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Gregory Jusdanis

Gregory Jusdanis

Gregory Jusdanis

Humanities Distinguished Professor, Department of Classics, Director of Modern Greek Studies


Areas of Expertise

  • Modern Greek Literature and Culture
  • C. P. Cavafy
  • Aesthetics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Nationalism
  • Friendship


  • Ph.D. Birmingham University (UK) 1983
  • B.A. McMaster University (Canada) 1978



Fiction Agonistes The Necessary Nation Belated Modernity and Aesthetic Culture: Inventing National Literature

The Poetics of Cavafy: Textuality, Eroticism, History (Princeton, 1987)

Other Publications

Writes blogs regularly at ARCADE

Professor Jusdanis on Twitter


  • 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens

  • 2012 Onassis Visiting Scholar -- University of Michigan, Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia), Universidad de Buenos Aires

  • 2011  American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

  • 2006  Humanities Distinguished Professor

  • 2003  Distinguished Scholar Award, The Ohio State University

  • 1994  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship

  • 1992  John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship


  • Modern Greek literature and culture
  • Travel
  • World literature
  • Identities
  • Friendship

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