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Portrait of Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke for Cambridge Centre of Greek Studies



In November's Greek Dialogues Online seminar, Dr Liana Giannakopoulou (Cambridge and CCGS) explores the work of Greek poet Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke, with reference to her use of ancient Greek myth, specifically her revision of the figure of Iphigeneia. Liana discusses the relationship of Anghelaki-Rooke’s poetry with feminist writing, but also how it develops in reaction to the modern Greek canon, through a close reading of the ancient sources and in a fruitful dialogue with modern poets outside Greece.

Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke (1939-2020) is one of Greece’s leading female poetic voices with a work that spans over thirty years. She was also a linguist and an acclaimed translator. Her work is widely read in Greece and it has also received official recognition: it has been awarded the Greek National Poetry Prize in 1985 and the Greek Academy’s Poetry Prize in 2000. The body, myth and nature but above all language and its ability to convey emotions and experiences are central features of her poetry.

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Topic: Greek Dialogues Online - Ancient Greek myth in the poetry of Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke: challenging tradition
Time: 23rd November, 2021 at 06:30 PM GMT

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Meeting ID: 919 1852 7178
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Header image based on: 

Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke, Photo © Dimitris Gerou, and

Ceiling of the Room of the Giants in Palazzo Te, Mantua (between 1532 and 1534) by Giulio Romano (1499-1546). Photograph: Livioandronico2013


Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 - 18:30 to 19:30
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