Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. Thomas J. Doulis

Professor (Emeritus)

Portland State University
Department of English


M.A. 1962 Stanford University (Creative Writing)
B.A. 1955 La Salle University-Phila (Anglo-American Literature)

Principal Publications

The Iron Storm: The Impact on Greek Culture of the Military Junta, 1967-1974  Xlibris, 2011

Path for our Valor (novel), Simon and Schuster, 1963

The Quarries of Sicily (novel), Crown, 1969 (republished, 2003)

"Ilias Venezis: The Failure of Love". NeoHellenika 3 (1978).

Disaster and Fiction. University of California Press, 1977.

George Theotokas. Twayne Publishers, 1975.

"Stratis Tsirkas: Voice from the Cellar". Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora (1975).

"Yiannis Beratis: Objectivity is Freedom". Forum for Modern Language Studies (1972).

"Eva Vlami and the Imprisonment of the Past". Balkan Studies 10.1 (1969).

"Nikos Kasdaglis and the Regimented State," including Shaved Heads, (a novel), by Nikos Kasdaglis, partially published in The Charioteer, No. 21, 1979.

"Pavlos Kalligas and Thanos Vlekas: The Lack of Common Sense among the Greeks," in Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Vol. 17, 1999 pp. 85-103.

Thanos Vlekas, by a Nineteenth Century Greek Novel by Pavlos Kalligas, Northwestern University Press, 2001. Awarded Elizabeth Constantindes Translation Prize. Hellenic Foundation for Culture Translation Prize, second prize.

The Open Hearth, A Novel of Immigration, The First Generation, XLibris (2003).

Out of the Ashes, The Emergence of Greek Fiction in the Nineteenth Century, From Katharevousa to Ethography, XLibris (2003).


Journeys to Orthodoxy, A Collection of Essays by Converts to Orthodox Christianity, Light and Life, 1986

Toward the Authentic Church, Orthodox Christians Discuss their Conversions: A Collection of Essays, Light and Life, 1996.

Portland State University
Department of English
Box 751
Portland, OR 97207

(503) 725-3590
(503) 725-3561 (F)

Areas of Specialization

Modern Greek Fiction
Modern Greek History
Modern Greek Culture
Fiction (see below)

Film Noir
Fiction and Film

Ethnic History:

A Surge to the Sea: A Photographic History of the Greeks in Oregon (1977)

Out of our Past: The First 75 Years of the Greek Orthodox Community of Oregon, (1983)

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

George Seferis and Modern Greek Poetry (seminar)

Nikos Kazantzakis (seminar)

Modern Greek Literature in Translation

Comments and Additional Information

Two memoirs:
"Nana Kallianesi: Patron of Writers in a Time of Turmoil," Hellenic Quarterly, No, 8 Spring (2001)

"The Colossus at Zonar's: George Katsimbalis in Decline," Mondo Greco, Nos. 6/7, Fall 2001/Spring 2002

Currently at work on

City of Brotherly Love, the Second Generation (sequel to The Open Hearth)

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