Yiorgos D. Kalogeras

Georgios D. Kalogeras is Professor of American Ethnic and Minority Literature, Department of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has published extensively on Greek American Literature. His publications include Konstantinos Kazantzes’ Istories tis patridhos mou (2001), Ethnic Geographies: Socio-Cultural Identifications of a Migration (2007), Transcultural Localisms: Responding to Ethnicity in a Globalized World (2006); he has edited Demetra Vaka Brown’s Haremlik: Some Pages from the Life of Turkish Women (2005) and The Unveiled Ladies of Stamboul (2006). His most recent publications include “Are Armenians White? Reading Elia Kazan’s America, America” (2009), “Entering Through the Golden Door: Cinematic Representations of a Mythical Moment” (MELUS, forthcoming 2012), “Retrieval and Invention: The Adaptation of Texts and the Narrativization of Photographs in Films on Immigration (Journal of Modern Greek Studies, forthcoming Oct. 2011).

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HANDOUTS

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Hemingway Nobel

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To His Coy Mistress

William Faulkner

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SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR LECTURES AND SEMINARS

  1. The theoretical consideration of the distinction between the concept of diaspora and immigration at the turn of the 20th century as perceived by historians, anthropologists, and literary critics in the U.S.A. and Greece
  2. The interrelation between Greek and immigrant literature produced in the U.S.; “contact zones” and “narratives of transition” between U.S. and Greek literature
  3. Articulating Greek ethnicity in American fiction and in Hollywood film noir during the 40s and 50s: The case of Greek/Armenian-American author and script-writer Albert Isaac Bezzerides
  4. Immigrant political and literary interventions during the redrawing of the borders after the collapse of the Ottoman Rule in the Balkans 1912-1922

PUBLICATIONS

In English

Books (Editor)

Nationalism and Sexuality: Crises of Identity. Thessaloniki: HELAAS Publications (American Studies in Greece vol 2), 1996.

Transcultural Localisms: Responding to Ethnicity in a Globalized World. With Eleftheria Arapoglou and Linda J. Manney. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2006.

Racial and Ethnic identities in the Media: The Politics of Representation. With Eleftheria Arapoglou and Jopi Nyman. Palgrave/Macmillan, forthcoming, July 2016.

Journals

The Gender of Reading. Gramma 1. (1993) With Ruth Parkin Gounelas.

Of People and Places: Decentering Ethnicity. Gramma 6. (1998) With Michalis Chrysanthopoulos.

Articles

"Greek-American Literature: An Introduction and an Annotated Bibliography of Personal Narratives Fiction and Poetry." Ethnic Forum, 5 no 1,2 (Fall 1985): 106-128.

"Disintegration and Integration: Cultural Change and the Greek-American Ethos in H.M.Petrakis's Fiction" MELUS, 13, no 3,4 (Fall 1986): 27-36.

"Greek-American Literature: An Essay and a Bibliographic Supplement." Ethnic Forum, 7 no 2 (1987): 102-115.

"When the Tree Sings: Magic Realism and the Carnivalesque in a Greek-American Narrative." The International Fiction Review, 16, no 1 (1989): 32-38.

"A Child of the Orient as American Storyteller: Demetra Vaka-Brown." Working Papers of the English Department, Aristotle University, (1989): 187-193.

"Suspended Souls, Ensnaring Discourses: Theano Papazoglou-Margaris' Immigration Stories." Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Special Issue: Empowering the Minor, 8 no 2 (1990): 85-96.

"Historical Representation and the Cultural Legitimation of the Subject in Ethnic Personal Narratives." College Literature, Special Issue: Teaching Minority Literature, 18, no 3 (1991): 30-43.

"Narrating an Ethnic Group." Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, 18. 2 (1992): 13-34.

"Narrating an Ethnic Group: Historians and the Construction of Greek America." English Department Yearbook vol. 3 (1991-92): 197-214.

"Eleni: Hellenizing the Subject, Westernizing the Discourse." MELUS, 18.2 (1993): 77-89.

