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These open lectures will be given at 5.00 p.m. on Thursdays, in Room 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

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“Myth-history: Venice, Crete and Erotokritos”

UserDr Alfred Vincent (University of Sydney).

HouseLecture Block, room 2, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 02 May 2013, 17:00-18:30

“Kornaros’s Erofili”

UserDr Natalia Deliyannaki.

HouseLecture Block, room 2, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 07 March 2013, 17:00-18:30

“From text to image: Erotokritos illustrated (18th-20th centuries)”

UserDr Tassos A. Kaplanis (University of Cyprus).

HouseLecture Block, room 2, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 28 February 2013, 17:00-18:30

“The poetics of plants in Erotokritos and Panoria”

UserDr Tasoula Markomihelaki-Mintzas (University of Thessaloniki).

HouseLecture Block, room 2, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 21 February 2013, 17:00-18:30

“Beauty and desire in Erotokritos”

UserDr Tina Lendari (University of Athens).

HouseLecture Block, room 2, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 14 February 2013, 17:00-18:30

“Erotokritos and the Cypriot Canzoniere”

UserDr Marina Rodosthenous (University of Nicosia).

HouseLecture Block, room 2, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 07 February 2013, 17:00-18:30

“Aspects of the Greek Crisis and their articulation within the European context”

UserProfessor Stephanos Pesmazoglou (Panteio University, Athens).

HouseLecture Block, room 2, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 15 November 2012, 17:00-18:30

“Gods refusing to die: from Plutarch to Pound, via Wilde, Cavafy, Palamas and Seferis”

UserDr Anthony Hirst (The Durrell School of Corfu).

HouseLecture Block, room 2, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 08 November 2012, 17:00-18:30

“Guns and grammars, or the remarkable adventures of Romanos Nikiforou”

UserProfessor Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford).

HouseLecture Block, room 2, Sidgwick Site.

ClockThursday 25 October 2012, 17:00-18:30

The end of an Affair: the unravelling of the Anglo-Greek tie, 1940-1953

UserProfessor Robert Holland (Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London).

HouseRoom 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 03 May 2012, 17:00-18:30

Second-person narrative in 19th- and 20th-century Greek literature

UserProfessor Maria Kakavoulia (Panteion University, Athens).

HouseRoom 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 08 March 2012, 17:00-18:30

Pleading for justice, voicing dissent and dancing around the law in post-1922 Greece

UserDr Klearchos A. Kyriakides (University of Hertfordshire).

HouseRoom 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 01 March 2012, 17:00-18:30

Picturing Anafi as it was? Photographs and memories

UserProfessor Margaret Kenna (Swansea University).

HouseRoom 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 24 November 2011, 17:00-18:30

Byron's war: the politics of the Greek Revolution (1823-1824)

UserProf Roderick Beaton (King's College London).

HouseRoom 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 17 November 2011, 17:00-18:30

Greek tragedy and film genre: the cases of Michael Cacoyannis and Woody Allen

UserDr Pantelis Michelakis (University of Bristol).

HouseRoom 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 03 November 2011, 17:00-18:30

Does a Cyprus solution still matter?

UserDr James Ker-Lindsay (London School of Economics).

HouseRoom 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 20 October 2011, 17:00-18:30

Does Greece have a foreign policy?

UserDr Spyros Economides (London School of Economics).

HouseRoom 1 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 12 May 2011, 17:00-18:30

Panos Karnezis in conversation

UserPanos Karnezis.

HouseRoom 1 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 05 May 2011, 17:00-18:30

In search of the lost semi-colon: Greek poetry set to music (and how to read it)

UserDr Dimitris Papanikolaou (St Cross College, Oxford).

HouseRoom 1 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 03 March 2011, 17:00-18:30

Cavafy, photography and fetish

UserDr Eleni Papargyriou (King's College London).

HouseRoom 1 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 27 January 2011, 17:00-18:30

State, society and the religious "other" in nineteenth-century Greece

UserDr Philip Carabott (King's College London).

