This October, Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters celebrates its five years of operation. Ergon started as a joint project, launched in collaboration with Martha E. Klironomos whose ideas and vision have left an indelible imprint in the journal. The conversation started in 2014, and the fist essay was posted on October 30, 2017. Her intellectual presence is still with us.
Since then, we have published a total of 188 postings under a variety of categories ranging from archive building to book review essays, tributes to translations, and essays to editorials among others.
Ergon is vested in sustaining a space hospitable to non-normative voices, critical analysis and reflective appreciation of scholarship and the arts. It does so in a multitude of genres––essays, blogs, interviews, memoirs, book reviews, articles, visual culture, editorials, and translations. We believe it offers an important platform for empowering diaspora studies and asserting a critical presence, sorely needed, in public life. Though the initial focus has been Greek America we will soon be expanding our scope to incorporate conversations across intellectual and academic networks in the Greek diasporas. The new title, Ergon: Greek/American & Diaspora Arts and Letters will reflect this broadened purview.
In our endeavor we have enjoyed immense support from scholars who have worked tirelessly as book review and poetry editors. (Christopher Bakken, Frank Hess, Neovi Karakatsanis, Gerasimus Katsan.)