SMGS 2014 Graduate Research Colloquium: Programme and registration

The annual Graduate Research Colloquium of the Society for Modern Greek Studies, will be hosted by the University of Birmingham on Thursday 12 June 2014 (Lecture Room 1, Arts Building). The registration form is attached below.


11.00-13.00 Session 1 Chair: TBA
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: TBA

Ioanna Skordi, (King’s College London), «με την ιερή που Σ’ το θρεψε Πλατωνική μανία»: 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 TBA

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

Aglaia Despoina Giannakou (University of Birmingham), Spyros Plaskovitis’ The Dam and Vassilis Vassilikos’ The Leaf: characterization and the Kafkaesque atmosphere

Spyridon Chairetis (University of Oxford), Between Victimhood and (Queer) Resistance: Exploring the Representation of Male Homosexuality in Οι Απαράδεκτοι

Registration forms should be returned by 25 MAY to:

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

The Society is grateful to the Hellenic Foundation for a grant to support this Colloquium.