David Szolláth, Ph. D. (1975) is a research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Center for the Humanities in Budapest. He is a managing editor of Literatura – theoretical journal of the Institute of Literary Studies, HAS and author of the „A kommunista aszketizmus esztétikája” [Aesthetics of Communist Ascetism] (2011). He was an editor at the literary reviews Kalligram (2006-2008) and Jelenkor (2008-2018). His studies and articles are related to the fields of modern and contemporary Hungarian literature, history of leftist aesthetical thinking, and literary theory.