Donald E. Morse
DONALD E. MORSE (Boston, MA, 1936), Professor Emeritus of English and Rhetoric, Oakland University, Michigan, and Honorary Professor, University of Debrecen (UD), has been teaching at UD for over thirty years, including twice as Senior Fulbright Professor (1987–1989 and 1990–1992). Author and/or editor of sixteen books and over one hundred scholarly essays, he has lectured widely in Europe, the United States, and Asia. Among his books are The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut: Imagining Being an American (Praeger, 2003) and, with Csilla Bertha, A Small Nation’s Contribution to the World (1993), Worlds Visible and Invisible (Colin Smythe, UK, Barnes & Noble, USA, and Kossuth Egyetemi Kiadó, 1994). Bertha and he have translated several Hungarian plays, five of which were published in Silenced Voices: Hungarian Plays from Transylvania (Dublin, 2008). His most recent edited book is Irish Theatre in Transition from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Early Twenty-first Century (London, 2015). From 1984 to 2019, he chaired the annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. The University of Debrecen awarded him an honorary doctorate in recognition of his service to Hungarian higher education and in 2006 he received the Országh László Prize. Since 2007, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies.