Journal of Modern Hellenism releases special issue on Greek literature

May 23, 2019

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, in collaboration with the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of Queens College, CUNY, and the Hellenic Studies Program at Sacramento State, is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of the Journal of Modern Hellenism.

This special issue was co-edited by Nektaria Klapaki from the University of Washington and Eirini Kotsovili from Simon Fraser University and entitled “On the Intersections of Modern Greek Literature with Greek History and the Past.” The issue features contributions from a range of emerging and established scholars writing on a Modern Greek literary corpus that stretches from the 1820s to the 2000s, while engaging with the ongoing dialogue between Greece’s literature and history.

Table of contents


  • "Modern Greek Literature’s Intersections with Greek History and the Past: A Concise Outline" by Nektaria Klapaki
  • "Staging Transcultural Relations: Early Nineteenth-Century British Drama and the Greek War of Independence" by Alexander Grammatikos
  • "Cavafy’s Historical Poetics in Context: “Caesarion” as Palimpsest" by Takis Kayalis
  • "Reading Andreas Kordopatis, Understanding History and Fiction in Thanasis Valtinos" by Anthony Dracopoulos
  • "Of Pretense and Preservation of the Self: Theater, Trauma, and (Post)memory in The Mother of the Dog by Pavlos Matesis" by Gonda Van Steen
  • "History, Fidelity and Time in Rhea Galanaki’s Novels" by Angie Voela

Creative Pedagogy and Work of Emerging Scholars

  • “A Letter from John Tzetzes, with Notes for the Uncomprehending” by Michael Howitt

Book Reviews

  • RENA MOLHO, The Holocaust of the Greek Jews: Studies of History and Memory reviewed by Kerasia Malagiorgi


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