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Mr Christos Kalli

Associate Lecturer in General English



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)


  • 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)