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MODERN GREEK STUDIES ASSOCIATION SYMPOSIUM 1997

Kent State University, November 6-9, 1997

Schedule of Academic Events

Thursday, November 6

4:30 - 6:00

Panel A
Before the Cold War: Politics, Power, Resistance

Chair: Victor Papacosma, Kent State University

"Nationalist Discourse and Power Politics in the Struggle for 'Northern Epirus' 1919-1921"
Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos, New School for Social Research

"Prelude to the Truman Doctrine: American Philanthropy in Greece Before World War II"
Dimitra Giannouli, University of Minnesota

"The Resistance of Greek Jews in the Holocaust"
Yltzchak Kerem, Jerusalem

"Toward a Regional Study of the Origins of the Cold War in Southeastern Europe: British and Soviet Policies in the Balkans, 1945-1949"
Thanasis Sfikas, University of Central Lancashire

6:30-7:45 Keynote Address:
Monteagle Steams, Former US Ambassador to Greece

Reception & Greek Folk Costume Exhibit, Kent Museum

Lecture: Ioanna Papantoniou, Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

Friday, November 7, 1997

8:30 - 10:00

Panel A
Problems in Foreign Policy

Chair: Van Coufoudakis, Indiana-Purdue University

"Ambiguity and Choice in Greek Foreign Policy"
Nikolaos Zahariadis, State University of New York

"The Greek-Turkish Relations After the Cold War: A Study of Foreign Policy Formation"
Dimitris Keridis, Tufts University

Panel B
Literature and Displacement

Chair: Olga Augustinos, Columbia, South Carolina

"Greek Exilic Literature"
Patricia Bouteneff, Geneva

"Patriotism and Nationalism: Tolerable Foes and Intolerable Friends in Select Stories by Yiorgos Vizyenos and Omer Seyfettin"
Anna Stavrakopoulou, Harvard University

"Towards Objectification and Pythagorean Silence: Movement, Space, Orality in Nikolaos Calas's 'Poems of 1933."
Panayiotis Bosnakis, University of Missouri, St. Louis

10:30 - 12:00

Panel A
National Communities and Historical Awareness in Education

Panel Organizer, Thalia Dragonas, University of Athens

Chair: Eva Konstantellou, Hellenic College

"Greece Between Tradition and Modernity: In Search of an Equal Position in the European Taxonomy of Nations"
Anna Frangoudaki, Panteion University

"Similarities and Differences in the National Identity Amongst a Neighboring Quintet: the Cases of Greeks, Turks, Israelis, Israeli Arabs, and Palestinians"
Thalia Dragonas, University of Athens

Panel B
Economy and Administration: Diachronic Perspectives

Chair: Nikiforos Diamandouros, National Centre for Social Research, Athens

"Greek and Ottoman Perceptions of Security and Administration in the Region of the Gulf of

Corinth Between 1650-1700"
Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou, St. John's University

"Cadastral Kerkyra: The World System in 18th-Century Venetian Commodity Production"
Matthew Franks, Boston University

"The Stabilization of the Drachma in 1928"
Olga Christodoulaki, London School of Economics

12:00 - 2:00 Luncheon at Rathskeller, Student Center

2:00 - 3:30

Panel A
Transnational Categories Reconsidered

Panel Organizer: Artemis Leontis, Ohio State University

Chair: Vangelis Calotychos, New York University

"Remembering Homelands, Imagining the Transnational: Current Discourses on Hamenes Patrides and the Greek Diaspora"
Yiorgos Anagnostu, Ohio State University

""Heterotopia and the Exilic Community: Alki Zei's Achilles's Fiance"
Gerasimos Katsan, Ohio State University

"My Home is an Island"
Artemis Leontis, Ohio State University

"Engendered Geography: Ethnicity and Gender in the Travelbooks of Dora d'Istria"
Maria Kakavoulia, Panteion University

Panel B
"Modernity Lost": The Incomplete Modernization of Greek Society

Panel Organizer: Dimitris Charalambis, University of Athens

Chair: Adamantia Pollis, New School of Social Research

"Incomplete Modernization, Irrationality, Elitism, and the Populist Character of the Greek Political System"
Dimitris Charalambis, University of Athens

"Orthodoxy, Nationalism, Cynicism, and Ressentiment: Contemporary Greek Political Culture Context"
N. Demertzis, University of Athens

"Modernization and Social Welfare in Greece: A Culturally-Defined Regime"
D.N. Gravaris, University of Athens

"Modernity and the Greek Economy: The Negation of the Principle of Comparative Advantage"
Nikos Vernardakis, University of Athens

4:00 - 5:30

Panel A
Intellectual History and National Institution

Chair: Stathis Gourgouris, Princeton University

"Intellectuals and Social Critics: D. Batsis and K. Varvaresos"
Ioanna Kaftantzoglou., University of Athens

"The Development of the Language Question in the Balkans"
Sophie Forbes, Ohio State University

Panel B
Ritual, Identity, Performance

Chair: Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University

"Honor, Masculinity, and Ritual Knife-Fighting in l9th-Century Greece"
Thomas Gallant, University of Florida

"The Shadow of the Rock: Identity and Memory in an Athenian Neighborhood"
Roxane Caftantzoglou, National Centre for Social Research, Athens

"Formaella, Feta, and Other European Trademarks- Greek Shepherds and EC Integration"
Roland Moore, Prevention Research Center, Berkeley

5:30 - 6:30 Graduate Student Cash Bar

6:30 Keynote Address

Costas Douzinas, University of London, "Prosopon and Antiprosopon: Law, Power, and the Image."

