This section collects short essays encapsulating ongoing research, new topics, and future projects by scholars connected to the network and participants in past events.
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Linda Xheza [University of Amsterdam]→"We have never been racist" / Have we ever been racist?
8 July 2021
Dimitris Plantzos [National and Kapodistrian University of Athens]→En croisière
23 June 2021
Omaira Gill [Journalist]→We Need to Talk About Greece: Why Acknowledging Racism Is The First Step To Fixing It
2 June 2021
Philip Hager [Canterbury Christ Church University]→Performing Fictions of Origin in the Greek Bicentenary Celebrations
24 May 2021
Trisevgeni Bilia [University of Oxford]→‘Unfinishing Masterpiece’: James Joyce’s Ulysses in Greece
Dimitris Plantzos [National and Kapodistrian University of Athens]→A national bicentenary, a global pandemic, and the new past
22 March 2021
Elpida Karaba [art theorist, curator]→The Temporary Academy of Arts on Waste/d: Spectralizing ‘a space of appearance’
Adrianne Kalfopoulou [Davidson College]→The Body that Deconstructs
13 May 2021
George Ttoouli [Independent Scholar]→‘What Greece...?’: a pluralist antidote to nationalist fervour
George Mantzios [University of Toronto]→Ain’t No Future Like the Present: Archaeologies of the future in Yorgos Zois’ Third Kind
17 April 2021
Elisabeth Kirtsoglou [Durham University]→‘Our Intense Biopolitical Moment’: eschatological narratives and counter-cultures of resistance
Paul Apostolidis [London School of Economics and Political Science]→Labour Biopolitics and Covid-19: Lessons from Latinx Migrant Workers in the USA
Douliakas, Gedgaudaitė, Russello, Faia, Mauzy, Mineur, Mademli→Rethinking Modern Greek Studies in the 21st Century: Virtual Roundtable
Alekos Lountzis, Orestis Papaioannou→The Fall of the House of CommonsA Sci-Fi opera based on material from an ever-closer reality
Gregory Jusdanis [Ohio State University]→From Cuzco to Constantinople: A Journey through Comparison
Ares Kalandides [Manchester Metropolitan University and New York University, Berlin]→The contradictions of the nation-state: a perspective from geography
Daniel M. Knight [University of St Andrews]→Greek and Green? Eco-turn in Modern Greek Studies. The Green Economy as Solution to Chronic Crisis?
Marissia Fragkou [Canterbury Christ Church University]→Reflections on a Green Turn in Modern Greek Studies: The case for an Eco-conscious Theatre
Eftychia Mylona [Leiden University]→Beyond Departure: Greeks in Egypt, 1962-1976
5 June 2020
Eleonora Colli [University of Oxford]→Writing from the Margins: Yannis Ritsos’ Anti-Nationalist Myths
Alexander Kazamias [Coventry University]→‘Return to Normality’ or Crisis as the New Normal?
Francesca Zaccone [University of Rome La Sapienza]→From Greece to Sweden and back – a few notes on Theodor Kallifatides
Carl Mauzy [King’s College London]→Greece Empowered: Marshall Plan Photography and the Construction of Post-War Greek Identity
Marianna Georgouli [University of Amsterdam]→Me and the Other in (the) Crisis: A Literary Critique of Ethnic and Social Interactions within the Greek Crisis
Tonia Kazakopoulou [University of Reading]→Young Women’s Deadly Rebellions: Cultural Complacency in the Films of Yorgos Lanthimos
Geli Mademli [University of Amsterdam]→Exhibiting a Media Ecology of Crises: A Visit in the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum
Claudio Russello [University of Oxford}→Greek Culture in the 1960s - A Case of Metamodernism?
Herbert Ploegman [Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam]→The Intricate Thing Called Art
Anthi Argyriou [University of Amsterdam]→From Governmentality to Solidarity: Contemporary Art on the ‘Refugee Crisis’ and George Drivas’ Laboratory of Dilemmas
Eirini Tzouma [Durham University]→On the Outside Looking In: Coming Out, Violence and Sexuality in Modern Greece
Manolis Pratsinakis [University of Oxford]→Perspectives from Migration Studies: Rethinking Modern Greek Studies beyond Greece
Georgios Tsagdis [University of Westminster / Leiden University]→On the Elsewheres of Modern Greek Literature
Tatiana Faia [University of Lisbon]→In Crete with the Minotaur: Greece in the Poems and Letters of Sophia De Mello Breyner Andresen and Jorge De Sena (1965-1977)
Eveline Mineur [University of Amsterdam]→Reflections on 'Modern Greek Studies in the 21st Century'
Yiorgos-Evgenios Douliakas [Leiden University]→C.P. Cavafy and the Golden Dawn: An Archival Affair
Efi Giannetopoulou and Thomais Dermati [University of Newcastle]→Athens Calling: The Commodification of a Landscape in Crisis
Panayiotis Xenophontos [University of Oxford]→Cavafy’s Spaces Through Lotman’s Eyes
Alexis Radisoglou [Durham University]→Eurozone(s): On Articulating Europe, and the Case of Greece
Maria Boletsi [University of Amsterdam and University of Leiden]Dimitris Papanikolaou [University of Oxford]→Why Rethink Modern Greek Studies Today: Notes from the Front of Cultural Analysis