Aug 11, 2011
Artemis Leontis has been Michigan Fellow at the U-M Institute for the Humanities for 2011-12. Leontis will use the fellowship to complete “Greek in the Flesh: The Alternative Archaeologies of Eva Palmer Sikelianos,” a book-length cultural biography on the most influential western visitor to Greece after Lord Byron. A wealthy New York heiress and cosmopolitan visionary, Palmer spent all her money reviving the Delphic Festivals in 1927 and 1930. Leontis’s research uses Palmer's creative reconstructions of Greek weaving, dance, music, and tragedy to uncover
entanglements between archaeology, gender, modernism and Greece in the 20th century.