September 21, 2016
View of the Blue Danube.
My project took me to Budapest, Hungary where I researched the conflicting notions of identity and nationhood present in Hungarian literature. I spent the majority of my time brushing up on my Hungarian language skills and sifting through authors' personal diaries, letters & memorabilia in the National Library and antique bookstores. My trip was funded by the Rackham Summer Research Award.
- McKenna Marko, Master's Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures