Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Helen D. Kolias

Visiting Scholar

Department of Classics


Ph.D. 1983 Binghamton University (SUNY), Comparative Literature
M.A. 1979 Binghamton University (SUNY), Comparative Literature
B.A. 1964 Wayne State University, Liberal Arts (English))

Principal Publications

Rhea Galanaki. I Shall Sign as Loui. Transl. Helen Dendrinou Kolias. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2000.

Readings in Modern Greek Literature for Intermediate and Advanced Students of Modern Greek. New Rochelle, NY: Aristide D. Caratzas Publisher, Melissa Media Associates, 2000.

Elisavet Moutzan-Martinengou. My Story. Translated with additional selected fragments. With introduction, notes, and an afterword. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1989.

"Empowering the Minor: Translating the Autobiography of Elisavet Moutzan-Martinengou." Journal of Modern Greek Studies 8.2 (Fall 1990): 213-221.
"Greek Women Poets and the Language of Silence." Translation Perspectives IV (1987): 99-112.

Contributions to The Encyclopedia of Continental Women Writers (1991), Nimrod (1992), Greece: A Traveler’s Literary Companion (1997), Greece in Modern Times (2000), Who’s Who in Contemporary Women’s Writing (2001), The Charioteer (2005), Pomegranate Seeds (2008).

Cornell University
Department of Classics
Goldwin Smith Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3201


(607) 255-3354
(607) 254-8899 (F)


Areas of Specialization

Modern Greek Language, Literature, and Culture
Greek Women Writers
19th Century
Epic Poetry

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek (two-semester sequence)

Intermediate Modern Greek

Readings in Modern Greek Literature

Modern Greece in Fiction and Film

Memory and Contemporary Writing (Modern Greek component)

Portraits of Women in the Hellenic World (Modern Greek component)

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