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


  • 2017: Byzantine Ecocriticism: Humans, Nature, and Power in the Medieval Greek Romance. Palgrave-MacMillan.


  • 2017 (Forthcoming): Tzetzes, John. Allegories of the Odyssey (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library series). Harvard University Press (co-translator Dimitra Kokkini).
  • 2015: Tzetzes, John. Allegories of the Iliad (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library series). Harvard University Press (co-translator Dimitra Kokkini).


  • 2018 (Forthcoming): A Handbook to the Late Byzantine Romances. Cambridge University Press (co-editor Ingela Nilsson).
  • 2017: Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Classics in International Modernism and the Avant-Garde. Brill (co-editor James Nikopoulos).
  • 2016: Mediterranean Modernism: Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development. Palgrave-MacMillan (co-editor Renée Silverman).
  • 2015: The Trojan Wars and the Making of the Modern World. Studia Graeca Upsaliensia.


  • 2016: “The Trojan War from Rome to New Rome: The Reception of Dictys of Crete’s Ephemeris Belli Troiani in Ioannes Malalas’ Chronicle” in Miscellanea Byzantina I. Ed. Marciniak, Przemyslaw. University of Silesia Press, 9-34.
  • 2016: “A Case-Study in Byzantine Ecocriticism: Zoomorphic and Anthomorphic Metaphors in the Medieval Greek Romance.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 23.2, 220-239.
  • 2016: “‘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, 225-243.
  • 2015: “John Malalas and the Origins of the Allegorical and Novelistic Traditions of the Trojan War in Byzantium.” Troianalexandrina 15, 23-49.
  • 2015: “Towards a Byzantine Ecocriticism: Witches and Nature Control in the Medieval Greek Romance.” Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 39.1, 66-84.
  • 2014: “‘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, 93-108.
  • 2012: “Arthur in the East: Cross-Cultural Translations of Arthurian Romance in Greek and Hebrew, with a New Translation of Ὁ Πρεσβύς Ἱπποτές/The Old Knight.” LATCH: The Journal of Literary Artifacts in Theory, Culture and History 5, 75-105.


  • 2017: “‘The Virtue of Hellenism’: Yoram Bronowski’s Hebrew Translations of Constantine Cavafy and Israel’s Mediterranean Identity.” Journal of Mediterranean Studies.
  • 2016: “An ‘Exile from the Sea with the Desert in his Mouth’: A Conversation with Iossif Ventura.” World Literature Today 90.1, 22-25.
  • 2015: “Joseph Eliyia and the Jewish Question in Greece: Zionism, Hellenism and the Struggle for Modernity.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 33.2, 361-384.
  • 2012: “Translations and Adaptations of C.P. Cavafy in Albanian.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 30.2, 247-276.


  • 2017: “Creating the Modern Rhapsode: The Classics as World Literature in Ezra Pound’s Cantos” in Brill’s Companion to Classical Receptions in International Modernism and the Avant-Garde. Ed. Goldwyn, Adam J. and Nikopoulos, James. Brill, 53-72.
  • 2015: “Achaians, Athenians and Americans: Comparing Empires in The New York Times in the Post-9/11 Era” in The Trojan Wars and the Making of the Modern World. Ed. Goldwyn, Adam J. Studia Graeca Upsaliensia, 245-258.
  • 2015: “‘That Men to Come Shall Know of It’: Theorizing Aesthetic Innovation, Heroic Ideology, and Political Legitimacy in Trojan War Reception” in The Trojan Wars and the Making of the Modern World. Ed. Goldwyn, Adam J. Studia Graeca Upsalensia, 1-15.


  • 2016: “‘Go Back to Homer’s Verse’: Iliads of revolution and Odysseys of exile in Albanian Poetry.” Classical Receptions Journal 8.4, 506-528.
  • 2016: “Modernism, Nationalism, Albanianism: Geographic Poetry and Poetic Geography in the Albanian and Kosovar Independence Movements” in Mediterranean Modernism: Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development. Eds. Goldwyn, Adam J. and Silverman, Renee. Palgrave-MacMillan (New Mediterranean Studies), 251-281.
  • 2012: “Finally, Ali Podrimja Spoke: A Conversation.” World Literature Today 86.3, 28-32. (co-author Rineta Hoxha).
  • 2011: “Exile and Nostalgia in Albanian Lyric Poetry since 1750.” Mediterranean Journal of Humanities 1, 123-141.
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 literature

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