• Karen Van Dyck

    Kimon A. Doukas Professor of Hellenic Studies
    Professor of Modern Greek Language and Literature
    Hellenic Studies, Classics, IRWAG
    515 Hamilton Hall, Mail Code: 2873
    MS 4-2189
    Office Hours:
    Tuesdays 12:00-2:00pm & by appointment

    Biography:

    B.A. Wesleyan in Classics and the College of Letters, 1983; M.A. Aristotle in Classics and Modern Greek, 1985; D.Phil Oxford in Modern Greek Literature, 1990. Professor Van Dyck writes and teaches on Modern Greek literature and culture, gender, diaspora and translation. She is the author of Kassandra and the Censors: Greek Poetry since 1967 (Cornell, 1998; in translation Agra 2002) and The Rehearsal of Misunderstanding: Three Collections by Contemporary Greek Women Poets (Wesleyan 1998) and editor of The Scattered Papers of Penelope: New and Selected Poems by Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke (Anvil, 2008; Graywolf, 2009), A Lannan Translation Selection. She is co-editor of A Century of Greek Poetry (Cosmos 2004) as well as The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present (Norton, 2009). Her anthology Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry  (Penguin, 2016; NYRB, 2017; Agra, 2017) won the London Hellenic Prize. Besides these projects she has published articles on Diaspora literature, the Language Question, translation and multilingualism. She is currently completing a book on Greek Diaspora literature and its lessons for translation. She created the Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia which she directed from 1988 to 2016. She has also been an active member of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Center for Literary Translation and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.

     

    Areas of Interest :
    Modern Greek literature and culture, gender studies, interdisciplinary studies, diaspora and translation
    Publications:

      
    The Greek Poets, Homer to the Present, co-edited with Peter Constantine, Rachel Hadas and Edmund Keeley, Norton, 2010The Scattered Papers of Penelope: New and Selected Poems by Katerina Anghelaki- Rook, translation. Graywolf, 2009
      
    A Century of Greek Poetry: 1900-2000, co-edited with   Peter Bien, Peter Constantine and Edmund Keeley. River Vale, NJ: Cosmos, 2004Three Summers, a novel by Margarita Liberaki, translation. hens: Kedros, 1995
      
    The Rehearsal of Misunderstanding: Three Collections of Poetry by Contemporary Greek Women Poets. Middletown:  Wesleyan University Press, 1998Η Κασσάνδρα και οι Λογοκριτές: Στην Ελληνική Ποίηση 1967-1990. Athens: Agra Publications, 2002
    Kassandra and the Censors: Greek Poetry Since 1967. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998
    Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry. Penguin, 2016
    Ioulia Persaki: Katohi kai peina: Histories tis kathe mera, Edited by Karen Van Dyck, Published by Hestia (2016)

    Μέτρα Λιτότητας: Ανθολογία Ποίησης. Aθήνα: Εκδόσεις Άγρα, 2017

    Relevant interviews:

    http://www.tovima.gr/books-ideas/article/?aid=937099

    http://www.kathimerini.gr/941359/article/proswpa/geyma-me-thn-k/karen-van-ntaik-oikoymenikh-glwssa-ta-ellhnika