Modern Greek Studies Association

Ilias Kolokouris

Ph.D. Candidate

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Faculty of Philology


Ptychion in Classics, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2009

MA Teaching Modern Greek as a foreign Language - Thesis: Positive and Negative Politeness Strategies in Refusals–Teaching Refusals to Students of Modern Greek as a Foreign Language, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 2013

Principal Presentations and Publications

”Rodokanakis — Kazantzakis / Parren — Psycha: reflections of antiquity in Modern Greek aestheticism: women’s and men’s perspective”, April 2021


ΣΤ΄ Διεθνές Επιστημονικό Συνέδριο Ελληνικών Σπουδών στη μνήμη της Ι. Κοβαλέβα,

”Reflections of Antiquity in the Prose of Plato Rodokanakis - De Profundis”, October 2019 

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece 

10th MA and PhD Candidates Conference of the University of Athens

”The Parthenon Bomber: Biopolitics, Heteropia and Reframing History, October 2017 

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Modern Greek Lecture Seminar

”Slow Greek: A New Method for Learning Modern Greek” February 2016 

Fordham University, New York, USA Living Latin in NYC 2016 

”Rebetika and Ancient Greece” February 2016 

Roanoke College, Virginia, USA Invited lecture and concert for undergraduate students

”Polyphemus and the Devil’s Bridge: A Modern Greek Folk Tale and its Roots in the Odyssey” July 2012 

Comparative lecture for undergraduate students


Department website

Faculty of Philology

Personal site


Areas of Specialization

Modern Greek literature, Modern Greek for Classicists, Language Learning

Courses taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek for Classicists

Modern Greek Aestheticism

Koraes Purgatory? : Katharevousa Greek

Dissertation/Thesis working title and topic

Reflections of Antiquity in Modern Greek Aestheticism (1890-1910)

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