Modern Greek Studies Association


Dr. Nektaria Klapaki

Lecturer

University of Washington

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Degrees

BA Classics (cum laude), University of Crete, 1995

MA Modern Greek Studies, University of London, 1996

PhD Modern Greek Studies, University of London, 2006

Principal Publications

Edited Journal Issues

2019 (Co-edited with Eirini Kotsovili), Special issue “On the Intersections of Modern Greek Literature with Greek History and the Past.” Journal of Modern Hellenism 34: 1-153. http://journals.sfu.ca/jmh/index.php/jmh/issue/view/27

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2019 “Modern Greek Literature’s Intersections with Greek History and the Past: A Concise Outline.” Special issue “On the Intersections of Modern Greek Literature with Greek History and the Past.” Journal of Modern Hellenism 34: 1-16. http://journals.sfu.ca/jmh/index.php/jmh/issue/view/27/showToc

2017 “The Afterlife of the Greek Gods in the Modern World: The Revival of the Epiphanies of Pan and Dionysus in the Early Poetry of Angelos Sikelianos.” Classical Receptions Journal 9.4: 546-65. https://doi.org/10.1093/crj/clx009

Peer-Reviewed Chapters in Edited Volumes

2019 “Greece.” The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism, vol 1: Movements. General ed. Michael Richardson. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 74-83. 

2014 “The Journey to Greece in the American and the Greek Modernist Literary Imagination: Henry Miller and George Seferis.” Culture & Civilization, vol. 6: Travel, Discovery and Transformation. Ed. Gabriel R. Ricci. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 59-78. 

Non Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2011 “Notes on the Burden of the Past in Seferis’s ‘Mythistorema’.” To Dentro 26.179-180: 71-7. (in Greek)

2009 “The Poetics of ‘Epiphany’ in the Work of Nasos Vayenas.” Porfyras 130: 468-82. (in Greek)

Non Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

2007 “The Modernism of the Centre and the Modernisms of the Periphery: Notes on Western Hegemony, the Resistance of Greek Literary Modernism, and the Role of Modern Greek Criticism.” Orthodoxy, Nation, Ideology. Athens: Moraitis School, 91-101. (in Greek)

2004 “Andros–Hydra–Cyprus: The Moment of Epiphany and the Greek Island.” Ed. Asterios Argyriou, The Greece of the Islands from the Occupation of the Francs until Today. Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Modern Greek Studies, Rethymnon, 10-12 May 2002. Athens: Ellinika Grammata, 469-86. (in Greek)

Book Reviews

2010 An Anthology of Modern Greek Poetry by Nanos Valaoritis & Thanasis Maskaleris, Journal of Modern Greek Studies 28.1: 163-65.

University of Washington
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195-3650

Department website

Faculty page

@academia

Areas of Specialization

Modern Greek literature and culture

Comparative Literature

Reception Studies

Epiphany in modern Greek literature

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Migration and Multiculturalism in the Mediterranean 
Money, Love and Marriage in Europe, America and the Mediterranean
Greece and Europe: Changing Relations
History of Modern Greek Literature: 19th-20th centuries 
Stories from the Land of Greek Myths and Heroes
Western Travelers to Greece: From Lord Byron to Patrick Leigh Fermor 
Visiting Greece: Travelers, Migrants and Tourists 
Greece: Ancient to Modern 
Hellenic Identity: From Antiquity to Modernity 
Shifting Modern Greek National Identities
Modern Greece: 1821 to the Present 
Greece Today: What Everyone Needs to Know 

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