[MGSA-L] Courses at Harvard, fall 2016

Roilos, Panagiotis roilos at fas.harvard.edu
Sat Aug 27 08:11:31 PDT 2016

Dear all,

I would like to draw your attention to the following courses that will be offered in the fall semester.


Panagiotis Roilos


Panagiotis Roilos
George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature
Faculty Associate, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
Harvard University
Member of the Governing Board, European Cultural Center of Delphi

1). MODGRK 121 Fall 2016-2017 / Section: 001 / Class number: 23836
C. P. Cavafy and J. Merrill
Wednesday 1:00pm - 2:59pm

This course studies Cavafy's poetry and its innovative aesthetic exploration of a number of themes, including identity, economy, Hellenism, sexuality, memory, history. Emphasis is placed on Cavafy's impact on later poetry and especially on the work of James Merrill.

2). COMPLIT 244 Fall 2016-2017 / Section: 001 / Class number: 23843
On Imagination: From Plato to Castoriadis
Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:59pm

This seminar explores the development of the concept of imagination in diverse premodern and modern philosophical/theoretical and literary contexts. Emphasis will be placed on Plato, Aristotle, the Neoplatonic philosophers, medieval Christian readers of antiquity, Kant, Fichte, the Romantics, Lacan, Iser, Todorov, and Castoriadis. This seminar will also develop an interdisciplinary approach to the topic by drawing on cognitive sciences and cognitive anthropology.

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