[MGSA-L] Fwd: 1821: Revolution & Poetry in Motion (Sunday, June 27, 2021, 2pm EST, 9pm Athens time)
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From: Yiorgos Chouliaras <yiorgos.chouliaras at gmail.com>
Date: June 25, 2021 at 3:02:56 PM PDT
Subject: 1821: Revolution & Poetry in Motion (Sunday, June 27, 2021, 2pm EST, 9pm Athens time)
1821: Revolution & Poetry in Motion (Sunday, June 27, 2021, 2pm EST, 9pm Athens time)
JOIN HERE: “1821: Revolution and Poetry in Motion” Panel Discussion - YouTube
A panel discussion webinar on the Hellenic Revolution of 1821 and poetry.
This EMBCA event, in association with AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission, will be introduced and moderated by Lou Katsos, EMBCA’s President/Founder and Chairman of AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission.
Nicholas Alexiou (author, poet and Professor of Sociology & Director of the Hellenic American Project at Queens College, CUNY) will speak on “The Greek Revolution and American Philhellenic Poetry,” including the poetry of James Gates Percival, William Cullen Bryant, and Lydia Huntley Sigourney.
Yiorgos Chouliaras (poet, essayist, prose writer, translator & twice President of the Hellenic Authors’ Society) will speak on “Greece, Poetry, Revolution” and among others discuss Solomos and Byron, the two heads of a “double-headed eagle” of modern Greek poetry, as he has called them.
Andreas Melas (author, translator, materials scientist & former President of Hellenic Link-Midwest) will discuss the poem “The 9th of July 1821” by Vasilis Michaelides, considered the national poet of Cyprus, which he has translated and written about.
Poetry, a word derived from Greek ποίησις (from the verb ποιεῖν = to make or create), which philosophically alluded to “an activity in which a person brings forth something that did not exist before,” has a seminal history in the Hellenic world and played a pivotal role in the Hellenic Revolution and War of Independence, both domestically and abroad. Poetry was used to explore and disseminate new political ideas in the periods of Enlightenment and Romanticism and was historically intertwined with Revolution in many ways, in Greece and elsewhere.
This event is part of EMBCA’s American Hellenic Revolution of 1821 Bicentennial Committee series of events on the Hellenic Revolution as well as its American, diaspora, and international aspects and influences.
“1821: Revolution and Poetry in Motion” Panel Discussion Webinar
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Join us for EMBCA’s “1821: Revolution and Poetry in Motion” Panel Discussion Webinar Sunday, June 27 at 2 P.M. EST (9 P.M. Athens EEST). The panel discussion will be in association with AHEPA’s Hellenic Cultural Commission.
Marina A. Belessis Casoria
Richard S. Khuzami
Prof. Nicholas Alexiou
EMBCA, The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance
c/o Louis Katsos
745 5th Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10151
Yiorgos Chouliaras, "Modern Greece Is An Outcome of Poetry" (an interview
in Greek published in 2009 and made available online again in 2016)
Χουλιάρας, Η σύγχρονη Ελλάδα προέκυψε από την ποίηση (2009, αναδημοσίευση 2016)
cantus firmus (cantfus.blogspot.com)
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