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Kambos: Cambridge Papers in Modern Greek

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ISSN: 1356­5109

Kambos: Cambridge Papers in Modern Greek is an annual publication of the Modern Greek Section of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages of the University of Cambridge. It has published the edited texts of some of the lectures given by invited speakers at Cambridge during the previous academic year. The disciplines covered include literary studies, linguistics, history, anthropology and music. Several articles which first appeared in Kambos are now frequently cited in bibliographies and reading-lists. It is an essential item for all major research libraries and for libraries specialising in Modern Greek studies.

No. 1 (1993):

  • Jane K. Cowan, Politics, identity and popular music in contemporary Greece
  • Sarah Ekdawi, The erotic poems of C.P. Cavafy
  • Geoffrey Horrocks, Clause structure in Greek: Evidence from subject-object asymmetries
  • Ian Martin, The "Cyprus Troubles" 1955-1960
  • David Ricks, Cavafy Translated

No. 2 (1994) (Indefinitely Out of Stock)

  • Panagiotis A. Agapitos, Byzantium in the poetry of Kostis Palamas and C.P. Cavafy
  • Margaret E. Kenna, Making a world: political exiles in 1930s Greece
  • Peter Mackridge, The return of the Muses: some aspects of revivalism in Greek literature, 1760-1840
  • Christopher Robinson, The presentation of place and space in the poetry of Yiannis Ritsos, 1934-1947
  • Dimitris Tziovas, Heteroglossia and the defeat of regionalism in Greece
  • Eleni Yannakaki, History as fiction in Rea Galanaki's The Life of Ismail Ferik Pasha

No. 3 (1995) (Indefinitely Out of Stock)

  • Nadia Charalambidou, The mist around Lala: a return to Seferis's Six nights on the Acropolis
  • Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Everyday spoken discourse in Modern Greek culture: indexing through performance
  • Aglaia Kasdagli, Exploring the papers of the Scottish Philhellene Thomas Gordon (1788-1841)
  • Anastasia Markomihelaki, The sixteenth-century Cretan playwright Georgios Chortatsis as a parodist
  • Robert Shannan Peckham, Memory and homelands: Vizyinos, Papadiamantis and geographical imagination

No. 4 (1996):

  • Philip Carabott, "Pawns that never became queens": the Dodecanese Islands, 1912-1924
  • Ruth Macrides, The fabrication of the Middle Ages: Roides's Pope Joan
  • Irene Philippaki-Warburton, Reflections on Kazantzakis and the Greek language
  • Guy Protheroe, Greek music in the twentieth century: a European dimension
  • David Ricks, The poet as witness: Titos Patrikios and the legacy of the Greek Civil War
  • Thanasis D. Sfikas, Greek attitudes to the Spanish Civil War

No. 5 (1997) (Indefinitely Out of Stock)

  • Roderick Beaton, Writing, identity and truth in Kazantzakis's novel The Last Temptation
  • Sophia Denissi, The image of Britain in the literary magazine Pandora (1850-1872)
  • Michael Jeffreys, The Australian dimension of the Macedonian Question
  • Christopher Robinson, Gender, sexuality and narration in Kostas Tachtsis: a reading of Ta resta
  • Victoria Solomonidis, The Ionian University of Smyrna, 1919-1922: "Light from the East"

No. 6 (1998):

  • David Connolly, Greek surrealist poets in English translation: problems, parameters and possibilities
  • Georgia Farinou-Malamatari, Kazantzakis and biography
  • Peter Mackridge, Variations on a theme: Cavafy rewrites his own poems
  • Walter Puchner, Modernism in Modern Greek theatre (1895-1922)
  • Paul Sant Cassia, "Berlin", Cyprus: photography, simulation and the directed gaze in a divided city
  • Dimitris Tziovas, Dimitrios Vikelas in the Diaspora: memory, character formation and language

No. 7 (1999):

  • Ulrich Moennig, The late-Byzantine romance: problems of defining a genre
  • Birgit Olsen, Women and gender roles in Modern Greek folktales
  • Pavlos Tzermias, Greek Cypriot cultural identity: a question of the "elite" or of the whole people?
  • Malcolm Wagstaff, Independent Greece: the search for a frontier, 1822-35

No. 8 (2000):

  • Bruce Clark, Greek Orthodoxy: an exclusive slogan or a universal mystery?
  • Jonathan Harris, Being a Byzantine after Byzantium: Hellenic identity in Renaissance Italy
  • Anthony Hirst, C.P.Cavafy: Byzantine historian?
  • David Ricks, Cavafy in America

No. 9 (2001) (Indefinitely Out of Stock)

  • Roderick Beaton, Reading Seferis's politics and the politics of reading Seferis
  • Bo-Lennart Eklund, Greek sporting terms of foreign origin
  • Katerina Kostiou, Irony and satire in George Seferis's poetry
  • Christopher Robinson, Yorgos Ioannou: fragmentation in life and art

No. 10 (2002):

  • Benjamin Arbel, The treasure of Ayios Symeon: a micro-historical analysis of colonial relations in Venetian-ruled Cyprus
  • David Connolly, Odysseus Elytis on poetic expression: Carte blanche
  • Liana Giannakopoulou, Sculpture and stones in the poetry of Seferis and Ritsos
  • Michael Jeffreys, National bibliography before the nation: constructing Greekness out of early Greek printing
  • Peter Loizos, Greek Cypriot refugees after twenty-five years: the case of Argaki
  • Maria A. Stassinopoulou, "It happened in Athens": the relaunch of Greek film production during World War II