Saturday November 8, 1997

8:30 - 10:00

Panel A
National Identity and Democracy

Chair: Jerry Augustinos, University of South Carolina

"Modem Greek Identity in Transition: A Political Economy Perspective"
Nikiforos Diamandouros, National Centre for Social Research, Athens

"Taming the Green Guard: The Moderation of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement"
Neovi Karakatsanis, Ohio State University

"Rethinking Democracy and the Question of Identity: Women, the Press, and Modernity in Greece"
Alexandra Halkias, University of California, San Diego

"National Identity, Ethnic Separation, and Greek-Cypriot Consciousness: Toward a Sociology of Greek-Cypriot Nationalism"
Caesar Mavratsas, University of Cyprus

Panel B
Theoretical Problems in Linguistics

Panel Organizer and Chair: Spyridoula Varlokosta, University of Maryland

"Teaching Greek as a Foreign Language: A Structural-Functional and Communicative Approach"
Giorgos Babiniotis, University of Athens

"Hegemonic Ideologies and Linguistic Disempowerment"
Bessie Dendrinos, University of Athens

"Tense and Aspect in the Complements of Verbs of Perception"
Amalia Moser, University of Athens

"Internationalisms Based on Ancient Greek Lexical Elements: A (Slippery) Bridge to Modern Greek" Evangelos Petrounias, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki

"'Building Castles in the Air': The Comprehension Processes of Modem Greek Idioms"
John Liontas, University of Arizona

10:30 - 12:00

Panel A
Scientific Medicine and the Project of Greek Modemity

Panel Organizer: Neni Panourgiá, New York University

Chair: Nia Georges, Rice University

"Coray's Medicine in the Context of Late 18th-Century Scientific Debates"
Aikaterini Kournarianou, Foundation for Hellenic Culture, Athens

"Samuel Gridley Howe: An American Physician in 19th-Century Greece"
Gerasimos Rigatos, Anti-Cancer Institute, Athens

"Medicine as Culture in the Legacy of the Greek Enlightenment"
Neni Panourgiá, New York University

Panel B
State Power and Monitoring of Information

Chair: John Hondros, College of Wooster

"Ethnocentric Stereotypes in the Greek Press: The Case of the Macedonian Issue"
Roy Panagiotopoulou, University of Athens

"Human Rights in Greece: Ten Years of Supervision from Strasbourg"
Stephanos Stavros, European Commission of Human Rights

"The Participation of Greece into the Schengen Information System and the Legacy of Mass Political Surveillance"
Minas Samatas, University of Crete

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch at the Rathskellar, Student Center

2:00-3:30

Panel A
Religion and Democracy

Chair: Joe Danks, Kent State University

"Democratization and Religious Transformation in Greece: Some Theoretical and Empirical Observations on Secularization during the PASOK Experience of 1981-1989"
Elizabeth Prodromou, Princeton University

"Between Religious Autonomy and European Citizenship: Muslim Courts and Identity in Modem Greece"
Dia Anagnostou, Cornell University

Panel B
The Greek 1940s: The Status of Testimony

Panel Organizer: Gail Holst-Warhaft, Cornell University

Chair: Gregory Jusdanis, Ohio State University

"The Poet as Witness"
Cynthia Hohlfelder

"Narrating the Unspeakable: Kambanellis's Mauthausen as Novel/Memoire"
Gail Holst-Warhaft, Cornell University

"Popular Memory in Greek Cinema after the Civil War"
Yianna Athanasatou, Ohio State University

"The Narrative of Oppression: Autobiography as Negotiation and Reconciliation between Personal Experience and the Dominant Discourse"
Yianna Liatsos, Rutgers University

4:00 - 5:30

Panel A
Modern Re-Visions of the Ancients

Chair: Rick Newton, Kent State University

"Panorama or a Work of Art? The City of 19th-Century Athens through the Writings and Sketches of Greek Archaeologist Stephanos Koumanoudis"
Irene Fatsea. University of North Carolina

"Specters of Memory in Ritsos's Ismene: The Fourth Dimension of a Gendered Death"
Liana Theodoratou, New York University

"Modern Productions of Classical Drama during the Junta Years: The Present under Ancient Cover"
Gonda Van Steen, University of Arizona

"Athens Park: Classical Cacography?"
Matthew Gumpert, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Panel B
Immigrant Ethnicity and Diasporic Literature

Chair: Brian Joseph, Ohio State University

"Identity Claims and Ethnic Affinity of Greek-Arnericans: Reclaiming the Future"
Lida Triantafillidou, University of Houston

"Rereading the Space of Cultural Production: Greek Immigrant Literature in the U.S."
Yiorgos Kalogeras, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki

"Toward a Typology of Greek Diasporic Writing"
Martha Klironomos, San Francisco State University

6:30-7:30

Banquet

Banquet Speaker: Robert V. Keeley, Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece

Sunday, November 9, 1997

9:00-11:00 am

MGSA Business Meeting (Open to all participants)


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