Ferenc Kulin (1943–) is a literary historian, critic, and politician, and was the chief editor of the journal “World in Move.” He received his MA degree in Hungarian and Russian language and literature from Loránd Eötvös University (ELTE) Budapest in 1968. From 1970 to 2007, he worked as an educator of the Literary History Department of ELTE. From 1999 he was appointed as chair, and then from 2005 to 2008 as dean of the Gáspár Károli Reformed Church University (KGRE), Budapest.
From 1970 to 1990, he worked as an editor of literary periodicals: Irodalomtörténet, Jelenlét, Mozgó Világ, and Magyar Napló. He joined the editorial staff of “World in Move” (Mozgó Világ) in 1974 as a columnist and deputy chief editor, and from 1981 to 1983 he became the chief editor, until he was replaced in mid-September. In 1989–1990, he was the chief editor of Magyar Napló (Hungarian Diary).From 1970 to 1988 he was a member of the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party (MSZMP). Then he joined the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF), of which he soon became a member of the presidium and the president (1989–1996). From 1990 to 1993 he was elected as chairman of the Cultural, Educational, Scientific, and Media Committee of the Hungarian Parliament. He was elected as an MP three times (MDF: 1990–1994, 1994–1996; MDNP: 1996–2005). In 2000 he was also elected vice president of the Hungarian Democratic People’s Party (MDNP)
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