International Cavafy Summer School 2019: Cavafy’s Orient/ations / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

International Cavafy Summer School 2019: Cavafy’s Orient/ations

Researchers from all over the world come together at a single table and share their personal journeys to and through Cavafy’s work

8-14 JUL 2019
Onassis Library (Amalias Avenue 56)
For Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career scholars
The Onassis Foundation and the Cavafy Archive, invites you to participate to the 3rd Cavafy International Summer School “Cavafy’s Orient/ ations”, discuss along with great scientists and researchers of the Alexandrian poet, and share your personal path to the cavafian work. Submit your application due 31.1.2019 and learn more.
Cost: Free admission
A single line can give rise to thousands of different thoughts, and likewise, one could follow thousands of different paths in researching Cavafy’s work. Once more this summer, prominent academics, scholars, and young researchers of Cavafy’s work, all with different methodological paths and at different points on the “journey” of their career, travel from various locations with the Onassis Library and the International Cavafy Summer School as their destination.
This scholarly institution, organized by the Cavafy Archive and the Onassis Foundation, is the first of its kind, devoted entirely to Cavafy and the impact of his work. For the third year in the row, it points the way toward new approaches and alternative understandings of the work of the great Alexandrian.
The inaugural summer school, in July 2017, had “Cavafy in the World” as its theme, while in 2018 the international scholarly group engaged with the theme “Cavafy and Antiquity.” This year, in six days of intensive seminars and workshops collectively titled “Cavafy’s Orient/ations” we will focus on the multiple (geographical, aesthetic, historical, etc.) topographies and cultural dynamics of Cavafy’s work, and will approach the Cavafy phenomenon in its broader geographical and historical range, both during the period of Cavafy’s life in Alexandria and in subsequent decades when his poetry became a major literary event at a global scale. 
Come join the conversation. The summer school will be of interest if you are a graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, early-career scholar, or if your research concerns fields such as comparative or world literature, Cavafy studies, Modern Greek or classical studies. You will present your work to inspired workshop leaders, and will experience new approaches to Cavafy and his oeuvre.

Read more about the International Cavafy Summer School 2019 open call.


Workshop leaders:
Stathis Gourgouris: Professor of Classics, English, and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Takis Kayalis: Professor of Modern Greek Literature, University of Ioannina

Hala Halim: Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies, New York University
Peter Jeffreys: Associate Professor, Department of English, Suffolk University
Alexander Kazamias: Senior Lecturer in Politics at Coventry University
Vassiliki Kolocotroni: Associate Professor of English Literature, University of Glasgow
Aamir R. Mufti: Professor Department of Comparative Literature, UCLA
Yiannis Papatheodorou: Associate Professor of Modern Greek Literature, University of Ioannina

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Addressed to:
Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and early-career scholars

8-14 JUL 2019


Onassis Library (Amalias 56)

Cost: Free admission
Thanks to the generous support of the Onassis Foundation and the Cavafy Archive, the International Cavafy Summer School is in a position to cover all room and board expenses for participants. In addition, there are no tuition charges or other fees for participants. Students and early-career researchers can also apply for grants to cover their travel expenses in whole or in part.

Application process and selection:
Please submit your application to by 31 January 2019.
Responses will be sent by the end of February 2019
Read more about the application process here

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