Dr. Éva Péteri

senior lecturer

Dr. Éva Péteri


I graduated at ELTE in 1993 (MA degrees: Hungarian and English Language and Literature and teacher’s degree). I continued my studies as a PhD student of the Modern English Literature program, and defended my PhD dissertation (Victorian Approaches to Religion as Reflected in the Art of the Pre-Raphaelites) in 2000. Between 2000 and 2002 I worked as a research fellow (OTKA scholarship) at the Department of English Studies, then as an assistant lecturer, and from 2006 as a senior lecturer.


The Pre-Raphaelites. I am interested in the sister arts in general, and explore the connections between the different fields of art (literature, painting, music), contemporary mentality and cultural memory. I also study the Pre-Raphaelites’ Hungarian connections: the references to Hungarian culture in Pre-Raphaelite art as well as the Pre-Raphaelites’ influence in Hungary.

Selected publications:

  • Victorian Approaches to Religion as Reflected in the Art of the Pre-Raphaelites. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2003.
  • "Pre-Raphaelitism in Hungary". Worldwide Pre-Raphaelitism. Edited by Thomas J. Tobin. Philadelphia: SUNY Press, 2004. 215-244.
  • "William Morris's 'A King's Lesson': A Hungarian Perspective". The Journal of William Morris Studies. XVIII:3:2009. 48-55.
  • "Revisiting James Collinson's Representation of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary". The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies. 27:2018. 56-63.
  • "Female Roles, Female Destinies: Aspects of Femininity in Pre-Raphaelite Art". Desired Beauty: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate Collection. Budapest: Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, 2021. 30-45.

Selected conferences

  • A művész és a társadalom alternatívái: Művésztelepek a XIX. és a XX. század fordulóján [The Artist and Society: Art-Colonies at the Turn of the 20th Century]. "Utópia és valóság: A preraffaeliták és a gödöllőiek" [Dream and Reality: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Gödöllő Artists]. Gödöllői Városi Múzeum, 2001.
  • Forradalom és retorika [Revolution and Rhetoric] "Keats és a preraffaeliták" [Keats and the Pre-Raphaelites]. ELTE, 2006.
  • Macbeth konferencia [Macbeth conference]."Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s The Death of Lady Macbeth". ELTE, 2016.
  • Arts and the City. "More than a Cityscape: Ford Madox Brown’s Work". Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem, 2019.
  • Encounters of the Popular Kind: Traditions and Mythologies in Dialogue. "The Popular Art of John Everett Millais". ELTE, 2021.


  • Introduction to Literature
  • Literary History: from the Restoration to 1890, Modernism
  • Victorian Culture and Literatute
  • The Pre-Raphaelites


  • Victorian culture and literature
  • The sister arts
  • Modernism

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