Modern Greek Studies Association


Dr. Vangelis Calotychos

Visiting Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Brown University
Department of Comparative Literature
Degrees

Ph.D. 1993 Harvard University (Comparative Literature; English,Greek, French)

M.A. 1987 Ohio State University (English Literature)

B.A. 1985 University of Birmingham & University of Nice (French and Modern Greek)

Principal Publications

Books:

The Balkan Prospect: Identity, Culture, and Politics in Greece after 1989 New York: Palgrave Macmillan — 2013 (284 pp.)

Manolis Anagnostakis: Poetry and Politics, Silence and Agency in Post-War Greece. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, — 2012 (238pp).

Modern Greece: A Cultural Poetics. Oxford & New York: Berg Publishers, 2004, 352pp.

Menis Koumandareas, Their Smell Makes Me Want To Cry. Co-translated with Patricia Felisa Barbeito. Modern Greek Translation Series. Birmingham: University of Birmingham, U.K., 2004.

Cyprus and Its People: Nation, Identity and Experience in an Unimaginable Community (1955-1997). Boulder: Westview, 1998, 336pp.

Divisive Cities, Divided Cities: Nicosia. Edited with Peter Hocknell & Yiannis Papadakis Special Issue. The Journal of Mediterranean Studies 8:2: 1998, 228 pp.

Articles (selected):

(“Introduction,” in Manolis Anagnostakis: Poetry and Politics, Silence and Agency in Post-War Greece. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, [2012, xi-xx].)

(“Self-Reading, Self-Anagnosis: The Progressive Ethos of The Late Anagnostakis.” In Manolis Anagnostakis: Poetry and Politics, Silence and Agency in Post-War Greece. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, [2012, 131-150].)

“Pompey’s Hideous Head, Soon in a Well-Appointed House Near You: Interdisciplinarity and Its Malcontents in Modern Greek (Literary) Studies.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 29:1, May 2011, 87-108.

“Kazantzakis the Greek?: Travel and Leisure, Hunger and Pathos in Nikos Kazantzakis’s Journeying.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 28:1, Supplement, 189-217.

"’It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times’": Greek & Turkish Dangerous Liaisons in Dido Soteriou’s Farewell Anatolia and Stratis Doukas’s A Prisoner of War’s Story.” In Balkan Literatures in the Era of Nationalism, edited by M. Belge & J. Parla, 297-312. Istanbul: Bilgi University Press, 2009.

« L’émigré et l’immigrant Dans Dieu Les En A Dit, Un Roman De Sotiris Dimitriou.» Le Lien : Desmos, 28; Paris, 19-36, 2008.

“The Dead Hand of Philology & The Archaeologies of Reading in Greece.” In Singular Antiquity: Archaeology and Hellenic identity in twentienth-century Greece, edited by D. Damaskos & D.K. Plantzos (eds.), 237-52. Athens: The Benaki Museum, 2008.

 “Bridging Divides or Divisive Bridges?: Balkan Critical Obsessions and Their Political Effects.” In Mythistory and Narratives of the Nation in the Balkans, edited by T. Aleksić, 195-210.Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2007.

 “From Arta to NATO: Building and Bombing Bridges in the Balkans.” In Ritual Poetics in Greek Culture, edited by P. Roilos & D. Yatromanolakis, 227-44. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005.

“The Alpha Males and Worker Bees of the Balkan Honeycomb: Economic Migrants in Contemporary Fiction.”  In Contemporary Greek Fiction in a United Europe: From Local History to the Global Individual, edited by P. Mackridge & E. Yannakakis, 59-70. Oxford: Legenda European Humanities Research Centre, University of Oxford, 2004.

 “The Beekeeper, The Icon Painter, Family and Friends: ‘November 17’ and the End of Greek History.” In Anti-Americanism: Its History and Currency, edited by A. Ross & Kr. Ross, 179-96. New York: NYU Press, 2004.

 “Lawrence Durrell, The Bitterest Lemon?: Cyps and Brits Loving Each Other to Death in Cyprus, 1953-57.” In Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World, edited by A. Lillios, 169-87.Selinsgrove: Susquehanna University Press; London & Cranbury, N.J.: Associated University Presses, 2004.

