Category Archives: literature

Multiculturalism in a Post-Democratic Society

This post is part of a series on the Cypriot financial crisis. Today, it seems that the Northern European countries’ financial goals stand above the decisions of individual nation-members, especially those in the South. This is apparent from the eradication … Continue reading

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Cyprus and the European Union: A Savior and its Double

On March 19, 2013, the members of the Cypriot Parliament were called to make a decision that could have changed the lives of Europeans forever. The Parliament was asked to accept or reject the bailout plan set by the European Central Bank, … Continue reading

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Conversations on Europe with Natalie Bakopoulos

Yesterday, novelist Natalie Bakopoulos delivered a talk on the current crisis in Greece and its consequences, heightened nationalism, concerns about immigration and security, in the Conversations on Europe series. In her own words Natalie gave us a new perspective as an essayist: “I am … Continue reading

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U-M Professor, Novelist Natalie Bakopoulos on Greek Crisis

The Center for European Studies and Modern Greek Program at the University of Michigan are pleased to present a Conversations on Europe lecture by Natalie Bakopoulos titled, “Athens, Notice Your Poet,” on Thursday, October 4th at the U-M’s International Institute.  … Continue reading

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Conversations on Europe

Join the Center for European Studies for a new season of the Conversations on Europe lecture series.  The series has been in existence for 12 years and still continues to be a success thanks to visitors, diplomats, public intelectuals, scholars, writers, and musicians. See … Continue reading

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Take a chance on me

The movie “Mamma Mia” (2008) – from a musical which premiered in London and toured to New York, written and directed by Britons and inspired by the songs of Abba – is set on an idyllic (and fictional) Greek island. … Continue reading

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Democracy at Gunpoint. By Natalie Bakopoulos.

Shared from lsa.umich.edu. June 14, 2012 Novelist Natalie Bakopoulos  is a Lecturer in English and an Affiliated Faculty in Modern Greek at the University of Michigan. Democracy at Gunpoint Its economy in turmoil, all eyes are on Greece these days, as … Continue reading

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Looking back at CES year

With the academic year behind us, things have slowed down somewhat at CES, and this is an opportunity to look back at the year that was. CES would like to invite you to visit our Facebook  Page, YouTube Channel, and iTunesU … Continue reading

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“I could never be the poet of one country”

These are the words of Mehmet Yashin, a writer from Cyprus who is going to give a talk at the U of Michigan with the title: “Writing in a Mediterranean Island. In-Between Languages and Literary Spaces.”  The talk is taking … Continue reading

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Hello CES Community!

Welcome to Eyes on Europe – where members of the CES community blog responses to current events, write about their research and interact with others. Please join us for the CES End of Semester Luncheon on Monday, December 5th at 12 noon, … Continue reading

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