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“In the Peiræus. A Reverie” – Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country (1864) 1500 1076 REVICTO

“In the Peiræus. A Reverie” – Fraser’s Magazine for Town and Country (1864)

The tideless sea rocks with no rippling swell The huge ships borne upon its gloomy breast; No sound disturbs the silence save the bell Which marks the hour; and answering to the rest, The sentry’s cry, All’s well! (170)   “All’s well”, the sentry’s cry, is the pivot around which the nineteen-stanza poem turns from…

Poe’s vision of Zakynthos: Sonnet — To Zante (1837) 640 445 REVICTO

Poe’s vision of Zakynthos: Sonnet — To Zante (1837)

Despite never having visited Greece, the American Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) seems to have been deeply impressed by the literary figure of the British Lord Byron and his Philhellenic stance. In fact, Poe’s sympathy for the Greek cause may have even led him to claim that he left “without a dollar on a quixotic expedition…

The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847), Part II 800 541 REVICTO

The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847), Part II

Part II: “Erotion – A Tale of Ancient Greece” “Erotion – A Tale of Ancient Greece” propels the reader back to the Homeric age and relates a situation of crisis. It then poses a dilemma similar to the one Constantine and Erota faced in “The Pearl of the Bosphorus”: attachment to family bonds or devotion…

The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847) 849 1200 REVICTO

The Greek Maiden and Filial Love in the Dublin University Magazine (1847)

Part I: “The Pearl of the Bosphorus – a Tale of the Phanar” In 1847, two Greek-themed short stories were published anonymously in the Dublin University Magazine. The first is entitled “The Pearl of Bosphorus – a Tale of the Phanar” and it appeared in two parts, in the issues for January and February. The…

REVICTO at BAVS2022 1361 843 REVICTO

REVICTO at BAVS2022

We are very pleased to announce that our team member, Tatiana Kontou, will present a paper entitled ‘Photography, Play and Marie Spartali Stillman’ in the BAVS2022 international Conference. The Conference is organized by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) and will take place in Birmingham, on 1-3 September 2022. You may browse the full…

REVICTO at the CIVIS Summer School, June 2022 1280 720 REVICTO

REVICTO at the CIVIS Summer School, June 2022

Professor Efrerpi Mitsi gave a keynote lecture entitled “Women Travellers to Greece” at the CIVIS Summer School on Culture, French Travel and European Mobilities. The Summer School took place at the Faculty of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens on June 19th – June 25th, 2022. Read more about the CIVIS Summer School on Culture, French…

REVICTO at the Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA), June 2022 595 841 REVICTO

REVICTO at the Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA), June 2022

We are happy to announce that Professor Efterpi Mitsi will present a paper titled “Women Writers and the Marketing of Modern Greece in Victorian Periodicals” at the International Study Day of the Victorian Popular Fiction Association ‘Women & the East: Gendered Narratives of Encounter in Victorian Popular Writing‘. The conference is organised by the G. d’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy, in collaboration…

Revicto International Conference 2022 – Highlights 150 150 REVICTO

Revicto International Conference 2022 – Highlights

REVICTO International Conference “Greece in Victorian Popular Culture” – Press Release 932 1369 REVICTO

REVICTO International Conference “Greece in Victorian Popular Culture” – Press Release

The REVICTO research program of the NKUA (“Representations of Modern Greece in Victorian Popular Culture”, H.F.R.I. funded) is organizing the international conference “Greece in Victorian Popular Culture”. The Conference will be hybrid and will take place in 8-9 April 2022. The program is available here. Online attendance will be free to all persons interested. Prior…

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