"Ethographia and Nationalistic Anxieties: The Short Stories of Konstantinos Kazantzes." Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, 22.1 (1995): 85-114.

"'The Other Space' of Greek America." American Literary History, 10: 4 (1998): 702-724.

"Contested, Familiar and Exotic Spaces: The Politics of Demetra Vaka Brown’s Identity." Introduction to Demetra Vaka Brown’s Haremlik: Some Pages from the Life of Oriental Women. London: Gorgias Press, 2004: 5-25.

"Translating Ethnicity from Fiction to Film: Albert Isaac (Isook) Bezzerides as Armenian Greek/Pontic American Writer and as Hollywood Screen Writer." Journal of Modern Hellenism, Forthcoming.

"The Decline of her Oriental Tale: Demetra Vaka Sketches the End of the Ottoman Empire." Introduction to Demetra Vaka Brown’s The Unveiled ladies of Stamboul. London: Gorgias Press, forthcoming.

“Retrieval and Invention: The Adaptation of Texts and the Narrativization of Photographs in Films on Immigration.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Oct. 2011: 153-170.

“Entering Through the Golden Door: Cinematic Representations of a Mythical Moment.” The Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 21:2 (2012): 77-99.

Chapters in Books

"Greek American Literature: Who Needs It? Some Canonical Issues Concerning the Fate of an Ethnic Literature." New Directions in Greek American Studies. Dan Georgakas, Charles Moskos editors. Pella Publishing Company, 1991: 129-141.

"Ethnic Heterotopias of Crisis and the American "New Thing": Theodore Saloutos and the Construction of Greek American Identity." Hellenism and the US: Constructions and Deconstructions. Thessaloniki: HELAAS Publications (American Studies in Greece vol 1), (1994): 185-192.

"Producing History and Telling Stories: Maxine Hong Kingston's China Men, Zeese Papanikolas' Buried Unsung." In Memory. Cultural Politics: New Approaches to Ethnic American Literatures Joseph T. Skerrett Jr and Amritjit Singh editors. Northeastern UP, 1996: 227-244.

"Greek American Immigrant Literature Since World War II." New Immigrant Literatures in the US: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage. Editor Alpana Knippling Greenwood Press, 1996: 253-263.

"Preface." In Nationalism and Sexuality: Crises of Identity. Edited by Yiorgos Kalogeras, Domna Pastourmatzi. HELAAS Publications, 1996: 5-6.

"Nationalism Unveiled: A Greek American View of the Harem." Women Creators of Culture. Editor K. Gergoudaki and D. Pastourmatzi, 1997: 107-116.

“Are Armenians White? Reading Elia Kazan’s America, America.” In Post-National Enquiries: Essays on Ethnic and Racial Border Crossings. Ed. Jopi Nyman. Cambridge Publishers, 2009: 64-76.

“Retrieval and Invention: Representing Greek Immigration to the USA in Documentary” In Ex-centric Narratives: Identity, Multivocality and Cross-Culturalism. Eds Smaragda Yemenetzi-Malathouni, Tatiani G. Rapatzikou, Eleftheria Arapoglou. Academica Press, 2013: 213-231.

“History as Ethnic Narrative: A Greek American Paradigm.” In Kültürötesi Bir Gezgin: Gönül Pultar'a Armağan Kitabı - A Transcultural Wanderer: A Festschrift for Gönül Pultar. Mustafa Pultar ed. İstanbul: Tetragon Yayınları, 2014: 293-300.

In Greek

Books (Editor)

Toni Morrison. Thessaloniki: HELAAS Publications, 1995.

Konstantinos Kazantzes. Istories tis patridos mou. Athens: Gutenberg. 2001.

Book

Ethnic Geographies: Socio-cultural Identifications of a Migration. Athens: Katarti, 2007.

Articles

"Greek-American Literature: An Introduction." Grammata ke Technes, 49 (Jan-Feb 1987): 29-32.

"Magic Realism in American Literature: The Case of Ethnic and Minority Literatures." Porphyras, 41-42 (1987): 305-308.

