Martha Klironomos

Klironomos, Martha
(415) 338-1074
Building: Humanities
Room Number: 542
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Thursday: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm


Martha Klironomos, Professor of Modern Greek Studies and English, has been teaching courses in Modern Greek language and literature as well as in Comparative and English literature at San Francisco State University since 1996. She previously held an appointment as the Director of the Center for Modern Greek Studies, the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair, from 1996 to 2015. She was also an Assistant Professor in Modern Greek literature at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1994-1996 and was a Canada Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Seferis Chair at Harvard University from 1993-1994. She received her PhD in English with specialization in Modern Greek literature from the Ohio State University in 1993. Her research areas include the poetry of the two Nobel Prize winners, George Seferis and Odysseas Elytis, British and American modernist poetry, British and American 20th century travel writing to Greece and contemporary Greek American literature. She is working on a book-length study on classicism, memory and historicism in the work of George Seferis and other European modernist writers. She periodically teaches courses on Greek American Literature (ENG 398) and British and American Travellers to Greece (ENG 380), which are cross-listed with the English department.