Emmanouela Kantzia

Modern Greek (Literature)

Emmanouela Kantzia studied Comparative Literature and Modern Greek Literature at Princeton University (A.B.) and Harvard University (M.A., Ph.D.). She has been a member of the PIERCE faculty since 2008 as a Philologue and IBDP Modern Greek A: Literature instructor. She also serves as a Group A (Language & Literature) Representative. She has published a book-length study of Georgios Vizyinos (The name and the thing: Platonic echoes in Georgios Vizyinos’s short story “Why the Apple-Tree did not Become the Apple-Bearing Tree”, Ermis, 2012) and has co-authored with Kostas Ioannidis the study Three at sea (MIET, 2018). Her research interests include European 19th– and 20th-century European fiction, modernism, the essay as a form, multilingual authors and polyglossia in literature, and the crossings between literature and philosophy. For the past few years, she has been working on the work of Demetrios Capetanakis.