HouseRoom 1 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 25 November 2010, 17:00-18:30

The hidden logic of Greek tense and aspect

UserProfessor Amalia Moser (University of Athens).

HouseRoom 1 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 18 November 2010, 17:00-18:30

Cavafy and the nineties

UserProfessor David Ricks (King's College London).

HouseRoom 1 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 28 October 2010, 17:00-18:30

The agony of Greek Jews in World War II

UserProfessor Stephen Bowman (University of Cincinnati).

HouseRoom 1 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 14 October 2010, 17:00-18:30

Dreaming ruins: antiquity, materiality and national imagination in Greece

UserDr Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton).

HouseRoom 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 06 May 2010, 17:00-18:30

The rise of biographical fiction in contemporary Modern Greek literature

UserDr Eleni Yannakaki (University of Oxford).

HouseRoom 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 29 April 2010, 17:00-18:30

Personality, family and charisma: the case of Venizelos

UserSir Michael Llewellyn Smith.

HouseRoom 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 26 November 2009, 17:00-18:30

The language question, diglossia and the origin of "Common Modern Greek"

UserProfessor Peter Mackridge (St Cross College, Oxford).

HouseRoom 2 of the Lecture Block, Sidgwick Avenue.

ClockThursday 12 November 2009, 17:00-18:30

Post-classical memories: modern Greek attitudes to Antiquity

UserProfessor Dimitris Tziovas (University of Birmingham).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 22 October 2009, 17:00-18:30

Reconsidering Modernism: the exile poems of Giannis Ritsos

UserDr Maria Athanassopoulou (University of Cyprus).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 07 May 2009, 17:00-18:30

“Thou shalt not translate”: the 1901 Gospel Riots in Athens

UserDr Victoria Solomonidis (Imperial College, London).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 30 April 2009, 17:00-18:30

The enemy that never was: the Muslim minority in Greece in the 1940s

UserProfessor Kevin Featherstone (London School of Economics).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 05 March 2009, 17:00-18:30

Marital failures: glimpsing the margins of marriage in Greece

UserProfessor Roger Just (University of Kent).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 19 February 2009, 17:00-18:30

Psycharis: the conflict between the neogrammarian linguist and the language reformer

UserProfessor Gunnar De Boel (Ghent University).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockTuesday 27 January 2009, 17:00-18:30

"Πάθη"/"Passions": a latent poetic collection by Cavafy

UserProfessor Michalis Pieris (University of Cyprus).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 22 January 2009, 17:00-18:30

Greek film studies today: in search of identity

UserDr Lydia Papadimitriou (Liverpool John Moores University).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 20 November 2008, 17:00-18:30

Truth, lies and poetry: Kalvos, Solomos and the War of Independence

UserDr Anthony Hirst (Queen's University, Belfast).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 06 November 2008, 17:00-18:30

Aspects of modern and postmodern Greek fictional biography in the 20th century

UserProfessor Georgia Farinou-Malamatari (University of Thessaloniki).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 23 October 2008, 17:00-18:30

Answers without questions: the emergence of fragments in child English and Greek

UserDr Dimitra Kolliakou, Newcastle University.

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 08 May 2008, 17:00-18:30

The portrait of the female artist in modern Greek prose fiction

UserDr Philothei Kolitsi, University of Thessaloniki.

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 01 May 2008, 17:00-18:30

Adamantios Korais and the dilemmas of liberal nationalism

UserProfessor Paschalis Kitromilides (University of Athens).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 06 March 2008, 17:00-18:30

Erotokritos into music

UserDr Natalia Deliyannaki.

