Modern Greek Studies Association


Dr. Susan Matthias

Adjunct Instructor

New York University

Department of Comparative Literature; Morse Academic Plan; School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Degrees

Ph.D. 2006 New York University (Comparative Literature)
M.A. 2000 New York University (Comparative Literature)
M.A. Boston University (English)
B.A. Vassar College (English)

Principal Publications

Book:

Six Nights on the Acropolis, A Novel by George Seferis, Translated and Introduced by Susan Matthias (Cosmos Publishing: The Modern Greek Literature Library, 2007)

Articles:

“The Personal Language Question Of Georgios Vizyenos.” In Modern Greek Studies Yearbook (University of Minnesota), Volume 16/17 (2000/2001), 501-505.

“Byron’s Giaour and its Paratexts.” In Byron: A Poet for All Seasons (Proceedings of the 25th International Byron Conference, September 1-8, 1999, Messolonghi, Greece), 98-108.

“Restoring the Prologue to the English Edition of Βίος και ολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμά (alias Zorba the Greek): Recreating a Work in Progress.”
Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Volume 16, Number 2 (October 1998), 221-240.

Book Review:

Review of On Translation by Edmund Keeley, Journal of Modern Greek Studies Volume 20, Number 1 (May 2002), 155-157.

Translations:

“Why the Apple Tree Did Not Become the Apple-Bearing Tree,” a previously untranslated story by Georgios Vizyenos, Modern Greek Studies Yearbook (University of Minnesota), Volume 16/17 (2000/2001), 507-511.

“The First of May,” a previously untranslated story by Georgios Vizyenos. Volume 7 (2000), Dialogos: Hellenic Studies Review (King’s College London), 155-167.

“The Time for Poetry,” an essay on Solomos by George Theotokas. Greece in Print: A Journal of Greek Literature and Culture, No. 151, (November 2000), 19.

Prologue to Zorba the Greek, by Nikos Kazantzakis. Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Volume 16, Number 2 (October 1998), 241-245.

“Cavafy’s Ithaka,” an essay by George Seferis. Conjunctions:31 (Fall 1998), 88-93.

“Twenty-four Hours for Always, ” a poem by Odysseas Elytis (from Εν Λευκώ). Harvard Review, Number 10 (Spring 1996), 30-33.

Department of Comparative Literature
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Areas of Specialization

Greek Novel
First-Person Narration
Diary Novel and Artist’s Novel
Translation Theory
Classical Literature

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Not available

Additional Comments

Recipient of 2006 Elizabeth Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize for translation of novel Six Nights on the Acropolis by George Seferis

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