Ph.D. 1980 University of Thessaloniki (Modern Greek)
B.A. 1975 University of Athens (Byzantine and Modern Greek)
blog: The Tragedy of Revolution (2016-)
blog: Piano Poetry Pantelis Politics (2014-)
The Rise of Eurocentrism: Anatomy of Interpretation (Princeton University Press, 1993).
The Tragic Idea (Duckworth 2006).
The Text and Its Margins: Post-Structuralist Approaches to Twentieth-Century Greek Literature (co-ed., Pella, 1985).
“Classics in Performance,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 20: 2 (Fall 2002): 191-213.
“Must We Keep Talking about ‘the Balkans’?” Greece and the Balkans: Identities, Perceptions and Cultural Encounters since the Enlightenment, ed. Dimitris Tziovas (Oxford: Ashgate, 2003), 265-7.
“The Greeks of Art and the Greeks of History,” Modern Greek Studies Journal of Australia & New Zealand 11-12 (2004): 66-74.
“Humanism between Hubris and Heroism,” in Humanism and the Global Hybrid, ed. Mina Karavanta and Nina Morgan (Newcastle UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), 158-73.
“The Rehearsal of Antiquity in Post-modern Greek Fiction,” in A Singular Antiquity: Archaeology and Hellenic Identity in Twentieth-Century Greece, ed. Dimitris Plantzos and Dimitris Damaskos, eds.: (Athens: Benaki Museum, 2008), 163-71.
“Greek Chorus in 09,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 28: 2 (Fall 2010): 277-83
“Unbuilding the Acropolis in Greek Literature,” in Classics and National Culture, ed. Susan Stephens and Phiroze Vasunia (Oxford University Press, 2010), 182-98.
“Farewell to the Revolution!” in Manolis Anagnostakis: Poetry and Politics, Silence and Agency in Post-War Greece, ed. Vangelis Calotychos (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012), 115-30
"Left Melancholy in the Greek Poetry Generation of the 2000s after the Crisis of Revolution and Representation," invited Occasional Paper #10, Journal of Modern Greek Studies (June 2016), online
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