[MGSA-L] New Harvard Course: Ritual Poetics

Roilos, Panagiotis roilos at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Dec 28 10:01:16 PST 2016

Dear all,

I would like to draw your attention to the following new Comparative Literature Seminar that will be offered in the spring semester.


Panagiotis Roilos

Professor Paangiotis Roilos
Department of Comparative Literature Seminar Room (Dana Palmer 102)
Tuesday 2:00pm - 3:59pm
This courses explores the interaction between ritual modes of signification, (written as well as traditional oral) literature, and performance. The seminar proposes an interdisciplinary approach to the topic on the basis of anthropological research and literary and cultural theory. Specific literary examples are discussed in transhistorical and comparative contexts, ranging from ancient Greek tragedy to avant-garde literature.

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
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