The First World War for Greece was only part of a series of conflicts that opened with the Balkan Wars in 1911 and ended with the creation of modern Turkey in 1923. Starting from an unknown gem in UVic’s library collection, the speaker will discuss how the literature of that period does more than reflect on the Greek participation in the Great War. It has left a heavy legacy by reflecting the ebbs and flows of national sentiment, the tragedies of loss and triumphs of survival.
Dr. Evanthia Baboula, Assistant Professor
Department of Art History and Visual Studies
University of Victoria
November 27, 2014
David Strong Building C118