Scientific meeting. Pantelis Prevelakis - Nikos Kazantzakis: language, translation, history

Scientific meeting. Pantelis Prevelakis - Nikos Kazantzakis: language, translation, history

Start Date:  30 Nov 2017

End Date:  30 Nov 2017

Start Date Time:  16.00

Showroom:  Amphitheatre "Melina Mercouri"

The Center for the Greek Language and the Pancretan Brotherhood of Macedonia, in collaboration with the Museum of Byzantine Culture, organize in Thessaloniki a scientific conference titled " P. Prevelakis - N. Kazantzakis: language, translation, history ", on Thursday, November the 30th, 2017 (16: 30-21: 00, " Melina Merkouri " amphitheater, Museum of Byzantine Culture). The Conference is the closing event of the annual celebration of the Pancretan Brotherhood which completes this year, 100 years of action in Northern Greece.

The anniversary that triggered this scientific meeting is the completion of 30 years since the death of Prevelakis in 2016 and 60 years this year since the death of Kazantzakis. The aim of the scientific meeting is to focus on the language of the literary work of the two Cretan writers through different but complementary approaches: lexicography, historical, comparative, critical, and translational. With the co-location of P. Prevelakis and N. Kazantzakis in the Workshop, we seek to highlight not only the friendly and mutual relationship of the two men, but above all the conversation between them in their literary work.

The main speaker, delivering a paper on "Dialectical diversity in the work of Nikos Kazantzakis and Pantelis Prevelakis" is the eminent professor of linguistics at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Mr. Christoforos Charalambakis.

At the meeting were invited and will participate: Mr. Ch.-D. Gounelas, Professor of Modern Greek Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Ms. Chryssa Damianaki, Professor of History of Modern European Art at the University of Salento; Mr. Yiannis Dimitrakakis, Assistant Professor of Modern Greek Literature at the University of Crete; Philologist Eleni Kovaiou, Head of Collections, University of Crete Library; and Bart Soethaert, Scientific Associate at the Center for New Hellenism (CeMoG) of the Free University of Berlin.