Vassilis Lambropoulos

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Literary scholar and cultural critic specializing in modern Greek culture, classical reception, civic ethics and democratic politics, tragedy and the tragic, and word/poetry and music.

Books

In Progress
Tragedy of Revolution site The Tragedy of Revolution: Revolution as Hubris in Modern Tragedy (book-length work)
2006
Tragic Idea cover The Tragic Idea (Duckworth), commissioned for the Inter/Sections series, edited by Paul Cartledge (Cambridge) and Susanna Braund (Stanford)
1996
Ethical Politics cover Ethical Politics [a collection of ten original papers], guest-edited special issue (95: 4) of the journal South Atlantic Quarterly (Duke University Press)

Read as PDF Introduction: Approaches to Ethical Politics
Read as PDF Nomoscopic Analysis
1993
Rise of Eurocentrism cover The Rise of Eurocentrism: Anatomy of Interpretation (Princeton University Press)
See Critical Reviews

Read as PDFVassilis Lambropoulos (Response: The Fall of Eurocentrism)
Read as PDF Frederick Asher (Design Book Review)
Read as PDF Jonathan Boyarin (Thinking in Jewish, excerpt)
Read as PDF Peter Burke (The Times Higher)
Read as PDF David Damrosch (Annals of Scholarship)
Read as PDF Jean-François Fourny (Research in African Literatures)
Read as PDF Lionel Gossman (Comparative Literature)
Read as PDF Alan Levenson (Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology)
Read as PDF Ben Lowe (The Historian)
Read as PDF Derwent May (The Times of London)
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Timothy J. Reiss (Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée)
Read as PDF Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. (Diaspora)
Read as PDF Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. (God Gardened East, excerpt)
Read as PDF Rumina Sethi (New Formations)
Read as PDF Charles Stewart (The Times Literary Supplement)
Read as PDF Christopher Stray (Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies)
Read as PDF Φώτης Τερζάκης / Fotis Terzakis (Πλανόδιον / Planodion)
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Φώτης Τερζάκης / Fotis Terzakis (Τα Ονόματα του Διονύσου / Ta Onomata tou Dionisou, excerpt)
1990
October cover The Humanities as Social Technology [a collection of six original papers, co-edited with Eugene Holland], special issue (No. 53) of the journal October: Art/Theory/Criticism/Politics (The MIT Press)

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1988
Literature as National Institution cover Literature as National Institution: Studies in the Politics of Modern Greek Criticism (Princeton University Press)

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Greek translation of ch. 4: “Τό ἡμιτελές ὡς καταδίκη / To imiteles os katadiki,” trans. by Yiannis Haralambidis, Poiisi 4 (Fall 1994): 159-71
1987
Twentieth-Century Literary Theory cover Twentieth-Century Literary Theory: An Introductory Anthology [a Reader, co-edited with David Neal Miller, in the series "Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory," eds. Rodolphe Gasché - Mark C. Taylor] (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press)

Read as PDF Introduction
1985
The Text and its Margins cover The Text and its Margins: Post-Structuralist Approaches to Twentieth-Century Greek Literature [a collection of ten original papers, co-edited with Margaret Alexiou] (New York: Pella)

Read as PDF Preface and Toward a Genealogy of Modern Greek Literature

Papers

Greek

2018
Επίμετρο: Η ποίηση ως διαρκές γίγνεσθαι / Epimetro: I poiisi os diarkes gignesthai” [Afterword: Poetry as Ongoing Becoming] in frmk, ed.: Mia syzitisi gia tin poiisi tora [A Conversation on Poetry Now], Athens: [frmk], 209-13 Read as PDF
2017
Η αριστερή μελαγχολία στην ποιητική γενιά του 2000 / I aristeri melancholia stin poiitiki genia tou 2000,” trans. by D. I. Tsoumanis of "Left Melancholy in the Greek Poetry Generation of the 2000s after the Crisis of Revolution and Representation" (2016), Thraca 8 (Summer): 36-62 Read as PDF
Η κρίση της ποίησης και η μελαγχολία της αριστεράς / I krisi tis poiisis kai i melancholia tis Aristeras” [The Crisis of Poetry and the Melancholy of the Left], Ta poiitika 26 (June): 1–7 Read as PDF
2015
Ἀπό τήν ἀριστερή μελαγχολία στήν ἀναρχική ἀπόγνωση / Apo tin aristeri melancholia stin anarchiki apognosi” [From Left Melancholy to Anarchist Despair], Simeioseis 80 (July): 63-6 Read as PDF
Ντάνιελ Μέντελσον: Ο κριτικός στοχασμός του ανθρώπου των γραμμάτων / Daniel Mendelsohn: O kritikos stoxasmos tou anthropou ton grammaton” [Daniel Mendelsohn: Critical Reflections of a Man of Letters], The Athens Review of Books 58 (January): 10-11 Read as PDF
2014
Ένα θεμελιώδες ποίημα εναντίον όλων των θεμελίων / Ena themeliods poiema enantion olon ton themelion” [A fundamental poem against all foundations], Avgi [Greek daily], August 15 Read as PDF
2011
Τραγωδία και αυτονομία / Tragodia kai aftonomia,” in Θόδωρος Γραματάς και Γιάννης Παπαδόπουλος, eds.: Τραγικό και τραγωδία στην εποχή της παγκοσμιοποίησης / Trayiko kai tragodia stin epokhi tis pangosmiopiisis (Αthens: Diadrasi), 390-409 Read as PDF
2009
Γιά ἕναν ἐναλλακτικό κανόνα τῆς νεότερης ἑλληνικῆς ποίησης / Gia enan enallaktiko kanona tis neoteris ellinikis poiisis” [For an alternative canon of modern Greek literature], Poiitiki 3 (Spring-Summer): 51-7 Read as PDF
Το ταξίδι του Έλληνα διανοούμενου στην Αμερική / To taxidi tou Ellina dianooumenou stin Ameriki” [Greek Intellectuals Travel to America], an epilogue in the reprint of the book-length essay Dokimio yia tin Ameriki [1954] by Yiorgos Theotokas (Athens: Estia 2009), 237-57 Read as PDF
2008
Τι απέγινε η θεωρία; / Ti apegine I theoria?,” trans. by T. Bouki of “Whatever Happened to Theory?” (2007), Cogito 8 (May): 10–12 Read as PDF
2007
Ἡ ἀποστολή τῆς ποίησης σέ ἐποχές ἱστορικῆς ἥττας / I apostoli tis poiisis se epoches istorikis ittas” [The mission of poetry in times of historical defeat], Simeioseis 64 (January): 65-71 Read as PDF
2006/7
Το καβαφικό φαινόμενο / To phenomeno ‘Kavafis’” [The phenomenon ‘Cavafy,’] To Dendhro 145-46 (November –January): 101-4 Read as PDF
2005
Τό φιλοσοφεῖν μετά τό θάνατο τῆς φιλοσφίας / To philosophein meta to thanato tis philosophias” [Philosophizing after the death of philosophy], Simeioseis 61 (June): 3-13 Read as PDF
2003
Η λογοτεχνία μετά τη νεωτερικότητα / I logotechnia meta ti neoterikotita” [=Literature after modernity], Porphyras 107-10 (October-December) 444-46 Read as PDF
Η επικαιρότητα της διασποράς / I epikairotita tis diasporas” [=Diaspora today], To Dendhro 125-26 (Summer 2003): 93-96 Read as PDF
