Roderick Beaton – David Ricks

Roderick Beaton – David Ricks

 


Professor Roderick Beaton 

Koraes Professor of Modern Greek & Byzantine History, Language & Literature, King’s College London 

Director, Centre of Hellenic Studies

Roderick Beaton grew up in Edinburgh where he first studied Latin and ancient Greek before going on to Peterhouse, Cambridge, to graduate with a BA in English Literature and a PhD in Modern Greek. He came to King’s in 1981 as Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and Literature, and in 1988 was appointed to the Koraes Chair. For ten years he headed the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (whose functions since 2015 have been taken over by the Department of Classics), and from 2012 to 2016 is Director of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, part of the Arts & Humanities Research Institute.


From October 2009 to September 2012 he held a Major Leverhulme Fellowship, and during autumn 2010 the Visiting Fellowship of the British School at Athens, on whose Council he also serves. His most recent book, arising out of his Leverhulme-funded research, is Byron’s War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution (2013), which won the Runciman Award and the Elma Dangerfield Prize iand was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA).

Research Output

Byron and Politics: ‘Born for Opposition’

McClay, D. (ed.), Breen, S. (ed.), Sambrook, K. (ed.), Beaton, R. (ed.) & Kenyon-Jones, C. (ed.) Jun 2013 N/A ed. London: King's College London. 38 p.

Research output: Book/Report › Book

Byron’s War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution

Beaton, R. 30 Apr 2013 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 338 p.

Research output: Book/Report › Book

A History of Greece

Beaton, R. Apr 2012 In : EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY. 42, 2, p. 342-343 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

The Chronicle of Morea: Historiography in Crusader Greece

Beaton, R. Oct 2011 In : SPECULUM. 86, 4, p. 1125-1126 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

ADAMANTIOS KORAIS AND THE EUROPEAN ENLIGHTENMENT

Beaton, R. 2011 In : TLS: the Times literary supplement. 5636, p. 10 - 11 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

Εισαγωγή στο έργο του Καζαντζάκη: Επιλογή κριτικών κειμένων

Beaton, R. (ed.) 2011 Heraklion and Athens: Panepistimiakes Ekdoseis Kritis. 726 p. (Θεωρία και κριτική της λογοτεχνίας [Literarytheoryandcriticism])

Research output: Book/Report › Book

From ancient to modern: Byron, Shelley, and the idea of Greece

Beaton, R. 2010 In : The Athens Dialogues. 1, p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Historical poetics: chronotopes in Leucippe and Clitophon and Tom Jones

Beaton, R. 2010 Bakhtin’s Theory of the Literary Chronotope: Reflections, Applications, Perspectives. Bemong, N., Borghart, P., De Dobbeleer, M., Demoen, K., De Temmerman, K. & Keunen, B. (eds.). Ghent: Academia Press, p. 59-76 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

The Byzantine novel in the XIIth century. The discovery of a New World?

Beaton, R. 2010 In : BYZANTINE AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES. 34, 1, p. 111 - 112 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

Korais and the Second Sophistic: The Hellenistic novel as paradigm for a modern literary language

Beaton, R. 2009 Standard Languages and Language Standards: Greek, Past and Present. Georgakopoulou, A. & Silk, M. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate, p. 341-353 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Placing Modern Greece: The Dynamics of Romantic Hellenism, 1770-1840

Beaton, R. 2009 In : BYZANTINE AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES. 33, 1, p. 109 - 110 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797–1896)

Beaton, R. (ed.) & Ricks, D. (ed.) 2009 Farnham: Ashgate. (Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London)

Researchoutput: Book/ReportBook

Ο Καζαντζάκης μοντερνιστής και μεταμοντέρνος

Beaton, R. 2009 Athens: Kastaniotis.

Research output: Book/Report › Book

From Byzantium to Modern Greece Medieval Texts and their Modern Reception

Beaton, R. 2008 Ashgate.

Research output: Book/Report › Book

A Levant Journal by George Seferis

Beaton, R. (ed.) 2007 Jerusalem: Ibis.

Research output: Book/Report › Book

Antique nation? "Hellenes" on the eve of Greek independence and in twelfth-century Byzantium

Beaton, R. 2007 In : BYZANTINE AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES. 31, 1, p. 76 - 95 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Out of Crete - Nikos Kazantzakis, creator of Zorba and The 'Last Temptation of Christ', fifty years on

Beaton, R. 2007 In : TLS: the Times literary supplement. 5438, p. 11 - 13 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial

'Eleni, or Nobody'

Beaton, R. 2004 In : TLS: the Times literary supplement. 5284, p. 6 - 6 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

Balladry in the medieval Greek world

Beaton, R. 2004 The Singer and the Scribe: European Ballad Traditions and European Ballad Cultures. Bennett, P. & Green, R. (eds.). Amsterdam / New York: Rodopi, p. 13 - 21 9 p. (Internationale Forschung zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

El Greco in the work of George Seferis

Beaton, R. 2004 Philopatris: Tomo en honor a Alexis-Eudald Sola. Morfakidis, M. (ed.). Granada: Centro des Estudios Bizantinos, Neogriegos y Chipriotas, p. 337 - 345 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Erotokritos and the history of the novel

Beaton, R. 2004 In : KAMBOS: CAMBRIDGE PAPERS IN MODERN GREEK. 12, p. 1 - 25 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Folk Poetry of Modern Greece

Beaton, R. 2004 Cambridge University Press.

