2014 Graduate Research Colloquium in Modern Greek Studies

Arts Building - Lecture Room 1
Arts and Law, Research, Students
Thursday 12th June 2014 (09:30-17:30)
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Professor Dimitris Tziovas
Department of Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology
Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT
Tel: 0121-4145769
Fax: 0121-4143595
E-mail: d.p.tziovas@bham.ac.uk

Panoramic view of Aristotelous, at the heart of Thessaloniki city, Greece

This is an annual colloquium organised by the Society for Modern Greek Studies which takes place at a different UK University every year and this year it will be hosted by the University of Birmingham's Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies on Thursday 12 June 2014.


11.00-13.00 Session 1,    Chair: Professor Dimitris Tziovas

  • Georgia Tsatsani (University of Birmingham), The Modern Greek translations of Jean-Baptiste Racine during the nineteenth century: Antiquity, independence and cosmopolitanism
  • Panagiotis Petridis (University of Birmingham), Alexandros R. Rangavis’ The Lord of Morea: Fiction and Diplomacy
  • Georgia Kouta (King’s College London), A diasporic discourse on Irredentism: Anglo-Hellenic League’s propaganda regarding the ‘Megali Idea’
  • Maria Rizou  (King’s College London),The loans of the National Bank of Greece to the Greek refugees from Romania and Bulgaria (1917-1920)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.15   Session 2,       Chair: Professor Roderick Beaton

  • Ioanna Skordi, (King’s College London),  «μετηνιερήπουΣτοθρεψεΠλατωνικήμανία»: the case of Angelos Sikelianos
  • Ioannis Stamos (University of Birmingham), Aristos Kambanis (1883-1956) and To Neon Kratos
  • Jessica Kourniakti (University of Oxford), Alexander the Great in education under the dictatorship of the Colonels (1967-1973)
  • Klairi Angelou (University of Bristol), Modern Greek sculpture: in quest of a national and international identity (as seen through the work of Jeanne Spiteris-Veropoulou, 1920-2000)
  • Varvara Mystaka, (University of Oxford) Reclaiming the Artist: The viewing of Jiannis Kounelli’s art by the Modern Greek audience.

16.15-16.30 Tea & Coffee

16.30-18.30 Session 3,   Chair: Professor David Holton

  • Dimitris Kalantzopoulos (King’s College London), The creation of a new political space in colonial Cyprus: KKK and AKEL, 1931-1950
  • Nicoletta Hadjipavlou (King’s College London), From a World War to an Armed Struggle: representations of British Colonial rule in the poetry of Costas Montis
  • Aigli Giannakou (University of Birmingham), Spyros Plaskovitis’ The Dam and Vassilis Vassilikos’ The Plant: characterization and the Kafkaesque atmosphere
  • Spyridon Chairetis (University of Oxford), Between Victimhood and (Queer) Resistance: Exploring the Representation of Male Homosexuality in Οι Απαράδεκτοι