CONVERSATIONS ON EUROPE. "THE BALKAN SIGHT OF THE MEDITERRANEAN (OR THE UNBEARABLE SIMILARITY OF THE OTHER)"
February 03, 2011 - February 03, 2011
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, 1636 International Institute/SSWB, 1080 S. University.
Host Department: CESEUC
Gazmend Kapllani, author. Part of "The Connecting Sea: Charting the Mediterranean across the Disciplines." Sponsors: CES-EUC, Modern Greek Program.
Gazmend Kapllani, a prominent Greek journalist and author, was born in 1967 in Lushnje, Albania. After the collapse of totalitarian regime in Albania, he immigrated to Greece in 1991, where he worked as a builder, cook, and kiosk attendant while studying at Athens University. In 2007 he received his PhD in political science and history from Panteion University of Athens, with the dissertation “Otherness and Modernity. The Image of Albanians in the Greek Press and the Image of Greeks in the Albanian Press, 1991-2001.” Kapllani is fluent in several European languages including Greek, Albanian, English, French, and Italian. Freelancing since 1999, Mr. Kapllani is one of the most renowned columnists in Greece, and he also writes a column for the Albanian newspaperShekulli. In 2006, he published his best-selling first novel,A Short Border Handbook,which has been published in English, Polish, and Danish. This was followed in 2010 by his second novel,My Name is Europe. Kapllani is also a playwright, and since 2004 has taught religion and Albanian national identity in the Department of Political Science and History at the Panteion University of Athens.
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