2002
Ο θρίαμβος της Ελληνικής φιλολογίας / O thriamvos tis ellinikis philologias” [= The triumph of Greek philology], To Dendhro (Athens) 119-120 (July-September): 41-46 Read as PDF
Μεθοριακή λογοτεχνία και κριτική / Methoriaki logotechnia kai kritiki” [= Border literature and criticism], in Sygxroni elliniki pezographia: Diethneis prosanatolismoi kai diastavroseis, edited by Angeliki Spyropoulou and Theodora Tsibouki (Athens: Alexandreia 2002): 57-68 Read as PDF
2000
Δικαιοσύνη και ευνομία / Dikaiosyni kai eunomia,” trans. by Babis Kolonias of "Justice and Good Governance: Solon's Eunomia Elegy" (1997), Nea Koinoniologia 31 (Fall): 70–92 Not yet available for download
1994
Τό ἡμιτελές ὡς καταδίκη / To imiteles os katadiki,” trans. by Yiannis Haralambidis of ch. 4 of National Institution: Studies in the Politics of Modern Greek Criticism (1988), Poiisi 4 (Fall 1994): 159-71 Read as PDF
1991
Η αισθητική ιδεολογία στην αναζήτηση της ελληνικής ταυτότητας / I esthitiki ideologia stin anazitisi tis ellinikis taftotitas,” trans. by Elisabeth Arseniou of “The Aesthetic Ideology of the Greek Quest for Identity” (1987), Porfyras (Corfu) 26 (Winter): 63-67 Read as PDF
1984
Οἱ ἑρμηνεῖες τῆς διασπορᾶς / I ermineis tis diasporas” [=The Interpreters of/in the Diaspora], Chartis (Athens) 12 (September): 728-44 Read as PDF
1983
«Ἄ ναί, μαβιά» (Μιά ἀνάγνωση τοῦ Καβάφη) / ‘A nai, mavia’: Mia anagnosi tou Kavaphi” [=A Reading of Cavafy], To Dendhro (Athens) 34-35 (May): 629-32 Read as PDF
Περί αναγνώσεως / Peri anagnoseos” [= On Reading], Chartis (Athens) 5/6 (April): 658-68 Read as PDF
1982
It's only Rock & Roll” [a series of articles on the philosophy of pop culture], Chartis (Athens) 1 (July 1982): 98-99; 2 (September 1982): 229-30; 4 (January 1983): 488-89; 7 (May 1983): 102-103 Read as PDF
Μνήμη Roman Jakobson / In Memoriam Roman Jakobson” [an obituary], Chartis (Athens) 3 (November): 265 Read as PDF
Προς υπεράσπιση της ρητορικής / Pros Hyperaspisi tis Rhetorikis” [= A Defense of Rhetoric], Chartis (Athens) 1 (July): 112-14 Read as PDF
1981
Περί ἑρμηνείας / Peri Hermeneias” [=Of Interpretation], Simioseis (Athens) 20 (February): 43-66 [on literary hermeneutics] Read as PDF
1979
Η ποίηση του Ν.Γ. Πεντζίκη / I Piisi tou N.G. Pentziki” [=The Poetry of N.G. Pentzikis], in Neoteriki Piites tou Mesopolemou [=Greek Poetry between the Two Wars], edited by A. Argyriou, 168-171 (Athens: Sokolis) Read as PDF
Τό μυθιστόρημα ὡς ὄπερα: ἕνα γράμμα γιά τόν Βέρν / To Mythistorima os Opera” [=Novel as Opera], Tram (Thessaloniki) 11-12 (March): 460-461 [on Jules Vernes’ fiction] Read as PDF
Απορρώξ / Aporrox” [=Fragmentary], Simioseis (Athens) 17 (June): 26-30 [on the Romantic notion of the Fragment] Read as PDF
1978
Το χειμώνα η Περσεφόνη / To Himona i Persephone” [=Persephone in Winter], Simioseis (Athens) 16 (December): 63-72 [on Post-Modernism] Read as PDF
Γιεβγκένι Ζαμιάτιν ἤ Ἡ αἵρεση ὡς αἵρεση βίου / Yievngeni Zamiatin i I airesi os airesi viou” [Introduction to Jevgeny Zamjatin's novel We], (Athens: Plethro), 7-11 Read as PDF
1976
Η κριτική και η κρίση / I Kritiki ke i Krisi” [=Criticism and Crisis], Tomes (Athens) 7 (December): 45-46 [on Formalist criticism] Read as PDF

