(1) Invited lectures, conference talks in Hungary
The Marking and the Telling: On the Making and Un-Making of Stigma through Narration. Plenary lecture. Biennial Conference of the Hungarian Association of American Studies (HAAS). University of Szeged/Szeged, October 2008.
Így készül az amerikai: a szubjektumalkotás irodalmi receptjeiből [This is how the American is made: from the literary recipes of subjectivity construction]. Amerikai esték [American evenings]. Eötvös Loránd University/Budapest, April 2008.
Így készül az ember: az "Én" és a "Másik" diszkurzív konstrukciói az amerikai irodalomban [This is how the human is made]. Plenary lecture Mi/Más konferencia a tolerancia jegyében [Self/Other Conference in the name of tolerance]. Plenary lecture. Eszterházy Károly College/Eger, March 2008.
Senkik és valakik - a szubjektiváció narratív megközelítéseiről [The nobody and the somebofy: on narrative approaches to subjectivation]. Az angol helyzete Magyarországon [The State of English Conference]. Eötvös Loránd University/Budapest, November 2007.
Külön szférák [Separate spheres]. Üvegplafon: Nők a döntéshozásban [The glass ceiling: women in decision making positions conference]. Corvinus University/Budapest, October 2007.
Performansz és performativitás: a női, a meleg és a nem-fehér szubjektumok nagy előadásai az irodalomban [Performance and performativity-staging female, gay, and non-white subjectivities in literature]. A nő mint szubjektum, a női szubjektum [The woman as subject, the female subject conference]. Plenary lecture. University of Debrecen/Debrecen, April 2006.
Canons and the Postmodern Episteme: Writing an American Literary History in Hungary. The American Romance Tradition and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Károli Gáspár University/Budapest, May 2004.
Paradigmaváltás az amerikanisztika elméletében [Paradigm change in American Studies theory. Irányok és hiányok: A magyar komparatisztika útjai [Directions and absences: paths of comparative research]. ICLA/AILC/Budapest, October 2003.
'My Son is a Magyar': The Hungarian Connection as Fact and Metaphor for Charles Olson. The 1950s. Biennial Conference of the Hungarian Association of American Studies. Eötvös Loránd University/Budapest, 2003. márc.
Receptek a nőre és a férfira: a gender mint szexualizált konstrukció [Recipes for woman and man: gender as sexualized construction]. Nő és férfi - férfi és nő [Section on Gender and Sexuality Constructions in Literature; Conference on Man/Woman -Woman/Man] Corvinus University/Budapest, November 2002.
Constructing the Grand Metanarratives of Our Times: the Emergence of the Postmodern Episteme in New American Studies. Texts and Contexts. Eötvös Loránd University/Budapest, April 2002.
For the Love of the Woman Self: Alternatives to Textual and Visual Misogyny. Anatomies of the Mind, Body, and the Soul: On the Work of Orshi Drozdik. Ludwig Múzeum/Budapest, February 2002.
What Theory Teaches and What We Teach Through Theory. Theory in American Studies. Eötvös Loránd University/Budapest, March 2001.
Laboratory of Dissonance and Mourning: The Colonial Experience Reconsidered. Hungarian Society for the Study of English (HUSSE). Eötvös Loránd University/Budapest, January 1999.
Canonicity in Literature and Culture-or, How Liberal is our Liberal Arts Education? Hungarian Association of American Studies (HAAS). Eszterházy Károly College/Eger, November 1998.
Changing Attitudes to Women in Central Europe: the Impact of Educational Mobility. World Fulbright Alumni Conference/Budapest, August 1996.
Security in Central Europe: Present and Future. Hungarian Atlantic Council/Budapest, May 1995.
Isolation Shared: Pennsylvanian and Transylvanian Anabaptists. Modern Philological Society/Budapest, March 1988.
Women and Slaves: Two Oppressed Groups in the Early Republic. European Association of American Studies/Budapest, March 1986.
Versions of the Whole Earth Catalog: Edward Dorn and Robert Duncan. American Studies Symposium. Eötvös Loránd University/Budapest, February 1985.
A szabadvers vizsgálatának grammetrikai módszere [The method of grammetrics in analysing free verse]. Poetic Section, Hungarian Academy of Letters and Sciences/ Budapest, March 1984.
Eretnekmozgalmak Amerikában [Heretic movements in America]. Újpest Literary Circle/Budapest, December 1983.
Woman and Poet? Origins and Originality of American Culture. European Association of American Studies (EAAS)/Budapest, April 1980.
Who's Afraid of Irony? Eötvös Loránd University, English Studies Scholarly Circle/Budapest, December 1979.
Speech Acts in Literature. Kossuth Lajos University /Debrecen, September 1978.
On the Role of Visuality in American Free Verse. Eötvös Loránd University First Conference in American Studies. Eötvös Loránd University/Budapest, March 1977.
(2) International talks (on scholarly issues)
The Literary Text as Act and Dialogue: Presupposing and Performing Identities in James, Stein, H.D., Cather, and Barnes. University of California, San Diego/La Jolla, May 2005.
Performatives and Presuppositions: Reading American Literature through Speech Act Theory. University of Montana/Missoula, March 2005.
American Literature Studies in Hungary: Paradigm Changes in a post-Hegemonic Humanities Environment. University of California, San Diego/La Jolla January 2002.
Canon Politics and the Experimental Canon in U.S. Literature. International Forum for U.S. Studies. University of Iowa/Iowa City, Iowa, January 2000.
Anti-Metaphysics in the Maximus Poems. Peripatetic Seminar on Olson's Maximus Poems. The Olson Society/Gloucester, Mass., October 1999.
Who Says So? Public Readership, Taste, Patronage, and Literary Criticism as Agents of Canonicity in U.S. Literary History. Outside/In: U.S. Studies in a Global Context. University of Iowa/Iowa City, April 1999.
In Search of a Common Language: Possibilities for East-West Dialogues. International Forum for U.S. Studies. University of Iowa/Iowa City, March 1998.
Gender Perspectives in the Study of Literature. Program in International Education, Bard College/Annandale-on-Hudson, November 1995.
The Future of Our Past: Canonicity and the Traditions. Central College/Oskaloosa, November 1995.
Gender and Europe Today. Women's Task Force. Ohio Wesleyan University/Delaware November 1995.
The Radical Poetics of Charles Olson, Nordic Association of American Studies/ Tampere [Finnland], May 1989.
The Poetics of Attention in American Literature. Southern Oregon State College/ Ashland, February 1987.
American Space and Huck Finn. Southern Oregon State College/Ashland, February 1987.
Measures of Attention: On the Grammetrics of Lineation in William Carlos Williams. Poetry and Epistemology. Turning Points in the History of Poetic Knowledge, Katholische Universitat/Eichstätt, October 1984.
Grammar as Prosody. University of California, San Diego/La Jolla, January 1982.
(3) International talks (on social issues)
Security in Central and Eastern Europe. Nowegian Atlantic Council, Oslo, November 1994.
Living with the Legacy of Communism: the Situation of Women in Hungary. Indiana University/Bloomington, May 1992.
Dynamics of Change: the Hungarian Experience, Taft Seminar for Teachers. University of Virginia/Charlottesville, July 1992.
Heroic Politics and its Contradictions: Social Tensions in Post-Totalitarian Hungary. Conference on Security Considerations in East and Central Europe. Yale University/New Haven, April 1992.
Political and Economic Developments in Central and Eastern Europe. Seminar on Federal Government Policy and International Relations. The Brookings Institution/Washington, April 1992,
Prospects for Jewish Life in Hungary. The Wiesenthal Center/Washington, D.C., March 1992.
Lessons of the Political Transition in Hungary. Presidential Classroom for Young Americans/Washington, D.C., February 1992.
Planning for the Future: Balancing International Needs. Public Employees Roundtable/Washington, D.C., January 1992.
After the Revolutions in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland. World Affairs Council of Oregon, International Studies Program. Portland State University/Portland, November 1991.
Political Trends and Prospects in Post-Communist Europe. Transitions to Democracy. George Washington University/Washington, D.C., November 1991.
Eastern Europe: Political and Economic Issues. The M.I.T. Program for SeniorExecutives/Washington Seminar on Federal Government Policy and International Relations. The Brookings Institution/Washington, D.C., October 1991.
Addressing the Memorial Service Commemorating the 47th Anniversary of the Hungarian Jewish Holocaust. Park East Synagogue/New York City, Septermber 1991.
Chariots Toward the House of Europe - Prospects for the European Integration of the New Democracies. Chautauqua Institution/Chautauqua, August 1991.
Europe Beyond 2000. Georgetown University/Washington, D.C., April 1991.
Are the Pearls Real? Aspirations and Goals of the Newly Freed Nations of East-Central Europe. University of California, Berkeley/Berkeley, April 1991.
Hopes for Harmony in the Land of 'Too Many Notes.' American University/Washington, D.C., March 1991.
Hungary's Jewish Community. American Jewish Committee/Washington, D.C., February 1991.
The Negotiated Revolution. The Smithsonian Institution/Washington, D.C. 1991. febr.
An Assessment of the Political Situation in Hungary. National College of War/Washington, D.C., February 1991.
Human Rights and Environmental Security in Eastern Europe. Global Security Programme, Cambridge University/Cambridge [England], January 1991.
Women, Politics, and the New Society in Hungary. Symposium on New Political Cultures: Economics, Gender, and Society in Eastern Europe. University of Oregon/Eugene. November 1991.
Hungarian Society in Transition: Emerging Interest Groups. Capitol Hill Women's Political Caucus/Washington, D.C., June 1991.
Women's Totalitarian Lib in Hungary-Living with the Legacy. Overseas Education Fund, Meridian House International/Washington, D.C. November 1990.
Hungarian Women and the Orwell Syndrome. Global Security Programme, Cambridge University/Cambridge [England], May 1990.
Political Reform Processes in Hungary. Systemic Transformation in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Jawaharlal Nehru University/New Delhi, March 1990.