Modern Greek

  • Founded
    2005
  • Seminar Number
    703

The seminar’s title emphasizes the language—modern Greek—over the metropolitan nation-state, modern Greece. By so doing, the seminar uses the enduring and versatile nature of the language as a symbol for broader themes that, both diachronically and synchronically, depict the tension between sameness and difference, between the continuities and discontinuities that comprise the Hellenic world. The seminar does not limit its focus to Modern Greece, even though it remains its foremost concern, instead it seeks to provide a forum for original interdisciplinary perspectives on Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greece and the Greek diaspora. Seminar participants from a wide variety of fields consider all aspects of the post-classical Greek world as well as the reception and creative appropriation of the classical Greek tradition both in Greece and abroad. The seminar examines Greek relations with Western Europe, the Balkans, the Mediterranean, the Caucasus and the Middle East, tracing also the cultural presence of historic Greek communities in these areas as well as in more recent diasporas, in the United States and Australia. The seminar also examines the presence of diverse communities within Greece.

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Past Meetings


Co-Chairs
Professor Dimitrios Antoniou
da2500@columbia.edu

Professor Karen Van Dyck
vandyck@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Chloe Howe Haralambous
chh2124@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/28/2018 618 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Debt, Responsibility, and Punishment: Culturalist Explanations of the Greek and Euro Crisis
Nicolas Prevelakis, Harvard University

Respondent: Chris Durante, Saint Peter’s University



10/25/2018 618 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Exile, Intralingual Translation, and the Nation
Karen Van Dyck, Columbia University

Respondent: Brent Edwards, Columbia University



11/14/2018 616 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University
6:00 PM
A Sculpture is What you Bump Into by Accident and You’re Okay
Kostis Velonis, Princeton University

Respondent: Rebekah Rutkoff, New Jersey Institute of Technology