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Mr Christos Kalli

Associate Lecturer in General English


CKalli@uclan.ac.uk

Qualifications

MPhil American Literature (University of Cambridge, 2019)

MA (Hons) English Literature (University of Glasgow, 2018)

 

Employment Track

Associate Lecturer in General English (UCLan Cyprus, 2019-present)

Student Tutor and Subject Speaker (Cambridge CEEDS (Summer School), University of Cambridge, 2019)

 

Research Interests

  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Modern and Contemporary American Literature
  • Psychoanalysis and Trauma Theory
  • Epic and nation

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching

  • EF1498: Academic Writing, EF1705: English Language 1, EF1706: English Language 2

 

Selective Publications 

  • Kalli, Christos, ‘Against Invisibility and Erasure, Light, Love, and Touch’, Review of Natalie Diaz’s Postcolonial Love Poem (Graywolf Press, 2020), Poetry Northwest, 13 January 2021
  • Kalli, Christos, Review of Hai-Dang Phan’s Reenactments (Sarabande Books, 2019), World Literature Today, 93.3 (2019), p. 100.
  • Kalli, Christos, Review of Peter LaBerge’s Makeshift Cathedral (YesYes Books, 2018), The Los Angeles Review, 14 February 2017

 

Opinions & Editorials

  • Kalli, Christos, ‘Cypriot small talk is big, loud, and toxic’, Financial Mirror, 29 August 2020
  • Kalli, Christos, ‘Avengers: The age of ultra-famous Cypriot academics’, Financial Mirror, 26 September 2020

 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Invited Talk: ‘“The answer / is the bullet hole in his back”: The Historical Body from Vietnam to Cyprus’, 22 October 2020, The Heritage Private School, Cyprus
  • Conference Paper: ‘Down to Work: Cathy Linh Che, Ocean Vuong, Labour, and Trauma’, 9 May 2019, American Literature Graduate Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Guest Lecture: ‘Hollywood Writes Back: The Cinematic Decolonizing Projects of Get Out and Girls Trip, 29 November 2019, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus

 

Other Achievements

  • I have published poetry in leading journals, such as The American Journal of PoetryThe National Poetry Review, Faultline Journal of Arts and Letters, the minnesota reviewThe Adroit Journal[PANK]The Emerson ReviewBarely South ReviewDunes ReviewNinth LetterThe Hollins CriticHarpur PalateThe Maine ReviewHobartThe Penn ReviewOxford MagazineLondon Journal of FictionThe Bombay Review, and The Luxembourg Review, among others. Visit www.christoskalli.com for a complete list.
  • Finalist for the Poetry International Prize (2020)
  • Finalist for the Tomaž Šalamun Prize (2020)
  • Finalist for the Sutra Press Chapbook Prize (2019)
  • Finalist for the Ellis Award (2018)
  • Shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize (University of Cambridge) (2017)
  • Finalist for the Sutra Press Chapbook Prize (2017)

 

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Member of the board of reviewers for the Journal of Undergraduate Research (2020-present)
  • Associate Poetry Editor of Stirring: A Literary Collection (2020-present)
  • Poetry Editor of The Cambridge Pamphlet (2019)
  • Poetry Reader of The Adroit Journal (2016-2019)