Istvan Gombocz

Istvan Gombocz

Interim Chair, Modern Languages & Linguistics

MODERN LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS

Robert L Slagle Hall 304B

Phone: (605) 677-6492

Email: Istvan.Gombocz@usd.edu

Bio:

Born in Hungary, I received my university education at the Lorand Eotvoes University of Budapest and at the Humboldt University in Berlin. I immigrated to the United States in 1985. After receiving my Ph.D. at the U of Illinois, I held a temporary position at the U of Minnesota at the Twin Cities. I was hired at USD in 1989.


Teaching Interests:

German, Honors, and Europan Literature.


Research Interests:

Eighteenth century Studies, Austrian Literature, and German-Americana.


Education:

  • Ph D, German, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987
  • University Doctorate, German, Lorand Eotvoes University, Hungary, 1985
  • BA, German, Lorand Eotvoes University of Hungary, 1980

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Gombocz, Istvan J.. Volumes 1.1 and 1.2 of Friedrich Nicolai's Collected Works: Sebaldus Nothanker and Werther. .. Edited by Hans-Gert Roloff, Rainer Falk, Jutta Weber, and Istvan Gombocz, 387; 309. Vol. 1.1 and 1.2. Stuttgart/Bad Canstatt: Frommann and Holzboog, 2015.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. „Eine Nußschale auf hoher See." Eginald Schlattners Siebenbürgische Romantrilogie. ['Eginald Schlattner's Transylvanian Trilogy.']. Edited by Konrad Guendisch , 159-180. Vol. 37, Iss. 107. Gundelsheim, Germany : Zeitschrift für Siebenbürgische Landeskunde, 2015.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Review of: Goulding, C., Strehl, W., Schmidt, W.A. Mittendrin: Deutsche Sprache und Kultur für die Mittelstufe.. Edited by Carlee Arnett , 211-12.. Vol. 47, Iss. 2. Cherry Hill, NJ: Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German , 2014.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. "'Sich bewähren, oder bewahren?' Einführung ins Leben und Schaffen des siebenbürgischen Autors Eginald Schlattner." [Introduction to the life and writings of Eginald Schlattner.]. Edited by Hans Adler, 270-92.. Vol. 106, Iss. Summer. Madison, WI: Monatshefte , 2014.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Review of Chalupa, Cynthia and Heiko ter Haseburg. Neue Blickwinkel: Wege zur Kommunikation und Kultur., 273-75. Vol. 46, Iss. 2. Cherry Hill, NJ: Unterrichtspraxis: Teaching German, 2013.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Review of Gonglewski, Margaret, Beverly Moser, et al. Treffpunkt Deutsch. 6th., 119-120. Vol. 46, Iss. 1. Unterrichtspraxis: Teaching German, 2013.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Russlanddeutsche Siedlungen in den Dakotas. Vol. 6, Iss. 2012. Jena and Weimar: Sprachdienst, 2012.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Review of Damrosch, David, ed. Teaching World Literature.. Edited by Carlee Arnett, Glenn Levine, 174-75.. Vol. 44, Iss. 2. Cherry Hill, NJ: Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2011.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Review of: Evelyn Müller-Küppers, Inge Zöllner : Leseverstehen. Fachtexte mit Übungen und methodischen Hinweisen mit Abbildungen.. Edited by Calree Arnett, Glenn Levine , 64-65.. Vol. 44, Iss. 1. Cherry Hill, NJ: The Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2011.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Zur Pressegeschichte der Donauschwaben in den USA im 20. Jahrhundert. Edited by Peter Motzan, Anton Schwob, 381-95. Vol. 59, Iss. 4. Munich: Spiegelungen , 2011.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Review of Ignac Romsics, Der Fridensvertrag von Trianon, 143-47. Vol. 11, Iss. (2005-06) [2010] . Freiburg : Philologia Fenno-Ugrica , 2010.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Review of: Paul Lendvai, Die Ungarn. Ein Jahrtausend Sieger in Niederlagen.. Edited by Bela Brogyanyi, 137-42. Vol. 11-12, Iss. 2005-06 [2010]. Freiburg, Germany. : Philologia Fenno-Ugrica. , 2010.