English

2016
“Left Melancholy in the Greek Poetry Generation of the 2000s after the Crisis of Revolution and Representation,” invited Occasional Paper #10, Journal of Modern Greek Studies (June), online Read as PDF
———, Greek translation by D. I. Tsoumanis as “Η αριστερή μελαγχολία στην ποιητική γενιά του 2000 / I aristeri melancholia stin poiitiki genia tou 2000,” Thraca 8 (Summer 2017): 36-62 Read as PDF
2015
“Eugene O'Neill's Quest for Greek Tragedy,” in Kathryn Bosher, Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell, and Patrice Rankine, eds.: The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas (Oxford University Press), 211-29 Read as PDF
2013
“Why I am not a Postsecularist,” boundary 2 40:1 (Spring): 77-80 Read as PDF
2012
“Farewell to the Revolution!” in Vangelis Calotychos, ed.: Manolis Anagnostakis: Poetry and Politics, Silence and Agency in Post-War Greece (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), 115-30 Read as PDF
2010
“Greek Chorus in 09,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 28: 2 (Fall): 277-83 Read as PDF
“Unbuilding the Acropolis in Greek Literature,” in Susan Stephens and Phiroze Vasunia, eds.: Classics and National Cultures (Oxford University Press), 182-98 Read as PDF
“Afterword: The Future of the Past Received,” Cultural Critique 74 (Winter): 214-17 (special issue on “Classical Reception and the Political”) Read as PDF
2008
“Governance, Hubris, and Justice in Modern Tragedy,” Thesis Eleven 93 (May): 22-35 Read as PDF
“The Rehearsal of Antiquity in Post-modern Greek Fiction,” in Dimitris Plantzos and Dimitris Damaskos, eds.: A Singular Antiquity: Archaeology and Hellenic Identity in Twentieth-Century Greece (Athens: Benaki Museum), 163-71 Read as PDF
———, originally given as 13th annual Kimon Friar Lecture at the American College of Greece, under title, “Reflections on Tragedy in Greek Post-Modern Fiction.” Read as PDF
“Humanism between Hubris and Heroism,” in Mina Karavanta and Nina Morgan, eds.: Humanism and the Global Hybrid (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), 158-73 Read as PDF
“Why Translate?,” Unpublished paper Read as PDF
2007
“Stumbling over the ‘Boundary Stone of Greek Philosophy’: Two Centuries of Translating the Anaximander Fragment,” in Festschrift for John P. Kozyris (Athens: Ant. N. Sakkoulas), 193-210 Read as PDF
“Whatever Happened to Theory?,” Unpublished paper Read as PDF
———, Greek translation by T. Bouki as “Τι απέγινε η θεωρία; / Ti apegine I theoria?,” Cogito 8 (May 2008): 10–12 Read as PDF
2005
“Tragedy and Counter-Politics,” Thesis Eleven 80 (February): 38-46 Read as PDF
2004
“The Greeks of Art and the Greeks of History,” Modern Greek Studies Journal of Australia & New Zealand 11-12: 66-74 Read as PDF
2003
“Must We Keep Talking about ‘the Balkans’?” in Dimitris Tziovas, ed.: Greece and the Balkans: Identities, Perceptions and Cultural Encounters since the Enlightenment (Oxford: Ashgate), 265-70 Read as PDF
2002
“Classics in Performance,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 20: 2 (Fall): 191-213 Read as PDF
2001
“Syncretism as Mixture and as Method,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 19: 2 (Spring): 221-35 Read as PDF
“On the Notion of the Tragedy of Culture,” in Johann P. Arnason & Peter Murphy, eds.: Agon, Logos, Polis: The Greek Achievement and its Aftermath (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag), 233-55 Read as PDF
1998
“An Ethico-Political Portrait of the Greek Imagination,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 16: 2 (October): 349-56 Read as PDF
“Greek Ethnography in the Age of Ethical Formalism,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 16: 1 (May): 189-90 Read as PDF
1997
“Building Diaspora,” Crossings: A Counter-Disciplinary Journal of Philosophical, Cultural, Historical, and Literary Studies (Binghamton, NY) 1: 2 (Fall): 19-26 Read as PDF
“Modern Greek Studies in the Age of Ethnography,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 15: 2 (October): 197-208 Read as PDF
“Justice and Good Governance: Solon's Eunomia Elegy,” Thesis Eleven (London) 49 (May): 1-30 Read as PDF
———, Greek translation by Babis Kolonias as “Δικαιοσύνη και ευνομίa / Dikaiosyni kai eunomia,” Nea Koinoniologia 31 (Fall): 70–92 Not yet available for download
1996
“Introduction: Approaches to Ethical Politics,” South Atlantic Quarterly (Durham, NC) 95: 4 (Fall): 849-54 Read as PDF
“Nomoscopic Analysis,” South Atlantic Quarterly (Durham, NC) 95: 4 (Fall): 855-79 Read as PDF
1995
“The Rule of Justice,” Thesis Eleven (Melbourne) 40: 1-24 Read as PDF
1993
“The Hebraic and Hellenic Models in the Western Literary Canon: The Case of Erich Auerbach,” Edebiyat: Journal of Middle East Literary Studies NS (London) 4: 63-86 Read as PDF
1990
“Introduction” (with Eugene Holland), October (Cambridge, MA) 53 (Summer): 3-10 Read as PDF
“A Didactic Proposal,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies (Baltimore) 8: 1 (May): 81-84 Read as PDF
1989
“Modern Greek Studies at the Crossroads: The Paradigm Shift from Empiricism to Skepticism” and “Reply” [to four responses], Journal of Modern Greek Studies (Baltimore) 7: 1 (May): 1-39 and 59-64 Read as PDF
“Violence and the Liberal Imagination: The Representation of Hellenism in Matthew Arnold,” in Nancy Armstrong - Leonard Tennenhouse, eds.: The Violence of Representation: Literature and the History of Violence (London: Routledge), 171-93 Read as PDF
1987
“The Aesthetic Ideology of the Greek Quest for Identity,” Journal of Modern Hellenism (New York) 4: 19-24 Read as PDF
———, Greek translation by Elisabeth Arseniou as “Η αισθητική ιδεολογία στην αναζήτηση της ελληνικής ταυτότητας / I esthitiki ideologia stin anazitisi tis ellinikis taftotitas,” Porfyras (Corfu) 26 (Winter 1991): 63-67 Read as PDF
“Introduction” (with David Neal Miller), in Twentieth-Century Literary Theory: An Introductory Anthology [a Reader, co-edited with David Neal Miller, in the series “Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory,” eds. Rodolphe Gasché - Mark C. Taylor] (Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press), ix-xvii Read as PDF
1986
“Polis, Semiotics, Politics,” American Journal of Semiotics (Bloomington, IN) 4:1-2, 43-51 Read as PDF
1985
“Encountering the Epistemological Challenge, or Beyond Humanism: The Discourses of Contemporary Greek Criticism and the Languages of Theory,” Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (Birmingham, England) 9: 225-246 Read as PDF
“Dionysios Solomos and the Fictions of Criticism: Polylas's ‘Prolegomena’ as Künstlerroman,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies (Baltimore) 3:1 (May): 29-43 Read as PDF
“The Sin of the Sign: The Rhetoric of Moral Violence,” Semiotica (special issue on “The Rhetoric of Violence”) 54:1-2, 201-221 Read as PDF
“Preface” (with Margaret Alexiou) and “Toward a Genealogy of Modern Greek Literature,” in The Text and its Margins: Post-Structuralist Approaches to Twentieth-Century Greek Literature [a collection of ten original papers, co-edited with Margaret Alexiou] (New York: Pella), 7-13, 15-36 Read as PDF
1983
“Resisting on: The Power of Knowledge and the Knowledge of Power,” Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora (New York) 10:3 (Fall): 65-69 Read as PDF
“The Violent Power of Knowledge: The Struggle of Discourses for Power over C.P. Cavafy's ‘Young Men of Sidon, A.D. 400’,” Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora (New York), 10:1-2 (Spring): 149-66 Read as PDF

