Students to present their papers at the 22nd ILDS conference

Dark Durrell Poster previewThree students in the Hellenic American University B.A. in English Language and Literature program—Faidra Georgiadou, Panagiota Tsantouli, and Georgios Virvilis—will be presenting papers in the 22nd biennial conference of the International Lawrence Durrell Society. The conference, this year entitled “Dark” Durrell, will be hosted July 4 – 6, 2024 at the University’s campus in Athens.

Dr. Athanasios Dimakis, an ILDS board member and adjunct faculty member at the University, informed students that their abstract proposals had been accepted by the conference committee for presentation at a special student panel during the conference.

“I was blessed to have these students this past term in the Critical Literary Theory course,” says Dr. Dimakis, whose idea it was to bring the 2024 conference to Hellenic American University in the first place, “All three students have scholarly potential, something that the program director Dr Kourbani and I would very much like to encourage them to pursue.”

The proposed papers present material and threads on the recent critical repositioning(s) of Hellenism in twentieth-century Anglophone literature, and specifically:

Faidra Georgiadou:
Title: "The Figuration of Corfu and Other Philosophical Musings in H.D’s Tribute to Freud and Lawrence Durrell’s Prospero’s Cell"

Panagiota Tsantouli:
Title: "Shadows of the Mediterranean: Exploring Darkness in Lawrence Durrell’s The Dark Labyrinth and Odysseas Elytis’ 'To Axion Esti'"

Georgios Virvilis:
Title: "'The Beggar Greek': The Figuration of Greece in Henry Miller’s The Colossus of Maroussi"

  • Download the conference’s program here.