Kent State University, November 6-9, 1997
Schedule of Academic Events
Thursday, November 6
4:30 - 6:00
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
D.N. Gravaris, University of Athens
"Modernity and the Greek Economy: The Negation of the Principle of
Nikos Vernardakis, University of Athens
4:00 - 5:30
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
Ritual, Identity, Performance
Chair: Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
"Honor, Masculinity, and Ritual Knife-Fighting in l9th-Century
Thomas Gallant, University of Florida
"The Shadow of the Rock: Identity and Memory in an Athenian
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
National Identity and Democracy
Chair: Jerry Augustinos, University of South Carolina
"Modem Greek Identity in Transition: A Political Economy
Nikiforos Diamandouros, National Centre for Social Research, Athens
"Taming the Green Guard: The Moderation of the Panhellenic
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
Caesar Mavratsas, University of Cyprus
Theoretical Problems in Linguistics
Panel Organizer and Chair: Spyridoula Varlokosta, University of Maryland
"Teaching Greek as a Foreign Language: A Structural-Functional and
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
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
Aikaterini Kournarianou, Foundation for Hellenic Culture, Athens
"Samuel Gridley Howe: An American Physician in 19th-Century
Gerasimos Rigatos, Anti-Cancer Institute, Athens
"Medicine as Culture in the Legacy of the Greek
Neni Panourgiá, New York University
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
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
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
Elizabeth Prodromou, Princeton University
"Between Religious Autonomy and European Citizenship: Muslim
Courts and Identity in Modem Greece"
Dia Anagnostou, Cornell University
The Greek 1940s: The Status of Testimony
Panel Organizer: Gail Holst-Warhaft, Cornell University
Chair: Gregory Jusdanis, Ohio State University
"The Poet as Witness"
"Narrating the Unspeakable: Kambanellis's Mauthausen
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
Yianna Liatsos, Rutgers University
4:00 - 5:30
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
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
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
Banquet Speaker: Robert V. Keeley, Former U.S. Ambassador to Greece
Sunday, November 9, 1997
MGSA Business Meeting (Open to all participants)