Event – Sounds of the Greek World and Beyond: The travel writing of Patrick Leigh Fermor

A commemoration, presented in collaboration with the Society for Modern Greek Studies.

This event will celebrate the travel-writing of Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011), author and Hellenist. After a welcome by Professor Roderick Beaton, Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, and an introduction by Professor Tim Youngs, there will be three individual reflections on Patrick Leigh Fermor’s contribution to travel-writing, followed by a panel discussion. Participants include:

  • Professor Tim Youngs, Director: Centre for Travel Writing Studies, Nottingham Trent University; Founding Editor of Studies in Travel Writing
  • Professor David Roessel, Interdisciplinary Centre for Hellenic Studies, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; author of In Byron’s Shadow: Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination (Oxford 2003)
  • Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith, Visiting Professor: King’s College London and former British Ambassador to Greece; author of Athens: A Cultural and Literary History (Oxford 2004)
  • Dr David Wills, Treasurer-elect: Society for Modern Greek Studies; author of The Mirror of Antiquity: 20th Century British Travellers in Greece (Newcastle 2007)
  • Artemis Cooper, author: Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure  (John Murray 2012)

After a vote of thanks by Professor David Holton, Chairman of the Society for Modern Greek Studies, a reception in the Anatomy Museum will follow. By kind permission of the publisher, copies of Artemis Cooper’s new biography of Patrick Leigh Fermor will be available for purchase at the reception.

For further details of the programme, please see the event flyer

The event is open to all and is free. Prior registration is not necessary.

Organisers: John Kittmer & Dr Liana Giannakopoulo.

Location: King’s College London, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, K6.29 King’s Building, King’s College, Strand, WC2R 2LS – map

When: 20/11/2012 (18:30-20:00)

Contact: Queries should be directed to chsevents@kcl.ac.uk



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