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Barbara Lekatsas

Professor of Comparative Literature, Languages, and Linguistics


PHD, 1985, New York Univ (NYU); MA, 1973, CUNY City Coll; BA, 1971, CUNY City Coll


I teach comparative literature of all periods but have a specialization in the avant-garde in particular and art and literary movements, in general. I also direct the Hofstra in Greece program and support the modern Greek studies minor.

Teaching Interests

I have developed many courses and have taught courses on modern art and literature movements, from Romanticism to the Avant-Garde on an undegraduate and graduate level, have taught in the Women's Studies program, the Honor's program, within the Masters in Humanities program, also interdisciplinary topics, such as psychoanalysis and literature, and courses related to classicism and modernism, as well as modern Greek literature and its ancient Greek context.

Research Interests

Avant-Garde movements, French literature, Mediterranean culture, Modern Poetry, Classicism and Modernism, Poetry, Visual Arts, Women artists, Greek literature

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CLL 151 (LT) THE AVANT GARDE Undergraduate
CLL 188 (LT) PSYCHOANALYSIS & LIT Undergraduate
CLL 191 (LT) ROMANTICISM Undergraduate
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