Ph.D. Harvard University
Professor Roilos's wide-ranging research interests include the history and literature of the Byzantine world, oral poetry and the oral tradition in the Mediterranean, modern Greek poetry, and the Enlightenment reception of ancient and medieval Greek culture. He is the author of Towards a Ritual Poetics (Foundation of the Hellenic World, 2003), Amphoteroglossia: A Poetics of the Twelfth-Century Medieval Greek Novel (Harvard University Press, 2005) and C. P. Cavafy: The Economics of Metonymy (University of Illinois Press, 2009), and the editor of Greek Ritual Poetics (Harvard University Press, 2005), Imagination and Logos: Essays on C.P. Cavafy (Harvard University Press, 2010), and Medieval Greek Storytelling: Fictionality and Narrative in Byzantium (Harrassowitz, 2015). He currently is completing two monographs, Byzantine Imaginaries: A Cognitive Anthropology of Medieval Greek Phantasia and Neomedieval Metacapitalism.