Nektaria Klapaki

Visiting Assistant Professor
Nektaria Klapaki



Nektaria Klapaki is Acting Assistant Professor of Hellenic Studies at the University of Washington. A graduate of the University of Crete (B.A. in Classics with distinction), and the University of London (M.A. and Ph.D. in Modern Greek Studies), she joined the University of Washington in 2010 as Alexander S. Onassis Visiting Assistant Professor, having previously held teaching appointments at the Norwegian Institute in Athens, the University of Thessaly, and the Hellenic Open University. Her research interests encompass the presence of epiphany in modern Greek and European literature; encounters of modernism and Hellenism; modern receptions of the classical heritage; modern travel literature, as well as issues of memory, gender and cultural nationalism. Her publications include invited and contributed articles on epiphany in modern Greek literature, on modern travel literature, on Greek modernism, and on the relationship between poetics and apophatic theology. Klapaki is currently working on a book-length comparative study of epiphany in nineteenth and twentieth-century Greek poetry.

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