Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. Edmund L. Keeley

Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English Emeritus; Director Emeritus, Hellenic Studies

Princeton University
Department of English /Creative Writing /Hellenic Studies


Ph.D. 1952 Oxford (Comparative Literature)

B.A. 1949 Princeton (English)

Principal Publications

Inventing Paradise: the Greek Journey, 1943-47. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1999.

The Essential Cavafy. With Philip Sherrard and George Savidis. Hopewell, N.J.: Ecco Press, 1995.

Modern Greek Poetry: Voice and Myth. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983.

George Seferis: Collected Poems. With Philip Sherrard. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981. Revised edition, 1996.

Cavafy's Alexandria. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1976. Revised edition: Princeton University Press, 1996.

C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems. With Philip Sherrard and George Savidis. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975. Revised edition, 1993.

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Areas of Specialization

Creative Writing (Fiction, Translation)
English and American Literature
Modern Greek Literature

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Myth, History, and Contemporary Experience in Modern Greek, English, and American Poetry

Readings in Modern Greek Poetry (in translation)

Readings in Contemporary Greek Poetry (in Greek)

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