Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Adam J. Goldwyn

Assistant Professor

North Dakota State University

Department of English


Ph.D. 2010, City University of New York, Comparative Literature

M.A. 2005 University College London, Ancient History

B.A. 2003 Pomona College, Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean History

Principal Publications

As Translator:

Tzetzes, John. Allegories of the Iliad (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library series). Harvard University Press, 2015 (co-translator Dimitra Kokkini).

As Editor:

The Trojan Wars and the Making of the Modern World. Ed. Adam J. Goldwyn. Studia Graeca Upsaliensia, 2015.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters:

“‘Constantinople Our Star’: The Image of Byzantium in Modernist Poetry” in The Reception of Byzantium in European Culture since 1500. Eds. Marcianak, Przemyslaw and Smythe, Dion. Ashgate 2016, 225-243.

“Joseph Eliyia and the Jewish Question in Greece: Zionism, Hellenism and the Struggle for Modernity.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 33.2 (2015), 361-384.

“Towards a Byzantine Ecocriticism: Witches and Nature Control in the Medieval Greek Romance.” Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 39.1 (2015), 66-84.

“‘I come from a cursed land and from the depths of darkness’: Life after death in Greek laments about the fall of Constantinople” in Wanted Byzantium: The Desire for a Lost Empire. Eds. Nilsson, Ingela and Stephenson, Paul. Studia Byzantina Upsaliensia, 2014, 93-108.

“Translations and Adaptations of C.P. Cavafy in Albanian.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 30.2 (2012), 247-276.

“Arthur in the East: Cross-Cultural Translations of Arthurian Romance in Greek and Hebrew, with a New Translation of Ὁ Πρέσβυς Ἱππότης/The Old Knight.LATCH: The Journal of Literary Artifacts in Theory, Culture and History 5 (2012), 75-105.

Department of English
NDSU, Dept. 2320
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050

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Areas of Specialization

Classical Reception, esp. of the Trojan War; literary and cultural exchange in the Balkans (Greeks, Ottomans, Albanians, Jews); Byzantine literature, esp. Byzantine-European literary and cultural exchange

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Courses in Byzantine and comparative medieval literatur

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