Greece and Britain in Women’s Literary Imagination, 1913-2013

Greece and Britain in Women’s Literary Imagination, 1913-2013

April 12th 2013

Selwyn College, Cambridge


The Modern Greek Section of the University of Cambridge and the Society for Modern Greek Studies are very happy to announce that this conference will take place at Selwyn College on Friday April 12th 2013. It will examine the work of British women novelists who have found their inspiration and subject matter in Greece, as well as novels by Greek women writers who have engaged with British settings and subjects. The authors to be discussed range from Rose Macaulay and Virginia Woolf to Victoria Hislop and Sofka Zinovieff on the British side; on the Greek side we shall engage with the work of Angela Dimitrakaki, Soti Triantafyllou and a number of other contemporary authors. We believe there is a rich vein of cultural interactions which have not been specifically examined and this conference will therefore be breaking new ground.

The keynote speaker is:

Vassiliki Kolocotroni (University of Glasgow)

Other speakers include:

Rowena Fowler (Oxford)
Deirdre David (Temple University)
Sofka Zinovieff (Athens/London)
Kelli Daskala (University of Crete)
Laura Vivanco (Edinburgh)
Thodoris Chiotis (University of Oxford)
Soti Triantafyllou (Athens/New York)


Registration is open now. The full fee is £35, and we are happy to offer a reduced rate for students of £20. For members of the Society for Modern Greek Studies the fee is £30. There will be a conference dinner at Selwyn College in the evening, and some accommodation is also available in College for the nights of April 11th and 12th. Please use the link to register online as well as to book for the dinner and to reserve accommodation if you require it: Conference Registration. The closing date for registration for the conference is April 5th, but for the dinner and accommodation the closing date is March 28th.

For more information, please visit the Conference website.


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