Reviews

Greek

2017
“Η κυρία Πανικού / I kyria Panikou” (Michel Fais: Lady Cortisol), Eleftheria toy typou, June 11 Read as PDF
2011
“Η επιμέλεια εαυτού ως μέλος και μελέτη / I epimelia eaftou os melos kai meleti” (co-authored with Pantelis Polychronidis), (Δημήτρη Μητρόπουλου: Αυτοβιογραφικά), Athens Review of Books 2:22 (October): 8-11 Read as PDF
2010
“Οι δεξιοτέχνες της ερμηνείας και οι σολίστες της ταυτότητας / Oi dexiotechnes tis ermineias kai oi solistes tis taftotitas” (Michel Fais: Porfyra gelia), Athens Review of Books 2:13 (December): 26-7 Read as PDF
2009
“Ριζοσπαστική δημοκρατιά: Οι επαναστατικές απαρχές και οι βάσεις του δημοκρατικού πολιτεύματος / Rizospastiki dimokratia: Oi epanastatikes aparches kai oi vaseis tou dimokratikou politevmatos,” Athens Review of Books 1:2 (December): 30-31 Read as PDF
2007
“Anne Carson: Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera,” (de)kata (Athens) 9 (Spring): 164-65 Read as PDF
“«Ο απαισιόδοξος είναι ο ενήμερος» / «O apaisiodoxos inai o enimeros»” (Joshua Foa Diestag: Pessimism: Philosophy, Ethic, Spirit), Ta Nea (August 25–26) Read as PDF
2006
“Ελεγεία για την τέχνη της ουζήτησης / Eleyia yia tin tekhni tis ouzitisis” (Stephen Miller: Conversation: A History of a Declining Art), Ta Nea (October 21–22) Read as PDF
“Από τους κότινους έως τα Όσκαρ / Apo tous kotinous eos ta Oskar” (James English: The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards, and the circulation of Cultural Value), Ta Nea (July 15–16) Read as PDF
“Μαύρη λίστα για τους αμφισβητίες / Mavri lista yia tous amphisvities” (David Horowitz: The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America), Ta Nea (May 20–21) Read as PDF
“Ο Διόνυσος ήταν τρομοκράτης / O Dionisos itan tromokratis” (Terry Eagleton: Holy Terror), Ta Nea (March 24) Read as PDF
“Υπερκόπωση λόγω... αισθητικής / Iperkoposi logo... aisthitikis” (Micki McGee: Self-Help, Inc.: Makeover Culture in American Life), Ta Nea (January 28–29) Read as PDF
2005
“Το νόημα δεν είναι αυτονόητο / To noïma den inai aftonoïto” (Tony Bennett, L. Grossberg, Meaghan Morris: New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society), Ta Nea (October 1–2) Read as PDF
“Τα όρια της αμφισβήτησης / Ta oria tis amphisvitisis” (Stephen Eric Bronner: Reclaiming the Enlightenment: Toward a Politics of Radical Engagement), Ta Nea (September 3–4) Read as PDF
“Ας δούμε τα πράγματα... δραματικά / As doume ta pragmata… dramatika” (Γιάννης Τσιώλης: Ο Ρωμαίος το πρεζόνι και η Ιουλιέτα το κλεφτρόνι), Ta Nea (May 14–15) Read as PDF
“Πώς οι Γερμανοί έγιναν Έλληνες / Pos i Yermani eyinan Ellines” (George Williamson: The Longing for Myth in Germany: Religion and Aesthetic Culture from Romanticism to Nietzsche), Ta Nea (April 16–17) Read as PDF
2004
“Έχει φύλο η μουσική; / Ekhi philo i mousiki?” (Michael Steinberg: Listening to Reason: Culture, Subjectivity, and Nineteenth-Century Music), Ta Nea (November 13–14) Read as PDF
1984
“Τό Πανεπιστήμιο ὡς Φάρμα / To Panepistimio os Pharma” (David Lodge: Small World: An Academic Romance), Chartis (Athens) 12 (September): 652–53 Read as PDF
1977
“Στέφανος Ροζάνης: Φαρμακεία / Stephanos Rozanis: Pharmakeia,” Tram (Thessaloniki) 5 (May): 415-416 Read as PDF
“Διονύσης Σαββόπουλος: Τά Λόγια ἀπό τά Τραγούδια / Dionysis Savvopoulos: Ta loya ap'ta tragoudia,” Tram (Thessaloniki) 4 (March): 315-320 Read as PDF
1976
“Στέφανος Ροζάνης: Τὸ δαιμονιακὸ ὕψιστο / Stephanos Rozanis: To Demoniako Hypsisto,” Diavazo (Athens) 3-4 (October): 106-107 Read as PDF
“Βασίλης Στεριάδης: Ντικ ο χλομός / Vassilis Steriades: Dick o Chlomos,” Tomes (Athens) 5 (October): 52-53 Read as PDF

English

2018
“Neoliberal Austerity and Left Melancholy,” Michigan Quarterly Review 57:1 (Winter): 141-49 Read as PDF
2016
“Aamir Mufti: Forget English!,” boundary 2 (September) (online review essay) Read as PDF
“Theodoros Chiotis, ed.: Futures, & Dinos Siotis, ed.: Crisis,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 34: 2 (October): 404-8 Read as PDF
2008
“Dean Kostos, ed.: Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry,” World Literature Today (Sept.-Oct. 2008): 74-5 Read as PDF
“Maria Koundoura: The Greek Idea: The Formation of National and Transnational Identities”, Anglo-Hellenic Review 37 (Spring 2008): 28-9 Read as PDF
“Ersi Sotiropoulos: Zigzag through the Bitter-Orange Trees,” World Literature Today (May/June 2008): 66 Read as PDF
2007
“Titos Patrikios: The Lions’ Gate,” World Literature Today 81: 5 (Norman, OK): 72-3 Read as PDF
2005
“Nanos Valaoritis & Thanasis Maskaleris, eds.: Modern Greek Poetry: An Anthology,” Modern Greek Studies Yearbook 18/19 (2002/2003): 390-92 Read as PDF
2000
“Athena Leoussi: Nationalism and Classicism: The Classical Body as National Symbol in Nineteenth-Century England and France (1998),” International Journal of the Classical Tradition 7:2 (Fall): 304-7 Read as PDF
1998
“Yannis Patilis: Camel of Darkness, Selected Poems (1970-1990),” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 16: 1 (May): 149-52 Read as PDF
“An Ethico-Political Portrait of the Greek Imagination” [review of Portrait of a Greek Imagination: An Ethnographic Biography of Andreas Nenedakis by Michael Herzfeld], Journal of Modern Greek Studies 16: 2 (October): 349-56 Read as PDF
1995
“Roderick Beaton: An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature,” World Literature Today (Winter): 136 Read as PDF
1994
“Verbal Revolution” [review of The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life by Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse], Novel 27: 3 (Spring): 312-14 Read as PDF
1987
“Stratis Myrivilis: Vasilis Arvanitis,” Modern Greek Studies Yearbook (Minneapolis) 2: 366-67 Read as PDF