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Review of Balogh, András F. und Vogel, Harald, Hrsg. „Erliegst du der Götter Abgeschiedenheit." Exil und Fremdheitserfahrung in der deutschen Literatur. In The German Quarterly, edited by Astrif Weigert (book review editor), 262-64. Vol. 82.2. Cherry Hill, NJ: American Association of Teachers of German , 2010.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Reiseerlebnis und Gesellschaftskritik in Friedrich Nicolais Roman Sebaldus Nothanker." ['Travel Experience and Social Criticism in Friedrich Nicolai's novel Sebaldus Nothanker.']. Edited by Hans-Gert Roloff, Ulrich Seelbach, et al. , 301-319. Vol. 35, Iss. 2006. Berlin: Daphnis. Zeitschrift für Mittlere Deutsche Literatur , 2007.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Review of Dirk Sangmeister, August Lafontaine oder die Vergänglichkeit des Erfolgs. Edited by Hans-Gert Roloff, 209-11. Vol. 37, Iss. 2005/1. Berlin: Jahrbuch fuer Internationale Germanistik , 2005.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. P.M. Mitchell. In Internationales Germanistenlexikon. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2004.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. "'All mein Sehnen ist verglommen.' Vergänglichkeit, Zweifel und Verzweiflung in der Lugendlyrik Lenaus." ('Vanity and Despair in Lenau's Youth Poetry'). In Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies, edited by Raleigh Whitinger, 281-98. . Vol. 39, Iss. 2003. Edmonton, Alberta : Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) and the German Section of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA). , 2003.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. "Teaching Tips: 'From Popular Games to Parlor Games: Glücksrad and 'Twenty Questions.'". Edited by Thomas Lovik. Vol. 35.1 and 35.2, Iss. 2002. Michigan State University: Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2002.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. "Kulturdiplomatie durch Bücherschenkung. Die britischen Public records in der Universitätsbibliothek Jena." [The British Public Records at the University Library in Jena, Germany']. In Zeitschrift des Vereins für Thüringische Geschichte, edited by Michael Hahn, 193-204.. Vol. 55, Iss. 2001. Jena: Verein für Thüringische Geschichte (Association of the Study of Turingian History), 2001.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Mephistopheles Live. Teaching German Literature via Distance Learning.. In Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, edited by Thomas Lovik , 60-66. Vol. 34.1, Iss. 2000.1..
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Review of Lusitania. Willi Jasper, The Cultural History of a Catastrophe.. Edited by William Keel, Marc Pierce. Lawrence, Kansas : Yearbook of German-American Studies.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. „Sophisten, Betrüger und Marcktschreyer." Zur Gelehrtensatire der Frühaufklärung. [Academic Satires of the Enlightenment[.. Budapest, Hungary and Bonn, Germany: Jahrbuch der Ungarischen Germanistik. [Yearbook of Scholars of German in Hungary].
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Der Deutsch-Ungarische Familienkalender. Edited by William Kehl, 141-65.. Vol. 43, Iss. 2008 (published in 2009) . University of Kansas: Yearbook of German-American Studies.
  • Gombocz, Istvan. "'My Homeland was Poland, Vienna, [...] Galicia.' Introducing Sándor Márai and his Novel "Embers.'". In Modern Austrian Literature, edited by Craig Decker , 41-57. Vol. 40.1, Iss. 2007. Lewiston, ME: Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association .
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Review of Uwe Hohendahl, ed. German Studies in the United States.. In Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German., edited by Philipp Campana , 87-88.. Vol. 37.1, Iss. 2004. Cherry Hill, NJ: American Association of Teachers of German. .

