[MGSA-L] Yale talk and Courses

Syrimis, George george.syrimis at yale.edu
Mon Jan 14 10:53:37 PST 2013


Thursday, January 24, 4:30 PM

Professor Basil C. Gounaris
Department of History & Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

"Greece and the Balkans: A Story of a Troubled Relationship (19th-20th centuries)"

Luce Hall 202
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven
(free parking next to Rosenkranz Hall on 115 Prospect Street after 4:00 pm)

Free and open to the public. The talk is funded by the University Seminars Program of the  Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA).

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COURSE OFFERINGS

MGRK 120: Elementary Modern Greek II
George Syrimis
M-F, 9:25-10:15
An introduction to modern Greek, with emphasis on oral expression. Use of communicative activities, graded texts, written assignments, grammar drills, audiovisual material, and contemporary documents. In-depth cultural study. The course is the continuation of MGRK 110.

MGRK 202: The Poetry of C. P. Cavafy
George Syrimis
F, 1:30-3:20
The class examines the interactions of gender, sexuality, and nationalism in the poetry of C. P. Cavafy (1863–1933). Questions of biography, representation, disclosure, and evasion; Cavafy's aestheticism. Ways in which Cavafy simultaneously appeals to and resists prevailing notions of writing, desire, language, the classical tradition, and modernity. His contributions to understandings of the twentieth-century history and politics of Greek and gay identity.

MGRK 231: History of the Balkans Since 1939
Irene Karamouzis
T, 9:25-11:15
An overview of the political, social, and economic evolution of the Balkan states since 1939. Regional and interbloc dynamics during the Cold War; the Non-Aligned Movement; the end of the Cold War and its effect on the region, including the collapse of the Yugoslav federation.


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