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New York, March 3: Kazantzakis celebretion

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The conference is hosted by the A. S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies, New York University and sponsored by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture, the International Society of the Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis in Geneva, the National Book Center (EKEBI), the Embassy of Greece in Washington and the Consulate General of Greece in New York. "Greece in Print" will exhibit a collection of Kazantzakis' books in English and in Greek, as well as a collection of books about Kazantzakis' work.

Time and place: Saturday, March 3, 2007, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., in NYU's Jurow Hall, located in the Silver Center at 100 Washington Square East, entry on Waverly Place. Telephone: 212 998-3950. A map is available at . Free admission.

9:30 a.m. Greetings

9:35 Why Read Kazantzakis in the Twenty-First Century? Peter Bien

10:00 Why Read Kazantzakis in the 21st Century?: A Constructive (Rather than Deconstructive) Postmodern Response. Daniel A. Dombrowski

10:25 Anti-nihilism in the Thought of Nikos Kazantzakis. Christos Galanopoulos

10:50 Reading Kazantzakis Today: A Christian Theological Perspective. Darren J. N. Middleton

11:15 Coffee break

11:45 Kazantzakis and Cavafy on Julian the Apostate: In defense of Skepticism. George Syrimis

12:10 p.m. Kazantzakis's Comedy: The Tragedy of Christianity as a Discipline. Andrea Rosso Efthymiou

12:35 Kazantzakis' Ethical Humanism : Inspiration for Saving the Earth. Thanasis Maskaleris

1:00 Lunch for everybody: speakers and audience

1:50 Kazantzakis: from the Cretan Glance to the Divine Flame. John P. Anton

2:15 The Ideological and Aesthetic Perspective in Kazantzakis's Dramas: Is It Still Valid? Kyriaki Petrakou

2:40 Governance and Justice in Modern Tragedy. Vassilis Lambropoulos

3:05 Dramatic reading from Capodistria. Yannis Simonides

3:30 Woman as Symbol in Kazantzakis's Writings. Constance Tagopoulos

3:55 "Between Two Reigns": Multiculturalism and Incommensurability of Paradigms in Nikos Kazantzakis's Odyssey. Athena Vouyouca

4:20 Coffee break

4:45 Kazantzakis the Greek?: Travel and Leisure, Hunger and Pathos in Nikos Kazantzakis's Journeying. Vangelis Calotychos

5:10 Music Inspired by the Works of Nikos Kazantzakis. Nikos Metallinos

5:35 Theodorakis's Songs from his Zorba ballet. Lina Orfanos & Spiros Exaras

For further information, contact one of the following:

Peter Bien, 603 643-5524,

Nikos Metallinos 514 848-2424, ext. 2536.

Niki Kekos, 212 998-3990,

Yannis Fakazis
Greece In Print                             
262 Rivervale Road                        7 Fragoklisias Street
River Vale, NJ 07675 USA               Marousi 151-25 Greece
Tel: 201-666-7374                        Tel:  210-619-9149 
Fax: 201-664-3402                        Fax: 210-610-4707

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