Myrto Drizou

Academic CV: MyrtoDrizou_13.12.2022_CV

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Areas of Expertise

 19th- and 20th-century American Literature (especially turn-of-the-century realism and naturalism); comparative and transnational approaches to literary study; women’s fiction; gender studies; Edith Wharton


Ph.D., Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012)

M.A., Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)

M.A., Politics and International Relations, University of Warwick (2006)

B.A., English and Greek Language and Literature, University of Athens (2003)

Courses Taught at Boğaziçi University

Undergraduate Courses

ENGL 105: Introduction to Literary Forms I

EL 101: English Literature I (from the Early Middle Ages to the Renaissance)

EL 102: English Literature II (from the Restoration to the Present)

AS 250: Introduction to American Studies

AL 311: American Literature I (from the Early Colonial Period to the Civil War)

AL 312: American Literature II (from the Civil War to the Present)

AL 489: American Realism and Naturalism

Selected Publications

Edited Collections

Co-editor. New Perspectives on Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: Reading with and against the Grain.

Edinburgh UP. Forthcoming (2023).

Critical Insights: Edith Wharton. Salem Press, 2017.

Journal Issues

Guest-editor. American Literary Naturalism and the World, special issue of CR: The New

Centennial Review, vol. 20, no. 3, 2020, pp. 1-205.

 Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

“American Literature and the Quest for Origin.” Rodolphe Gasché and the Idea of Europe,

special issue of CR: The New Centennial Review. Forthcoming (2024).

“Transatlantic Lloronas: Infanticide and Gender in Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Alexandros

Papadiamantis.” New Perspectives on Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: Reading with and

against the Grain, edited by Stephanie Palmer, Myrto Drizou, and Cécile Roudeau,

Edinburgh UP. Forthcoming (2023).

“Seeking a Home for the Wretched Exotics: Edith Wharton’s Heterotopic Views of Greece.” The

Bloomsbury Handbook to Edith Wharton, edited by Emily J. Orlando, Bloomsbury Academic. Forthcoming (2023).

“Edith Wharton’s Odyssey.” The New Edith Wharton Studies, edited by Jennifer Haytock and

Laura Rattray, Cambridge UP, 2019, pp. 65-79.

“Wavering in Delight: Time, Progress, and the Turn of the Century in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister

Carrie.” American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity, edited by Meredith Goldsmith and Melanie Dawson, UP of Florida, 2018, pp. 56-76.

“The Politics of Time in Frank Norris’s Criticism and Fiction.” Excavatio: International Review

for Multidisciplinary Approaches and Comparative Studies Related to Émile Zola and Naturalism, vol. XXVIII, 2016.

“The Undecidable Miss Bart: Edith Wharton’s Naturalism in The House of Mirth.” 49th Parallel:

An Interdisciplinary Journal of North American Studies, vol. 38, 2016, pp. 21-49.

“‘Go Steady, Undine!’ The Horror of Ambition in Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country.”

Gothic Landscapes: Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties, edited by Sharon Yang and Kathy Healey, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 125-45.

“Citizenship in the ‘Land of Letters’: Edith Wharton’s Literary Home in Exile.” Critical

Insights: American Writers in Exile, edited by Jeff Birkenstein and Robert Hauhart, Salem Press, 2015, pp. 73-87.

“Floundering between Worlds Passed and Worlds Coming: The Charm of the Unstable Balance

in Henry Adams.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, vol. 38, no. 2, 2012, pp. 65-86.

Manuscripts in Preparation

From Antiquarianism to Archaeography: Archaeological Imaginations and the Construction of the American Self


BAP PROJECT 15721 (2019-22):

Mixed Modernities: American and Greek Literatures in an Age of Transition