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Gregory Jusdanis

Gregory Jusdanis

Gregory Jusdanis

Humanities Distinguished Professor


(614) 292-3785

272 University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH, 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Modern Greek Literature and Culture
  • C. P. Cavafy
  • Aesthetics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Nationalism
  • Friendship


  • Ph.D. Birmingham University (UK) 1983
  • B.A. McMaster University (Canada) 1978



A Tremendous Thing, Friendship from the Iliad to the Internet




  Fiction Agonistes  The Necessary Nation

Belated Modernity and Aesthetic Culture: Inventing National Literature  The Poetics of Cavafy: Textuality, Eroticism, History (Princeton, 1987)

Other Publications

Writes blogs regularly at ARCADE

Professor Jusdanis on Twitter


  • 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens
  • 2012 Onassis Visiting Scholar -- University of Michigan, Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia), Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • 2011  American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
  • 2006  Humanities Distinguished Professor
  • 2003  Distinguished Scholar Award, The Ohio State University
  • 1994  Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Fellowship
  • 1992  John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship


  • Modern Greek literature and culture
  • Travel
  • World literature
  • Identities
  • Friendship