Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Archive of Modern Greek Prosody: the romantic ballad

Archive of Modern Greek Prosody: the romantic ballad

The aim of the project is the research, study and charting of a completely new unresearched genre of the Greek romantic period(1821-1880), the romantic ballad. The research of independently published books and journals of the period 1821-1882 will enable the locating and cataloguing of all poems which could be characterised as ballads, as well as a first concise description of the course of Greek ballad-writing before Giorgios Byziinos.

Project Director: Nasos Vayenas

Description and aims of project

The aim of the project, which commenced in 2003 and is expected to be completed in December 2004, is the research, study and charting of a completely new unresearched genre of the Greek romantic period(1821-1880), the romantic ballad. The research of independently published books and journals of the period 1821-1882 will enable the locating and cataloguing of all poems which could be characterised as ballads, as well as a first concise description of the course of Greek ballad-writing before Giorgios Byziinos. The findings of the research will be used by the researcher who is carrying it out to write a doctoral thesis on the subject of the ballad of the Greek romantic period. Upon completion of the project, the material of the research which is kept in the Archive of Modern Greek Prosody of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies will be made available to scholars and will assist in the production of studies relating to the poetry of the Greek romantic period.

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