[MGSA-L] Upcoming events at Yale

Syrimis, George george.syrimis at yale.edu
Tue Jan 29 08:31:02 PST 2013


Monday, February 11, 4:30 PM

Alexandros Costopoulos
Founder of the Repower Greece campaign and former Department of State employee

"Repo(we)rGreece: The Image of Greece in the International Media since the Fiscal Crisis"

RepowerGreece is an international public diplomacy campaign that seeks to confront the world’s negative perceptions of Greece and her people. It is rooted in our conviction that redefining Greece and restoring our credibility should not rely on a superficial rebranding or changing of mottos, but rather on clear messages and facts that justify our commitment to work diligently, forge solutions and move forward with a renewed result-oriented mindset. http://www.repowergreece.com/media.php?lan=en

Alexandros Costopoulos, founder of the Repower Greece campaign, would be the main speaker at the event. Mr Costopoulos is the founder of the Institute for Regional Dialogue and Strategy, the non-profit think tank that coordinates Repower Greece, and is CEO of Foresight Strategy and Communications, the firm in Athens that provides the campaign with administrative services on a pro bono basis. Costopoulos and Foresight were employed by the U.S. Department of State to initiate and carry though a campaign confronting anti-Americanism in Greece. He has written extensively, in both English and Greek, on the meaningful relationship between Greece and America, focusing on American Philhellenism in the 18th and 19th centuries and the Marshal Plan.

230 Prospect Street, Room 102
(free parking next to Rosenkranz Hall on 115 Prospect Street after 4:00 pm)

Free and open to the public
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Tuesday, February 12, 5:00 PM

Irene Karamouzis
Fellow in Hellenic Studies and Lecturer in History, Yale University

"Dealing with Greece: America and the EEC in the Mid-1970s"

Irene Karamouzis received her PhD in International History and her MSc in European Politics and Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens. Her doctoral thesis entitled “Greece's Path to EEC membership, 1974-1979: The View from Brussels” is a fascinating case study of the history of enlargement, of European integration and finally of Cold War in the late 1970s. This first detailed archival-based study of the second enlargement is due to appear next year with Palgrave Macmillan. She is currently a postdoctoral associate of Hellenic Studies at the Macmillan Center and Lecturer in European Studies and History teaching courses in Modern Greek, European and Balkan history. She was previously the Pinto Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is currently Book review Editor of the Cold War History Journal and Deputy Head of the Balkan International Affairs Programme, LSE IDEAS a research center dedicated to the studies of international affairs, diplomacy and grant strategy. Currently, she is co-editing a book on ‘Balkans in the Cold War’ and is interested in the transatlantic relationship regarding Southern Europe in the turbulent decade of the 1970s.


Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 204
320 York Street, New Haven

The talk is part of the International History Workshop talks, which are organized and sponsored by the History Department at Yale University.

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Sunday, February 17, 5:00 PM

Screening of  "The Trilogy: "The trilogy: Du Sang, de la volupté et de la mort" (1947-48) & "Swain" (1950)

Directed by Gregory Markopoulos

A major but somewhat mysterious figure in the history of American avant-garde cinema, Markopoulos was part of the post-WWII re-emergence of experimental film which also included Kenneth Anger and Stan Brakhage. Like the similarly precocious Anger, the teenaged Markopoulos made his first film in 1947, the ambitious trilogy, "Du Sang, de la Volupte et de la Mort/Of Blood, of Desire and of Death", a 70-minute feature based partly on a novel by Pierre Louys. Markopoulos wrote his own screenplays and also photographed and edited his own works. His best-known and most influential films are "Twice a Man" (1963) and "The Iliac Passion" (1966). Distinguished by subtle but sensuous homoeroticism and a haunting use of loop printing and double exposure, these films explore cinema's capacity to represent time, subjectivity and myth. As with many avant-garde filmmakers, Markopoulos moved increasingly toward structural film as the decade waned (as in "Gammelion" 1968), focusing on the formal parameters of film to enable "new ways of seeing". He also made several collage-style film portraits of prominent cultural figures, among them "Political Portraits"(1969) and "Galaxie" (1966), which featured 30 three-minute portraits of figures including W.H. Auden, Jasper Johns, Jonas Mekas and Susan Sontag. arkopoulos was an active and visible presence in American "underground" film of the 1960s. He wrote occasionally for the journal "Film Culture", taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, and featured figures from Andy Warhol to Taylor Mead in his films. After moving to Switzerland late in the decade, however, Markopoulos began to sever ties with colleagues and audiences alike. Markopoulos continued working on films which, as yet, have been little seen, but several of his greatest efforts are part of the permanent collections of the Art Institute, the Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives and the Cinematheque Francaise.


Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium
53 Wall Street, New Haven

Free and open to the public.

The event is a collaboration with the The Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities, Films at the Whitney, and the Film Studies Program.

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For more information about the Program's activities visit our website at http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/hsp . Please also visit our “Community Events” section for local activities. You can also find us on Facebook. Search for “Hellenic Studies Program, Yale University”
The activities of the Hellenic Studies Program are generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Hellenic Studies at Yale University.

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