"Narrative and Interpretation in The Grapes of Wrath." Diavazo, 173 (1987): 29-31.

"Larrouse and Laforet: American or Afro-American Literature?" Entefktirion, 6 (1989): 75-78.

"...like amnesiacs in a ward on fire: Ethnic Discourse in American Literature." Diavazo, 237 (1990): 20-24.

"Moby Dick: Nationalism and Fantasy in a Democratic American Tragedy." Entefktirion, 19, (June 1992): 72-75.

"Publications and Interpretations of a Life: The Autobiography of Elisavet Moutzan-Martinengou. Gramma, Special Issue: The Gender of Reading, vol. 1, (1993): 63-85.

"Forbidden and Dangerous Ethnic Landscapes: The Personal Narratives of Demetra Vaka Brown." Porphyras 67-68, (1994):16-22

"Ethnic Geographies: Theodore Saloutos and the Invention of Greek American Identity." Simion 2, (1993-94): 131-140.

"An Ottoman Subject as Politician and Scholar of the Hellenic Diaspora" Gramma, 6 (1998): 61-85.

“Hellenism and the USA: Scholarly and Literary Exchanges.” Diavazo, March 1999: 113-117.

“Nationalism Unveiled: A Greek American Journalist in the Ottoman Harems of Istanbul” Sinxrona Themata, December 2000: 180-186.

Chapters in Books

"Excavating for the Future in Song of Solomon." In Toni Morrison. Ed Yiorgos Kalogeras and Domna Pastourmatzi. Thessaloniki: HELAAS, 1995: 83-97.

"Larrouse and Laforet: Dilemmas and Propositions of Afro American Literature." In Toni Morrison. Ed. Yiorgos Kalogeras and Domna Pastourmatzi. Thessaloniki: HELAAS, 1995:193-206.

"Contact Zones and Transition Narratives: The Literary Circles of Greek Immigration." In Contemporary Greek Prose: International Orientations and Crossings Editors Dora Tsimpouki and Angeliki Spyropoulou. Athens: Alexandria Publications, 2002: 69-85.

"Ethnicity and Class Struggles: The Narrativization of an Incompatible Relation" Introduction to the Greek translation of Buried Unsung: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre. By Zeese Papanikolas. Athens: Katarti Publications, 2002: 19-31.

“Greek American Literature in the Classroom: A Proposal.” In Literature of the Diaspora and Transculturation. Editors Michalis Damanakis, Yiannis Mitrofanis .Rethymno, 2004: 24-32.

Unfixing the Boundaries, Patrolling the Borders: Greek American Political and Literary Responses to the Question of the Greco-Albanian Frontier in Epirus, 1912-1919.” In Identity Issues in the Hellenic Diaspora: Language and Literature. Edited by Roula Tsokalidou and Marita Papparousi, Athens: Metaichmio, 2005: 167-183.

Reviews

Helen Papanikolas. The Time of the Little Black Bird. Modern Greek Studies (Australia-New Zealand), vol.10, 2002: 225-227.

Ioanna laliotou. Transantlantic Studies: Acts of Migration and Cultures of Transnationalism Between Greece and America. International Migration Review, vol.39, 2005:516.

Victor Greene. A Singing Ambivalence. EAAS Book Review, 2006.

David Brauner. Philip Roth. Gramma, 16, 2008: 325-26.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Papers presented at conferences, symposia, colloquia.

Conferences

  • May 30, 2014-“Revenge and the “New Americans.” 9th MESEA conference, Saarbrucken, Germany.
  • December 12, 2013-“F. Scott Fitzgerald and Tender is the Night” Public lecture, Thessaloniki.
  • June 13, 2013- “Charles Buckofski’s Ham on Rye.” Public lecture. Thessaloniki.
  • April 26, 2013 – “Films and Political Paranoia” HelaaS symposium. Athens, Greece.
  • March 20, 2013-“Conspiracy Exists” Macedonian Museum of Art. (Invited lecture).
  • June 13, 2012-“Filming Greek and Italian Immigration.” 8th MESEA conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • November 14, 2011-“Literary Conventions, Historical Contexts and Ideological Consent: Commenting on Greek American Literature.” Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Englisches Seminar.
  • November 9, 2011-“A Movie with No Movement: Narrativizing Photographs.” Colloquium, Dept of English, Aristotle U.
  • September 30, 2011-“Modernity, Immigration and Urban Space.” American Studies Seminar, Thessaloniki.
  • March 9, 2011- “Pane Amaro and Adopted Motherland: Filming Italian and Greek New Immigration to the US.” City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Feb. 25, 2011-“Pane Amaro and Adopted Motherland: Filming Italian and Greek New Immigration to the US” University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki. Plenary.
  • April 29, 2010-“Retrieval and Invention: Letters from America” California State University, San Francisco.
  • April 28, 2010-“Entering Through the Golden Door” California State University, San Francisco.
  • April 22, 2010-“Entering Through the Golden Door” California State University, Sacramento.
  • April 21, 2010-“Elia Kazan’s America, America” California State University, Sacramento.
  • April 20, 2010-“Elia Kazan’s America, America” Stockton College, New Jersey.
  • April, 15, 2010-“Demetra Vaka Brown: A Child of the Orient” CUNY Queens, New York.
  • April 12, 2010-“Entering Through the Golden Door.” John Calandra Institute, New York.
  • April 12, 2010-“Entering Through the Golden Door” Cornell University.
  • June 28, 2008-“Three Films on Immigration” MESEA Conference, Leiden, Holland.
  • June 15, 2007-“Are Armenians White? Reading Elia Kazan’s America-America.” Joensuu, Finland.
  • March 15, 2007-Lecture on Kazan’s America, America. “Ex-centric Narratives: Identity and Multivocality in Anglo-American Cultures” Thessaloniki, Greece. Plenary.
  • April 8, 2006-Lecture on Elia Kazan. Symposium on “Diaspora: Exchanges and Interculturalism”, Thessaloniki, Greece. Invited.
  • Sept. 30, 2005-Lecture on Albert Bezzerides, Symposium on “Nation-State and its Others”, Istanbul, Turkey, Invited.
  • June 11, 2005-Lecture on the Ottoman harems at the conference “Gender and Equality.” University of Thessaly. Volos.
  • Oct. 7, 2004-Paper presented at Greek Australian Studies Symposium, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • May 20, 2004-Opening lecture at 4th MESEA Conference, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • October 24, 2003-Paper presented at “Literature of the Diaspora”, Rethymnon, Crete, Invited.
  • June 28, 2002-Paper presented at “Sites of Ethnicity: Europe and the United States, Padua, Italy.
  • March 2, 2002-Paper presented at “Ethnicities Matter: Restoring Agency to “White Ethnics.” Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. Invited.
  • October 5, 2001-Paper presented at “Armenian and Greek Diaspora”, Athens, Greece. Invited.
  • January 26, 2001-Paper presented at “Greek Literature in an International Context,” Athens, Greece. Invited.
  • May 27, 2000-Plenary presented at “Culture Agonistes: Text Against Text,” Athens, Greece
  • March 21, 1997-Paper presented at "Women Creators of Culture" Thessaloniki Greece.
  • Oct. 31, 1996-Paper presented at "Greeks and Others in Our Prose". Thessaloniki, Greece. Invited.
  • July 6, 1996-Paper presented at "Hellenic Diaspora: Problems and Prospects" Kos, Greece. Invited.
  • Nov. 3, 1990-Paper presented at A.S.A, Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Dec. 29, 1989-Paper presented at MELUS/MLA Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • May 13, 1989-Paper presented at Greek American Studies Conference, U. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Oct. 29, 1988-Paper presented at A.S.A Conference, Miami Beach, Florida.
  • Nov. 24, 1987-Paper presented at A.S.A. Conference, New York.

