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Princeton University, 4-7 November 1999
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Thursday, November 4
Panel A: Theoretical Linguistics and Modern Greek
Chair: Sabine Iatridou, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Diamandis Gafos, New York University
David Embick, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elena Anagnostopoulou, University of Crete
Panel B: Minorities
Chair: Mark Mazower, Princeton University/Birkbeck College, University of London
"The Effect of the 1923 Greek-Orthodox - Turkish-Muslim Population
Transfer on the Jews of Thessaloniki"
Yitzchak Kerem, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"The Position of the Jews in Metaxas' 4th August Regime and his Conceptualization of 'Greekness'"
Katerina Lagos, New York University
"Ulysses' Gaze and the Deterritorialization of Balkan Ethnicity"
Vassiliki Tsitsopoulou, University of Iowa
"Reform of the Education of the Muslim Minority in Greece"
Thalia Dragonas and Anna Frangoudaki, University of Athens
Greece in Modern Times: An Annotated Bibliography of Works Published
in English in 22 Academic Disciplines in the Twentieth Century
Chair: Stratos Constantinidis, Ohio State University
Participants: Gail Holst-Warhaft, Stratos Constantinidis, Karen Van Dyck, Mariana Spanaki, Lily Macrakis, Peter Allen, Yitzchak Kerem, Alexandros Kyrou, Stavros Constantinou, Chrysie M. Costantakos and George Kourvetaris
Exhibition: Edward Lear's Greece: Watercolors from the Gennadius Library, Athens
The Art Museum
Friday, November 5
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Panel A: Drama
Chair: Kiki Gounaridou, Smith College
"The Problem of Identity in the Iphigeneia of Petros Katsaitis"
Mary Pittas-Herschbach, University of Maryland, College Park
"The Haunted Memory of Ritsos' 'Helen'"
Liana Theodoratou, New York University
"Antoine Vitez, Sophocles, and Yannis Ritsos: Electra as Intercultural Theater"
Marina Kotzamani, Columbia University
Panel B: Modern Greece in the International Setting: Major
Aspects of Greek Foreign Policy
Chair: Nikos Zahariadis, University of Alabama, Birmingham
"Greek Foreign Economic Policy in the Balkans: The Challenge
of Two-level Games"
Kiki Anastasakos, Temple University
"Greece's Foreign Policy Towards Europe: Implications for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)"
Akis Kalaitzidis, Temple University
"Intra-Alliance Conflict and What Happened to Collective Identity Formation? Greece and Turkey in NATO"
Philippos Savvides, University of Utah
Panel A: Greece in the 1940s
Chair: S. Victor Papacosma, Kent State University
"Greek Americans as National Stewards and International Actors:
The Great Famine and Diaspora Intervention"
Alexandros K. Kyrou, Salem State College
"The Varvaressos Experiment"
Athanasios Lykogiannis, London School of Economics
"American Aid to Greece and the Civil War Economy, 1947-1949"
George Stathakis, University of Crete
Panel B: Ethnography
Chair: Neni Panourgiá, Rutgers University
"Intergenerational Interactions: Grandparent/Grandchild Affiliation
in Greek Culture"
Roland S. Moore, Prevention Research Center, University of California, Berkeley
"Collecting Memories: The Center for Asia Minor Studies in Athens and the Making of Martyria"
Penelope Papailias, University of Michigan
"Nostalgia for Brutal Regimes: Popular Memory among Asia Minor Refugees and Dodecanese Islanders"
Nicholas Doumanis, University of Sydney
"Encounters with Modernism: Greek Historiography since 1974"
Antonis Liakos, University of Athens
Chair: Josiah Ober, Princeton University
Panel A: The Greek Civil War: New Approaches, New Light
Chair: John O. Iatrides, Southern Connecticut State University
"Civil Conflict and the Blend of Public and Private Motivations"
Stathis N. Kalyvas, New York University
"Reading Private Sakis and Citizen Anna: The Everyday Lives and Silences of a National Army Soldier and his Wife during the Greek Civil War (1947-1949)"
Philip Carabott, King's College, London
"War and Peace in the Strategy of the Greek Communist Party, 1945-1949"
Thanasis D. Sfikas, University of Central Lancashire
Panel B: Senses of Place: Perceptions of Home, Attachments
Chair: Susan Buck Sutton, Indiana-Purdue University, Indianapolis
"Belonging and Community in Rural Greece: A View from the Margins"
Susan Buck Sutton, Indiana-Purdue University, Indianapolis
"Inhabitant Perceptions of Multi-Housing in Athens: Yearning for Modernity vs. Attachment to Tradition"
Eleftherios Pavlides, Roger Williams University
"Thoughts on Tel-Hellenism, or Dwelling in Greece Abroad"
Artemis Leontis, University of Michigan
"The Sacred Rock and the Profane Settlement: Conflicting Claims to a Place Under the Acropolis"
Roxane Caftantzoglou, National Centre for Social Research, Athens
Panel A: The Greek Civil War
Chair: A. Lily Macrakis, Regis College
"The Metaphoric Enemy: Communists as 'Turks' in the Greek Civil War"
Katherine Fleming, New York University
"Conformity and Multiplicity: The Self-organization of Political Prisoners during the Civil War"
Polymeris Voglis, Princeton University
"The Significant Impact of the Greek Civil War on the Struggle for Self-determination in Cyprus in 1946-49"
Yiorghos Leventis, Cyprus
Panel B: Gender and Culture
Chair: Mariana Spanaki, University of Birmingham
"Feminism, the Great Idea and Determinism in the Novels of Kallirrhoe
Maria Anastasopoulou, University of Maryland, College Park
"Woman's Oblivion: Representations of Women in Karyotakes' Poetry"
Artemis Loi, New York University
"Enigmatic Bodies? The Making of Gender and Family Life in Two Greek Women's Films of the 90's"
Mariana Spanaki, University of Birmingham
Cocktails (Cash Bar)
Dinner and Keynote Address
"Adjusting to the Complex Reality of the European Union and the
Balkans: The Greek Experience in the 1990s"
Loukas Tsoukalis, London School of Economics
Chair: Alexander Nehamas, Princeton University
Register for Dinner and Address
Saturday, November 6
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Panel A: History and Fiction
Chair: John Chioles, New York University
"Subjectivity and Consciousness in the Representation of History:
Two Novels of the 1960s"
Maria Nikolopoulou, King's College, London
"Reading the Present Backwards: Historical Past in Contemporary Greek Fiction"
Panagiotis Roilos, Harvard University/Ohio State University
"Cartographies of History and Space: Reading Greek and Turkish Urban Novels"
Eleni Bastea, Washington University, St. Louis
Panel B: Society and National Identity
Chair: Gerasimos Augustinos, University of South Carolina
"'Discontinuity and Continuity' in Hellenic Ethnic Identity and the
Origins of Neo-Hellenic 'Nationalism:' A Historical Approach"
Constantine G. Hatzidimitriou, St. John's University, New York
"An 'Ancient' Landscape: European Ideals, Archaeology and Nation Building in Early Modern Greece"
Effie Athanassopoulos, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Between Nation and State: Greece and the Diaspora 1789-1854"
Steven Mavromihalis, Stanford University
"Privacy and Democratic Concerns in the Greek Information Society: From the State Big Brother to the Corporate Big Brothers"
Minas Samatas, University of Crete
Panel A: Poetry
Chair: Dimitri Gondicas, Princeton University
"Looking for the Barbarians: Cavafy's Poetics of Infiltration"
Martin McKinsey, University of Virginia
Andreas Embeiricos' American Dreams"
Maria Margaronis, London
"Communism and Poetry"
Stathis Gourgouris, Princeton University
Panel B: Ethnic Identity
Chair: Adamantia Pollis, New School for Social Research
"South Melbourne Hellas or South Melbourne Lakers? Cultural Hybridity
in a Greek Soccer Club in Australia"
Loring M. Danforth, Bates College
"From the Production to the Consumption of Nationalist Ideology: Greek Identity in Different Contexts- Greece, Cyprus, and Greek America"
Caesar V. Mavratsas, University of Cyprus
"From Greek Immigrants to American Hellenes: Cultural Politics and Early Greek Immigrant Legitimation in the United States"
Georgios Anagnostu, York College, CUNY/Berkeley College
Panel A: Culture
Chair: Gail Holst-Warhaft, Cornell University
"Alki Zei: Reversing Myths, Folktales and Complexes"
Anna Chatzinikolaou, University of Melbourne
"Back to Babel in the Time of Standard Modern Greek: Discourse in the Novel Antipoiesis Archis"
Vassilios Letsios, King's College, London
"Psychoanalytic Notes on Memory and Creativity in the Music of Mikis Theodorakis"
Spyros D. Orfanos, New York
Panel B: Greek America: Today and Tomorrow
Chair: Chrysie M. Costantakos
"Greek Americans: The Fourth Generation"
Dan Georgakas, New York University
"Acculturation, Mental Health and the Greeks of New York City: An Intergenerational Empirical Study"
Sam J. Tsemberis and Spyros D. Orfanos, New York
"Hidden Issues in the Greek American Family"
Mary P. Lefkarites, Hunter College, CUNY
Panel A: Diaspora Culture
Chair: Peter A. Bien, Dartmouth College
"Greek American as a Kind of Translation: Olga Broumas, Irini Spanidou,
and Diamanda Galas"
Karen Van Dyck, Columbia University
"Arrival in the Homeland: Place, Time, and Memory in the Poetry of Mary Gilliland and Nicholas Samaras"
Helen Kolias, Cornell University
Panel B: The Greek Diaspora in America
Chair: Stavros Constantinou, Ohio State University
"Greek Schooling in the United States"
John Spiridakis, St. John's University
"Greek Orthodox Church in the US: Crisis or Transition?"
George Kourvetaris, Northern Illinois University
30th Anniversary Banquet and Poetry Reading
Rockefeller College Dining Hall
Ceremony in Honor of MGSA Past Presidents and Journal
Chairs: Van Coufoudakis, University of Indiana-Purdue and John Iatrides, Connecticut State University
Chair: Edmund Keeley, Princeton University
Poets: Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke, Titos Patrikios, Haris Vlavianos
Register for Banquet
Sunday, November 7
MGSA Business Meeting
Dodds Auditorium WWS
Program Subject to Change
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Last revised October 30, 1999