Category Archives: Greek

“Παίζουμε ένα ποίημα;”/4: Μάριος Χατζηπροκοπίου: “Των γυναικών του Κωνσταντή” (πουστιά και ποίηση)

Εδώ συζητώ έναν “πούστικο θρήνο” που δείχνει ότι “η ταυτότητα φύλου είναι θέμα όχι σταθερής ουσίας  αλλά επιτελεστικής διαδικασίας.  Πουστιά, καθώς και ποίηση, είναι ζήτημα περφόρμανς.”   Below (first 32′) is an English-language lecture-performance at Brunel University in London by Dr. … Continue reading

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“Η πολιτική της φόρμας, του φύλου, της φυγής και της φλόγας”: Πρωτοεμφανιζόμενοι ποιητές (2011-2017)

Στοχαστική λογιοσύνη, γλωσσική εγρήγορση, επιτελεστική ετοιμότητα, αριστερή μελαγχολία και συνθετική φόρμα είναι τα πιό θετικά στοιχεία στην ποίηση της δεκαετίας. Εδώ αναρτώ μια επισκόπηση που περιλαμβάνει έργα 30 συγγραφέων οι οποίοι εξέδωσαν τα πρώτα τους ένα ή δύο ποιητικά βιβλία από … Continue reading

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A disturbance of memory in Weimar (Travels in revolutionary Mitteleuropa, from the Rhine to the Danube/1)

As a Greek, and a native Athenian at that, I have always lived in a sublime Germany of letters, reflections, art, and music.  Its writers and creators have been my mentors and friends.  I have shared their passions and inquiries … Continue reading

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An elegy for the Jewish cultivation of Hellenic self

The enchanting movie Call me by your name (2017) pays a melancholic tribute to a major project of Protestant modernity, the Jewish self-forming engagement with aesthetic Hellenism. The movie, based on André Aciman’s Künstlerromanby the same name (2007), deals with the … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Music, Culture, Hellenism, Literature, Melancholy, The "Greeks"

Are there any Greeks in this publication? (3)

A few weeks ago the Times Literary Supplement published a letter about its abysmal coverage of modern Greek literature.  The correspondent complained that they “rarely list Modern Greek poetry and prose.”  I was not surprised that no other letters on this … Continue reading

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“What is trans-national about Greek American culture?”

From a territorial to a “trans-compositional” view of American ethnic life: A short essay on Transnational Greek American Culture December 30, 2016

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“Neoliberal Austerity and Left Melancholy”

I have just published in the Michigan Quarterly Review a review essay on the anthology Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry (New York Review Books, 2017), edited by Karen Van Dyck.  It is fitting that Michigan’s C. P. Cavafy Modern … Continue reading

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