Karen Van Dyck

Kimon A. Doukas Professor of Hellenic Studies

Columbia University

Professor Van Dyck writes and teaches on Modern Greek literature and culture, gender, diaspora and translation. She received her D.Phil in Modern Greek Literature from the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford, 1990. She is the author of Kassandra and the Censors: Greek Poetry since 1967 (Cornell, 1998; in translation Agra 2002) and The Rehearsal of Misunderstanding: Three Collections by Contemporary Greek Women Poets (Wesleyan 1998) and editor of The Scattered Papers of Penelope: New and Selected Poems by Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke (Anvil, 2008; Graywolf, 2009), A Lannan Translation Selection. She is co-editor of A Century of Greek Poetry(Cosmos 2004) as well as of the forthcoming The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present (Norton, 2009). Besides these projects she has published articles on Diaspora literature, the Language Question, translation and multilingualism. She is currently completing a book on literature that is structured by the relation between Greek and English. She has directed the Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia since 1988 and been an active member of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Center for Literary Translation and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.