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AHI Noon Forum on “The Tragedy of Greek Politics: 50 Years Since Nikos Kazantzakis’ Death”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: GEORGIA ECONOMOU
October 18, 2007—No. 69 (202) 785-8430

AHI Noon Forum on “The Tragedy of Greek Politics: 50 Years Since Nikos Kazantzakis’ Death”

WASHINGTON, DC—On October 11, 2007, AHI hosted a Noon Forum at the Hellenic House on “The Tragedy of Greek Politics: 50 Years Since Nikos Kazantzakis’ Death” presented by Vassilis Lambropoulos, C.P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek at the University of Michigan.

Since Fall 1999, Vassilis Lambropoulos has been C. P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek at the University of Michigan, teaching in the Departments of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature. Before that, he was Professor of Modern Greek at The Ohio State University for eighteen years. Lambropoulos was born in Athens in 1953. He received his B.A. from the University of Athens and his Ph.D. from the University of Thessaloniki. He also went to the University of Birmingham, England, as a Postdoctoral Fellow before coming to this country in 1981. He has been teaching courses in modern Greek language, literature, criticism, and culture, as well as literary theory and comparative literature. His books are Literature as National Institution (1988), The Rise of Eurocentrism (1993), and The Tragic Idea (2006). He has edited and co-edited two more books and two special issues of academic journals. He has also published papers, articles, reviews, and translations in American, English, Australian, and Greek journals, periodicals, and newspapers. He is currently writing a book on the idea of hubris in modern theater.

Please find Vassilis Lambropoulos presentation and a photograph from this event attached.

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