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"On the Clinical Picture of Nostalgia - and a Remote Literature" by Dr. Maria Oikonomou-Meurer
This lecture explores the interference of medicine and literature with respect to the historical development of nostalgia. On the one hand, it reconstructs the narrative subtexts in the older scientific discourse. On the other, it traces the reflex of this non-literary discourse of modern literature, examining the pathology of nostalgia in Greek poetry and prose. Why did the peripheral Greek literature embrace this new discursive knowledge, and which mechanisms and agents supported its import?