Occasional Pieces

Greek

2015
Δυο συνοδοιπόροι στις αλέες της πιλίας / Dio sinodipori stis alees tis pilias,” I Ephimerida ton Sintakton (April 4–5) Read as PDF
2014
Μουσική και ποίηση: Πιάνο, Ποίηση, Παντελής / Mousiki kai piisi: Piano, Piisi, Pantelis,” Athens Review of Books 5:49 (March): 24–26 Read as PDF
Πώς ο Καβάφης έγινε από συγγραφέας πεδίο / Pos o Kavaphis eyine apo singrapheas pedio,” Anagnoseis, the Sunday literary supplement of Avgi (January 5): 41 Read as PDF
2013
Ούτε Καβάφης ούτε καβαφίζων / Oute Kavaphis oute kavaphizon,” Ta Nea (July 1–2) Read as PDF
2010
“Basso ostinato” (co-authored with Pantelis Polychronidis), catalogue of the installation Monotony by Medea Electronique art company, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens Read as PDF
Ο ‘Έλλην ζωγράφος’ ως ρόλος / O ‘Ellin zografos’ os rolos,” 1000-word essay in Anagnoseis, the Sunday literary supplement of the Greek daily Avgi (February 21) Read as PDF
2009
Ριζοσπαστική δημοκρατιά: Οι επαναστατικές απαρχές και οι βάσεις του δημοκρατικού πολιτεύματος / Rizospastiki dimokratia: Oi epanastatikes aparches kai oi vaseis tou dimokratikou politevmatos,” Athens Review of Books 1:2 (December): 30-31 Read as PDF
Η πρόοδος των Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών στην Αμερική / I proodos ton Neoellinikon Spoudon stin Ameriki,” 1000-word essay in Anagnoseis, the Sunday literary supplement of the Greek daily Avgi (April 26): 33 Read as PDF
Αποψη: Ελλαδική αμφιθυμία και φαντασιακό / Apopsi: Elladiki amphithimia kai phantasiako,” I Kathimerini (January 21) Read as PDF
2008
Ένας ακόμη επιφανής κριτικός επισκέπτεται την Ελλάδα / Enas akomi epiphanis kritikos episkeptetai tin Ellada,” Anagnoseis, the Sunday literary supplement of Avgi (December 21) Read as PDF
Ο θάνατος του συγγραφέα και η αφύπνιση του αναγνώστη / O thanatos tou syggrafea kai i afypnisi tou anagnosti,” 900-word essay in Anagnoseis, the Sunday literary supplement of Avgi (September 21): 36 Read as PDF
Η δυναμική των Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών στην Αμερική / I dynamiki ton Neoellinikon Spoudon stin Ameriki,” 2500-word essay in Vivliothiki, the weekly literary supplement of the Greek daily Eleftherotypia (July 18): 18-21 Read as PDF
(αν) Μία είναι η ουσία, δεν υπάρχει θεωρία / (An) Mia einai I ousia, den yparchei theoria,” 1000-word essay in Anagnoseis, the weekly literary supplement of the Greek daily Avgi (June 8): 52 Read as PDF
———, reprinted in the collection Kostas Voulgaris, ed.: Θεωρία, Λογοτεχνία, Αριστερά / Theoria, Logotechnia, Aristera (Athens: To perasma), 219-23 Read as PDF
«Γιατί υποκύπτουμε στην ανάγνωση της λογοτεχνίας;» / «Yiati ipokiptoume stin anagnosi tis logotekhnias?»,” Vivliothiki, the weekly literary supplement of the Greek daily Eleftherotypia (March 21): 22–25 Read as PDF
Η κριτική ως τσαμπουκάς / I kritiki os tsampoukas,” ανέκδοτο [= Unpublished] (March 17) Read as PDF
Η Ιστορία απέναντι στη λογοτεχνία / I Istoria apenanti sti logotekhnia,” Vivliothiki, the weekly literary supplement of the Greek daily Eleftherotypia (February 8): 16–19 Read as PDF
2005
Η μεγάλη ευκαιρία του ελληνικού Βιβλίου / I megali efkairia tou ellinikou Vivliou,” Ta Nea (January 22–23) Read as PDF
2003
Από την Αλεξάνδρεια στον κόσμο / Apo tin Alexandria ston kosmo,” Kyriakatiki Eleftherotypia 70 (March 16): 25 Read as PDF
1996
Διάλογος για τον ελληνισμό / Dialogos yia ton ellinismo,” To Vima (March 31) Read as PDF
1994
Το τέταρτο συνέδριο του Οχάιο / To tetarto synedrio Neoellinikon Spoudon tou Ohio,” To Vima, December 25 (600 words) Read as PDF
Ελληνολατρία και ελληνοφοβία / Ellinolatreia kai Ellinophovia,” To Vima, November 27 (2000 words) Read as PDF
Η πόλη των ιδεών / I polis ton ideon,” To Vima (Greek daily), September 18 (600 words) Read as PDF
Ελληνισμός άνευ έθνους / Ellinismos aneph ethnous,” To Vima (Greek daily), July 10 (900 words) Read as PDF

English

2016
“Teaching ‘Greek American Culture,’” The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) Policy Journal 7 (Spring) Read as PDF
2014
Letter to the Editor, Gramophone (March): 121 Read as PDF
2013
“Ten Reasons Why You Should Drop Everything and Read Cavafy Right Now,” The National Herald (December 14–20) Read as PDF
2002
“Why is There no Extreme Right in Greece?,” The Journal of the International Institute 10:1 (Fall): 6–7 Read as PDF
“‘Modern as Opposed to What?’: The C.P. Cavafy Professorship Inaugural Address,” Convivium (Univ. of Michigan Department of Classical Studies newletter) 7 (Summer): 3–7 Read as PDF
Commentary on "Δυνάμωσις" [="Growing in Spirit"], in Artemis Leontis, Laruen E. Talalay, and Keith Taylor, eds.: «...what these Ithakas mean.»: Readings in Cavafy (Athens: Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive), 52–3 Read as PDF
2001
“Crossing Postcolonial Borders,” Ithaca 9 (May-June): 8-10 Read as PDF
1995
“What Is So 'Modern' About Modern Greek?” Humanities Exchange (Ohio State University College of Humanities newsletter) (Spring) (500 words) Read as PDF
1990
“The Scandal of the Hellenic” Humanities Exchange (Ohio State University College of Humanities newsletter) 6:2: 8–9 Read as PDF

Editing

1980–86
Chief Editor of the seven-volume Ἅπαντα / Apanda [=Collected Works] of the Greek woman novelist Melpo Axioti (1905-1973):