Awards and Honors:

  • Harrington Lecturer, College of Arts and Sciences and the Harrington Foundation, 2017
  • Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award, Arts and Sciences, 2016
  • Nomination for the Belbas-Larson Award in Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2016
  • Nomination for the Belbas-Larson Award in Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2012
  • Nomination for the Belbas-Larson Award in Excellence in Teaching, USD, 2011
  • Greek Professor of the Year, USD's Greek Organisation, 2009
  • Richard and Sharon Cutler Award in Teaching and Research, Arts and Sciences, Richard and Sharon Cutler (S. Falls) through Arts and Sciences and the U. Foundation, 2005
  • Initiation to Phi Beta Kappa, USD, 2004

Presentations:

  • Gombocz, Istvan. Erzsebet Báthory: Tracing a long history of misconception and defaming .. Presented at the Women's Studies Conference, Vermillion. (March 2017)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Nicolaus Lenaus Epos Savonarola. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountains Modern Languages Association , Salt Lake City. (October 5, 2016)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Inter-ethnische Beziehungen in Adolf Meschendoerfer's Roman Die Stadt im Osten.. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Gesellschaft der Ungarischen Germanisten (Hungarian Association of Scholars of German), Budapest, Hungary. (May 28, 2015)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Adolf Meschendoerfer's Novel Die Stadt im Osten.. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountains Modern Languages Association , Boise, Idaho. (November 2014)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. "The Campaigning against'German Kultur' in the Wake of World War I.. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Dakota World Languages Association (SDWLA), Spearfish, SD. (October 2014)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. The Eureka Rundschau and World War I.. Presented at the Humanities Research Forum , Vermillion. (March 2014)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Joachim Wittstock: "Die uns angebotene Welt." [A Novel by the Transylvanian author Joachim Wittstock].. Presented at the Annual Conference of the German Studies Association , Denver, CO. (October 5, 2013)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. "A Novel by the Transylvanian Author András Sütö.". Presented at the Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association. , Vancouver, WA. (October 2013)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. "Gelehrtensatiren der Aufklärung." [Academic Satires of the Enlighenment.]. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Scholars of German in Hungary : May 2013, Budapest, Hungary. (May 2013)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Stalinist Persecution in Adam Bodor's memoirs The Scent of Prison. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountains Modern Languages Association , Boulder, CO. (October 2012)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Stalinist Persecution in Adam Bodor's memoirs The Scent of Prison. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountains Modern Languages Association , Boulder, CO. (October 2012)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Early German Settlements in the Dakotas. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Dakota World Languages Association , Pierre, SD. (October 2012)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Russlanddeutsche Siedlungen in den Dakotas. Presented at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany. (June 2012)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. "Recollections of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in Erwin Wittstock's Short Stories and Novels.". Presented at the Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountains Modern Languages Association , Scottsdale, AZ, October 2011. (October 2011)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. The Dakota Freie Presse. Presented at the Annual meeting of the South Dakota World Languages Association , Brookings, SD. (October 2011)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Transylvanian Fortified Churches. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Dakota World Languages Association , Brookings, SD. (October 2011)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Inter-Ethnic Communication in Eginald Schlattner's Novel Rote Handschuhe.. Presented at the Europe and the Cross-Roads, Vienna, Austria. (July 2010)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Sprachstudium und Deutschuntterricht in den USA. (Langauge learning and German Studies in the United States).. Presented at the Research Forum , Germany. (June 2009)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Friedhöfe und Grabmäler. Auf den Spuren der deutschen Minderheit in Ostmitteleuropa." [‚Cemeteries and Gravestones. Tracing the German Minority in East Central Europe.']. Presented at the Research Forum , Germany. (June 2007)
  • Gombocz, Istvan. Nostalgia, Forgiving, and Forgetting in Sándor Márai's Novel Embers.. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Austrian Studies Association , Missoula. (April 2005)