Dr Przemysław Kordos


Contact: pkordos@al.uw.edu.pl
Section of Hellenic Studies
tel. +48 22 552 02 98, local 120

I graduated from Warsaw University, having obtained two MA diplomas (MISH studies) – in sociology (2001) and ethnology (2002). I completed a two-year postgraduate course on Modern Greece at OBTA and then began a PhD program at OBTA under the supervision of prof. Małgorzata Borowska. In 2007 I defended my doctoral thesis “20th century Greece in Polish Travel Texts” and started to work at the Section of Hellenic Studies, simultaneously teaching Greek topography, ethnology and 20th century literature to students of Modern Greek Philology. I hold the Loukis Papaphilippou Seat of Advancement in Modern Greek at the University of Warsaw I am involved in the following IBI AL research programmes: Philhellenism in Poland, Macedonia – geography and history of the region and Cyprus: history, culture, literature, Sparta in Polish culture and literature.


  Most important publications:
  • Etnografografia [Writing on ethnography], „Etnografia Polska”, t. 43 (1999), s. 132-145 (in Polish);
  • The Shadow of Diglossia. Modern Greek Language Condition at the Turn of Centuries, „EOS” LXXXIX (2002), s. 137-143 (in English);
  • Turning the Blind Eye. Secret Life of Foreign Words in Modern Greek, „EOS” XCII (2005), s. 121-132 (in English);
  • Przejazdem w Grecji. Polscy podróżnicy w Grecji w XIX i XX wieku [Traveling through Greece. Polish Travelers in Greece in 19th and 20th Century], in: Filhellenizm polski. Rekonesans [Polish Philhellenism. Reconnaissance], red. M. Borowska, M. Kalinowska, J. Ławski, K. Tomaszuk, WUW Warsaw 2007, pp. 309-315 (in Polish).
  • Dwudziestowieczna Grecja oczami polskich podróżników [20th Century Greece through the Eyes of Polish Travelers, DiG], Warsaw 2009 (in Polish).
  • Radziwiłł i Sękowski na wodach Archipelagu [Radziwiłł and Sękowski Sail through the Aegean] [forthcoming].
  • Powstanie greckie jako maska dla wydarzeń powstania styczniowego w powieści Kazimierza Gregorowicza," Karaiskakis. Obrazek historyczny z epoki Powstania Greckiego 1819" [Greek Uprising as a Mask for the Events of the Polish January 1863 Insurrection in Kazimierz Gregorowicz´ Novel "Historical Picture from the Times of Greek Uprising 1819"] [forthcoming].
  • Patrick Leigh Fermor´s Romiosini-Hellenism Dilemma (in English) [forthcoming].