  1. Δύσκολες νύχτες / Dhiskoles Nychtes (Athens: Kedhros, 1981)
  2. Θέλετε να χορέψομε, Μαρία; / Thelete na chorepsome, Maria? (Athens: Kedhros, 1981)
  3. Χρονικά / Chronika (Athens: Kedhros, 1980)
  4. Εικοστός αιώνας / Eikostos Aionas (Athens: Kedhros, 1982)
  5. Μια καταγραφή στην περιοχή της λογοτεχνίας / Mia Katagraphi stin Periochi tis Logotechnias (Athens: Kedhros, 1983)
  6. Σύντροφοι, καλημέρα! / Syndrofi, Kalimera! (Athens: Kedhros, 1983)
  7. Το σπίτι μου / To Spiti mou (Athens: Kedhros, 1986)
1982
Literary Editor, Η πρώτη μεταπολεμική γενία / I Proti Metapolemiki Genia [= Greek Poetry after the War: The First Generation], edited by A. Argyriou (Athens: Sokolis)
1979
Literary Editor, Νεωτερικοί ποιητές του μεσοπολέμου / Neoteriki Piites tou Mesopolemou [= Greek Poetry between the Two Wars], edited by A. Argyriou (Athens: Sokolis)

Interviews

2018
“Συνέντευξη Βασίλης Λαμπρόπουλος: Η Ελληνική Ποιητική Γενιά του 2000 / Sinentefxi Vassilis Lambropoulos: I Elliniki Piitiki Yenia tou 2000,” Vavilonia (May) Read as PDF
2013
“La música en torno a CONSTANTINO CAVAFIS,” El Mercurio (October 27) Read as PDF
“Η Εδρα Καβάφη στις ΗΠΑ δεν κινδυνεύει / I Edra Kavaphi stis IPA den kindinevi,” Eleftherotypia (April 6) Read as PDF
2010
“Στις ΗΠΑ ανθούν ξανά τα νέα Ελληνικά / Stis IPA anthoun xana ta nea Ellinika,” I Kathimerini (April 3–4) Read as PDF
2008
“«Είμαστε ευλογημένοι να τυραννιόμαστε» / «Imaste efloyimeni na tiranniomaste»,” I Kathimerini (June 27) Read as PDF
“Ο ζωντανός πολιτισμός, κρτήριο για την αποδοτική προώθηση / O zontanos politismos, krtirio yia tin apodotiki proothisi,” I Kathimerini (May 24) Read as PDF
“Greek Studies Bloom in Ann Arbor,” The National Herald (April 19) Read as PDF
“«Με χαλάει η προγονολατρία που εστιάζεται στις “χαμένες πατρίδες”» / «Me khalai i progonolatria pou estiazetai stis “khamenes patrides”»,” I Kathimerini (February 3) Read as PDF
2007
“Η έννοια του τραγικού είναι μία μοντέρνα ιδέα / I ennia tou trayikou inai mia monterna idea,” I Kathimerini (March 15) Read as PDF
———, English translation as "Concept of the Tragic is a Modern One," I Kathimerini (April 5) Read as PDF
2004
“Ancient and modern, it's all about Greece,” The Ann Arbor News (September 2) Read as PDF
2002
“«Ο Καβάφης μας έδωσε το πρότυπο» / «O Kavaphis mas edose to protipo»,” I Kathimerini (March 2) Read as PDF
“A closer look at the C.P. Cavafy Professorship and the Modern Greek Studies Program at the University of Michigan,” The Greek Star (February 21) Read as PDF
“Το «μαύρο πρόβατο» των καβαφιστών / To «mavro provato» ton kavaphiston” [= The “black sheep” of Cavafy studies], Ta Nea (February 18) Read as PDF
“Θέμα προσέγγισης / Thema prosengisis,” Ta Nea (February 16–17) Read as PDF
1994
“Two Modern Greek profs are recent award winners,” The Lantern (March 4) Read as PDF

Biography

Vassilis Lambropoulos is the C. P. Cavafy Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. He was a Professor of Modern Greek at the University of Michigan (1999-2018) and The Ohio State University (1981-99) where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Modern Greek language, literature, criticism, and culture, as well as literary theory and comparative literature. A native of Athens, Lambropoulos received his B.A. from the University of Athens and his Ph.D. from the University of Thessaloniki. His main research interests are modern Greek culture; classical reception and the classic; civic ethics and democratic politics; tragedy and the tragic; word/poetry and music. His authored books are Literature as National Institution (1988), The Rise of Eurocentrism (1993), and The Tragic Idea (2006). He co-edited the volumes The Text and Its Margins (1985) and Twentieth-Century Literary Theory (1987) and two special issues of academic journals on "The Humanities as Social Technology" (October, 1990) and "Ethical Politics" (South Atlantic Quarterly, 1996). He has been publishing papers, essays, articles, reviews, and translations in journals, periodicals, and newspapers. He has been serving on the editorial board of several international journals. He explores the notion of revolution as hubris in modern tragedy in the site-in-progress The Tragedy of Revolution and he blogs on music, literature, friends, and resistance at Piano Poetry Pantelis Politics.

Many thanks to John Posch for his assistance in the creation of this site.

Univ. of Michigan
C. P. Cavafy Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies and Comparative Literature
Modern Greek
Classical Studies
Comparative Literature
University of Michigan

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Piano Poetry Pantelis Politics
My blog with reflections on solidarity, collaborative culture, music, and literature

The Tragedy of Revolution
My book-length scholarly project on political hubris in modern tragedy

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