The Bodosakis Foundation website, BLOD (Bodosakis Lectures on Demand), hosts the videos of the panels “Hotels in Times of War and Crisis” and “The Greek Hotel” from our September 2021 conference.

Many thanks to BLOD for inviting and including the HOTEMS symposium in its collection of important cultural, academic and scientific events taking place in Greece.

Watch the panels here: https://www.blod.gr/events/ksenodoheia-sti-logotehnia/

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)