The essays collected in Modern Greek Literature represent the work of young scholars as they expand the range of approaches to modern Greek literature. The contributors vary in their focus from comparative studies to the study of religion or the literature of diaspora. The theoretical questions that the essays raise address both classic and contemporary debates, from genre explorations to the relationship between literature and national identity. Each contribution to this volume represents a fresh look at Greek literature and opens a distinct pathway for further research and consideration. From this collection will arise innumerable opportunities to gain a newer and deeper understanding of a great literary tradition.
Anna Stavrakopoulou is Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and Literature at Harvard and Deputy Executive Director of the AS Onassis Public Benefit Foundation in New York City. Gregory Nagy is Professor of Classics at Harvard.