Elizabeth Arseniou, Professor

Elizabeth Arseniou received her M.Phil, and Ph.D in Modern Greek Studies at Centre for Ottoman, Byzantine, and Modern Greek Studies of The University of Birmingham, UK. She is a Professor of Modern Greek Literature. She has taught Modern Greek Literature and Culture in Greece, England, and the U.S.A.

Research interests:

Modernist, avant-garde, postmodernist poetry and poetics, history and theory of literature (iconology, utopia, vision and gaze, identity, speech act theory, performativity, rhetoric, etc.), gender identity and feminist writing, media and communication, literature and technology, translation studies, cultural theory, etc.


  • 2018: Seven studies on C.P. Cavafy (ed. and intro.)
  • 2018: Cultural Poetry: the Glocal Writing of Demosthenes Agrafiotis, To Mellon, Athens
  • 2016: C.P Cavafy: the Value of Poetry. Metechmio, Athens.
  • 2012: Practical Introduction to the Study of Modern Greek Literature: Terms, Methods, Theory, Metechmio, Athens.
  • 2009: The Rhetoric of Utopia: Studies for the Transition to a New Avant-garde (five essays on the work of Andreas Empeirikos), Ypsilon/Books.
  • 2008: Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons: Objects, Foods, Rooms, Translation and introduction, Typothito, Athens.
  • 2003: Aspirants and Makers: Journals, Texts and Movements in Postwar Greek Literature, Typothito, Athens.
  • 1995: Between Modernism and the Avant-Garde: Greek Literary Experimentation in the early 1960s (the Case of the Journal Pali), a thesis submitted to the Faculty of Arts of the University of Birmingham for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, July.


  • 2015: Joseph Ventura, Tanais (transl. and intro.), The Red Heifer Press, USA.
  • 2005: Odyssia, text for a siege, Gutenberg, Lalon Hydor, Athens.
  • 2010 Miliad, Gutenberg, Lalon Hydor, Athens.

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