• 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:

    D.Phil in Modern Greek Literature from the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford, 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 of the forthcoming The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present (Norton, 2009). Besides these projects she has published articles on Diaspora literature, the Language Question, translation and multilingualism. She is currently completing a book on literature that is structured by the relation between Greek and English. She has directed the Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia since 1988 and 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 Κασσανδρα και οι Λογοκριτες: Στην Ελληνικη Ποιηση 1967-1990. Athens: Agra Publications, 2002
     
    Kassandra and the Censors: Greek Poetry Since 1967. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998