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MGSA 2001 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
(Program subject to change)


Thursday October 25, 2001

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, ICC Galleria

Registration & Conference Help Desk Open
 
 

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Leavey Center Salon

Panel 1: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Occupation and the Civil War

Chair: TBA

Flora Tsilaga, "Reconstruction in the Face of Civil Strife and Underdevelopment: UNRRA's Operations in Greece, April 1945-June 1947"

Violetta Hionidou, "Demographic Dimensions of the 1941-43 Famine on Two Greek Islands"

                    Andrew Apostolou, "Collaboration and Indifference during the Holocaust in Salonika: A
                    Comparison with the Holocaust in Athens"

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Leavey Center Salon

Panel 2: Poets and Poetry, Memory and Context

                     Chair: Dimitri Gondicas

 Martha Klironomos, "Memory in the Work of Giorgos Seferis"

Mary Pittas-Herschbach, "Vanishing Ithaca: The Changing Significance of Odysseus's 'Home' in Modern Greek Literature"

                    Liana Theodoratou, "Poetry: Of Defeat"
 

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Gaston Hall, Healy Building

Registration

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Gaston Hall, Healy Building

Welcome, 
Prizes: MGSA Dissertation Prize, Constantinides Translation Prize
Roundtable: "Greece's Foreign Relations: Challenges and Prospects for the Twenty-first Century" Van Coufoudakis (chair and panelist), Professor Ted Couloumbis (panelist), Admiral Matt Nimetz (panelist), Ambassador Monteagle Stearns (panelist), 
 

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Riggs Library, Healy Building

Opening Reception


Friday October 26, 2001

7:30 am - 4:00 pm, ICC Galleria

Registration & Conference Help Desk Open
 

8:00 am - 9:30 am, Copley Lounge

Panel 3: New Topics in Popular Culture

Chair: Gregory Jusdanis

Georgia Siampalioti, "Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism? Rivals or Synergists?"

                    Krini Kafiris, "Transformations in Greek Popular Music Culture from the 1980s to the Present"
 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm, ICC Auditorium

Panel 4: The Changing Face of Anthropology in Greece

Chair: TBA
                    Peter Allen, "From Counting Sheep to Contemplating Hegemony: Changing Foci on
                    Anthropological Research in Greece"

                    Margaret Kenna, "Histories and Anthropologies: A Place at the Edge"

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch break

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, ICC Auditorium

Panel 5: Cavafy: Image, Identity, and Vision

                 Chair Vassilios Lambropoulos

Nina Paleou, "Constructing the Poet's Image: The Case of Stratis Tsirkas and C.P. Cavafy"

George Syrimis, "Was Cavafy Gay?"

                    Nektaria Klapaki, "Aestheticist and Romantic Versions of the Literary Moment: Cavafy's and
                    Sikelianos's Early Epiphanic Poems"
 

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Copley Lounge

Panel 6: Language, Education, and Discourse

Chair: Peter A. Bien

Alkistis Fleischer, "The Greek Language in a Diaspora Setting: Children's Language Attitudes in Canada"

                    Christina Kakava, "'Don't You Talk': Powerful and Powerless Positions in Modern Greek Oral
                    Discourse"

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm, ICC Auditorium

Panel 7: Greek Society and the State in the Twentieth Century

                    Chair: Thomas W. Gallant

Philip Carabott, "The Politics of Anthroponymy: The Greek State and its Slavic-speaking Citizens, ca. 1949"

Markos Koumaditis, "The Way Peasants Lived: Household Structures"

                    Elissavet Vidali, "The Domestic Program of the Venizelos Government (August 1928 – May
                    1932) as a Model of Development"
 
 

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm, Copley Lounge

Panel 8: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Greek Diaspora

                    Chair: S. Victor Papacosma

Georgios Anagnostu, "Documenting Greek America: Visualizing Diaspora, Narrating Ethnicity"

Dimtrios K. Apostolopoulos, "Political and Economic Relations between Greece and Germany in  Postwar Europe"


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, ICC Auditorium

a. MGSA Business Meeting
b. Greece in Modern Times, volume 2. Strategy and planning session.
 
 

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, ICC Galleria

An Evening of Prose Readings
Chair: Edmund Keeley 
Rhea Galanaki with translation by Helen Kolias, 
Thanassis Valtinos with translation by Jane Assimakopoulou

Reception hosted by Ambassador Alexander Philon of Greece
 


Saturday October 27, 2001

8:30 am - 4:00 pm, ICC Galleria

Conference Help Desk Open

8:30 am - 10:00 am, ICC Auditorium

8:30 am - 10:00 am, Copley Lounge

Panel 9: Interdisciplinary Studies on Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus

                 Chair: Adamantia Pollis

                   Konstantinos Kornetis, "Students vis-a-vis a 'National Issue': Mass Rallies for Enosis in Greece,
                   1950-55"

                    Philippos Savvides, "The Enduring Rivalry Between Greece and Turkey: The Domestic
                    Dimension"

10:30 am - 12:00 pm, ICC Auditorium

Panel 10: Greek Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Memory

Chair: Katherine Fleming 
                    Evdoxios Doxiadis, "Nationalism, Anti-Semitism, and the Romaniote Community in Modern
                    Greece"

                    Asli Igsiz, "From Landscapes to Sense-scapes of Anatolia: Viewing the Asia Minor Refugee
                    Narratives of Homeland in Post-1980 Literature and Music Productions in Turkey"
 
 

10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Copley Lounge

Panel 11: Literature and the Nation: Comparative Perspective

Chair: Stratos Constantinidis

Georgia Gotsi, "Liaisons Dangereuses in Nineteenth-Century Greek Fiction"

Constanze Guthenke, "The Ambiguity of Nature and the Perception of the Greek Poet in the Early Poetry of  A.R. Rangavis"

Elizabeth Arseniou, "'Folklorising Modernism': The Evading Subject of Neoteric Literature in Greece and Serbia"


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch break

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Copley Lounge

Graduate Student Workshop

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, ICC 462

Librarians’ Session on Modern Greek Collections

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, ICC Auditorium

Panel 12: The Greek Civil War (1943-1949): New Research

Chair: John Iatrides

Giorgos Antoniou, "Interwar Communism, Mass Mobilization, and the Rise of EAM"

Stathis Kalyvas, "Ethnicity and Violence in the Greek Civil War"

                    Nikos Marantzidis, "The Kapetanios: Nationalist Chieftains, 1943-1949""

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Copley Lounge

Panel 13: Studying Greece: Language, Art and History

                    Chair: Nikolaos Zahariadis

                    Georgia Pateridou, "Greek Language Question(s) Revisited"

                    Roland Moore, "Greece Through the Stereoscope: Classical Stereotypes in Relief"

Constantine Buhayer, "The Story of Modern Greek Studies in Britain (from  British Nationalisms to the English Malaise)"
4:15 pm - 6:15 pm, ICC Auditorium

Roundtable: Greece in a Regional Perspective: Historical and Contemporary Assessments

Gerasimos Augustinos (Chair), 
Ted Couloumbis
Thanos Veremis
Constantine Tsoucalas 
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sea Catch Restaurant (1054 31st Street NW)

Banquet

                    Speaker: Deborah Tannen
 
 



There will be a Book and Art exhibit on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the ICC Galleria and ICC 462.