Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. Peter Jeffreys

Assistant Professor

Department of English
Suffolk University


PhD, English Literature, University of Toronto
MA, English Literature, Boston College
BA, Greek Studies, Hellenic College

Principal Publications


Reframing Decadence, C. P. Cavafy’s Imaginary Portraits, Cornell University Press. 2015

E.M. Forster-Κ.Π. Καβάφης Αλληλογραφία: Φίλοι σε Eλαφρήν Aπόκλιση. Athens: Ikaros Press. 2010.

C.P. Cavafy: Selected Prose Works. Translated, annotated and introduced by Peter Jeffreys. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010. Jointly published as part of the Birmingham Modern Greek Translations Series, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, U.K.

The Forster-Cavafy Letters: Friends at a Slight Angle. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2009.

Eastern Questions: Hellenism and Orientalism in the Writings of E.M. Forster and C P. Cavafy. ELT Press of English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2005. (Recipient of the Modern Greek Studies Association’s 2007 Edmund Keeley Book Prize/Honorable Mention)

Saint George’s Greek Orthodox Church: An Architectural and Iconographic Guide. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (private printing), 2000.


“Performing in Prose: Cavafy’s Πεζά and the Problematics of Style.” Imagination and Logos: Essays on C.P.Cavafy. Harvard Early Modern and Modern Greek Studies. Ed. Panagiotis Roilos. Harvard University Press, 2010.

“’Aesthetic to the point of affliction’: Cavafy and English Aestheticism.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 24.1 (2006): 57-89.

“Cavafian Catoptromancy: A Response to Mr. Savidis.” Windows on Greece: University of Michigan Department of Modern Greek On-Line Forum-Feb. 2006.

“Following the Recipe: Cavafy and Magical Texts” in “What these Ithacas mean.”: Readings in Cavafy. Athens: Hellenic Literary and Historic Archive, 2002.

“Dünya Güzeli: Cavafy’s Folkloric Odalisque.” Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 26 (2002):219-247.

“Cavafy, Forster, and the Eastern Question.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 19.1 (2001): 61-87.

Department of English
Suffolk University
41 Temple Street
Boston, MA 02114


(617) 994-6438

Areas of Specialization

British Modernism
Literary Decadence
Postcolonial Literature

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Literature in English Translation

Scholarly Activities
Research Fellow and Web Bibliographer
Center for Neo-Hellenic Studies
Cavafy Archive, Athens, Greece
Cavafy Archive external link
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