“Foreword to Stratis Myrivilis’s Life in The Tomb.” Traslated by Peter A. Bien. Cosmos Publishing, 2004, 11-19.

with Patricia Barbeito “deMan, The Woman, and Her Story: Transference and/or Defacement in Elisavet Moutzan-Martinengou’s Autobiography.” In Modern Greek Literature: Critical Essays, edited by G. Nagy & A. Stavrakopoulou, 42-61. New York: Routledge, 2003.

“Φαντασιακοί Χάρτες Ανάγνωσης”. In Συγχρονη Ελληνική Πεζογραφία- Διεθνείς Προσανατολισμοί και Διασταυρώσεις, edited by A. Spiropoulou & D. Tsimpouki, 205-219. Athens: Alexandria, 2002.

“Writing Wrongs, (Re)righting History?: Orthotita and Orthographia in Valtinos’s Orthokosta,” Gramma 8: 2000, 151-166.

 “Lafcadio Hearn’s Home Away From Home,” MondoGreco: Fiction, Travel, Poetry 2: Fall 1999, 76-85.

“Sartrean Drive in Nicosia: Reproducing Personal and Public Affiliations in Ivi Meleagrou’s Eastern Mediterranean.” In Divisive Cities, Divided Cities: Nicosia, 328-49. Special Issue. Journal of Mediterranean Studies 8:2, 1998.

with P. Hocknell, Y. Papadakis, “Introduction: Divided Nicosia.”  Special Issue. Journal of Mediterranean Studies 8:2, 1998, 147-168.

“The Kedros Modern Greek Writers’ Series.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 17:1, 1999, 170-179.

“Έθνος, Ταυτότητα και Εμπειρία σε μια Μη-Φαντασιακή Κοινότητα.” Σύγχρονα Θέματα, 68-69-70: 44-64, July 1998-March 1999.

“Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Difference at the Heart of Cypriot Identity and Its Study.” In Cyprus and Its People: Nation, Identity and Experience in an Unimaginable Community, 1-32.  Boulder: Westview Press, 1998.

"Thorns in the Side of Venice? Galanaki's Pasha  and Pamuk's White Castle  in the Global             Market."  In Greek Modernism and Beyond, edited by D.N. Tziovas, 243-60. Lanham, MD:            Rowman & Littlefield, 1997, 243-260.

"Westernizing the Exotic: Incorporation and a Green Line around a Non-Space." The Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora 18:2: 35-67, 1992.

"The Art of Making Claques: Politics of Tradition in the Critical Essays of T.S. Eliot and George Seferis." In Modernism in Greece?: Essays on the Literary and Cultural Margins of a Movement, edited by Mary Layoun. 81-136. New York: Pella Press, 1990.

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Areas of Specialization

Modern Greek literature& culture (especially poetry and novel)

Comparative literature; Cultural Studies and critical theory

Cyprus: interdisciplinary studies

Balkan literature & film

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Odysseus in Literature and Film

Mediterranean Fictions: on Debts, Crises and the Ends of Europe

Literatures of Immigration

Paradise, Prison, Periphery?: The Island in the Western Imagination

Modern Greek literature& culture (especially poetry and novel)

Comparative literature; Cultural Studies and critical theory

Cyprus: interdisciplinary studies

Balkan literature & film

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Elementary/Intermediate/Advanced Modern Greek

Introduction to Modern Greek Literature & Culture (inGreek)

Travelers, Exiles, Refugees in the Modern Mediterranean

Topics through Greek Film

Modern Greek Poetry/Poiesis

Narrative, History & Fiction in the Modern Greek Novel

Greece and Turkey: Literature and Politics 

Folktales (Paramythia) and the Short Story (in Greek)

Studies in Prose Genres: Novel Spaces of Hellenism,1750-1900

The Idea of Greece in the West, 1453-Present

20th-Century Balkans & ‘Balkanization’ through Literature & Film

The Greek Islands: 1600-present: Literature, Culture, and their Mythologization

Greek Diaspora: Odyssean Metaphors from Homer to Angelopoulos

From Classicism to Afrocentrism: Greece & Hellenism in the West

Irony, Satire, and Parody in Contemporary Greek Culture

Greek and Egyptian Crossings

Nationalisms and Literature

Studies in Prose Writing: Travel-Writing

Poets, Poetry, and Politics

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