Research output: Book/Report › Book

La fortune de Digénis Akritis: de l'épopée médiévale au symbole du nationalisme grec

Beaton, R. 2004 Formes modernes de la poésie épique: nouvelles approches. Labarthe, J. (ed.). Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang, p. 23 - 35 13 p. (Nouvelle poetique comparatiste - New Comparative Poetics)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

O 'Aionas ton Lavyrinthon'

Beaton, R. 2004 In : TLS: the Times literary supplement. 5284, p. 6 - 6 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

'Aristotle and the secrets of life'

Beaton, R. 2003 In : TLS: the Times literary supplement. 5228, p. 23 - 23 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

Donald Nicol

Beaton, R.2003In : The Guardian.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

George Seferis : waiting for the angel : a biography

Beaton, R. 2003 New Haven: Yale University Press.

Research output: Book/Report › Book

'Digenis Akritis': The Grottaferrata and Escorial versions

Beaton, R. 2002 In : SPECULUM. 77, 1, p. 199 - 200 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

Criticism and philology: approaches to early Modern Greek texts

Beaton, R. 2002 Kaniskin. Studi in onore di Giuseppe Spadaro. di Benedetto Zimbone, A. & Rizzo Nervo, F. (eds.). Sovera Mannelli, Italy: Rubbettino, p. 35 - 44 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Seferis and the novel:'Six Nights on the Acropolis' and the model of Gide

Beaton, R. 2002 George Seferis as a Reader of European Literature. Kostiou, K. (ed.). Thessaloniki: University Studio Press, p. 27 - 38 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Silent urns: Romanticism, Hellenism, modernity

Beaton, R. 2002 In : JOURNAL OF HELLENIC STUDIES. 122, p. 207 - 208 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

Land without novels? Occupation and civil war: the midwives of Greek fiction

Beaton, R. 2001 In : TLS: the Times literary supplement. 5141, p. 14 - 14 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Reading Seferis's politics and the politics of reading Seferis

Beaton, R. 2001 In : KAMBOS: CAMBRIDGE PAPERS IN MODERN GREEK. 9, p. 1 - 35 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Solomos and the Romantic movement

Beaton, R. 2001 In : Moskhovia: Problemi Byzantiniyskoy I Novogrecheskoy Filologii. 1, p. 93 - 100 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

The flame of freedom - The Greek War of Independence, 1821-1833

Beaton, R. 2001 In : TLS: the Times literary supplement. 5139, p. 29 - 29 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

Tod und Verklarung in Crete: transformations of a romantic theme in works by N Kazantzakis and Y Yatromanolakis

Beaton, R. 2001 Crete and Europe: Comparisons, Convergences and Divergences in Literature. Heraklion, Crete: Cretan Literature Centre, p. 175 - 182 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Yorgos Seferis and the novel: A reading of 'Six Nights on the Acropolis' (Revealing the complexity and experimental nature of the realist tradition in Greek literature)

Beaton, R. 2001 In : BYZANTINE AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES. 25, p. 156 - 184 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Letter from Smyrna (George Seferis, Izmir, Turkey)

Beaton, R. 2000 In : TLS: the Times literary supplement. 5090, p. 14 - 15 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial

The world of fiction and the world 'out there': the case of the Byzantine novel

Beaton, R. 2000 Strangers to Themselves: The Byzantine Outsider. Smythe, D. (ed.). Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 179 - 188 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

David Ricks

Professor of Modern Greek & Comparative Literature, King’s College London

David Ricks graduated in classics and philosophy from Christ Church, Oxford and was awarded his doctorate by the University of London. Previously British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Birmingham, he has taught at King’s since 1989. His first book, The Shade of Homer (1989) and many of his later publications maintain an interest in the longue durée of literature in Greek. He has published Byzantine Heroic Poetry (1990) and co-edited a related volume, Digenes Akrites (1993): two further co-edited volumes, Byzantium and the Modern Greek Identity (1998) and The Making of Modern Greece (2009), explore ideologies of modern Greece. Modern Greek Writing (2003) is an anthology, and his own translations have appeared in journals and anthologies. His many essays cover a wide range of poets from Solomos, Kalvos, and Rangavis to Patrikios, Vayenas, and Ganas, and he has published widely on Cavafy.

Research output

Cavafy and the global translation markets

Ricks, D.2013

Research output: Non-textual form › Lecture

Jack in the Box

Ricks, D. 2013 In : Literary Imagination. 15, 1, p. 18-18 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Lucretian moments in modern Greek poetry

Ricks, D. 2013 Reimagining the past: antiquity in modern Greek Culture. Tziovas, D. (ed.). Open University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Mr. Eliot's Confession

Ricks, D. 2013 In : Literary Imagination. 15, 1, p. 17-17 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

The Euthanasiast

Ricks, D. 2013 In : Literary Imagination. 15, 1, p. 19-19 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

To Louis Aragon Et Al.

