Christopher Scott

Lecturer of Modern Greek Literature & Language

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Christopher Scott is the Lecturer of Modern Greek Literature & Language in the Department of Comparative Literature. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory from UC Berkeley, where he worked under the direction of Judith Butler and Stathis Gourgouris. He focuses on modern Greek literature, postwar cinema (especially Italian and Greek), and psychoanalysis in his research, with particular interest in questions of violence, mourning, and survival in the aftermath of unprecedented loss in the modern period. His current book manuscript, tentatively titled "Rituals of Loss, Icons of Pleasure (Cinema/Poetry/Psychoanalysis)," addresses the turn in modern aesthetics to Greek rituals of mourning to help fathom historically specific forms of loss in the twentieth century.

Christopher is a psychoanalyst in Berkeley, CA. From 2019 to 2023, he was engaged in psychoanalytic training at San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP), where he became Associate Faculty and taught seminars. He began a second psychoanalytic training in 2023 at the Lacan School of Psychoanalysis.

Field specialities include modern Greek poetry, post-Ottoman Greek culture, poetics, postwar cinema (especially Italian and Greek), avant-garde cinema, psychoanalysis, C.P. Cavafy, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sigmund Freud, Gregory Markopoulos

Research Languages: English, French, Italian, modern Greek