Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Gonda A. H. Van Steen

Cassas Chair in Greek Studies
University of Florida
Department of Classics and Center for Greek Studies

Ph.D., 1995 Princeton University (Department of Classics, Program in Hellenic Studies)

M.A., 1992 Princeton University (Classics and Hellenic Studies)

B.A., University of Ghent, Belgium (Classical Philology)

Teaching Certificate, University of Ghent (Classical Philology)

Principal Publications

Stage of Emergency: Theater and Public Performance under the Greek Military Dictatorship of 1967-1974. Classical Presences series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015). 376 pp.

Theatre of the Condemned: Classical Tragedy on Greek Prison Islands (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Liberating Hellenism from the Ottoman Empire: Comte de Marcellus and the Last of the Classics (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010)

Venom in Verse: Aristophanes in Modern Greece. Princeton University Press, 2000

Guest editor JMGS 20, no. 2 (2002): "Greek Worlds, Ancient and Modern."

Articles on ancient, Byzantine, and modern Greek literature (especially drama), Greek feminism, and Greek numismatics.

Updated CV or list of publications available upon request to

Address after Spring 2018 semester
1717 West Webster St, Unit B
Houston, TX 77019


Tel. 352 273 3796
Fax 352 846 0297

University of Florida webpage

Areas of Specialization

Ancient Greek literature, especially drama
Early Byzantine and Modern Greek language and literature
Performance, reception, and gender studies
Cultural history of Greece since 1821
Language instruction and pedagogy
Study abroad programs in Greece

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Language (beginning through advanced)
Byzantine Greek: Readings in Byzantine Greek Literature
Critical Introductions to Greek Theater and Cinema
Modern Greek Interpretations of Ancient Drama
The Ancient City in the Modern Greek Artistic Imagination
America, Antiquity, and Modern Greece

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