Comparative Literature PhD student, Argyro Nicolaou, is featured in last week’s episode of Veritalk, the GSAS podcast. The episode features her research on the literature of displacement in the Mediterranean region.Apple Podcasts link
During World War II, many Greek people had to flee their homes and seek safety in the Middle East. Today, Syrian refugees flee violence in the Middle East, and wind up on the shores of Greece. Argyro Nicolaou, a PhD student in Comparative Literature, wants us to take a second look at the literature and art that displaced people produce, particularly in the Mediterranean. Can we find common ground between displaced Greeks in World War II, and displaced Syrians today?