Cavafy Goes to University / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Cavafy Goes to University

Cavafy joins university students in the classroom

18-22 MAR 2019

For students at the University of Ioannina
Students of Greek Literature and Fine Arts and Art Sciences approach Cavafy from various points of departure through two creative workshops.
Cost: Free admission
The Cavafy Archive, in collaboration with the University of Ioannina and specifically the Workshop in Modern Greek Literature and the Workshop in Art History, will hold two workshops that will bring an interdisciplinary approach to Cavafy’s poetry.

The participating students from the two departments will collaborate, activating or uncovering their own skills and talents, making creative use of the materials of the digital Cavafy archive, experimenting with transcribing Cavafy’s poems, and creating new artworks and interventions based on those poems.
An innovative program that encourages the interdisciplinary use of digital archival material, enriching philological material with content and methodologies that derive from other academic fields.


Co-Organized by:
Workshop in Modern Greek Literature, School of Philosophy, Department of Philology, Chair Takis Kayalis, Professor of Modern Greek Literature, University of Ioannina

Workshop in the History of Art, School of Fine Arts, Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences, University of Ioannina, Chair Christos Dermentzopoulos, Associate Professor of Anthropology of Art, University of Ioannina

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The programme “Cavafy Goes to University” is intended for 4th year undergraduate students and for postgraduate students in the Department of Literature and the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences at the University of Ioannina. In exceptional circumstances 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate students of the same departments may be accepted. The students that will attend all workshops sessions will receive a certificate of attendance.

The programme “Cavafy goes to University” is conceived by the Cavafy Archive. It takes place for the first time in the academic year 2018-19, in collaboration with the Workshops for Modern Greek Literature and Art History of the University of Ioannina. This first pilot implementation of the programme uses the experience gained from our earlier innovative and creative project “Cavafy goes to school”. “Cavafy goes to school” runs successfully for many years now, and  has been hosted by 48 schools in the whole country. “Cavafy goes to university” is not a research or education programme. Its aim is to break the strictly academic frame, and to encourage students from various faculties to approach the work and digital archive of C.P. Cavafy in a creative and interdisciplinary way. This should lead to new theoretical links, and to unusual artistic elaborations of the Cavafian poetic world.

Cost: Free admission
University of Ioannina

18-22 March 2019

For information and applications, interested parties can communicate electronically at
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 5 December 2018

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