October, 2015 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday, October 15, 2015

2:00-6:00 pm Registration
Ellis Hotel lobby
or pre-register online here

5:00-6:30 pm Session 1

Location of Sessions 1A and 1B only: Conference Room on the 17th floor of 25 Park Place
(this is the old Sun Trust Building), a mere 5-minute walk from the Ellis Hotel.

Panel 1A·Teaching the Next Generation and the Politics of Archaeology

Chair: Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. ·Georgia State University

Christopher Brown ·The Ohio State University
Modern Greek Radio: A Model for Student-Centered L2 Acquisition

Despina Lalaki ·New York City College of Technology and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Digging for Democracy in Greece: Civilizing and De-Civilizing Processes during the “American Century”

Panel 1B·The Politics of Memory

Chair: Nia Georges ·Rice University 

Maria Couroucli ·CNRS France
Collective Memory and Uses of the Past: Remembering the 1940s Decade Today

Pamela Dorn Sezgin ·University of North Georgia
“We are the islands”: Persistence of Greek Social Memory on the Prince Islands of the Marmara Sea 

Eva Fotiadi ·Free University Berlin
Time-Space-Memory-Body: Performing (at) the Alexandra’s Avenue Refugee Houses and the Politics of Time 

6:00-6:15 Break

Welcome, Awards Session, Music Concert, Reception

7:00 pm Welcome and Acknowledgment of Sponsorship:

Neovi Karakatsanis, MGSA President·Indiana University South Bend
Sakis Gekas, Program Committee Chair·York University
Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr., Local Arrangements Committee Chair·Georgia State University


Edmund Keeley Book Prize: presented by Franklin Hess, Chair, Book Prize Committee

Winner: Kostis Kornetis ·History, Carlos III University of Madrid, with Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics, and the “Long 1960s” in Greece. New York and Oxford: Berghahn, 2013

Elizabeth Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize presented by Kostis Kourelis, Chair, Translation Prize Committee

Winner: Peter Bien ·Prof. Emeritus English, Dartmouth College with his translation of Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Honorable Mention: Stathis Gauntlett ·Modern Greek, La Trobe University, Melbourne with his translation of The Last Varlamis by Thanasis Valtinos

John O. Iatrides Best Dissertation Prize: presented by Yiorgos Anagnostou, Chair, Dissertation Prize Committee

Winner: Vasilis Molos ·History, New York University, Abu Dhabi, “Nationness in the Absence of a Nation: Narrating the Prehistory of the Greek National Movement,” PhD diss. NYU, 2014

Victor Papacosma Graduate Student Essay Prize: presented by Artemis Leontis, Chair, Essay Prize Committee

Winner: Panayotis League ·Ethnomusicology, Harvard University: “The Poetics of Meráki: Dialogue and Speech Genre in Kalymnian Songs” ·see p. 13 of this program

Honorable Mention: Etienne E. Charrière ·Comparative Literature, University of Michigan: “A Greek Novel ‘Clad in an English Dress’: Stephanos Xenos’ Devil in Turkey ·1851 as Transnational Text” 


8:00 pm Music Concert: Aegean Counterpoint, by neoPhonia, directed by Nickitas Demos

9:00 pm Reception and Address 

Arthur Dimopoulos, Executive Director, National Hellenic Society, and Sponsor 

Friday, November 15, 2013

8:30-10:00 am Session 2

Panel 2A·The Materiality of the Greek World

Chair: Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. ·Georgia State University

Anna Gialdini ·Ligatus Research Centre, University of the Arts, London

“Greekness” and Hellenism, Words and Objects in Renaissance Venice

Mary Grace DuPree ·Emory University

Politics in Pigments: Change in the Greek-American Community Written in Icons

Kostis Kourelis ·Franklin and Marshall College

Craft and Nation: Skyros and the Arts and Crafts Movement

Panel 2B·Degrees and Shades of Authenticity

Panel organized by Elsa Amanatidou ·Brown University

Chair: Christopher Grafos ·York University

Elsa Amanatidou ·Brown University

Products, Practices and Perspectives as Indicators of Culture

Despina Margomenou ·University of Michigan

Making Choriatiki with Lettuce?! The Relevance of “the Authenticity Debate” in 21st- Century College-Level Modern Greek L2 Learning Contexts

Philomena Meechan ·University of Michigan

Leveraging Technology and Community to Engage the Language Learner

10:00-10:15am Break

10:15 am -12:15 pm Session 3

Panel 3A·

Panel 3B·

Panel 4C·

12:15-12:30 pm Break

12:30-1:45 pm Session 5 Lunch·

1:45-2:00 pm Break

2:00-4:00 pm Session 6

Panel 6A·

Panel 6B·

Panel 6C·

4:00-4:15 pm Break

4:15-6:45 pm Session 7

Panel 7A·

Panel 7B·

6:45-7:30pm Break

7:30-9:00pm Session 8

Keynote Presentation and Discussion

Saturday, November 16

9:00-10:30 am Session 9

Panel 9A·

Panel 9B·

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45 am -12:15 pm Session 10

Panel 10A·

Panel 10B·

Panel 10C·

12:15-12:45 pm Lunch Break

12:45-2:45 pm Session 11

Panel 11A·

Panel 11B·

2:45-3:00 pm Break

3:00-5:00 pm Session 12

Panel 12A·

Panel 12B·

5:00-5:15 pm Break

5:15-6:15 pm  Session 13· Plenary Roundtable


8:00pm Special Event

Sunday, November 17

8:30-9:15 am MGSA Business Meeting (open to all MGSA members)