Gonda Van Steen, Associate Professor of Modern Greek and Classics, University of Arizona

Event Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2003 - 14:00

"The Theatricalization of Politics during the Greek Junta, 1967-1974" Prof. Van Steen's talk dealt with the theatricalization of politics by the colonels in this period and the response of theater professionals active under the junta. Professor Van Steen is an Associate professor of Classics and Modern Greek at the University of Arizona. She received her PhD in Classics and Hellenic Studies from Princeton University and is the author of Venom in Verse: Aristophanes in Modern Greece (Princeton University Press), several articles on Modern Greek drama and recently has edited a special issue of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, "Greek Worlds, Ancient and Modern" (Fall 2002). She has also won the 2000 John D. Criticos Prize from the London Hellenic Society and was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University.