Symposium 2013


Modern Greek Studies Association


The program of the 2013 Symposium of the Modern Greek Studies Association, to be held in Bloomington, Indiana, on November 14-16, 2013, has been posted on the MGSA Symposium webpage

Please click on the link below for the full version of the symposium program in pdf (regularly updated):

We look forward to meeting many members of the Greek and Greek-American community at this international 2.5 day event, which promises to be an exciting forum of exchange. On Thursday, Nov. 14, the evening session will be devoted to a reading and discussion of new creative writing related to Greece (with Natalie Bakopoulos and Christopher Bakken). Friday night's keynote speaker will be Prof. Yanis Varoufakis, who will speak on the topic: "Being Greek and an Economist While Greece Burns: An Intimate Account of a Peculiar Tragedy."

On Thursday night as well, the MGSA will be awarding the following prestigious prizes:

Edmund Keeley Book Prize:

Vangelis Calotychos, The Balkan Prospect: Identity, Culture, and Politics in Greece after 1989 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and 

Loring Danforth and Riki van Boeschoten, Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory (U‐Chicago Press, 2012), shared first prize; and

Theodora Dragostinova, Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900-­1949 (Cornell University Press, 2011), Honorable Mention.

Elizabeth Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize:

Patricia F. Barbeito, first prize, and three Honorable Mentions.

John O. Iatrides Best Dissertation Prize:

Stefan Papaioannou, "Balkan Wars between the Lines: Violence and Civilians in Macedonia, 1912‐1918."

Graduate Student Essay Prize:

Katerina Stergiopoulou, for her essay "Μεταγράφοντας: Giorgos Seferis Writing with the Song of Songs."
You can still benefit, at this time, from the symposium pre-registration fees by accessing the following website (after Nov 1 registration fees rise):

Please feel free to share this information with readers, community members, and organizations. Again, we look forward to meeting many of you during the days of the international symposium in Bloomington.

On behalf of Prof. Artemis Leontis, Program Committee Chair, and Dr. Frank Hess, Local Arrangements Chair, I thank you very much,

Gonda van Steen
MGSA President
University of Florida
Dept. of Classics and Center for Greek Studies
125 Dauer Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7435
Tel. 352-273-3796
Fax 352-846-0297




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