Born in 1992 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and raise as part of the Hungarian minority of Transylvania. Being brought up in a bilingual environment, my passion for languages started to flourish from the very beginning.
Between 2007-2011 I studied at the “Báthory István” Theoretical High School in the same city. It was a Humanities based education, with the main focus on Hungarian and Romanian language and literature, foreign languages (English and German), history, philosophy, art and music.
In 2011, when having to decide what to study for my undergraduate degree, after
going through a handful of options, I chose to follow my heart and keep learning about foreign languages and literature.
In 2014 I finished my BA in English and Norwegian Philology at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. My thesis was based on th
e dramatic pieces of Oscar Wilde, entitled “The Dandy’s View on Life, Society and Women in Oscar Wilde’s Comedies”, a paper that I enjoyed writing to the last dot, having worked together with some great people. The thesis analyses mostly the four most well-known plays written by the Irish playwright, namely A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest and Lady Windermere’s Fan, but also draws upon The Picture of Dorian Gray and some of the writer’s critical essays, presenting a comprehensive image of the dandiacal characters, both male and female, and their universe.
In the third year of the undergraduate programme, I took the chance to go on an exchange semester to the University of Vienna, Austria, which gave me ample opportunity to get more familiar with a foreign culture and language that I had studied for 10 years in school. It also thought me how to adapt to a new learning environment.
Upon finishing my studies in 2014, I decided that it was time to take a step back from the academic life, and immerse myself in the Norwegian culture, gain a more in-depth knowledge of both their language and their lifestyle. While working as an au pair in the southern part of the country, I had the chance to attend a language course for a full year and successfully take the Bergenstest, a test for proficiency in the Norwegian language.
In 2015, when the one year was nearing its end, an opportunity arose to start working in Ireland, so in a heartbeat I took the decision to move again, this time, to the home country of so many of my favourite authors.
Upon browsing the course catalogue of the university of Maynooth, I stumbled upon the MA in Digital Humanities, which fascinated and baffled me. It was something I have not yet heard of, yet something that I immediately knew, I wanted to familiarize myself with.
Here I am now, in 2016, back in the academic life, taking my MA degree in Digital Humanities at Maynooth University – immersing myself in a field which seems to offer so much, and trying to learn as much as possible, enjoying each day as it comes.