CRISIS, CRITICISM AND CRITIQUE IN CONTEMPORARY GREEK STUDIES

From 7 December, 2012 to 9 December, 2012

The Modern Greek Studies Association of Australian and New Zealand
and
The Department of Modern Greek Studies, University of Sydney

Organise their

11th Biennial Conference:
Crisis, Criticism and Critique in Contemporary Greek Studies

7-9 December 2012

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
(DRAFT as for November 19h 2012)
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

Thursday 6 December 2012

6.00-7.30 - OPENING AT THE NICHOLSON MUSEUM
MAIN SPEAKER: Professor George Leontsinis
Brief Celebration of the Life and Work of Professor Manuel Aroney

Friday 7 December 2012

NEW LAW BUILDING ROOM 104
Registration 9.00 am

SESSION 1
Each paper should be around 20 minutes allowing 10 minute discussion at the end
Chair: Dr Panayota Nazou
09.30-10.00
Dr Stavroula Nikoloudis (University of Melbourne),
Commemorating the Decipherment of Linear B
10.00-10.30
Dr Maria Zarimis (University of New South Wales),
Language and Culture: The Greek Perspective
10.30-11.00
Dr Maria Palaktsoglou, Mr Antonios Litinas, Mrs Cecily Wright, (Flinders University)
Towards a Model for Online Deliver of Modern Greek
11.00-11.30
Dr Erma Vassiliou (Australian National University),
Language Change in Byzantine Greek: examples from the texts of Annna Comnena‟s Alexiad

COFFEE BREAK - 11.00-12.00

Key Note Address
Chair: Vrasidas Karalis
12.00- 13.00 pm
Professor Andrew Horton (University of Oklahoma):
Theo Angelopoulos and the Cinema of Contemplation

Lunch break - 13.00-14.00

SESSION 2
Chair: George Leontsinis
14.00-14.30
Associate Professor Nicholas Doumanis (University of New South Wales):
Intercommunality: Theory and Practice of everyday coexistence in the Late Ottoman Anatolia before 1912
14.30-15.00
Dr Johanna Hyslop,
A Brief and Personal Account: the evidence of rev. Charles Dobson on the Destruction of the city of Smyrna in September 1922
15.00-15.30
Dr Panayiotis Diamadis, (University of Technology)
„THAT was a CRISIS!‟: How Hellenism dealt with the aftermath of the Asia Minor Catastrophe

COFFEE BREAK - 15.30-15.45

SESSION 3
Chair: Michael Tsianikas
15.45-16.15
Dr Steven Van Renterghem (University of Ghent),
Political Immobilism and Hellenism
16.15-16.45
Maria Shialis (Flinders University)
Footprints through History: The Greek Cypriot Foundations in South Australia
16.45-17.15
John Yannakis (Curtin University),
ANZACS and the AEGEAN: Addressing the Lemnos Heritage of Gallipoli and the Forgotten Foundations of Anzacs 1915-1918
17.15-17.45
Martyn Brown (University of Queensland)
Relief, Yes- but with some Caveats!
END OF DAY ONE

BOOK LAUNCH
Nikos Athanasou: The Person of the Man (novel)
Published by Brandl and Schlesinger, Sydney 2012
To be launch by Vrasidas Karalis
6-8pm CCANESSA

Saturday 8 December 2012

NEW LAW BUILDING ROOM 104

SESSION 4
Chair: Dr Eleni Leontsinis
9.30-10.00
Dr Dimitris Paivanas (Babel Language Centre, Athens)
Blindness to Parody, National Crisis in Thanassis Valtinos‟ novel Three Greek One Act Plays
10.00-10.30
Dr Patricia Kokkori, (Panteion University, Athens)
Crisis & Humour in Contemporary Greek Dramaturgy
10.30-11.00
Dr Gonda Van Steen (University of Florida),
Pathways to Critical Self-Reflection: Aris Alexandrou‟s Antigone (1951)
11.00-11.30
Dr Tatjana Aleksic (University of Michigan),
Performing the real of History

COFFEE BREAK - 11.30-12.00

KEY-NOTE ADDRESS
Chair: Anthony Dracopoulos
12.00-13.00
Dr Dimitris Papanikolau (University of Oxford)
Archive Trouble: Cultural responses to the Greek crisis

LUNCH BREAK - 13.00-14.00

SESSION 5
Chair: Maria Palaktsoglou
14.00-14.30
Dr Eleni Leontsini (University of Ioannina)
Making Sacrifices for the Greater Good: The Use and Abuse of Utilitarian Arguments in the Current Greek Fiscal Crisis"
14.30-15.00
Kathryn Koromilas (University of Adelaide)
Greece: Crisis, crime and crime writing
15.00-15.30
Jorge Sotirios,
Travel Writing during calm and crisis

COFFEE BREAK - 15.30-15.45

SESSION 6
Chair: Elizabeth Kefallinos
15.45-16.15
Dr Ian Cambell,
Pablo Neruda‟s Canto General Musical Adaptation, creation and Performance by Mikis Theodorakis
16.15-16.45
Dr Areti Devetzidis (Flinders University)
Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople, by Eugene Delacroix, French Triumph Hellenic Disaster
16.45-17.15
Leonard Janiszweski and Effy Alexakis (Maquarrie University)
Breaking the Silence: Aphrodite Speaks, Greek Female Voices of Australia‟s Greek cafes
17.15-17.45
Cheryl Simpson, (Flinders University)
Greek Heritage and the Meaning of Textiles

BRIEF BREAK - 17.45-18.00

18.00-20.00
Screening the film version of Konstantine Koukias‟ opera Waiting for the Barbarians (58 min)
Discussion with the composer

OFFICIAL DINNER OF THE CONFERENCE
(venue to be announced)

Sunday 9 December 2012

NEW LAW BUILDING ROOM 104

SESSION 7
Chair: Patricia Kokkori
09.30-10.00
Dr Nick Trakakis (Australian Catholic University),
Tasos Leivaditis, Blind Man with the Lamp
10.00-10.30
Professor Michael Tsianikas (Flinders University),
Μετεξελίξεις του Ποιητικού υποκειμένου
10.30-11.00
Dr Petro Alexiou (Maquarrie University)
Crisis and Everyday Life: reading Alekos Doukas‟ Letters (1921-1962)
11.00-11.30
Helen Goritsas
“Η Oικογένεια” The Family: A Greek Obsession in Lanthimos‟ Dogtooth (2009)

COFFEE BREAK - 11.30-11.45

SESSION 8
Chair: Dimitris Paivanas
11.45-12.15
Prof. George Leontsinis (University of Athens)
The Sinking of Warship HMS Cloucester (22 May 1941) Kythera, Anthikythera and the battle of Crete
12.15-12.45
Mr Peter Prineas,
Money, Sovereignty and the Modern Greek State.
12.45-13.15
Maria Palaktsoglou, (Flinders University)
Greek migrant women in Australia‟s domestic service

LUNCH BREAK - 13.15-14.00

SESSION 9
Chair: Vrasidas Karalis
14.00-14.30
Prof, Athanasia Leontsinis (University of Athens)
Orientalism in modern Greek art
14.30-15.00
Dr George Couvalis, (Flinders University)
David Hume‟s Lucianic Thanatotherapy

COFFEE BREAK - 15.00-15.15

SESSION 10
Chair: Panayota Nazou
15.15-15.45
Dr Elizabeth Kefallinos (Maquarrie University)
(TBA)
15.45-16.15
Mersina Tonys-Soulos (Maquarrie University)
The Lighthouse: a journey into Anglicanism.
16.15-17.00
DISCUSSION ABOUT CRISIS IN MODERN GREEK STUDIES
END OF CONFERENCE

17.15-18.00 - GENERAL MEETING OF MGSAANZ--ELECTIONS

Contact:Associate Professor Vrasidas Karalis
Email:vrasidas.karalis@sydney.edu.au