Symposia

  • Oct. 7, 2004-Paper presented at Greek Australian Studies Symposium, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Nov. 21, 1998-Paper presented at Symposium on “Greeks and their Topoi” Brown University. Invited.
  • Dec. 1997-Paper presented at symposium on “Greek Diaspora Women.” Athens, Greece. Invited.
  • Nov. 1997-Paper presented at symposium on “Greek Literature in Europe and Beyond” Harvard University, U.S.A. Invited.

Colloquia

  • April 21, 2004- Paper presented at Hellenic Studies Program, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Invited.
  • April 7, 2004-Paper presented at Hellenic Studies Program, Brown University, Providence, RI. Invited.
  • April 1, 2004-Paper presented at Graduate Seminar, SUNY Stony Brook, New York. Invited.
  • March 29, 2004-Paper presented at Hellenic Studies Seminar, Columbia University, New York. Invited.
  • November 11, 2003-Paper presented at the Modern Greek Studies Graduate Seminar, Aristotle U. of Thessaloniki. Invited.
  • April 9, 2003-Paper presented at the CUNY Graduate Seminar, New York. Invited.
  • March, 28, 2003-Paper presented at the Program of Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. Invited.
  • Nov 26, 1996-Public lecture presented at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. Invited.
  • Feb. 2, 1995-Paper presented at Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts. Invited.
  • Jan. 25, 1995-Paper presented at the Onassis Center, New York University, New York. Invited.
  • Jan. 24, 1995-The Kimon Doukas lecture, Columbia University, New York. Invited.
DISTINCTIONS

2013-Present International Advisory Board of American Journal of Mediterranean Studies.

2012-Present MESEA President.

2004-2012- Program Chair for MESEA conference.

1998-Present International Advisory Board for Working Papers Series in Cultural Studies, Ethnicity, and Race Relations.

1993-Founder of HELAAS publications

1991-1993 and 1993-95-Founder and first chair of the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS).

1991- Present-Associate editor of the Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora.

1990-92-Founder and co-editor of Gramma: A Journal of Theory and Criticism.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Chair, Dept of English, 2015-Present.

Chair, Dept of English, 2011-15.

Assistant Chair, Dept of English, 2005-2007.

Director of Graduate Studies, 2005-2009.

Aristotle University Representative at DOATAP (2005-2011).

Aristotle University Representative at the I.K.Y. Examinations (2005-Present).

Chair of the Department of American Literature and Culture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 1994-1995 and 1997-1999, 2004-2007.

Professor-English Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 2000.

Associate Professor-English Department, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. 1993-2000.

Assistant Professor-English Department, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. 1989-1993.

Lecturer-English Department, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. 1986-1989.

Lecturer-English Department, University of San Diego, San Diego, California. 1985-1986.

Graduate Associate-English Department, Arizona State University, Tempe Az 1980-1985.

HONORS

  • Onassis Foundation Distinguished Senior Scholar for Spring 2010.
  • Visitiing Professor at Columbia University, New York, Fall 2009.
  • Onassis Foundation Distinguished Senior Scholar for Spring 2004.
  • Princeton University Fellowship for the Hellenic Studies Program March-April 2003.
  • The Helen Papanikolas’ Research Grant, Harvard University 1996.
  • U.S.I.A Voluntary Visitor Research Grant, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Ohio State University, Harvard University. Jan-Feb 1995.
  • E.A.A.S. Grant to attend the Luxembourg Conference, 1994.
  • A.S.A. Grant to attend New Orleans Conference, 1990.
  • A.S.A Grant to attend New York Conference, 1987.
  • Dissertation Grant, Arizona State University, 1984.
  • Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University, 1979-80.
  • Graduate Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 1974-76.
  • Fick Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, 1974-76.
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 1974-76.
  • Exchange Student Grant, University of Sophia, Bulgaria. 1972-73.
  • Undergraduate Fellowship, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1970-74.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)
  • European Association of American Studies (EAAS)
  • Multiethnic Studies Europe and the Americas (MESEA)
  • American Studies Association (A.S.A.)
  • Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (MELUS)
  • Modern Language Association of America (MLA)
  • Hellenic Association for English Studies.(HASE)
  • Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA)