Christopher Scott

Lecturer of Modern Greek Literature & Language

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Christopher is the Lecturer of Modern Greek Literature & Language at UC Berkeley. A forthcoming article on the poetry of C.P. Cavafy and two articles in progress, including one on the postwar Italian cinema of Pier Paolo Pasolini, address the turn in modern aesthetics to Greek rituals of mourning to help fathom historically specific forms of violence and loss in the twentieth century. His current book manuscript, tentatively titled Ash, Bone, Dirt, Stone: Destruction and the Aesthetics of Survival in Post-Catastrophe Greek Literature, focuses on literary works written in the aftermath of the Greco-Turkish War and Population Exchange alongside Freud's theory of the drive. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory from UC Berkeley.

Christopher was engaged in psychoanalytic training at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP) from 2019 to 2023. As associate faculty at SFCP, he teaches seminars on Lacan (Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program) and seminars on mourning and melancholia (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program). He began a psychoanalytic formation at the Lacan School of Psychoanalysis in 2023.