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Karen Rhoads Van Dyck

Kimon A. Doukas Professor of Hellenic Studies
School of the Arts
Classics Department
515 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University, Mail Code: 2873
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee Global Centers | Istanbul

Karen Van Dyck is the Kimon A. Doukas Professor of Hellenic Studies. She received a BA from Wesleyan (1983), and MA from Aristotle inThessaloniki (1985) and a D.Phil from Oxford (1990).  She writes and teaches on Modern Greek literature and culture, gender, diaspora and translation. She is the author of Kassandra and the Censors: Greek Poetry since 1967 (Cornell, 1998; in translation Agra 2002) and TheRehearsal of Misunderstanding: Three Collections by Contemporary Greek Women Poets (Wesleyan 1998) and editor of The Scattered Papers of Penelope: New and Selected Poems by Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke (Anvil, 2008; Graywolf, 2009), A Lannan Translation Selection. She is co-editor of A Century of Greek Poetry (Cosmos, 2004) as well as of The Greek Poets: Homer to thePresent (Norton, 2009). Besides these projects she has publishedarticles on Diaspora literature, the Language Question, translation and multilingualism. She has directed the Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia since 1988 and been an active member of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Center for Literary Translation and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. She is currently working with the Fulbright commission on an inter-university and interdisciplinary project that connects Greek and American scholars in Translation Studies.

Research & Other Works
Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry: Introduction
Literature Between Languages and Its Lessons for Translation
Translating a Canonical Author: C. P. Cavafy
The Autobiography of Translation
A Cultural ABCs: Insight Guide: Greece
“I run with the future ahead of me and the cops behind me”: A roundtable on Margarita Karapanou
The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present--Introduction: Early Modern
Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing: Rhea Galanaki
Maria Laina
Jenny Mastoraki
The Scattered Papers of Penelope: New and Selected Poems by Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke--Introduction: The Island of Return
Transkulturelle Literatur und Übersetzungen
Greek Poetry Elsewhere
Tracing the Alphabet in Psycharis’s Journey
Bruised necks and crumpled petticoats: What’s left of myth in contemporary Greek women’s poetry
The Language Question and the Diaspora
Avant-garde translation: a conversation with Diamanda Galás
The Homophonic Imagination: On Translating Modern Greek Poetry
Forms of Cosmopolitanism
Women's Poetry and The Sexual Politics of Babel
Introduction to Translation and Deterritorialization
Reading between Worlds: Contemporary Greek Women's Writing and Censorship
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