and Nationalism in Europe (2015) https://brill.com/view/title/31794- . (ISBN: 978-90-04-30084-2)
"National Stereotypes in Music", in Nations and Nationalism (2014) - Volume 20, Issue 4. October 2014, 628–645. - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nana.12086/abstract .
Research, Innovation, Sustainability (RIS) grant, UvA (2018) - teaching replacement for the first semester 2019-20 in order to finish my current book projects and articles.
Cutting Edge grant, AIHR, UvA (2018) - research grant to create an international consortium and organize a workshop to study the field of digital nationalism with particular attention to the influence of social media on new nationalism in the world. The goal of the network grant is to apply for an ERC or Horizon 2020-type grant.
BA Innovatieprogramma Grant (2018) - for a project to develop a throughline in the BA curriculum for research-based and research-intensive teaching inspired by the idea of Connected Curriculum developed by Prof. Dilly Fung at UCL ( http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/a-connected-curriculum-for-higher-education) For more information on the project click on: http://www.ba-innovatie.humanities.uva.nl/onderwijsinnovatie/onderzoeksintensief-onderwijs-oio/teaching-for-real-research-enhanced-activating-learning/ . (Only accessible with an UvA password.)
Blended Learning grant (2018) - for a project to promote active learning with the help of digital technology in large classroom lectures (http://icto.humanities.uva.nl/blended-learning/projecten/)
Small Research Subsidy, ARTES research school, UvA (2018) - to develop the field of digital nationalism and partial funding for an international workshop in the field.
Kasper van Kooten: German Opera as the Expression of German National Identity in the Nineteenth Century (https://www.narcis.nl/research/RecordID/OND1354536/Language/en )
SKO Qualification (2018) - Sucessfully completed the national Senior Teaching Qualification program with a portfolio focusing on research-based learning and Blended Learning in the Humanities
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Staging the Nation. Opera and Nationalism in 19th-century Hungary (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2018) http://www.brill.com/products/book/staging-nation-opera-and-nationalism-19th-century-hungary
Choral Societies and Nationalism in Europe, eds. Krisztina Lajosi and Andreas Stynen (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2015) http://www.brill.com/products/book/choral-societies-and-nationalism-europe
Maticas: Literary Societies and Nationalism in 19th-Century Europe, co-edited with Andreas Stynen. Forthcoming 2019, Brill.
Nationhood and the Image of the Gypsy - book, forthcoming, 2020.
Opera and Nineteenth-Century Nation-Building. The (Re)sounding Voice of Nationalism, Amsterdam, 2008. (http://dare.uva.nl/document/2/56874 ) - comparative study of cultural nationalisms and opera in the period of modern nation-building in the nineteenth-century East-Central Europe
"National Stereotypes and Music", In Nations and Nationalism (20:4, 2014) pp. 628-645.
"Collapsing Stages and Standing Ovations. Hungarian Choral Societies and Sociability in the Nineteenth Century", In Choral Societies and Nationalism in Europe, Eds. Krisztina Lajosi-Andreas Stynen, (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015) pp. 206-224.
"Introduction. National Mobilization and Choirs", In Choral Societies and Nationalism in Europe, Eds. Krisztina Lajosi-Andreas Stynen, (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2015) pp. 1-13.
"Shaping the Voice of the People in Nineteenth-Century Operas", In. Folklore and Nationalism in Europe during the Long Nineteenth Century, ed. Timothy Baycroft, (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012) pp. 27-47.
"Textual and Musical Representations of the Past in the Public Sphere", In. Free Access to the Past, eds. Marita Mathijsen and Joep Leerssen (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2010) pp. 227-246.
"Áthallások Zenében és Irodalomban. Zene és irodalom mint fordítás". In Újrateremtett világok: írások Cs. Gyimesi Éva emlékére, Eds. A.F. Balogh, I. Berszán & GC. Gábor, (Budapest: Argumentum, 2011), pp. 165-176.
"Translator as Critic - Critic as Artist - Translator as Artist", In. The Importance of Reinventing Oscar. Versions of Wilde During the Last 100 Years, Eds. BÖKER, Uwe, Richard CORBALLIS and Julie, HIBBARD (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2002) pp. 257-267.
"Why did Faust go to Hungary? National Ideology and Hungarian Music" In. Cultural Studies Now:
"The love of power and the power of love. A cultural-poetical approach to Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen", In. QUEST, Issue 4, 2007.
"Music in Nineteenth-Century European Imagination", In. Donau 2007/3, 36-46.
"Music asa Marker of National Identity", In. Kommunikáció, Média, Gazdaság - Special Issue for the Proceedings of the Conference on National Stereotypes - 2007/2, 67-91.
"National Opera and Nineteenth-Century Nation Building in East-Central Europe", In. Neohelicon XXXII/1, 2005, 51-69.
"Historical Memory as Rhetorical Trope: A Reading of Paul de Man's Aesthetic Ideologies" ("Felejtésés emlékezés alakzatai a Paul de Man-i életműben: a retorikai olvasás mint a történelem (el/le)leplezésére tett kísérlet"), In. Literatura 2005/3.
Perfectie zoeken in stilte , In. Ablak 2004/6, 12, 24-25.
"Queritur: Opera as Ideology in the Oeuvre of Richard Wagner" ("Queritur: A tizedik múzsa nyomában. Az opera ideológiája Richard Wagnernél"), In. (Tév)eszmék bűvöletében, (eds.) : Éva Jeney - Mihály Szegedy-Maszák, Budapest, Akadémiai Kiadó, 2005, 105-130.
"Music as Cultural Practice in Nineteenth Century Europe" ("A zenemint kulturális gyakorlat a 19. században. Mátray Gábor zenetörténetétõl a Zenészeti lapokig"), In. A kultúra átváltozásai. Kép, zene, szöveg, (eds.) Éva Jeney - Mihály Szegedy-Maszák, Budapest, Balassi Kiadó,2006, 70-97.
Book Review Essays:
" '1956, Hungary', GATI, Charles: Failed Illusions. Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt", In. European Review of History: Revue Europeenne d'Histoire, 2008/1, 78-80.
"History and Representation on the Russian Opera Stage" ("Történelem és reprezentáció az orosz színpadon"), In. Budapest Review of Books, 2008/1, 62-65.
Wolfgang Iser: Az értelmezés világa (The Range of Interpretations), Trans. Krisztina Lajosi (Budapest: Gondolat, 2004).
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