No. 11 (2003) (Indefinitely Out of Stock)

  • Steven Bowman, Evvia portage: the Jews, ELAS and the Allies in Evvia 1943-1944
  • Richard Clogg, Writing the history of Greece: forty years on
  • Anthony Hirst, Cavafy and Cantacuzenus: allies or enemies? 
  • Roger Just, Love in a changing climate: the rise of romance in a Greek village, 1977-80
  • Mika Provata, Seferis's Lost Centre 
  • David Ricks, How it strikes a contemporary: Cavafy as a reviser of Browning 
  • Eleni Yannakakis, The Greek domestic novel in the 1990s and after

No. 12 (2004):

  • Roderick Beaton, Erotokritos and the history of the novel
  • Kevin Featherstone, Still a "weak state"? Europeanization and structural reform in Greece
  • Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Reflections on language-centred approaches to Greek "society" and "culture"
  • Peter Mackridge, "Sie sprechen wie ein Buch": G. N. Hatzidakis (1848-1941) and the defence of Greek diglossia

No. 13 (2005) (Indefinitely Out of Stock)

  • Peter Bien, Kazantzakis's abortive foray into politics in liberated Athens, 1944-46
  • Philip Carabott, Aspects of the Hellenization of Greek Macedonia, ca. 1912-ca. 1959
  • Peter Cochran, Byron, Greece, and guilt
  • Stathis Gauntlett, The sub-canonical meets the non-canonical: rebetika and inter-war Greek literature
  • Io Manolessou, The Greek dialects of Southern Italy: an overview
  • Dimitris Papanikolaou, Greece as a postmodern example: Boundary 2 and its special issue on Greece
  • Mary Roussou-Sinclair, Agnes Smith: a Victorian traveller through Greece and Cyprus

No. 14 (2006):

  • Maria Kakavoulia, When art criticism meets poetry: the case of Eleni Vakalo (1921-2001)
  • Ulrich Moennig, Authors and readers: the making of the Modern Greek Physiologos 
  • Birgit Olsen, Richard M. Dawkins: a pioneer in the field of Modern Greek folktales
  • Dimitiris Tziovas, Transcending poltics: symbolism, allegory and censorship in Greek fiction
  • David Wills, Ancient sites, modern eyesores? The transformation of the city of Athens in English-language accounts (1945-2005)

No. 15 (2007):

  • Richard Clogg, Defining the Diaspora: the case of the Greeks
  • Liana Giannakopoulou, The Parthenon in poetry
  • Michael Jeffreys, Modern Greek in the 11th century - or what else should we call it?
  • Tassos A. Kaplanis, Recording the history of the "Cretan War" (1645-1669): an overview
  • Marc Lauxtermann, Two surveys of Modern Greek literature: Stephanos Kanelos (1822) and Iakovakis Rizos Neroulos (1826)
  • David Ricks, "A faint sweetness in the never-ending afternoon"? Reflections on Cavafy and the Greek epigram

No. 16 (2008):

  • Roderick Beaton, Kazantzakis the Cretan: versions of the Minoan past from the author of Zorba the Greek 
  • Natalia Deliyannaki, Erotokritos into music
  • Athina Vogiatzoglou, Militant intellectuals against the literary establishment: parallels between Giorgos Kotzioulas and Giannis Skarimbas (1930-1951)

No. 17 (2009):

  • Maria Athanassopoulou, Reconsidering Modernism: the exile poems of Giannis Ritsos
  • Giorgia Farinou-Malamatari, Aspects of modern and postmodern Greek fictional biography in the 20th century
  • Lydia Papadimitriou, Greek film studies today: in search of identity
  • Michalis Pieris, Πάθη/Passions: a latent poetic collection by Cavafy

No. 18 (2011):

  • Philip Carabott, State, society and the religious "other" in nineteenth-century Greece
  • Spyros Economides, Does Greece have a foreign policy?
  • Amalia Moser, The hidden logic of Greek tense and aspect
  • Eleni Papargyriou, Cavafy, photography and fetish

No. 19 (2012) (Indefinitely Out of Stock)

  • Roderick Beaton, Lord Byron and the politics of the Greek Revolution (1823-1824)
  • Robert Holland, The End of an Affair: Anglo-Greek relations 1939-55
  • Alexander Kazamias, Pseudo-Hegelian contrivances: the uses of German Idealism in the discourse of the post-Civil War Greek state

No. 20 (2013):

  • Anthony Hirst, Gods refusing to die: from Plutarch to Pound via Wilde, Cavafy, Palamas and Seferis
  • Polina Tambakaki, Language and music, national identity and Orthodoxy: "The Down-and-out Dervish" by Alexandros Papadiamantis

SPECIAL FEATURE, dedicated to Stylianos Alexiou (1921-2013): 
Erotokritos: 300 years after its first publication

  • Natalia Deliyannaki, Kornaros's Erofili
  • Tina Lendari, Beauty and Desire in Erotokritos
  • Tasoula M. Markomihelaki, The poetics of plants in Erotokritos and Panoria
  • Marina Rodosthenous-Balafa, Erotokritos, the Cypriot Canzoniere and their dialogue with the Neoplatonic tradition
  • Alfred Vincent, Myth-history: Venice, Crete and Erotokritos



Issues 1-11 are now available at substantially reduced prices (while stocks last).

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