CBOMGS seminar: Cavafy and the not-so-Naughty Nineties

Arts building, Whitting Room
Arts and Law, Research
Thursday 5th December 2013 (17:15-18:30)
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The Centre’s General Seminar normally meets in the Whitting Room (436), 4th floor, Arts Building on Thursdays at 5.15pm, unless otherwise stated and is open to all interested in the related concerns of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies.


Cavafy is often associated with the Naughty Nineties in England, butattention has also been paid, notably in Diana Haas's classic study, to thereligious aspect of his early work. This paper seeks to bridge the two byseeing what links may exist between Cavafy's mature poetry and certainpoems, not on sensual themes, by Englishmen of the 1890s generation. AllGreek poems will be discussed in translation.