Modern Greek Literature and Culture

Writing in the Margins: C. P. Cavafy and António Botto-A Colloquium

11:30am-1:30 pm

Introductory Remarks by Josiah Blackmore and Panagiotis Roilos

"Wounds" by James Faubion, Varoslav Tsanoff Professor of Anthropology, Rice University

"Botto's Literature of Sodom: An Oscillation between the Pleasure of Transgressing Heteronormative Desire and the Claustrophobic Pain of Social Repression" by Mariya Chokova, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

"Cavafy’s Monumental Ephebes" by Ilana Freedman, PhD candidate, Comparative Literature, Harvard University

"The Body that We Loved: Poiesis of the Self in António Botto" by Josiah Blackmore, Nancy Clark Smith Professor of the Language and Literature of Portugal, Harvard University

1:30pm-2:45pm

Lunch break

2:45pm-4:15pm

"The Eroticism of Displacement in C. P. Cavafy" by Argyro Nicolaou, PhD candidate, Comparative Literature, Harvard University

"Overcoming the Tragedy of Being and Desire in Botto's António" by Anthony Otey Hernández, PhD candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

"Libidinal Anti-Economies: Approaching C. P. Cavafy and António Botto" by Panagiotis Roilos, George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

This colloquium, which is co-organized by Josiah Blackmore (Nancy Clark Smith Professor of the Language and Literature of Portugal, Harvard) and Panagiotis Roilos (George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature), is cosponsored by the Seminar on Modern Greek Literature and Culture at Harvard's Mahindra Humanities Center and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard. This event is dedicated to the memory of John Chioles.