Social & Political Sciences

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Marinos Pourgouris

Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Cyprus University of Technology

Marinos Pourgouris


Previous Positions: 2005-2010 Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University 1998-2005 Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers University Teaching at the University of Cyprus: Introduction to Literary Theory The poetic metaphysics of Odysseus Elytis Psychoanalytic Criticism and Literature Marx, Freud, Nietzsche and the work of Nikos Kazantzakis (Graduate Seminar) Post-colonial theory and Literature Odysseus Elytis: Philosophy, Theory, Poetry (Graduate Seminar) Oedipus in Theory and Literature (Graduate Seminar) Postmodernism and Post-structuralism Teaching at Brown University: Marx, Freud, Nietzsche and the Philosophy of Nikos Kazantzakis Levantine Cities: Alexandria, Istanbul, Athens (co-taught with Elliott Colla) Literature and Resistance: Revolt in the Time of Oppression Literature and National Identity Mediterranean Islands Western Travelers in Greece Myth and Psychoanalysis Modernism and Its Others (Graduate Seminar) Odysseus Across the Centuries Oedipus in Theory and Literature Modern Identities and the Mediterranean (Graduate Seminar, co-taught with Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg) Literature and the Idea of the Nation Modernism: From Paris to Athens Poetry and Music Balkan Cinema: Shooting War, Conflict, Identity Myth in Literature Greek Modernism in Context Teaching at Rutgers University: The Life and Works of Nikos Kazantzakis Greek Cinema and Greece in Cinema Odysseus in Literature: From Homer to Kazantzakis Myth and Modern Greece-- Masterpieces of Modern Greek Literature Introduction to Modern Greek Literature: 1970s-1990s Introduction to Modern Greek Literature: 1820s-1970s Modern Greek Language and Grammar (all levels)

Research Interest

Literary Theory (post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, nationalism, post-colonial studies), Modern Greek Studies.


  • 'The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism & the Uses of the Past (1797-1896)' (Review), Journal of Modern Greek Studies - Volume 29, Number 2, October 2011, pp. 291-295.

  • 'A Levant Journal' (Review), Journal of Modern Greek Studies - Volume 27, Number 2, October 2009, pp. 446-448.

  • Deborah A. Starr and Sasson Somekh, eds., Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff (Review). Journal of Levantine Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2 Winter 2012.

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