Péter Szirák is currently Professor of the Institute of Hungarian Literature and Cultural Studies at University Debrecen (DE). He received his PhD in 1998. His main fields of research include Hungarian literature of the 20th and 21st centuries; literary, cultural and historical theory. He is the author of seven monographs. His most recent book Ki említ megérkezést? (Budapest: Ráció, 2016) deals with the history of Hungarian Travel Writing in the Old Days and in the Times Between WWI and WWII.