Mgr. Levente David Palatinus, PhD.

    Vysokoškolský učiteľ, Docent
    Mgr. Levente David Palatinus, PhD.

    Kde ma nájdete

    Hrabovská cesta 1A
    034 01, Ružomberok

    Telefón: +421918 722 052

    Konzultačne hodiny

    09:00 - 10:30

    by appointment / po dohode (ZS 2022/2023)


    Profesijná charakteristika


    2009- Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture, Department of English

    Catholic University of Ruzomberok, Slovakia



    2009 Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies, Peter Pazmany Catholic University

    Title of Thesis: “Framing the Body, Staging the Gaze: Representations of the Body in Forensic Crime Fiction and Film"

    2006 M.A. in English Language and Literature, Peter Pazmany Catholic University

    2005 M.A. in Hungarian Language and Literature, Peter Pazmany Catholic University



    2020-2023: VEGA: J.R.R. Tolkien a žáner fantasy v strednej Európe, r.č. 1/0005/18 [vice-investigator]

    2020 March      Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility, University of Szeged

    2018 April        Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility, University of Szeged

    2014  January-December: Early Stage Research Fellowship, Institute of Advances Studies, University of Bologna, Italy         

    2014-2016         Co-investigator: Network Theory in Cultural Studies, Leader: Zoltan Nemeth, Constantine Philosopher University, VEGA.

    2013-2015         Co-investigator: Masks and Identities in Literature and Culture, Leader: Zoltan Ardamica, Matej Bel University, VEGA.

    2011-2013         Co-investigator: Myth in Anglophone Literatures, Leader: Janka Kascakova, Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Clementa, Germany.

    2010-13 Field-Specific Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Ruzomberok (Research location: Newcastle University)

    2010 Hungarian Eotvos Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (held at Newcastle University, June-Sept)

    2009 Hungarian Eotvos Research Fellowship (held at Newcastle University, June-Sept)

    2008 Tempus Mobility-Norwegian Fund Joint Fellowship (held at the University of Oslo, Aug-Dec)

    2005-08 Hungarian State Doctoral Fellowship



    2021     Workshop convenor: On and Beyond J.RR. Tolkien and the Fantasy Genre in Post-Socialist Central Europe. Workshop. Catholic University in Ruzomberok.(Online)

    2021-    Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the book series Bloomsbury Studies in Digital Cultures

    2021      External reviewer: PhD defense: Hu Ji. University of Szeged.

    2020-     Peer-reviewer: Acta Philologica (University of Warsaw)

                     Peer-reviewer: Pulse (Central European University)

                     Peer reviewer: Critical Studies in Television (SAGE)

    2019-     External Reviewer: Norwegian Research Council

    2019-     Peer-reviewer: Critical Studies in Television

    2018       External Member of Doctoral Committee, Peter Pazmany Catholic University (public defense of Varro Annamaria's PhD thesis )

    2018-2021  Head of Department, Department of English and American Studies, University of Ruzomberok, Slovakia

    2017       Founder, Anthropocene Media Lab

    2015       Member of the Editorial Board: Rewind Series (British and American Studies), Aras Edizioni, Fano, Italy

    2015       Conference co-organizer: "The End of an Era? 15 Years of CSI and Forensic Television." Oxford Brookes University, UK (16-17 October).

    2014-      Member of Advisory Board, Americana E-journal of American Studies in Hungary.

    2013-      Co-editor for ECREA Blogs, Critical Studies in Television Online (

    2013       Conference co-organizer: Crime and Detection in the Age of Electronic Reproduction. University of Liberec. Czech Republic.

    2012-2013 Guest-lecturer, Dept. of English and American Studies, University of Pannonia,Veszprem, Hungary (Taught subjects: 20th Century British Literature; Modern and Postmodern Trends in British and American Literatures).

    2011       Conference Co-organizer: Re-Thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich

                     Conference Co-organizer. Absence and Presence – An Inter-disciplinary Conference on the Cultural History of Responses, University of


    2010      Guest-lecturer, Kodolanyi University of Applied Sciences, Budapest (teaching “Forensic Crime Fiction” and “Introduction to the Theories of Film)

    2007-08  Co-organizer, Doctoral Workshop Seminar Series, Peter Pazmany Catholic University

    2007      Conference Co-organizer, Az irodalom tudománya: a műértelmezéds esélyei [Studying Literature: The Chances of Interpretation], Peter Pazmany Catholic University

    2001      Conference Co-organizer, On Interpretation, Peter Pazmany Catholic University



    Hungarian, English (thoroughly fluent in speaking, writing and reading)

    Italian, Slovak (advanced speaking and reading)

    German, Latin (solid reading)

    Czech, Dutch, French, Norwegian (basic reading and speaking)



    Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani AISNA

    CriMeNet: Criminal Minds in German Studies Network

    Crime Studies Network in the North

    ECREA – European Communication Research and Education Association


    Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association

    Hungarian Association for American Studies

    International Association for Hungarian Studies

    Sezione di Letteratura Criminale della ACISF