Adam Goldwyn, Assistant Professor
Office: Minard 318H
Adam J. Goldwyn joined the faculty at NDSU in 2013 as Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature and English. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the City University of New York, where he specialized in Greek literature (ancient, medieval and modern). He wrote his dissertation on the reception of the Trojan War in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, a topic which built on his long-standing interests in Classical reception, comparative approaches to medieval literature (particularly the medieval romance) and Mediterranean Studies. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Goldwyn taught at the University of New York Tirana in Albania and at the American University in Kosovo, where he developed an interest in Albanian literature. From 2011-2013, he was a post-doctoral researcher in Byzantine and Greek Studies at Uppsala University (Sweden), where he worked on both the reception of Classical Greek literature in Byzantium and the reception of Byzantine literature in modernity. Dr. Goldwyn spent the fall semester of 2013 as research fellow at the Swedish Institute in Athens, where he worked on ecocritical approaches to the medieval Greek romance.
At NDSU, he will be teaching undergraduate courses in literary theory, world literary masters and a variety of graduate courses in medieval literature.
- (forthcoming) Mediterranean Modernism: Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development, 1880-1945. Palgrave-MacMillan: 2014 (with Silverman, Renée).
- (forthcoming) Brill’s Companion to Classical Receptions: International Modernism and the Avant-Garde. Brill: Leiden, 2015 (with Nikopoulos, James).
- (forthcoming) The Trojan Wars: Classical Reception as Aesthetic Innovation and Cultural Appropriation. Studia Graeca Upsalensia: Uppsala, 2015.
Articles and Book Chapters on Byzantine Greek:
- “Arthur in the East: Cross-Cultural Translations of Arthurian Romance in Greek and Hebrew, with a New Translation of Ὁ Πρεσβύς Ἱπποτές/The Old Knight.” LATCH: The Journal of Literary Artifacts in Theory, Culture and History 5 (2012), 75-105.
- “Interfaith Marriage in Medieval Romance.” Diesis 2.1 (Spring/Winter, 2012), 66-79.
- (forthcoming) “Towards a Byzantine Ecocriticism, or is an Ecofeminism of the Byzantine Romance Possible?” Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies.
- (forthcoming) “‘Constantinople Our Star’: The Image of Byzantium in Modernist Poetry” in The Reception of Byzantium in Modern Culture from the Seventeenth to the Twenty First Century. Ed. Marcianak, Przemyslaw and Smythe, Dion. Ashgate: London, 2014.
- (forthcoming) “Constantine Palaiologos after the Fall of Constantinople: Life after Death in the Greek Poetry of Lamentation.” Wanted: Byzantium. Ed. Nilsson, Ingela and Stephenson, Paul. Studia Byzantine Upsaliensia: Uppsala, 2014.
Articles on Albanian Literature:
- “Translations and Adaptations of C.P. Cavafy in Albanian.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 30.2 (Oct. 2012), 247-276.
- “Finally, Ali Podrimja Spoke.” World Literature Today 86.3 (May, 2012), 28-32. (with Hoxha, Rineta).
- “Exile and Nostalgia in Albanian Lyric Poetry since 1750.” Mediterranean Journal of Humanities 1 (2011), 123-141.