Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Gerasimus Katsan

Associate Professor, Modern Greek

Queens College, City University of New York
Department of European Languages and Literatures


2003 Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies, Ohio State University
1995 M.A. Modern Greek, Ohio State University
1991 B.A. English, University of Utah

Principal Publications

Retelling the Past in Contemporary Greek Literature, Film and Popular Culture. Willert, Trine S. and Gerasimus Katsan (eds.). Lexington Books. Lanham, MD. (February 2019)

History and National Ideology in Greek Postmodernist Fiction. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (April 2013)

“‘Above all Authority!’ Morality, Class and Transgression in Greek Film Comedies.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 31:1 (May 2013): 117-132. 

“The Spaces of Postmodern Exile: Dimitris Hatzis' Diplo Vivio.’ in Stavroula Varella (ed.), Languages and Cultures in Contact and Contrast: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research, 305-313 (2011).

“O Papadiamantis stin Ameriki.” Athinaiki Epitheorisi Bibliou 11: October 2010; 42-43.

“'Be it Ever So Humble': Nostalgia for Home and the Problem of Return in Postwar Novels of Exile.” in Dimitris Tziovas (ed.), Greek Diaspora and Migration Since 1700. London: Ashgate, 205-214. (2009).

“Necessary Fictions: National Identity and Postmodern Critique in Gouroyiannis’ To Asimohorto Anthizei.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 20:2 (October, 2002): 399-420.

Queens College, CUNY
Dept. of European Languages and Literatures
Queens Hall 200
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367-0904


(718) 997-5581 & Fax

Areas of Specialization

Comparative Literature

Contemporary Fiction

Modern Greek Studies

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Language

Modern Greek Literature in Greek

Modern Greek Literature in Translation

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