Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Maria Hadjipolycarpou


Modern Greek Studies
Department of Classics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2014

M.A., Purdue University, Comparative Literature, 2005

B.A., University of Cyprus, Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies, 2003

Principal Presentations and Publications

Epilogue: Immigration, Transformation, Innovation. In C. F. Florescu, & S-M. Ma (Eds.), Transnational Narratives in Englishes of Exile (pp. 249-254). Lexington Books 2017

“The Nation of Saints: The Political Theological Rhetoric of Archbishop Makarios (1913-1977)”, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, May 2015

A Savior and Its Double

Multiculturalism in a Post-Democratic Society

A History of Cypriot Multiculturalism

The “No” of Cyprus

“I Could Never Be the Poet of One Country”

2011 “Migration of Cultures. The Case of Hellenism and Derek Walcott,” The Center for European Studies, University of Michigan.

2010 “Literature As a Source of Memory Beyond National Heritage.” Visions and Conflicts of Heritage. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO,) Nicosia, Cyprus.

2010 “Memory and History in Costas Montis’ Autobiographical Work Afentis Batistas and Other Matters.” Identities in the Greek World (from 1204-present.) European Society of Modern Greek Studies, Granada, Spain.

2010 “Autobiography and Oral History.” Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms, The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). New Orleans, LA, USA.

2009 “Costas Montis: From the Ruptures of History to National Appropriation.” Modern Greek Studies Association Conference. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

2009 “Making Subjectivity Matter: The Struggle for Anonymity.” Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF), University of Michigan.

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Areas of Specialization



Modern Greek Studies

Mediterranean Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Elementary Modern Greek

Intermediate Modern Greek

The Classical Tradition (Storytelling and Transformation: Narratives of Self from Homer to Arianna Huffington)

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