Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Artemis S. Leontis

C. P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek and Comparative Literature

University of Michigan
Classical Studies


Ph.D. 1991 Ohio State University (Comparative Studies in the Humanities, Greek, Critical Theory)

M.A. 1984 Ohio State University (Ancient Greek)

Principal Publications

Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019.

Εύα Πάλμερ-Σικελιανου. Υφαίνοντας τον μύθο μιας ζωής. Pataki Publishers, 2022. Translation by Katerina Schina.

Topographies of Hellenism: Mapping the Homeland. Cornell University Press, 1995 (and in Greek translation, published by Scripta Press, 1999).

Greece, Culture and Customs. Greenwood Press, 2009.

Editor. Greece: A Traveler's Literary Companion. Whereabouts Press, 1997.

Co-Editor. Special issue of Thesis II on the Mediterranean. With Peter Murphy (2001).

Co-editor. Understanding Women: The Challenge of Cross Cultural Perspectives. With Marilyn Waldman and Muge Galin. Papers in Comparative Studies 7 (1992).

Co-editor: "What these Ithacas mean..." Readings in Cavafy. With Laurie Talalay, and Keith Taylor. Athens: ELIA, 2002.

"Primordial Home Elusive Home". Thesis II, issue on "Agnes Heller: Contingency, Personality, Ethics", No. 59 (Nov. 1999): 1-16.

"The Bridge Between the Classical and the Balkan ". South Atlantic Quarterly, issue titled "After the Garden", Vol. 99 (2000).

University of Michigan
Dept. of Classical Studies
2156 Angell Hall
435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Department website

Personal Website

Areas of Specialization

Hellenism, Ancient and Modern
Comparative Literature
Diaspora, Greek Americans
Classical reception studies
Gender and sexuality studies

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Greek American Culture
The Culture of Contemporary Greece: Between Antiquity and Modernity
Modern Greek Prose
Modern Greek Poetry
Athens, Present and Past
Athens Study Tour
Travels to Greece
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Modern Greek
Intermediate Greek Conversation
Translating Greek, Reporting the World
Greek Myth and Film

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