W. Stroebel

William Stroebel

Lecturer in Modern Greek Literature and Language

I am a comparatist of Modern Greek and Turkish languages and literatures, driven by an abiding fascination with the diverse faces of Hellenic cultural production in the modern Mediterranean. My first book project focuses on the first half of the twentieth century, when Greek and Turkish nationalisms were carving up the Aegean into isolated ghettos; working against this national partition, I uncover ongoing parallels and points of contact between particular Greek- and Turkish-language works of literature, often through the agency of minor and overlooked figures like editors, amanuenses, oral witnesses, and readers-turned-translators or readers-turned-writers. Both my research and my teaching are informed by broader interests in Mediterranean Studies, Book History, material networks, and Classical Reception.

Education
 
PhD in Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, 2017
MA in Comparative Literature, Aristotle University, Greece, 2008
BA in Classics and English, Grinnell College, 2004
 
Select Awards
 
ACLA Bernheimer Award for Best Dissertation in Comparative Literature, 2019
ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, 2019
Rare Book School Director’s Scholarship for Descriptive Bibliography, 2018
Princeton Library Research Grant, with generous support from the Seeger Center, 2015