Modern Greek Studies Association

Boston College


Year Program Established: 1983

Approximate Number of Students Enrolled (per academic term): 20

Level of Program Offered (and when established):

undergraduate level elective courses (1983)
minor concentration (1989-2000)
certificate (2000)


Research Faculty:

Dia M. L. Philippides, Research Professor and Professor Emerita


Maria Kakavas, Visiting Assistant Professor


Sponsoring Departments/Administrative Entities:

Department of Classical Studies

Does the program offer financial support to students? No

Does the institution offer financial support to students? Yes


Recent initiatives in curriculum, collaborative projects, outreach, educational and research support.

Course offerings relating to Modern Greek Studies in English are currently reduced, but the language program remains strong (with 19 students signed up for Elementary Modern Greek in Fall 2015!). Furthermore we are focusing on research projects for sharing with the field.

Research Program (current):
Translation of modern Greek literary works;
Digital Greek Studies: Online educational materials for classical and post-classical Greek Studies (including the CENSUS Update for Modern Greek Literature in English [1824-present])


Boston College Hellenic Alumni Network

Boston College
Department of Classical Studies
Stokes 260 South
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
02467 USA

(617) 552-3664 and (617) 552-3665

Fax: (617) 552-2588

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Courses Offered

Complete list


Elementary Modern Greek (two terms)
Intermediate Modern Greek (two terms)
Advanced Modern Greek (as occasional independent study)


Currents in Modern Greek Literature (CORE literature)

Modern Greek Drama (CORE literature and theater)

Modern Greek Fiction

Tracing the Hellenic Identity

The Female Persona in Modern Greek Writing (Onassis course)

Additional Areas:

Women in the Greek Cultural Spectrum 

Greece Viewed Through Her Films

Translating Between Two Worlds (Onassis course)

Introduction to Orthodox Theology (Onassis course)

Tracing the Ancient and Modern Paths of the Hellenic Spirit (Summer Program in Greece)

Computers and Modern Greek

Independent Study

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