Conference Participation

The international research member of our project, Dr. Vassiliki Kolocotroni will deliver one of the two keynote lectures, “Hotel Trouble”,  at the HOTEMS project “Literary Hotels” International Symposium, 9-10 September 2021

Three members of our team are presenting papers at the HOTEMS project “Literary Hotels” International Symposium, 9-10 September 2021:

Efterpi Mitsi, “George Gissing’s Grand and Modest Hotels in Late Nineteenth-century Athens”

Chryssa Marinou, “Joseph Roth’s Hotels in the 1920s: The Displaced Male Subject after WWI”

Athanasios Dimakis, “’No Longer a Hotel’: Colonial Hotel Decadence in Lawrence Durrell’s The Alexandria Quartet”

“The Greek Hotel” Panel

The HOTEMS international symposium (9-10 September 2021) will feature a panel (in English) on the Greek hotel in literature and culture:

Mathilde Pyrli, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens/ELIA/MIET
The Athenian Hotel in Transition: from Inns to Grand Hôtels, 1840-1910 
Efterpi Mitsi, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
George Gissing’s Grand and Modest Hotels in Late Nineteenth-century Athens
Polly Hember Online, Royal Holloway, University of London
Stirring the ‘sub-aqueous memory’ in H.D.’s Hotel Mira-Mare 
Vassilis Letsios Online, Ionian University
Ithacas: Cavafy of Travel, Ships, Hotels

For more on Greek hotels at the conference see:

Nikos Filippaios, University of Ioannina
“The Most Original Hotel of the World”: Memory, Crime and Tourism in Giannis Maris’ The Hands of Aphrodite (1963)

 

Conference participation

Athanasios Dimakis presented his HOTEMS paper entitled

That was what the place wanted […] a man”: The Hotel as (Counter) Site of (Queer) Possibility in E. M. Forster’s “Arthur Snatchfold” at the E. M. Forster – Shaping the Space of Culture International E. M. Forster Society Conference, University of Warsaw, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. Online, 7 June 2021

See also our relevant blog post on “Gennaro! Genarro!”

E. M. Forster by Lady Ottoline Morell (1922)