Academic Year 2020-21

"The Orientalist Dream of Modern Greece", The Archipelago feat. Stathis Gourgouris
With Yannis-Orestis Papadimitriou

ATHENS — March 27, 2021

Twenty five years ago, Stathis Gourgouris, a Professor of Classics, English and Comparative Literature published his seminal work “Dream Nation: Enlightenment, Colonization, and the Institution of Modern Greece”, in which he applied the tools of psychoanalysis and post-colonial theory in Modern Greek history.

In this episode of The Archipelago, the second of two specials to coincide with the bicentennial of Greek Independence, Stathis Gourgouris talks about the fragmented dreams of different groups that came together to imagine Modern Greece, Europe’s need for a Greek state to connect their own nations with classical antiquity, as well as the remnants of orientalism that still shape the European gaze towards Greece today. 

For more information, please click HERE.

This is the second special event on the book following the "Dream Nation; 200 years on, An open discussion part of the series Modern Greek Studies and Beyond: Local Cases, Global Debates", organized by the Oxford Research Center in the Humanities on March 22, 2021. To watch the event video, click HERE


LIPIU by Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke and graffiti art

Jan 12 2021

A beautiful piece of graffiti art inspired by the poem LIPIU by Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke was created by Exarchia artists. See also the exhibit at a-dash. The poem is part of the collection The Scattered Papers of Penelope (translated and edited by Karen Van Dyck). The poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke passed away in January 2020. Translations from her last collection can be found here