Vouleftiko - The Greek language through the eyes of Seferis, May 30tth 2022

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The Municipality of Nafplio in collaboration with the Association of Philologists of Argolis, organizes an event - lecture in the Old Parliamentary building of Nafplio (named Vouleftiko), on Monday, May 30th 2022. We will have the honor of having Mrs. Maria Rosa Caracausi, professor at the University of Palermo in Italy, speaking of the Greek language through George Seferis.

On behalf of the Association of Philologists of Argolis, the speaker will be welcomed by Mr. Boumbaris Nikolaos and Mr. Chatzianastassiou Tassos.
Seferis, this great Nobel Prize-winning poet, a true populist, devoted to the vernacular and the ideology of populism, does not stop emphasizing the main feature of the Greek language: its unified character, which leads to the writer's practice and not only to the transcendence of restrictive and often narrow-minded demarcations between cleaner and municipal. "The language given to us is unified, I think," he says in his essay entitled "Dokimes" (tests).

The venue
The building of the first Greek Parliament named "Vouleftiko" (Nafplio old town on Syntagma Square)

For entering, the face-mask is necessary.

Starting time

Maria Rosa Caracausi
Vouleftiko Nafplio, Βουλευτικό Ναύπλιο

Did you know that?
Maria Rosa Caracausi, Professor of Modern Greek at the University of Palermo, was born in 1959. She has published, among others: "Studi sulla lingua di A. Kalvos" (1993), "Contrasto di una fanciulla ed un giovane" (2003). She is an outstanding Hellenist and her speech is a great honor for the city. She has been awarded the State Prize for Literary Translation of a Work of Greek Literature in a Foreign Language in 2020. 
Giorgos or George Seferis, the pen name of Georgios Seferiades (March 13th 1900 – September 20th 1971), was a Greek poet and diplomat. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate. He was also a career diplomat in the Greek Foreign Service. In 1963, Seferis was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "for his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture"Seferis was the first Greek to receive the prize (followed later by Odysseas Elytis, who became a Nobel laureate in 1979). 
The event is implemented with the support of DOPPAT - Municipality of Nafplio.

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