all genres of life-writing (auto/biography, diary, blog, visual diaries, digital archives of life stories etc.), and the politics of sharing life stories
the intersection of philosophy and literature (particularly: theories of subjectivity, theories of community, phenomenological hermeneutics, and the philosophies of Paul Ricoeur and Jean-Luc Nancy)

Alexander Lenard and East European memoir literature


  • Book manuscript in progress. Life Stories, Communities, and the Ethos of Sharing.
  • Lenart-Cheng Helga, Zsuzsa Vajdovics. 2015. Forthcoming. Alexander Lenard (book). L’Harmattan.
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2015. Forthcoming. “Paul Ricoeur and the ‘Particular’ Case of Autobiography.” a/b: Auto/Biography Studies
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2015. Forthcoming. “The Role of Indefinite Pronouns in Modeling Wholeness: Gertrude Stein’s Everybody’s Autobiography.” American Studies/Amerikastudien. Vol. 61.
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2014. “A Multilingual Monologue. Alexander Lenard’s Self-Translated Autobiography in Three Languages.” Hungarian Studies. 2014.
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2014. “Concepts of Simultaneity and Community.” Cultural Politics10.1: 21-39.
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2014. “Review of Ramona Ausubel: No One Is Here Except All of Us.” The Rocky Mountain Review.
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2013. “F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Autobiographical Essays and the Problem of Over-Identification.” St. Johns Humanities Review, March 2013.
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2013. “Preface” to Sandor Kanyadi: In Contemporary Tense, Iniquity Press and Irodalmi Jelen Konyvek
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2013. “Review of Sandor Kanyadi: In Contemporary Tense.” Rattle, August 2013
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2011. “Once Upon a Time in the West.” Encyclopedia of the Sixties. A Decade of Culture and Counterculture. Vol. 1. ABC – Clio
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2011. “The Producers.” Encyclopedia of the Sixties. A Decade of Culture and Counterculture. Vol. 1. ABC- CLIO.
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2011. “Ken Kesey: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest”, Encyclopedia of the SixtiesA Decade of Culture and Counterculture. Vol. 1. ABC – Clio
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga and Walker, Darija. “Recent Trends in Using Life Stories for Social and Political Activism.” Biography 34 .1 (2011): 141-179.
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2010. “Jonathan Krell’s “The Ogre’s Progress”.” The Rocky Mountain Review, Spring 2010.
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2009. “Gao Xingjian’s “The Case for Literature”.” The Rocky Mountain Review, Spring 2009.
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2009. “Tony Davies’ “Humanism”.” The Rocky Mountain Review,Spring 2009.
  • Lenart-Cheng, Helga. 2003. Autobiography As Advertisement: Why Do Gertrude Stein’s Sentences Get Under Our Skin?New Literary History, vol. 1, issue 34, Winter

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