Fields of Study:
- Modern Greek culture
- classical reception and the classic
- civic ethics and democratic politics
- tragedy and the tragic
- word/poetry and music
Books and Special Issues:
- The Tragedy of Revolution: Revolution as Hubris in Modern Tragedy (in progress).
- The Tragic Idea (Duckworth 2006).
- Ethical Politics (ed., special issue of the journal South Atlantic Quarterly, no. 95: 4, 1996).
- The Rise of Eurocentrism: Anatomy of Interpretation (Princeton University Press, 1993).
- The Humanities as Social Technology (co-ed., special issue of the journal October, no. 53, 1990).
- Literature as National Institution: Studies in the Politics of Modern Greek Criticism (Princeton University Press, 1988).
- Twentieth-Century Literary Theory: An Introductory Anthology (co-ed., 1987).
- The Text and Its Margins: Post-Structuralist Approaches to Twentieth-Century Greek Literature (co-ed., 1985).
- "Neoliberal Austerity and Left Melancholy," Michigan Quarterly Review, Winter 2018
- Review essay of Aamir R. Mufti's Forget English! Orientalisms and World Literatures, boundary 2, September 2016.
- “Left Melancholy in the Greek Poetry Generation of the 2000s after the Crisis of the Revolution and Representation,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Occasional Paper #10, June 2016.
- “Eugene O’Neil’s Quest for Greek Tragedy,” in Kathryn Bosher, Fiona Macintosh, Justine McConnell, and Patrice Rankine, eds.: The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas (Oxford University Press, 2015), 211-29.
- “Farewell to the Revolution!” in Manolis Anagnostakis: Poetry and Politics, Silence and Agency in Post-War Greece, ed. Vangelis Calotychos (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012), 115-30.
- “Unbuilding the Acropolis in Greek Literature,” in Classics and NationalCulture, ed. Susan Stephens and Phiroze Vasunia (Oxford University Press, 2010), 182-98.
- “Governance, Hubris, and Justice in Modern Tragedy,” Thesis Eleven 93 (May 2008): 22-35.
- “The Rehearsal of Antiquity in Post-modern Greek Fiction,” in A SingularAntiquity: Archaeology and Hellenic Identity in Twentieth-CenturyGreece, ed. Dimitris Plantzos and Dimitris Damaskos, eds.: (Athens: Benaki Museum, 2008), 163-71.
- “Humanism between Hubris and Heroism,” in Humanism and the Global Hybrid, ed. Mina Karavanta and Nina Morgan (Newcastle UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), 158-73.
- “Stumbling over the ‘Boundary Stone of Greek Philosophy’: Two Centuries of Translating the Anaximander Fragment,” in Festschrift for John P. Kozyris (Athens: Ant. N. Sakkoulas, 2007), 193-210.
- “The Greeks of Art and the Greeks of History,” Modern Greek StudiesJournal of Australia & New Zealand 11-12 (2004): 66-74.
- “Must We Keep Talking about ‘the Balkans’?” Greece and the Balkans: Identities, Perceptions and Cultural Encounters since theEnlightenment, ed. Dimitris Tziovas (Oxford: Ashgate, 2003), 265-7.
- “Classics in Performance,” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 20: 2 (Fall 2002): 191-213.
- “On the Notion of the Tragedy of Culture,” in Agon, Logos, Polis: The Greek Achievement and its Aftermath, ed. Johann P. Arnason & Peter Murphy (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2001), 233-55.