Dr Maria Zarimis
- Email: email@example.com
- Building: Morven Brown
- Room No: 259
Adjunct Lecturer - Greek Studies
BAppSc UTS, BA Hons, DipEuroStud, PhD UNSW
Darwinian and other evolutionary ideas in modern Greek literature and placing this work in an international context (comparative studies)
Science and literature
Impact of Darwinism on society
History of ideas particularly in science
Cultural and language transmission in the Greek community
In 2012, the coordination and teaching of the following courses:
ARTS1540 Introductory Greek A
ARTS 2542 Gods, Heroines and Heroes in Greek Mythology and Modern Culture (Summer Course)
In 2011, the coordination and teaching of the following courses:
ARTS1540 Introductory Greek A
ARTS1541 Introductory Greek B
ARTS3540 Advanced Greek A
ARTS3541 Advanced Greek B
ARTS 2542 Gods, Heroines and Heroes in Greek Mythology and Modern Culture
Also in previous years coordinated and taught:
ARTS2540 Intermediate Greek A
ARTS2541 Intermediate Greek B
Recent journal articles and conference proceedings:
——'Darwinism and its impact in the recent Greek press', Modern Greek Studies (Australia & New Zealand): A Journal of Greek Letters, Sydney, special edition, December 2012, pp. 155–171. (refereed)
——‘Dock and the Darwin debate in Greece’, Greek Research in Australia, Proceedings of the 7th Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University, June 2007, published June 2009, pp. 369–384. (refereed)
——‘The influence of Darwinian ideas on Greek literary writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: the case of Emmanuel Roidis’, The Historical Review, Institute for Neohellenic Research. National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, vol. 4, 2007, pp. 171–190. (refereed)
——‘Darwinism in modern Greek literature and a re-reading of Grigorios Xenopoulos’ Πλούσιοι και φτωχοί’ [Rich and poor], Ο ελληνικός κόσμος ανάμεσα στην εποχή του Διαφωτισμού και στον εικοστό αιώνα. Πρακτικά του Γ΄ Ευρωπαϊκού Συνεδρίου Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών (ΕΕΝΣ), τομ. 3, Βουκουρέστι, 2-4 Ιουνίου 2006 [The Greek world between the period of the Enlightenment and the twenty-first century. Proceedings of the 3rd Pan-European Conference of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies, vol. 3, Bucharest, 2-4 June 2006], published 2007, pp. 393–402.
——‘Darwinian thought in Grigorios Xenopoulos’ “Athenian Letters” ’, Greek Research in Australia. Proceedings of the 6th Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University, June 2005, published 2007, pp. 245–260. (refereed)
Papers presented :
——'Language and culture: the Greek perspective', at the 11th Biennial International Conference of greek Research in Australia at The University of Sydney, 7-9 Dec 2012.
——'Kazantzakis and Darwin', at the 9th Biennial International Conference of Greek Research in Australia at Flinders University, 30 June-3 July 2011.
——‘A re-reading of Grigorios Xenopoulos’ Πλούσιοι και φτωχοί [Rich and poor]: biology or sociology?' at the 9th Biennial International Conference of the Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, at La Trobe University, Melbourne (11–13 December 2008)
Affiliations and Memberships
Member of The Australian Society for Microbiology.
• September 2012 was invited on local Greek radiostation 2MM to speak in Greek about recent talk on 'Kazantzakis and Darwin'.
• September 2012 was invited by the International Society of Friends of Kazantzakis to speak on 'Kazantzakis and Darwin' at the Australian Archaeological Institute at the University of Sydney.
• public lecture in English on ‘Darwin and Greece’ at the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Sydney in October 2009. The lecture was part of the celebration of Charles Darwin’s double anniversary.
• invited to speak in Greek on SBS Greek radio September 2009 on Darwinism and its general impact on humanity.
•invited to speak in Greek on 2mm Greek radio September 2011 on the Greek language
•research work on Darwinism in modern Greek literature was discussed and cited in the mainstream daily Athens newspaper TO BHMA (pronounced To Vima) in November 15 2009. This was a newspaper article on Darwinism in Greek literature which was one of a series on ‘200 Years of Darwin’. See:
Science in culture and literature
Greek society, language and culture