Survey for Approaches to Teaching the Works of C. P. Cavafy

Edited by Peter Jeffreys and Demetres Tryphonopoulos

This survey is designed to gather information about instructors’ methods and materials for teaching the works of C. P. Cavafy; the purpose is to develop a new volume on teaching Cavafy’s works in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Respondents are invited to provide concrete answers to the questions related to their teaching and also encouraged to submit a proposal for a contribution to the volume. Proposals and survey responses are due 15 September 2017, after which the survey will no longer be available online. All respondents to the survey will be acknowledged in the published volume.

Please answer the questions on the form below and click “Done” when you are finished. If you wish to propose an essay for the volume, please see item 15 at the end of the survey for submission requirements.

Thank you for helping in the development of this important project.

* 1. Personal Information

* 2. Describe the course or courses in which you have taught Cavafy’s poetry. Please indicate course title and type (e.g., survey of world literature, survey of modern poetry, introduction to poetry, undergraduate or graduate level, special-topics course, language course in modern Greek, cross-listed or interdisciplinary course, course conducted in English or in modern Greek).

* 3. Which editions or translations do you use or recommend?

* 4. Which particular poems by Cavafy do you teach? How do you select them?

* 5. List the secondary materials (e.g., biographies or biographical essays, critical essays, journal articles, specific journals) you consult in your preparation for teaching any of the courses listed above.