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Literature

Writing a Woman’s Life: Eva Palmer Sikelianos, with Artemis Leontis

November 30, 2023

ATHENS – College Year in Athens (CYA) continues its Virtual Lecture Series via Zoom on Wednesday, December 6, 12 PM ET / 7 PM Greece, with an engaging and insightful virtual lecture about the extraordinary life of Eva Palmer Sikelianos.

Esteemed guest speaker, Professor Artemis Leontis, C. P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan, will delve into the biography of the Bryn Mawr-educated American visionary who lived in Greece from 1907 to 1933 and was married to the renowned poet Angelos Sikelianos.

CYA Professor Nina Papathanasopoulou will facilitate the lecture and serve as the discussant for this thought-provoking session.

To attend ‘Writing a Woman’s Life: Eva Palmer Sikelianos,’ please register online: https://tinyurl.com/dpd8bcud.

Even if you cannot participate in the live event, registering will ensure you receive the recording, which will be sent within 1-2 days after the lecture.

After registration, you will receive a Zoom confirmation email to join the discussion. You may ask questions through the Chatbox or Q&A feature on Zoom.

Professor Leontis is the author of Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins and will delve into various aspects of Eva Palmer Sikelianos’ life, including her pivotal contributions to the revival of ancient traditions, her collaborative efforts with her husband, the Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos, in organizing the Delphic Festivals in the 1920s, and the complexities of her unconventional lifestyle.

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