Stathis Gourgouris

Stathis Gourgouris is the author of Dream Nation: Enlightenment, Colonization, and the Institution of Modern Greece (Stanford, 1996), Does Literature Think? Literature as Theory for an Antimythical Era (Stanford, 2003), Lessons in Secular Criticism (Fordham 2013),and editor of Freud and Fundamentalism (Fordham, 2010). Outside these projects he has also published numerous articles on Ancient Greek philosophy, political theory, modern poetics, film, contemporary music, psychoanalysis. He is currently completing work on two other projects of secular criticism: The Perils of the One and Nothing Sacred. He is also an internationally awarded poet, with four volumes of poetry published in Greek, most recent being Introduction to Physics (Athens, 2005). He writes regularly in internet media (such as Al Jazeera, The Immanent Frame, Re-Public), as well as major Greek newspapers and journals on political and literary matters. He is currently the professor of classics and director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society  at Columbia University.

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“Light, Paper, Process” at the Getty
“Light, Paper, Process” at the Getty
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An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann

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Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
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Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
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Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium
Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium