Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. John Chioles


New York University
Comparative Literature

Athens University of Athens
Professorship of Philosophy of Culture


Ph.D. 1972 Univ. of California, Berkeley (Theory of Literature, Philosophy and Theater)

Principal Publications

Fall (2004) in Athens, A book of short stories: FETOS PATHANE KAI I MANA MAS, Kastaniotis publishers.

Theoria tes logotechnias. Athens: Kastaniotes, 1996.

Aeschylus: Mythic Theatre, Political Voice. Athens: University of Athens Publications, 1995.

"Poetry and Politics: The Greek Cultural Dilemma". Journal of Modern Hellenism 9 (1992). Reprinted in Ritual Power and the Body (ed. Nadia Seremetakis). New York: Pella, 1993.


"Before the Firing Squad" (a short story). In Literature: an Introduction to Reading and Writing (eds. E. V. Roberts and E. E. Jacobs). 4th edition. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1995.

"O Koutalianos" (a short story). E Lexe 119 (1994).

"Things that Come to Be and Not Be" (a short story). The Kenyon Review, New Series, V.XII, No. 1 (1990).

Department of Comparative Literature
19 University Place, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10003

(212) 998-3701

Areas of Specialization


Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Mythopoiesis (includiing modern Greek poetry and prose)
Historiography and the Novel

Dissertation Advising in Comparative Studies with modern Greek topics

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