Ricks, D. 2013 In : Literary Imagination. 15, 1, p. 16-16 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Cavafy and the global translation markets

Ricks, D. 2012 In : Athens Review of Books. 32, p. 43-47 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Modern Greek literature and Orthodoxy

Ricks, D. 2012 The Orthodox Christian World. Casiday, A. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 504-514 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

C.P. Cavafy

Ricks, D. 2010 The Classical Tradition. Grafton, A., Most, G. W. & Settis, S. (eds.). Harvard University Press, p. 0 - 00 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Introduction

Ricks, D. 2010 Nasos Vayenas, The Perfect Order: selected poems 1974-2010. London: Anvil, p. 11-23 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Lorenzatos and Eliot

Ricks, D. 2010 In : Sobornost. 32, 2, p. 6-18 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Nikos Engonopoulos and Anglophone poetry

Ricks, D. 2010 Nikos Engonopoulos, painter and poet. Benaki Museum, Athens, p. 235-240

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

In partibus infidelium: Alexandros Papadiamantis and Orthodox disenchantment with the Greek state

Ricks, D. 2009 The Making of Modern Greece: nationalism, romanticism and the uses of the past, 1797-1896. Farnham: Ashgate, p. 249-258 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Orthographic standardization of the Modern Greek classics: gain and loss

Ricks, D. 2009 Standard Languages and Language Standards – Greek, Past and Present. Georgakopoulou, A. & Silk, M. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate, p. 131-148 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797–1896)

Beaton, R. (ed.) & Ricks, D. (ed.) 2009 Farnham: Ashgate. (Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London)

Research output: Book/Report › Book

“These trees are not content under less sky”: problems in the translation of Romiosini

Ricks, D. 2009 Ritsos, Poet and Citizen. Kedros, Athens, p. 408-415 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Homer in the Greek Civil War (1946-1949)

Ricks, D. 2007 Homer in the Twentieth Century. Graziosi, B. & Greenwood, E. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 231 - 244 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Greek Tradition Revisited

Ricks, D. 2005 In : ARION-A JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES AND THE CLASSICS. 13, 1, p. 131 - 147 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Cavafy's Alexandrianism

Ricks, D. 2004 Alexandria Real or Imagined. Hirst, A. & Silk, M. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate, p. 337 - 351 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

The Shade of Homer A Study in Modern Greek Poetry

Ricks, D. 2004 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press.

Research output: Book/Report › Book

The Shadow of the Greek Civil War in the Poetry of Takis Sinopoulos

Carabott, P. & Sfikas, T. D. (ed.) 2004 The Greek Civil War : essays on a conflict of exceptionalism and silences. Carabott , P. (ed.). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, p. 223 - 237 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

How it strikes a contemporary: Cavafy as a reviser of Browning

Ricks, D. 2003 In : KAMBOS: CAMBRIDGE PAPERS IN MODERN GREEK. 11, p. 131 - 152 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Modern Greek writing: an anthology in English translation

Ricks, D. (ed.) 2003 London: Peter Owen.

Research output: Book/Report › Book

Nea Estia (Critical overview of learned journal dealing with literature)

Ricks, D. 2002 In : TLS: the Times literary supplement. 5160, p. 24 - 25 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Cavafy and the Body of Christ

Ricks, D. 2001 In : JOURNAL OF THE HELLENIC DIASPORA. 27, 1, p. 19 - 32 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Dialogos

Ricks, D. & Trapp, M. B. 2001 London: Frank Cass.

Research output: Book/Report › Book

In Byron's shadow - Modern Greece in the English and American imagination

Ricks, D. 2001 In : TLS: the Times literary supplement. 5141, p. 13 - 13 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review

The British Cavafy

Ricks, D. 2001 Studies in Modern Greek Philology, in Memory of GP Savidis. Savidis, M. (ed.). Athens: Ermis, p. 270 - 277 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Cavafy in America

Ricks, D. 2000 In : KAMBOS: CAMBRIDGE PAPERS IN MODERN GREEK. 8, p. 75 - 100 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

Dialogos: Hellenic Studies Review. Volume 6

Silk, M. S. (ed.) & Ricks, D. (ed.) 2000 Frank Cass Publishers.

Research output: Book/Report › Book

Dionysios Solomos

Ricks, D. 2000 In : TLS: the Times literary supplement. 5056, p. 17 - 17 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter

Great Britain

Ricks, D. 2000 In Conversation with Cavafy. Vayenas, N. (ed.). Thessaloniki: Centre for the Greek Language, p. 243 - 265 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Modern Greek Literature

Ricks, D. 2000 Oxford Guide to Literature in Engflish Translation. France, P. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 391 - 394 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

Simpering Byzantines, Grecian Gooldsmiths et al: some appearances of Byzantium in English poetry

Ricks, D. 2000 Through the Looking-Glass: British perspectives on Byzantium. Cormack, R. & Jeffreys, E. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate, Aldershot, p. 223 - 235 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter