September 12th ,2007
The Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia University
in cooperation with Kouros Gallery & The Greek Consulate, New York City & with the generous support from a grant by The Stavros Niarchos Foundation
present a lecture by
"Reflections on Sculpture"
Wednesday, September 12th, 6:30 p.m. at 301 Philosophy Hall 1150 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027
Reception to follow
Nicolas Vlavianos (b. 1929) left Greece and law school in 1956 to study art in Paris at the atelier Zadkine and also in Lazlo Szabo's Académie du Feu. Following many other artists of that time, he was to elect iron as his preferred material of work. He was particularly stimulated by ancient sculpture and influenced by Henry Moore. His work was exhibited in the Rodin Museum and was selected for the Réalités Nouvelles. In the decades that followed, with 22 solo, 38 group, and four museum exhibitions, as well as numerous awards in biennials and salons in several countries, he built an international career and immigrated to Brazil, where he now teaches and works at the FAAP School of Arts in São Paulo, Brazil. Vlavianos's lecture will draw from a lifetime's observation on sculpture, its history and techniques, and serves as an accompaniment to an exhibition of the sculptor's work at KOUROS Gallery, from September 6 to October 13, 2007 (23 East 73rd Street, NY, NY 10021 (tel 212-288-5888; www.kourosgallery.com )
September 27th, 2007
ZIGZAG THROUGH THE BITTER-ORANGE TREES
Morningside Bookstore (112 and Broadway) --7:30 pm
October 3rd , 2007
The Third Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Lecture
in the series
ARISTOTLE AND THE MODERNS
THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GOOD ECONOMY: THE VIEW FROM ARISTOTLE TO BERGSON AND RAWLS
by Professor Edmund Phelps, Nobel Laureate in Economic Science, 2006 McVickar Professor of Political Economy, Columbia University
Reception to follow.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 -6:30 p.m.
Rotunda of Low Library Columbia University, 116th Street and Broadway New York, NY
October 16th 2007, 2 p.m. -4 p.m. The Program in Hellenic Studies cordially invites you to:
LITERATURE BETWEEN LANGUAGES
Panel Discussion, 707 Hamilton Hall 2-4 pm Reception following, 617 Hamilton Hall 4-5 pm
Literature Between Languages and Its Lessons for Translation Karen Van Dyck(Columbia)
Moving from Greek to American: God's Snake, Fear and Before Irini Spanidou (NYU)
A Biography Between Worlds: The Book of Eva Eleni Sikelianos (University of Colorado)
co-sponsored by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Center for Literary Translation
April 30th , 2008, 7 p.m.
GREEK WORKS IN ENGLISH
to celebrate the movement of texts between cultures and languages and honor the faculty, fellows and students here at Columbia who make this happen
Peter Constantine (fellow, Hellenic Studies) will present a new translation by Karen Emmerich (graduate student, English and Comp. Literature) of a collection of short stories by Amanda Mihalopoulou --I'd Like (Dalkey Archive, 2008). Translator and author will read from the work.
David Plante (professor, Writing Division, School of the Arts) will present and read from the posthumous collection of poetry by Nikos Stangos --Pure Reason (Thames & Hudson, 2007).
Karen Van Dyck (professor, Modern Greek Literature) will present and read from her forthcoming collection of translations of poems by Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke --The Scattered Papers Of Penelope (Anvil, 2008 and Graywolf, 2009).
301 Philosophy Hall 7pm, Wednesday April 30th, 2008 All are welcome Please join us afterwards for mezedes and wine
Co-sponsored by the Center for Literary Translation and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. We are particularly grateful to the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation for their long-standing support of the Program and special events such as this one.