"Alexandria still": Returning to the Cavafian Alexandria / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

"Alexandria still": Returning to the Cavafian Alexandria

Cycle C.P. Cavafy

15 Apr 2015
Upper Stage
A conversation about the cosmopolitan Alexandria.
Free admission
"Alexandria still": Returning to the Cavafian Alexandria sets out both to explore Alexandria’s unique place in the history and literary history of Europe and the Middle East, and to ask questions about its construction as a paradigm and a capital of cosmopolitanism. The discussion will centre on how Alexandria’s image -as it may be construed by readers of Cavafy, Forster and Durrell- is imbued with and profoundly influenced by Eurocentric ideas about and perceptions of the Middle East: the real Alexandria is a multi-dimensional, intercultural mosaic of a city.

At the event, Hala Halim, author of Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive, will discuss Alexandria as a paradigm of cosmopolitanism with Alexander Kazamias, Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Coventry in the UK. The discussion will be chaired by Dimitris Papanikolaou, Associate Professor in Modern Greek Studies and Fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford.


Academic Advisor: Anastasios-Ioannis D. Metaxas
Designer of Ιnitiatives of the Archive: Afroditi Panagiotakou
Scholarly Advisor: Dimitris Papanikolaou
Project Manager: Theodoros Chiotis

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