Modern Greek Studies Association

William Stroebel

University of Michigan

Assistant Professor of Modern Greek & Comparative Literature


Ph.D University of Michigan, Department of Comparative Literature, 2017

M.A. Aristotle University, Greece; European Literature and Society, 2008

B.A. Grinnell College; English Literature, 2004

B.A. Grinnell College; Classics, 2004

Principal Presentations and Publications

“Longhand Lines of Flight: Cataloging Displacement in a Karamanli Refugee’s Commonplace Book.” PMLA vol 136 no 2 (March 2021).

"The Hyphenated Hyphen: Turkish-in-the-Greek-script American Literature"  Ergon, December 2018.

“Some Assembly Required: Suspending and Extending the Book with Cavafy’s Collections.”  Book History vol. 21 (Nov. 2018): 278-316.

“Distancing Disaster: Trauma, Medium, and Form in the Greco-Turkish War and Population Exchange.”  Journal of Modern Greek Studies 32/2 (Nov. 2014): 253-285.

University of Michigan
Department of Comparative Literature
2021 Tisch Hall 435
South State Street
Ann Arbor MI 48109

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Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek language curriculum
Istanbul: City of Doubles
The Border Crossed Us
Translation and Migration
A Sea of Odysseys: Travels and Transformations Across the Mediterranean

Areas of Specialization

Modern Greek Literature
Turkish Literature
Comparative Literature
Book History
Textual Criticism and Bibliography
Mediterranean Studies
Actor-Network Theory
Theories of Materiality


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