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 28 February 2008, 17:00-18:30

Why Greek vowels aren't boring

UserProfessor Peter Trudgill (University of East Anglia).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 14 February 2008, 17:00-18:30

Britain and the ambiguity of Greek sovereignty since 1832

UserProfessor Robert Holland (Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 22 November 2007, 17:00-18:30

Kazantzakis the Cretan: versions of the Minoan past from the author of Zorba the Greek

UserProfessor Roderick Beaton (King's College London).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 08 November 2007, 17:00-18:30

A language in the image of the nation: language and national identity in Greece since the eighteenth century

UserProfessor Peter Mackridge (St Cross College, Oxford).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 25 October 2007, 17:00-18:30

Dismantling the Millet: religion and national identity in contemporary Greece

Canceled

UserProfessor Renée Hirschon (St Peter's College, Oxford).

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 18 October 2007, 17:00-18:30

Inventing a literary past: the first two surveys of Modern Greek literature

UserProfessor Marc Lauxtermann (Exeter College, Oxford).

HouseRoom 1.02, Faculty of Classics.

ClockThursday 03 May 2007, 17:00-18:30

Recording the history of the Cretan War (1645-1669): an overview

UserDr Tassos O. Kaplanis (University of Cyprus).

HouseRoom 1.02, Faculty of Classics.

ClockThursday 08 March 2007, 17:00-18:30

Modern Greek in the 11th century

UserProfessor Michael Jeffreys (King's College London).

HouseRoom 1.02, Faculty of Classics.

ClockThursday 01 March 2007, 17:00-18:30

An epidemic of dreaming on Naxos in 1930: antecedents and consequences

UserDr Charles Stewart (University College London).

HouseRoom 1.02, Faculty of Classics.

ClockThursday 15 February 2007, 17:00-18:30

The Parthenon in poetry

UserDr Liana Giannakopoulou (King's College London).

HouseRoom 1.02, Faculty of Classics.

ClockThursday 08 February 2007, 17:00-18:30

After Philhellenism: perceptions of the modern Greeks among the Victorian intellectual elite

UserDr Georgios Varouxakis (Queen Mary, University of London).

HouseRoom 1.02, Faculty of Classics.

ClockThursday 25 January 2007, 17:00-18:30

Defining the Diaspora: the case of the Greeks

UserProfessor Richard Clogg (St Anthony's College, Oxford).

HouseRoom 1.02, Faculty of Classics.

ClockThursday 09 November 2006, 17:00-18:30

Peripheral Modernisms in Greece and Argentina: the cases of Borges, Cavafy, Kalokyris and Kyriakidis

UserDr Eleni Kefala (University of St Andrews).

HouseRoom 1.02, Faculty of Classics.

ClockThursday 02 November 2006, 17:00-18:30

"A faint sweetness in the never-ending afternoon": Cavafy and the Greek epigram

UserDr David Ricks (King's College London).

HouseRoom 1.02, Faculty of Classics.

ClockThursday 19 October 2006, 17:00-18:30

Richard M. Dawkins - a pioneer in the field of Modern Greek folktales

UserDr Birgit Olsen, University of Aarhus.

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 11 May 2006, 17:00-18:30

When art criticism meets poetry: the case of the post-war Greek poet Eleni Vacalo (1921-2001)

UserProf. Maria Kakavoulia, Panteion University, Athens.

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 04 May 2006, 17:00-18:30

Modern Greek variations on the myth of Helen

UserDr Anastasia Markomihelaki-Mintzas, Modern Greek variations on the myth of Helen.

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 02 March 2006, 17:00-18:30

Author and readers: the making of the early modern Greek Physiologos

UserProf. Ulrich Moennig, University of Hamburg.

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 23 February 2006, 17:00-18:30

Transcending politics: symbolism, allegory and censorship in Greek fiction

UserProf. Dimitris Tziovas, University of Birmingham.

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 17 November 2005, 17:00-18:30

Fictions of continuity: time in lieu of place in Cavafy's poetry

UserProf. M. Chryssanthopoulos.

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 10 November 2005, 17:00-18:30

Representations of Achilles in medieval and early modern Greek literature

UserDr Vicky Panagiotopoulou-Doulavera, University of New South Wales.

HouseRoom 1.02, Classics, Faculty of.

ClockThursday 13 October 2005, 17:00-18:30

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