Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Myrto Drizou

Assistant Professor of English

Valdosta State University

Dept. of English


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

Refereed Journal Articles

“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

“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

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.

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Department of English
Valdosta State University
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Valdosta GA 31698

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Areas of Specialization

Late 19th- and 20th- cent. American and European literatures
Greek and American literary naturalism
Genre criticism (realism, naturalism, regionalism)
Literary theory
Gender studies

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