Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Myrto Drizou

Assistant Professor of English

Bogaziçi University

Department of Western Languages and Literatures


PhD Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA (2012)

MA Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA (2009)

MA Politics and International Relations, University of Warwick, UK (2006)

BA English and Greek Language and Literature, National and Capodistrian University of Athens (2003)

Principal Publications

Edited Collections

Critical Insights: Edith Wharton. Salem Press, 2017.

Journal Issues

Guest-Editor, CR: The New Centennial Review. Special Issue: "New Directions in American Literary Naturalism". Forthcoming (2021).

Refereed Journal Articles

“The Politics of Time in Frank Norris’s Criticism and Fiction.” Excavatio: International Review for Multidisciplinary Approaches and Comparative Studies Related to Émile Zola and Naturalism, vol. XXVIII, 2016.

“The Undecidable Miss Bart: Edith Wharton’s Naturalism in The House of Mirth.” 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies. Forthcoming. Spring 2016.

“Floundering between Worlds Passed and Worlds Coming: The Charm of the Unstable Balance in Henry Adams.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 38.2 (September 2012): 65-86.

Book Chapters

“Edith Wharton’s Odyssey.” The New Edith Wharton Studies, edited by Jennifer Haytock and Laura Rattray, Cambridge UP. Forthcoming (2019).

“Wavering in Delight: Time, Progress, and the Turn of the Century in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.” Reconceptualizing the Turn into the Twentieth Century: Critical Essays on American Literary History. Eds. Meredith Goldsmith and Melanie Dawson. Gainesville: UP of Florida. Forthcoming.

“‘Go Steady, Undine!’ The Horror of Ambition in Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country.” Gothic Landscapes: Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties. Eds. Sharon Yang and Kathy Healey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Forthcoming.

“Citizenship in the ‘Land of Letters’: Edith Wharton’s Literary Home in Exile.” Critical Insights: American Writers in Exile. Eds. Jeff Birkenstein and Robert Hauhart. Amenia, NY: Salem Press. In Press.

Reviews and Other Publications

“Edith Wharton: Realist or Naturalist?” Colonial Era to the 19th Century in American Literature, edited by Laura Leibman. Gale, 2016.

Review of Silent Film and U.S. Naturalist Literature: Time, Narrative, and Modernity, by Katherine Fusco. Studies in American Naturalism, vol. 11, no. 1, 2016, pp. 99-102.

Review of Ferdâ Asya, ed. American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present. Edith Wharton Review. Forthcoming. Fall 2016.

Introduction to the critical edition of Mary Wilkins Freeman, The Wind in the Rosebush and Other Stories of the Supernatural, ed. Patricia Oman. Hastings College Press. In Press.

Review of Hildegard Hoeller, From Gift to Commodity: Capitalism and Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction. 49th Parallel: An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies 33 (Winter 2013): 94-98.

Department of Western Languages and Literatures
Anderson Hall 440
Bogaziçi University
South Campus
34342 Bebek
Istanbul, Turkey

0090 212 359 6971 Turkey

Department Website


Courses taught in Modern Greek Studies

Comparative literary studies; Comparative Naturalisms

Areas of Specialization

Late 19th- and early 20th-century American and European literature
Comparative literature
Women's fiction
Realism and naturalism

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