The sixth Biennial Conference of Greek Studies held at Flinders University from 23 to 26 June 2005 marked an important step forward: it became an international conference, thus attracting a considerable number of specialists from Europe as well as academics and post-graduate students from Australia. Fifty-five papers were published in these Proceedings after being assessed as significant contributions to knowledge by scholars of international repute.
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(Department of Languages - Modern Greek, 2007) Frantzi, Kyriaki
Please note: this article is in Greek. The following text owes its basic idea to a research seminar on the poet and painter Nikos Engonopoulos that took place at the University of New South Wales, during which participants made the interesting objection that his art cannot be characterised as surrealistic because his painting perception of space is not related to that of his European colleagues. The text examines the artist’s unorthodox ethnocentric surrealism in general. Using his poem “Bolivar” as a guide and the relationship between surrealism and the subject of the nation as wider theoretical frame, it detects parallel tendencies in the way early surrealism of the period 1920–1950 “was translated” in western countries near and far, mainly in Mesoamerica and Mediterranean countries. The text also comments on this extensive divergence, relating it to its socio-political and cultural context.