Title: On C.P. Cavafy and Specters of Barbarians
Speaker: prof. dr. M. Boletsi (Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies, UvA)
Location: University of Amsterdam, University Library (UB), Doelenzaal, Singel 425, Amsterdam
Date & time: March 28, 2018. 3.00-4.00 p.m.
Bio speaker: Maria Boletsi is professor by special appointment at the University of Amsterdam (Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies) and assistant professor at the department of Film and Literary Studies at Leiden University and the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS). After a Bachelor’s degree in Greek Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Boletsi obtained a Bachelor’s in Literary Studies and a Research Master’s in Cultural Analysis at the UvA. Boletsi received her PhD with honours at Leiden University with a dissertation on barbarism in modern literature, visual art and philosophy, which was published by Stanford University Press in 2013. Boletsi has been a research fellow at Princeton University’s Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies and a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s department of Germanic Languages/Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies and the book series Thamyris/Intersecting: Place, Sex and Race (Brill Publishing).
28 maart 2018: Lecture: On C.P. Cavafy and Specters of Barbarians