This seminar functions as a forum for lectures and intellectual exchanges on cultural politics across disciplines and national or historical boundaries. The main focus of the seminar is on cultural politics across nations in the era of globalization. Synchronic as well as diachronic explorations of current debates on the tensions between hegemonizing and marginal, local, or minor cultural discourses are presented and commented on by policy makers and scholars in a variety of fields including critical theory, philosophy, anthropology, political science, history, and law. The seminar is chaired by Panagiotis Roilos, professor of comparative literature and of Greek studies.
Modern Greek Literature and Culture performs transhistorical and cross-disciplinary explorations of aspects of Greek literature, societies, politics, and culture from the twelfth century to postmodernity. Presentations, which vary in theoretical approach, situate Modern Greek studies within comparative and transcultural contexts: ancient and medieval Greek, Western, Balkan, and Mediterranean cultures.... Read more about Modern Greek Literature and Culture (Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar)