Call for Applications, International Cavafy Summer School 2018

Following the inaugural summer school that took place in July 2017, on the theme of "Cavafy in the World," this year’s program will take place July 9-15, 2018. The International Cavafy Summer School 2018 will focus on "Cavafy and Antiquity," a theme that shares many points of connection with the first summer school and its global concerns. 

The International Cavafy Summer School is a major international annual scholarly event organised by the Cavafy Archive and the Onassis Foundation, the first such regular event to be devoted exclusively to Cavafy and the impact of his work.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Onassis Foundation and the Cavafy Archive, the Summer School will be able to cover all expenses for tuition, food, and board for all participants. Students and early career researchers can also apply for a grant to cover all or part of their travel expenses for coming to Athens.

The Cavafy Summer School is a unique opportunity to attend world-class talks and to showcase new research. Doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and early-career academics whose work relates to the fields of Comparative Literature, World Literature, Gender Studies, Cavafy Studies, Greek Studies and related areas, and who would like to take part in the Cavafy Summer School are encouraged to apply with:

a) a letter containing a short overview of current research and motivation for participating in the school (no more than 500 words)

b) a description of the specific topic they would like to undertake during the Cavafy Summer School in a 30-minute presentation (no more than 300 words)

c) a full CV 

d) the name of one reference who can be contacted to provide support for the candidate's application

In exceptional cases, one or two post-graduate students with verified skills and an apt interest in the theme of the summer school might also be accepted as participants.

The International Cavafy Summer School is conducted in English. Proceedings will be recorded and parts of the talks published online on the Cavafy Archive YouTube Channel. Knowledge of Modern Greek is not a prerequisite, but familiarity with Cavafy’s work is.

The Cavafy Summer School 2018 deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Please address all relevant material and any inquiries to: Theodoros Chiotis and Marianna Christofi at

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