Modern Greek Studies Association

University of Michigan

Modern Greek Program and C. P. Cavafy Professorship in Modern Greek

Modern Greek classes taught since September 1990; Modern Greek Program and C. P. Cavafy Professorship since 1999

Approximate Number of Students Enrolled (per academic term): 80
Level of Program Offered (and when established):
Minor (2001) and Major (2003) in Modern Greek
M.A. and Ph.D. (through several departments)



Director: Artemis Leontis, C. P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek and Comparative Literature

Vassilis Lambropoulos
C. P. Cavafy Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Classical Studies

Despina Margomenou, Lecturer IV in Modern Greek

Will Stroebel, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Modern Greek


Tatjana Aleksic, Assistant Professor of Slavic & Comparative Literature

John Fine, Professor of History

Johannes Foufopoulos, Assistant Professor of Natural Resources & Environment

George Tsebelis, Professor of Political Science

Program Established 1990 Courses started
1999 C. P. Cavafy Professorship

Approximate Total Number of Students Enrolled (per academic term)

Minor and Major in Modern Greek; undergraduate electives; PhDs through other programs

Sponsoring Departments/Administrative Entities:
Department of Classical Studies
Program in Comparative Literature

Does the program offer financial support to students? yes
Does the institution offer financial support to students? yes


C. P. Cavafy Professorship endowed by the Foundation for Modern Greek Studies;

Dimitri and Irma Pallas Annual Lecture;

Foundation for Modern Greek Studies and Constantine A. Tsangadas Trust support for undergraduate and graduate study;

Calliope Papala Politou Student Senior Prize;

Kalliopi Kontou-Filis and Kenneth P. Mathews Fund Study Abroad

Vassilis Lambropoulos Modern Greek Translation Prize;

Vakalo Family Endowment Visiting Artist Series

Hatcher Graduate Library Greek Collections;

”Meditopos: Mediterranean Topographies Workshop,” A Graduate Student and Faculty Study Group

University of Michigan
Department of Classical Studies
2160 Angell Hall
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1003

(734) 764-0360
Fax: (734) 763-4959

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Window to Greek Culture

Courses Offered

Modern Greek Language:

Beginning Language I

Beginning Language II

Intermediate Language I

Intermediate Language II

Advanced Intermediate Language I

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Intermediate Conversation

Translating Greek (Advanced intermediate to Native proficiency)

Literature and Culture:

Greek American Experience (Modern Greek, American Culture)

Athens Present and Past (Modern Greek)

Travels to Greece (Modern Greek and Comparative Literature)

Greek Myth in Film (Modern Greek, Comparative Literature, Classical Civilization)

Engaging Antiquity: Heritage, Museums, Media, Tourism, and Communities (Modern Greek)

The Border Crossed Us (Modern Greek, Comparative Literature, Middle Eastern Studies)

Courses taught in other areas in Modern Greek Studies

(Anthropology; History; Political Science; International, European, or Balkan Studies; regularly taught graduate courses; Study Abroad options)

Courses in Comparative Literature (translation studies, refugee studies); History; Classical Studies, Political Science; Certificate in Classical Reception Studies


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