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Karen Rhoads Van Dyck

Kimon A. Doukas Professor of Hellenic Studies
School: 
School of the Arts
Department: 
Classics Department
Office: 
515 Hamilton Hall, Columbia University, Mail Code: 2873
Email: 
krv1@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-2189
Appointments
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee Global Centers | Istanbul
Biography

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