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2014 PIIRS Global Seminars

Pile of bousouki in Athens, Greece  Paradise  Acropolis theater  Greek tavern, Athens, Greece  Parthenon Without Scaffolds  The Theater of Herod Atticus

A Land of Light and Shadows: Modern Greek Literature and Photography

Athens, Greece, June 16 - July 25, 2014

Faculty Director

Eduardo Cadava, a professor of English at Princeton, is also a professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. A prolific author, he has written extensively on topics ranging from literature, philosophy, photography, architecture, music, democracy, war, memory and forgetting, race and slavery, human rights and citizenship, and the ethics of decision-making. His books include, as author, Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History (1998), Emerson and the Climates of History (1997), and Fazal Sheikh: Portraits (2011); and, as coeditor, Who Comes after the Subject? (1991), Cities without Citizens (2004), and a special issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly entitled “And Justice for All?: The Claims of Human Rights” (2004). He is currently completing a translation of Nadar’s memoirs, Quand j’étais photographe for MIT Press and a collection of essays on the ethics and politics of mourning entitled Of Mourning and Politics. Another book, Paper Graveyards: Essays on Art and Photography, is forthcoming in 2014.