Dr Anthony Dracopoulos

BEc (Macquarie University), MA (Sydney University), PhD (Flinders University)
Senior Lecturer

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3939

Biographical details

Anthony Dracopoulos teaches Greek Literature, Language and Comparative Literature. His research interests include 19th and 20th poetry and culture, literary theory, comparative literature and cultural studies. He has taught and delivered lectures at Macquarie, Flinders and Panteion Universities.`

Research interests

  • 19th and 20th Century Poetry
  • Literary Theory
  • Comparative Literature
  • Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Literary Value and Canon Formation

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • Greek Modernism
  • Literary History and Poetics
  • The Ancient Greek Heritage
  • Comparative Literature
  • Hellenism and Greekness
  • Post War Greek Poetry
  • Greek Language: Style and Expression

Supervision

  • 19th and 20th Century Greek Poetry
  • Literary Value
  • Modernism
  • Comparative Literature

Current projects

  • Polysemy in C. P. Cavafy
  • 'The Land We Call Home: A Comparative Study of Homeland and Exile'

Associations

Anthony Dracopoulos has served as a member of the following faculty committees: Library, Undergraduate Matters, Policy and Review and Research committee. He has also served in various positions of the executive of MGSANZ.

Selected grants

2006

  • Polysemy and ambiguity in C P Cavafy; Dracopoulos A; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2013). C. P. Cavafy: The Open Work. Athens: Topos Books.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2002). Seferis and Criticism. The Reception of Seferis' work 1931-1971. Athens: Plethron Publications.

Book Chapters

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2010). Re-examining the 'Dialogue' of Seferis & Tsatsos. Agreement, Disagreement, and Mutual Recognition. In M.Morfakides, P. Papadopoulou, D. Aggelis (Eds.), Konstantinos Tsatsos. Philosopher, Author, Politician, (pp. 263-279). Granada & Anthens: Centro de Estudios Bizantinos, Neogriegos y Chipriotas.

Journals

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2011). Identity and difference: Hellenism in the works of G. Seferis and C. P. Cavafy. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 15(1), 123-139.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2010). The poetics of analogy: on Polysemy in Cavafy's early poetry. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 14(2010), 113-126.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2010). The Rhetoric of Dilemma and Cavafean Ambiguity. CLC Web: Comparative Literature and Culture, 12(4), 1-8.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2007). The Hegemon from Western Libia and the Irony of Cavafean Meaning. K: A Journal of Literary Criticism, November 2007(15), 54-67.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2006). On Cavafean Irony and the Elusive 'Wholeness'. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), (Special Issue on Culture and Memory), 191-201.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2005). Modernism and the City: Revisiting the Cavafean City. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 15(2), 39-47.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2003). Reality Otherness Perception: Reading Cavafy's Myris: Alexandria, AD 340'. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 11, 134-145.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2001). The Guilt of Writing and the Adventure of Reading. ΘEMATA ΛOΓOTEXNIAΣ, 14, 64-76.

Conferences

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2011). Modernist Emotions: The Cavafean Case. The Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Adelaide, Australia: Department of Languages - Modern Greek, Flinders University.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2009). Modernism and the open work of art. Seventh Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies 2007, Australia: Department of Languages, Modern Greek, Flinders University.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2008). What is Modern Greek studies? 1st international conference on Modern Greek studies, Athens: Livanis professional conference organisers.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2007). On the "Moment" and Polyphony in Cavafy: Reading the Poem "In Sparta". Greek Research in Australia, Adelaide, Australia: Department of Languages, Modern Greek, Flinders University.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2006). The Cavafean 'Universe' at the Age of Social Fragmentation. 3rd Conference of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies, Website www.eens.org: European Society of Modern Greek Studies.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2004). A Journey To Santorini Of The 30's Generation: Seferis, Calas, Elytes. Greece of the Islands from the Venetian Period to the Present Day, Athens: Ellinika Grammata.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2001). Seferis' Return to his birthplace: home, identity, memory. Annual Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.

Other

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2005), The Open Work of Art and the Appeal of Cavafy's Poetry, To Δέντ�?ο.

2013

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2013). C. P. Cavafy: The Open Work. Athens: Topos Books.

2011

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2011). Identity and difference: Hellenism in the works of G. Seferis and C. P. Cavafy. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 15(1), 123-139.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2011). Modernist Emotions: The Cavafean Case. The Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Adelaide, Australia: Department of Languages - Modern Greek, Flinders University.

2010

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2010). Re-examining the 'Dialogue' of Seferis & Tsatsos. Agreement, Disagreement, and Mutual Recognition. In M.Morfakides, P. Papadopoulou, D. Aggelis (Eds.), Konstantinos Tsatsos. Philosopher, Author, Politician, (pp. 263-279). Granada & Anthens: Centro de Estudios Bizantinos, Neogriegos y Chipriotas.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2010). The poetics of analogy: on Polysemy in Cavafy's early poetry. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 14(2010), 113-126.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2010). The Rhetoric of Dilemma and Cavafean Ambiguity. CLC Web: Comparative Literature and Culture, 12(4), 1-8.

2009

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2009). Modernism and the open work of art. Seventh Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies 2007, Australia: Department of Languages, Modern Greek, Flinders University.

2008

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2008). What is Modern Greek studies? 1st international conference on Modern Greek studies, Athens: Livanis professional conference organisers.

2007

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2007). On the "Moment" and Polyphony in Cavafy: Reading the Poem "In Sparta". Greek Research in Australia, Adelaide, Australia: Department of Languages, Modern Greek, Flinders University.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2007). The Hegemon from Western Libia and the Irony of Cavafean Meaning. K: A Journal of Literary Criticism, November 2007(15), 54-67.

2006

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2006). On Cavafean Irony and the Elusive 'Wholeness'. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), (Special Issue on Culture and Memory), 191-201.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2006). The Cavafean 'Universe' at the Age of Social Fragmentation. 3rd Conference of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies, Website www.eens.org: European Society of Modern Greek Studies.

2005

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2005). Modernism and the City: Revisiting the Cavafean City. Aesthetics (was Literature & Aesthetics), 15(2), 39-47.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2005), The Open Work of Art and the Appeal of Cavafy's Poetry, To Δέντ�?ο.

2004

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2004). A Journey To Santorini Of The 30's Generation: Seferis, Calas, Elytes. Greece of the Islands from the Venetian Period to the Present Day, Athens: Ellinika Grammata.

2003

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2003). Reality Otherness Perception: Reading Cavafy's Myris: Alexandria, AD 340'. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 11, 134-145.

2002

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2002). Seferis and Criticism. The Reception of Seferis' work 1931-1971. Athens: Plethron Publications.

2001

  • Dracopoulos, A. (2001). Seferis' Return to his birthplace: home, identity, memory. Annual Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Dracopoulos, A. (2001). The Guilt of Writing and the Adventure of Reading. ΘEMATA ΛOΓOTEXNIAΣ, 14, 64-76.

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