Modern Greek Research
Dr S Ekdawi
Sarah Ekdawi’s research interests range from classical to contemporary Greek poetry. She has a strong interest in formal aspects of versification, especially metrics, and text linguistics in general. She is the Reviews Editor of ‘Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies’ (the leading UK journal in this field). She is research active and a regular participant in international conferences and is also a qualified technical translator and practising literary translator.
Prof M Lauxtermann
Marc Lauxtermann is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation – Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature and Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford University. He hails from Amsterdam. He has written extensively on Byzantine poetry and metre, and is the co-editor of a recent book on the letters of Psellos. Further research interests include translations of oriental tales in Byzantium and the earliest grammars and dictionaries of vernacular Greek.
Professor D Papanikolaou
Professor of Modern Greek and Comparative Cultural Studies, Fellow of St. Cross College
Dimitris Papanikolaou’s research focuses on the ways Modern Greek literature opens a dialogue with other cultural forms (especially Greek popular culture) as well as other literatures and cultures; the other important strand of his research focuses on queer theory, the history of Greek queer cultures, and the difference they can make in people’s lives and social movements. He has written monographs on literature and popular music in France and Greece, queer Cavafy, the representation of the family in contemporary Greek literature, theatre and cinema and the recent New (or Weird) Wave in Greek cinema. Founding member of the editorial collectives of the Journal of Greek Media and Culture and the platform Greek Studies Now.
E K Skordyles
Lecturer in Modern Greek
Senior Lecturer in Modern Greek
Research interests: Translation Theory, especially translation and ideology, and translation and ludic language; Modern Greek History, especially nation building and minorities in Mod. Greece.