The International Cavafy Summer School is entering its fourth year and, for 2020, is titled “Cavafy Mediated”. This initiative of the Cavafy Archive and the Onassis Foundation aims to research the work of the poet and its impact in the world, following a specific theme per year. It currently focuses on the myriad ways in which Cavafy’s work can be “read” today: from print volumes and translations to lyrics quoted in buses, in the metro and the city, from poems and Cavafy-related texts circulated online to abbreviated forms referenced in newspapers and speeches, from the digital collection of the Cavafy Archive to artworks – musical, filmic and theatrical pieces that are produced in response to Cavafy’s life and work. The goal of the International Cavafy Summer School is to bring together academics, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and young scholars, in order to present their research and discuss new approaches in regard to the work of Cavafy.
The International Cavafy Summer School 2020 will take place in the historic building of the Onassis Library, in the center of Athens. This year’s summer school will involve twelve participants meeting for six days of morning and afternoon sessions, 29 June- 4 July, with seminars led by the invited scholars as well as presentations of participants’ own work; seminar participants are expected to attend all sessions. This format encourages participants to engage in creative dialogue with one another, with the workshop leaders, and with the invited scholars, allowing fruitful conversations to develop over the six days of the school and beyond. Additional events may also be scheduled.
Application Deadline: 20 January 2020
Information-Applications at onassis.org