Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. Gail L. Holst-Warhaft

Adjunct Professor

Joint appointment, Institute for European Studies
Director, Mediterranean Initiative


Ph.D. 1991 Cornell (Comparative Literature Modern Greek/Ancient Greek)

Diploma 1962 Melbourne University (Education)

B.A. 1960 Melbourne University (English Literature/Fine Arts)

Principal Publications

The Fall of Athens, Fomite Press, 2016

Losing Paradise: The Water Crisis in the Mediterranean, eds. Gail Holst-Warhaft and Tammo Steenhuis

I Had Three Lives: Selected Poems of Mikis Theodorakis. Livanis, 2004

The Cue for Passion: Grief and its Political Uses. 2000, Harvard

The Classical Moment (with David McCann). Rowman and Littlefield, 1999

Translator. Mauthausen (Kambanellis). Athens: Kedros, 1995.

Dangerous Voices: Women's Laments and Greek Literature. London: Routledge, 1992.

Translator. Achilles' Fiancée (Zei). Athens: Kedros, 1990.

Translator. The Collected Poems of Nikos Kavadias. Amsterdam: Hakkert, 1985.

Theodorakis: Myth and Politics in Modern Greek Music. Amsterdam: Hakkert, 1980.

Road to Rembetika: Music of a Greek Sub-Culture. Athens: Denise Harvey, 1975 (Translations).

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Areas of Specialization

Modern Greek Music

Ancient and Modern Literature

Greek and Balkan Folklore

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Poetry and Politics (Classics/Comparative Literature)

Hidden Songs in Greece and Asia (Asian Studies/Comparative Literature)

Greek Literature and Music (Cornell Abroad)

Introduction to Greece (Cornell Adult University)

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