SMGS 2015 Graduate Research Colloquium: Programme and abstracts

The 2015 Graduate Research Colloquium of the Society for Modern Greek Studies will take place at King's College London on Wednesday 10 June 2015.

Venue: The Council Room (K2.29), Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS.
Admission is free but registration is required via Eventbrite. Please register at: http://2015grc.eventbrite.co.uk

Programme
11.00-13.00 COMMEMORATION: MONUMENTS AND RITUALS
Martha Papaspiliou (King’s College London), Literary monuments to ‘national heroes’: nationalizing Kyra Phrosyne in the 19th century
Jessica Kourniakti (Oxford), Rebuilding the Colossus of Rhodes in the 1960s: Greek-American identity landmark or tourist attraction?
John Burke (Newcastle), Commemorating a troubled past on a divided island: Britain, Cyprus and the Kyrenia Memorial controversy of 2009
Marios Chatziprokopiou (Aberystwyth), Ashura in Piraeus: the performance and politics of lamentation by Shia Pakistani migrants in Greece

13.30-15.00 DEFINING IDENTITY: GENDER, CLASS, SELF AND OTHER
Mikela Fotiou (Glasgow), The cinematic work of Nikos Nikolaidis and female representation
Helga Malshi (Manchester), Pre-head and post-head adjectival modification in Modern Greek
Elena Bitsiani (Birmingham), Representing the bourgeoisie in fictional texts of the 1920s and 1930s

15.15-16.45 THE ‘SICKNESS OF THE CENTURY’?
Iakovos Menelaou (King’s College London), Homosexuality as illness in Cavafy
Chloe Howe-Haralambous (Oxford), The cultural poetics of murder: the case of the Ogre of Seih Sou
Russell Henshaw (Oxford), Reform in Crisis: austerity and the social economy in Greece

17.00-18.30 THE WRITTEN WORD AND ITS ADDRESSEES
Anastasios Mikalef (Birmingham), The pro-British press in the Ionian Islands (1849-1864)
Elissavet Evangelidou (Birmingham), The Dekemvriana in literature for young adults: the case of George Sari’s novel Oi nikites
Fiona Antonelaki (King’s College London), The sound recordings of Nikos Engonopoulos and Odysseus Elytis: a comparative listening

Abstracts of the papers can be found in the attachment.