Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. George Syrimis

Associate Program Chair and Lecturer in Comparative Literature

Yale University


Ph.D. 2001 Harvard University, Comparative Literature

M.A. 1994 Harvard University, Comparative Literature

B.Sc. 1990 Cornell University, Education

Principal Publications

“Julian the Apostate in the work of Constantine Cavafy and Nikos Kazantzakis” (in edited volume)

“Theodorakis Takes on Anagnostakis” (in edited volume)

2006 “The History of Tennis: Cavafy’s Love Poems and His Critics.” Modern Greek Studies Program Website, University of Michigan

2003 "Promiscuous Texts and Abandoned Readings in the Poetry of C. P. Cavafy" In New Approaches to Modern Greek Literature, eds. Gregory Nagy and Anna Stavrakopoulou, pp. 99-118 New York: Routledge

1998 "Ideology, Orality and Textuality: The Tradition of the Poietaridhes of Cyprus." In Cyprus and its People: Nation, Identity and Experience in an Unimaginable Community, ed. Vangelis Calotychos, pp. 205-222. Westview Press

1995 "Gender, Narrative Modes and the Procreative Cycle: The Pregnant Word of Vizyenos," The Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Vol.: 13:2:327-49

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Areas of Specialization

Modern Greek literature
Greek Music and national identity
Cultural Studies
Religion and Literature (Julian the Apostate)
Gender and sexuality

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Contemporary Greece
Cavafy, Forster, Durrell: Alexandria and Its Literary Progeny
Mythologies of Hellenism: Imagination and Identity in Greek Culture
“Our Greece”: Philhellenism and Western Visions of Greece
The Poetry of C. P. Cavafy
Greek Poetry and Song
Greek and German Fairy Tales
Elementary & Intermediary Modern Greek

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