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Gail Holst-Warhaft

Adjunct Professor

Uris Hall, Room 120
108 Riley Robb Hall
glh3@cornell.edu
607-255-1554

Educational Background

  • Harpsichord and Musicology Studies, NSW Conservatorium of Music, 1971 - 1973
  • Specialized Teacher Training, T.O.E.F.L., Melbourne Immigration Dept., 1970
  • Diploma of Education, Melbourne University, 1962

Overview

Gail Holst-Warhaft, Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Classics, Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Studies. She is also Director of the Mediterranean Studies Initiative (Spring 2004-) and Faculty Associate of the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future. Her areas of interest include Modern Greek Literature and Music, Greek Literature from Antiquity to the Present, Translation, water and culture. She is also a poet, translator, and musician. Author of The Cue for Passion: Grief and its Political Uses (Harvard UP, 2000), Dangerous Voices: Women's Laments and Greek Literature, Theodorakis: Myth and Politics in Modern Greek Music (Hakkert 1980), Penelope's Confession (poems, 2007). Co-editor of Losing Paradise: the Water Crisis in the Mediterranean (Ashgate, 2010) and The Classical Moment.

Departments/Programs

  • Comparative Literature
  • Music

Graduate Fields

  • Music

Research

  • Modern Greek Literature and Music
  • Greek Literature from Antiquity to the Present

Publications

    • "Remembering the Dead: Photographs and Laments." Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 25(1): 2005.
    • "Death Unmanned." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 24(2), Special Issue, The Feminist Legacy of Carolyn Heilburn: 2005.
    • Penelope's Confession (original poems). Forthcoming in bi-lingual edition - Greek and English - Cosmos Books, 2005.
    • I Had Three Lives: Selected Poems of Mikis Theodorakis. Athens: Livanis, 2004.
    • "Politics and Popular Greek Music." Journal of Military and Political Sociology. 2003.
    • "The Tame Sow and the Wild Boar: Hybridization and the Rebetika." In Hybridization, Globalization and World Music. 2003
    • "The Female Dervish and Other Shady Ladies of the Rebetika." In Gender and Music in the Mediterranean. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002
    • "Theodorakis's Classical Trilogy: Opera for the People?" Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, vol. 27, 2. (2001).
    • "Markos Vamvakaris and the Hybrid Rebetiko." Charioteer, Spring 2001. NY: Pella.
    • Entries on "Rebetika," "Sotiria Bellou," "Vassilis Tsitsanis," "The Piraeus Quartet." New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2001.
    • Entries on "Alki Zei" and "Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke" in Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing. (ed. Jane Miller). London: Routledge, 2001.
    • The Strong Wind from the East. Translation from the Greek by Markos Madias. NJ: Cosmos Books. 2001.
    • The Collected Poems of Mikis Theodorakis. Athens: Livanis (forthcoming).
    • The Herald of Time, translation of a novel by Ioannis Kakoliri. Cosmos Publishing, NY. (forthcoming).
    • The Cue for Passion : Grief and Its Political Uses. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000.
    • Entries on "Theodorakis" and "Xenakis" in Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition. Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.
    • "Bibliography of Modern Greek Music" and "Bibliography of Greek Dance." In Greece in Modern Times: An Annotated Bibliography of Works Published in English in 22 Disciplines from 1900-1995. Scarecrow Press, 2000.
    • “Remembering the Dead: Photographs and Laments.” Journal of South-East and Asian Studies. (Forthcoming).
    • “Death Unmanned.” (Memorial issue on Carolyn Heilbrun). Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. (forthcoming)
    • Penelope’s Confession (original poems). Forthcoming in bi-lingual edition – Greek and English –Cosmos Books, 2005.
    • I Had Three Lives: Selected Poems of Mikis Theodorakis. Athens: Livanis, 2004.
    • “Politics and Popular Greek Music.” Journal of Military and Political Sociology). 2003.
    • “The Tame Sow and the Wild Boar: Hybridization and the Rebetika” In Hybridization, Globalization and World Music. 2003
    • “The Female Dervish and Other Shady Ladies of the Rebetika.” In Gender and Music in the Mediterranean. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002
    • “Theodorakis’s Classical Trlogy: Opera for the People?” Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, vol. 27, 1& 2. (2001).
    • “Markos Vamvakaris and the Hybrid Rebetiko.” Charioteer, Spring 2001. NY: Pella.
    • Entries on “Rebetika,” “Sotiria Bellou,” “Vassilis Tsitsanis,” “The Piraeus Quartet.” New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2001.
    • Entries on Alki Zei and Katerina Anghelaki-Rooke in Who’s Who in Contemporary Women’s Writing. (ed. Jane Miller). London: Routledge, 2001.
    • The Strong Wind from the East.. Translation from the Greek by Markos Madias. NJ: Cosmos Books. 2001.
    • The Collected Poems of Mikis Theodorakis. (Forthcoming). Athens: Livanis
    • The Herald of Time, translation of a novel by Ioannis Kakoliri. Cosmos Publishing, NY. (forthcoming).
    • The Cue for Passion : Grief and Its Political Uses. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000.
    • Entries on Theodorakis and Xenakis in Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition. Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.
    • “Bibliography of Modern Greek Music” and “Bibliography of Greek Dance.” In Greece in Modern Times: An Annotated Bibliography of Works Published in English in 22 Disciplines from 1900-1995. Scarecrow Press, 2000.