Sunday, May 11, 2014

Greek American Studies Resource Portal Update – Spring 2014 (Installment 2)

Submitted by Yiorgos Anagnostou

Autobiography–Memoir–Biography

Chrissochoidis Ilias. On the Trails of the American Dream: A Tale of Self-exile - A voyage of no Return (Greek Edition) (Stanford: Brave World, 2011), 122 pp. ISBN 978-0615479330.

The adventures and reflections of a young intellectual as he prepares to emigrate to America.”

Blogs & Resource Portals – a) Blogs

Greek-American Family Notes

            In reference to Greek Americans in Stockton, CA

Greek American Girl, www.greekamericangirl.com

Irene Archos, the founder of Greekamericangirl.com, has been a journalist, writer, editor and teacher for over two decades.  The idea for the site was spawned after a very stoggy, conservative and male-oriented media outlet killed her weekly column, “On Being a
Greek American” because it was not “politically correct.”  Not discouraged, she compiled her weekly essays into a longer memoir published under the same title.  After getting fed up with pitching story ideas and essays to the narrow clique of male-dominated news organizations, she decided to take matters into her own hands.  Thus, Greekamericangirl.com was born.  The impetus for the site was spawned by the need for a targeted journal who took the needs, issues and accomplishments of women of the Hellenic diaspora seriously.  While Greek Americans and other Diaspora groups have been in the country for centuries, there is as of yet no magazine or other media product that broadcasts the female voice. The Greek media machine amounts to little more than blurbs about which organization or society met and had dinner, gave an award, or cut a “basilopita.” It was hard to find a publication where the real issues that plague our cultural group, especially from a woman’s perspective, were talked about honestly. Additionally, because Greek women are so underplayed in their patriarchal societies, a site which featured their accomplishments and gave them the credit they deserved was crucial. Read more, http://greekamericangirl.com/advertise/

Πού είμαι; Α, ναι... στην Αμερική... (http://poueimai.wordpress.com/)

…Ξεκίνησα το παρόν ιστολόγιο χωρίς σαφή στόχο, για να καταπολεμήσω την απομόνωση που ένιωσα καθώς βρέθηκα ξαφνικά σ’ένα απόλυτα ξένο περιβάλλον, μόνη μου μέσα στο σπίτι για ώρες ατελείωτες, μακριά απ’ τους ανθρώπους και τα μέρη που μέχρι τότε πλαισίωναν τη ζωή μου. Γρήγορα συνειδητοποίησα ότι είχε τη δυνατότητα να μετατραπεί σε διαρκές “θάψιμο” πολιτιστικών χαρακτηριστικών της Αμερικής, εξέλιξη που καθόλου δεν επιθυμούσα. Ταυτόχρονα κατάλαβα ότι θα μπορούσε να είναι μια διέξοδος για όλες τις σκέψεις μου τις σχετικές με τη μεταμοντέρνα εποχή, την κρίση, την εθνική ταυτότητα, τη συλλογική κουλτούρα, τον πολιτιστικό μας χαρακτήρα, σκέψεις που με απασχολούν πολύ και που δεν μπορώ εύκολα να μοιραστώ υπό τις παρούσες συνθήκες. Έτσι, αυτά που διαβάζετε εδώ αποτελούν κάτι ανάμεσα σε πολιτιστικό σχολιασμό, δημόσιο στοχασμό και προσωπική μαρτυρία, καθώς συνοδεύουν την αναζήτησή μου για το τι σημαίνει ή τι θα έπρεπε να σημαίνει να είμαστε Έλληνες σήμερα. Όσο συνεχίζω να γράφω, εύχομαι να βρω,  τόσο εγώ, όσο – γιατί όχι; – ίσως κι εσείς, κάποιες απαντήσεις στα υπαρξιακά ερωτηματικά που δε σταματούν να με προβληματίζουν. Διαβάστε περισσότερα, http://poueimai.wordpress.com/about/


Blogs & Resource Portals – Blog Entries

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. “How Do we Teach Race in Courses on European Americans?” http://immigrations-ethnicities-racial.blogspot.com/2013/07/how-we-teach-race-in-courses-on.html

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. “Zorba Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: The Creation of an American Zorba,” http://immigrations-ethnicities-racial.blogspot.com/2013/08/zorba-doesnt-live-here-any-more.html


Blogs & Resource Portals – b) Resource Portals

Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia

Greek Historical Society of the San Francisco Bay Area

Growing Up Greek American, 
https://www.facebook.com/GrowingUpGreekAmerican
Growing Up Greek in Astoria, New York https://www.facebook.com/groups/GrowingUpGreekInAstoria/
The Amerikanaki - Greek American humor  https://www.facebook.com/TheAmerikanaki
Diaspora
Βεντούρα, Λίνα & Λάμπρος Μπαλτσιώτης. «Εισαγωγή Κρατικές πολιτικές για ομοεθνείς μειονότητες και πληθυσμούς της διασποράς: Η σύγκλιση των προσεγγίσεων», στο Λίνα Βεντούρα & Λάμπρος Μπαλτσιώτης (επιμ.), Το Έθνος Πέραν των Συνόρων: «Όμογενειακές» Πολιτικές του Ελληνικού Κράτους. Βιβλιόραμα, (2013): 930.

Βόγλη, Ελπίδα [Vogli Elpida]. «Το ‘Ετος Αποδήμου Ελληνισμού’ (1951): Η ελληνική ομογενειακή πολιτική στις απαρχές του Ψυχρού Πολέμου», στο Λίνα Βεντούρα & Λάμπρος Μπαλτσιώτης (επιμ.), Το Έθνος Πέραν των Συνόρων: «Όμογενειακές» Πολιτικές του Ελληνικού Κράτους. Βιβλιόραμα, (2013): 345372.

Βόγλη, Ελπίδα [Vogli Elpida]. «Η ελληνική πολιτική απέναντι στους απόδημους Έλληνες κατά το πρώτο μισό του 20ού αιώνα», στο M. Rossetto, M. Tsianikas, G. Couvalis  and M. Palaktsoglou (eds), Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2009, Flinders University Department of Languages-Modern Greek: Adelaide, South Australia, (2011): 661–671. (Το άρθρο είναι διαθέσιμο στο διαδίκτυο:

Βόγλη, Ελπίδα [Vogli Elpida]. «Το έθνος και η ελληνική διασπορά στον πολιτικό λόγο του Κωνσταντίνου Τσάτσου», στο Κωνσταντίνος Τσάτσος, φιλόσοφος, συγγραφέας, πολιτικός (Πρακτικά Διεθνούς Επιστημονικού Συνεδρίου, Αθήνα, 6-8. Νοεμβρίου 2009), Γρανάδα-Αθήνα: Κέντρο Βυζαντινών, Νεοελληνικών και Κυπριακών Σπουδών, Εταιρεία Φίλων Κ. και Ι. Τσάτσου (2010): 667–682.

Vogli, Elpida. “The Making of Greece Abroad: Continuity and Change in the Modern Diaspora Politics of a “Historical” Irredentist Homeland”, in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 17.1 (2011): 14–33.

Vogli, Elpida. “A Greece for Greeks by Descent? Nineteenth-Century Policy on Integrating the Greek Diaspora”, στο Dimitris Tziovas (επιμ.), Greek  Diaspora and Migration since 1700: Society, Politics and Culture, Surrey: Ashgate (2009): 99–110.

Kaloudis, George. Greeks of the Diaspora: Modernizers or an Obstacle to Progress? International Journal on World Peace. Vol. 23.2 (June 2006): 49–70.

Dissertations and Theses
Σωτηροπούλου, Χρυσάνθη, Η Διασπορά στην Ελληνική Κινηματογραφία. Επιδράσεις και επιρροές στη θεματολογική εξέλιξη των ταινιών της περιόδου 1945-1986. Διδακτορική Διατριβή, Εθνικό και Καποδιστριακό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών (ΕΚΠΑ), Σχολή Νομικών, Οικονομικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών, Τμήμα Πολιτικής Επιστήμης και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, 1992.

Vournelis, Leonidas V. Living the Crisis: Identities and Materialities in a Transnational Greek Setting. Diss. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2012.
Documentary – a) Documentaries

a) Documentaries

Καρπόζηλος, Κωστής και Κώστας  Βάκκας. [Karpozilos, Kostis and Kostas Vakkas]. Ταξισυνειδησία – Η Άγνωστη Ιστορία του Ελληνοαμερικανικού Ριζοσπασμού. [Greek-American Radicals: the Untold Story]. Idea Films, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5v-CoXED9w&feature=em-upload_owner (entire documentary w/ english subtitles)

Scotes, Athena, A Last Song to Xenitia http://www.xenitia.net/

Xanthopoulos, Lefteris. “George Papanicolaou Documentary” (2013) (Greek with English subtitles)

c) Documentaries – Reviews

Reviews of Kαρπόζηλος, Κωστής και Κώστας  Βάκκας. [Karpozilos, Kostis and Kostas Vakkas]. [Greek-American Radicals: the Untold Story]. Idea Films, 2013:

Χριστόπουλος, Δημήτρης. 2014. «Την ύφεση την συνηθίζεις διότι έρχεται αργά σαν την αρθρίτιδα». Χρόνος, τεύχος 9, Ιανουάριος [review Greek American Radicals – The Untold Story] http://www.chronosmag.eu/index.php/e-spl-fs-sth-e-g-s-the.html

Despina Lalaki’s review translated into English by Nicholas Levis, “The Predicament of the Greek Diaspora: Economic Crisis, Immigrant Radicalism and Greek-American Ethnic Identity.” Χρόνος, τεύχος 9, Ιανουάριος (2014). http://www.chronosmag.eu/index.php/d-lalaki-the-predicament-of-the-greek-diaspora.html

Gender

Patrona, Theodora. “The Female Ethnic Writer’s Return to the Ancestral Hearth: Greece and Italy Revisited” in Mobile Narratives, eds. Eleftheria Arapoglou, Monika Fodor and Jopi Nymann. London: Routledge (2013): 187–198.

Patrona,Theodora.“Ex-centric Mythic Wanderings in Catherine Temma 
Davidson’s The Priest Fainted (1998)” in Ex-Centric Narratives: Identity, Multivocality and Cross-Culturalism. Eds. Yemenedzi-Malathouni, Rapatzikou, Arapoglou. Bethesda, [Md.]: Αcademica Press, (2012): 233–248.

Greek America – Miscellaneous

Emerging Voices of Greek America. Annamarie Buonocore, Anna Tsiotsias, Georgea Polizos, and Peter Hasiakos.  The AHIF Policy Journal, Vol. 5, Spring 2014.

Patrona, Theodora. “Greek-Americans.” Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia. Ed. Carlos Cortez. Los Angeles: Sage (2013): 1000–1003.

Zanetou, Artemis. "The Fulbright Program and the Future of Hellenism in America." The AHIF Policy Journal, Vol. 5, Spring 2014.


Greek American Studies

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. “White Ethnicity: A Reappraisal.” Italian American Review. 3.2 (Summer 2013): 99–128.

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. “Empowering ‘Greek American Studies.’” http://immigrations-ethnicities-racial.blogspot.com/2013/12/empowering-greek-american-studies.html. December 11, 2013.

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. “Modern Greek Studies at the University Level: Challenges and Opportunities.” Modern Greek Studies Association website, http://mgsa.org/ (2013)

Klironomos, Martha. “The Status of Modern Greek Studies in Higher Education: A Case Study on the West Coast of the United States.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 24.1 (2006): 153–169.

Leontis, Artemis. “Modern Greek Studies at the University Level: Challenges and Opportunities.” The AHIF Policy Journal, Vol. 3, Winter 2011-12.

Leontis, Artemis. “Greek-American Studies are Growing at North American Campuses.” http://www.lsa.umich.edu/UMICH/modgreek/Home/Window%20to%20Greek%20Culture/Modern%20Greek%20Forum/MGF_Leontis_GreekStudies.pdf

History – a) Community and Regional Histories

Doulis, Tom. A Surge to the Sea, “the Greeks in Oregon,” 1977, Jack Lockie & Associates.

Doulis, Tom. Landmarks of Our Past: “The First 75 Years of the Greek Orthodox Community of Oregon,” Gann Publishing Company, 1983.

Doulis, Tom. A Century of Celebration, “Faith, History and Community, A 100 Year Commemorative Album, 1907-2007,” 2007, Jack Lockie & Associates.

Author’s statement: “These articles were written and published locally as my donations to this past of the Greek Orthodox community of Holy Trinity of Portland, Oregon and are enhanced by historic photographs, at a time when this was unusual and involved a great deal of risk to get the valuable photographs turned over by the families at an age when reproduction of photographs was not simple and safe.”
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church San Francisco

Early Years: The history of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is linked to the history of the city of San Francisco. The Orthodox faith has long had a presence in San Francisco with some records dating to 1857. Prior to the establishment of their own parish, Greeks worshipped and Greek priests often ministered to the Greek Orthodox faithful at the only Orthodox church in San Francisco, the Russian Orthodox church , founded in 1868. It wasn’t until 1892 when the Hellenic Mutual Benevolent Society was formed that initiatives to establish a Greek Orthodox church, organize community events and respond to tragic events occurring in Greece got underway. Read more, http://orthodoxwiki.org/Holy_Trinity_Greek_Orthodox_Church_San_Francisco

History – c) History and Historiography Scholarship

Moskos, Peter C., and Charles C. Moskos. Greek Americans: Struggle and Success. (with an introduction by Michael Dukakis). Third Edition. Transaction Publishers. 2014.

Παπαδόπουλος, Γιάννης. «Κράτος, σύλλογοι, Εκκλησία: Απόπειρες ελέγχου των ελλήνων μεταναστών στις ΗΠΑ στις αρχές του 20ού αιώνα», στο Λίνα Βεντούρα & Λάμπρος Μπαλτσιώτης (επιμ.), Το Έθνος Πέραν των Συνόρων: «Όμογενειακές» Πολιτικές του Ελληνικού Κράτους. Βιβλιόραμα, (2013): 219252.

Identity & Immigration

Georgakas, Dan. “On Being Greek in America: Identities.” 
Journal of Modern Hellenism, No. 29 (Winter 2012-2013): 45–65.

Language

Hantzopoulos, M. 2005. “English Only? Greek Language as Currency in Queens, New York City.” In Languages, Communities, and Education,  Z. Zakharia and T. Arnstein eds. 3–8. New York: Society for International Education Teachers College, Columbia University.

Literature &Poetrya) Fiction

Doulis, Tom. Path for our Valor, Simon and Schuster, 1963.

Gus Damianos, one of three protagonists in the pre-Kennedy Special Forces on military maneuvers.

Doulis, Tom. The Quarries of Sicily. Crown. 1969.  

An American translator of an elderly Greek writer during the years of the military Junta as he translates a short novel that is a warning to the United States about its adventure in Vietnam.

Doulis, Tom. The Open Hearth. Xlibris, 2000. Unagented.

The first generation of a Greek family (the Stratons) as they confront the ethnic confusion and privations of the steel industry and unionism in Western Pennsylvania.

Doulis, Tom. City of Brotherly Love. Xlibris, 2008. Unagented.

The second and third generations of the Greek family (the Stratons) as they encounter the politically and racially changed years of post World War Two Philadelphia.

Zervanos, Jim. 2009. Love Park. Brule, WI: Cable Publishing.

In his search for identity and manhood, Peter, the son of a Greek Orthodox priest, discovers a secret that can tear his family apart.


Literature & Poetry – c) Poetry

Alexiou, Nicholas. Astoria: Exile People Places. Boston, Massachusetts: Somerset Hall Press, 2013.

A bilingual collection of poetry in Greek and English about Greeks in America, particularly in the Astoria section of New York.

Αναγνώστου, Γιώργος. Λόγοι χ Αμερικής. Ενδυμίων, 2014. http://issuu.com/basilislaliotis/docs/anagnostou
Illuminations: An International Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Issue 29 (2013).
A special theme issue on Greece, past and present, real and imagined. The volume features poetry, photography, creative nonfiction, works in translation, and vignettes chronicling current life in Greece in the wake of riots and economic sanctions. The issue also looks backward to myth examining the persistence of myth in modern Greek life. Featured writers include Paticia Nelson, Lili Bita, Robert Zaller, Kelly Cherry, Nick Trakakis, James Doyle, Adrienne Kalfopoulou, and many other diasporic writers interested in exploring Greece and Greek heritage.

Mason, David. Ludlow (A Verse–Novel). Los Angeles: Red Hen Press, 2007.

“Mason’s poetry explores a wide range of subjects, including family, relationships, the outdoors, travel, history, and the American West. Adept in traditional forms, Ludlow uses blank verse to tell the story of the 1914 Ludlow massacre—in which miners and their families were killed by the Colorado National Guard. Brighde Mullins, reviewing Ludlow in the Dark Horse, called the book a “cinematic contemplation in poetry” in which Mason examines the lives of real and invented characters, the Colorado terrain, and the immigrant experience.

Mason’s prose includes a memoir about Greece, News from the Village: Aegean Friends (2010), and a collection of essays, The Poetry of Life and the Life of Poetry (1999). He has co-edited the anthologies of poetry Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (1996), Twentieth Century American Poetry (2004), and Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry (2005), as well as the essay collection Twentieth Century American Poetics: Poets on the Art of Poetry (2003)” [Source, http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/david-mason]

Samaras, Nicholas. American Psalm, World Psalm. Ashland Poetry Press, 2014. http://www.spdbooks.org/Producte/9780912592763/american-psalm-world-psalm.aspx?rf=1

Χουλιάρας, Γιώργος. Λεξικό Αναμνήσεων. Μελάνι 2013.
“Το ‘Λεξικό αναμνήσεων’ του Γιώργου Χουλιάρα συνιστά αλφαβητικό μυθιστόρημα της ζωής ενός συγγραφέα... και διαβάζεται με κάθε τρόπο που επιτρέπουν ή επιβάλλουν οι τεχνολογίες της ανάγνωσης. 

Το "Λεξικό αναμνήσεων"... παρετυμολογεί τις εν λόγω περιστάσεις... συνδυάζει προβλέψεις περί διασποράς και αποκαλύπτει τις περιπετειώδεις συνέπειες των γάμων ρομαντισμού και κλασικισμού.

Το "Λεξικό" συνεπάγεται αλφαβητάριο για νεκρούς και ζωντανούς, που εκλιπαρούν... οπισθογραφούν... εκτυφλώνονται ... και απασφαλίζουν αλγορίθμους της πυροτεχνουργικής ιστορίας της γλώσσας μας….” [Source, http://www.biblionet.gr/book/192573/Χουλιάρας,_Γιώργος,_1951-_,_ποιητής/Λεξικό_αναμνήσεων]

Literature & Poetry – d) Poetry reviews

Μπασκόζος, Γιάννης Ν. 2013. «Νίκος Αλεξίου: Ενας Πλακιώτης Μανχατανάς.» Ο Αναγνώστης. 11/27. Review of Astoria: Exile People Places by Nicholas Alexiou (http://www.oanagnostis.gr/νίκος-αλεξίου-ένας-πλακιώτης-μανχατα/)

Literature & Poetry – e) Literature and Poetry Scholarship

Klironomos, Martha. “‘Uncertain Histories Shared or Alone’: Memory in Postmodern Diasporic Writing.” In Studia in Honorem Professoris Jacques Bouchard. ['Festschrift in Honor of Prof. Jacques Bouchard.'] Ed. Dorina M. Magarin. Editura Etnous: Brasov, Romania. Pp. 91–110 (2013).

Music and Song – Performance

League, Panayiotis (Paddy). “Living the Dance in Tarpon Springs: Music and Movement in a Greek–American Community.” Forum Folkloristika: East European Folklife Center. Issue 1 (Spring 2012).
Online, http://www.eefc.org/folkloristika_1-3.shtml

Politics and Ethnicity

Georgakas, Dan. “Election Year Possibilities for Greek American Activism.” The AHIF Policy Journal, Vol. 3, Winter 2011-12.

Sociology

Argeros, Grigoris. "A Look at Americans of Greek Ancestry," The National Herald, June 29-July 5, 2013.

Using recent data from the Census Bureau, this article presents a brief socioeconomic and demographic overview of one segment within the Greek-American group: those of Greek ancestry. http://www.thenationalherald.com/article/59767

Argeros, Grigoris."Brief Analysis of Greek Immigrants in the U.S. Compared to U.S. Immigrants Overall." The National Herald, August 24-30, 2013.

Using up-to-date individual-level census data from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) we briefly examine the socioeconomic status and family/household characteristics of Greek immigrants compared to the overall immigrant population in the U.S. http://www.thenationalherald.com/article/60456 





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