Professor Roderick Beaton
Koraes Professor of Modern Greek & Byzantine History, Language & Literature
Director, Centre of Hellenic Studies
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2517
Address Centre for Hellenic Studies
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Greek collective identity since the early modern period
Romanticism, nationalism and the Greek Revolution
‘Historical poetics’ of the novel from ancient to modern times
Roderick Beaton graduated from Cambridge with a first degree in English Literature and a PhD in Modern Greek. He came to King’s in 1981 as Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and Literature, and in 1988 was appointed to the Koraes Chair. For ten years he headed the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (whose functions since 2010 have been taken over by the Centre for Hellenic Studies). He has been actively involved with the Centre since its establishment in 1989 and with the Comparative Literature programme.
From October 2009 to September 2012 he was appointed to a Major Leverhulme Fellowship, and during autumn 2010 to the Visiting Fellowship of the British School at Athens. During this period he carried out research for his forthcoming book, Byron’s War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2013. He is also Chair of the Academic Committee overseeing the International Byron Conference which will be held at King’s from 1-6 July 2013.