Journal articles or chapters in books

  • “Inglorious Barbarians: Court Intrigue and Military Disaster Strike Xerxes, ‘the sick man of Europe.’” Under review for A Companion to the Reception of Aeschylus, edited by R. Kennedy (Brill, 2016). 20 pages
  • “Learning Together: Female Political Detainees in the Athenian Averof Prison from the Mid-1940s through the 1950s.” Under review for volume Women and Captivity, edited by L. Cheliotis (2016). 20 pages
  • “Aris Alexandrou’s Antigone (1951): A Critique of the ‘blank pages on which the revolution writes its instructions.’” Under review for IJCT. 15 pages
  • “Arthur W. Pinero and Cavafy the Dramatist: The Parallel Quest for the Quality Play.” Forthcoming in special issue of Studies in the Literary Imagination 48, no. 2 (Fall 2016). 30 pages
  • “Comedy and Tragedy in Agon(y): The 1902 Comedy Panathenaia of Andreas Nikolaras.” In Brill’s Companion to the  Reception of Aristophanes, edited by Ph. Walsh, 240-262 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2016)
  • “Greece: A History of Turns, Traditions, and Transformations.” In A Handbook to the Reception of Greek Drama, ed. B. van Zyl Smit, 201-220 (Malden, MA and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016)
  • “About Revival and Survival, Myth and Myth-Making.” Invited preface in Περί . . . αναβίωσης· Από τους αρχαίους μύθους στους μύθους της θεατρικής ιστορίας (Δέκα μελετήματα) [About . . . Revival: From the Ancient Myths to the Myths of Theater History (Ten Studies)], by A. N. Mavroleon (Athens: I. Sideris, 2016)
  • “Parading War and Victory under the Greek Military Dictatorship: The Hist(o)rionics of 1967-74.” In War as Spectacle: Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Display of Armed Conflict, ed. A. Bakogianni and V. M. Hope, 271-290 (notes on pp. 389-392) (London: Bloomsbury, 2015). Also “Classics Confidential” video interview on the topic of “Parading War and Victory under the Greek Military Dictatorship: The Hist(o)rionics of 1967-74,” online at http://classicsconfidential.co.uk/2016/02/13/drama/
  • “Money, Materialism, Tramps, and Strongmen on the Greek Stage of 1970: The Nannies of Giorgos Skourtis.” In Η λάμψη του χρήματος στη νεοελληνική λογοτεχνία: Από την Κρητική Αναγέννηση στην αυγή του 21ου αιώνα. The Glitter of Money in Modern Greek Literature: From the Cretan Renaissance until Today, ed. G. P. Pefanis, 793-806 (Athens: Kostas and Eleni Ouranis Foundation, 2014)
  • “Snapshots of Aristophanes and Menander: From Spontaneous Reception to Belated Reception Study.” In The Cambridge Companion to Greek Comedy, ed. M. Revermann, 433-450 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014)
  • “Sin and the City: A Mid-Fifteenth-Century Lament for the Fall of Athens to the ‘Persians.’” In Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture, ed. D. Tziovas, 229-251, Classical Presences series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)
  • “Close Encounters of the Comic Kind: Aristophanes’ Frogs and Lysistrata in Athenian Mythological Burlesque of the 1880s.” In Ancient Comedy and Reception: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey Henderson, ed. S. D. Olson, 747-761 (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2013)
  • “All the King’s Patriots? The Persians within the Walls of Nineteenth-Century Athens.” In Dialogues with the Past 1: Classical Reception Theory and Practice, ed. A. Bakogianni, 79-96 (London: ICS, 2013)
  • “Some Thoughts on the Trails and Travails of Hellenism and Orientalism.” Featured interview in Synthesis 5, special issue entitled Hellenism Unbound, co-edited by A. Muse and E. Mitsi, 159-178 (online, Fall 2013)
    http://synthesis.enl.uoa.gr/fileadmin/synthesis.enl.uoa.gr/uploads/Issue5/9.Van_Steen_-__interview.pdf
  • “Reception of Greek Tragedy in Later Greek Literature and Theater.” In The Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy, ed. H. M. Roisman, 1084-1091 (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)
  • The Glory that is Greece (1941).” Introduction and notes in Louis MacNeice: The Classical Radio Plays, ed. A. Wrigley and S. J. Harrison, 43-47 (notes to pp. 49-79) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • “Myth, Mystique, Nietzsche, and the ‘Cultic Milieu’ of the Delphic Festivals, 1927 and 1930.” In Americans and the Experience of Delphi, ed. P. Lorenz and D. Roessel, 51-88 (Boston: Somerset Hall Press, 2013)
  • “The Story of Ali Retzo: Brechtian Theater in Greece under the Military Dictatorship.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 31, no. 1 (2013) 85-115.
    Winner of the Philadelphia Constantinidis Essay in Critical Theory Award of the Comparative Drama Conference 2014
  • “Bloody (Stage) Business: Matthias Langhoff’s Sparagmos of Euripides’ Bacchae (1997).” In Performance in Greek and Roman Theatre, ed. G. W. M. Harrison and V. Liapis, 501-515 (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013)
  • “Enter Antigone, Let the Agones Begin: Sophocles’ Antigone in Nineteenth-Century Greece.” In A Companion to Sophocles, ed. K. Ormand, 538-556 (Malden, MA and Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
  • “Where Have All the Tyrants Gone? Romanticist Persians for Royals, Athens 1889.” In Translation and Opposition, ed. D. Asimakoulas and M. Rogers, 77-92 (Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters, 2011)
  • “The Audacity of Truth: The Antigone of Aris Alexandrou, a Play of Island Detention from the Greek Civil War.” BICS 54, no. 1(2011) 115-136
  • “An Early Morning Person? Aristophanes and His Star-Studded Comic Prologues: Scenarios of Reception” (in Greek). In Attic Comedy: Characters and Approaches (in Greek), ed. Th. G. Pappas and A. G. Markantonatos, 778-813 (Athens: Gutenberg, 2011) [translated into Greek by Theodoros Bouchelos]. Reprinted in Eleventh International Symposium on Ancient Greek  Drama, 2, 3, 4 July 2010, ed. Ch. Georgiou, 70-112. Cyprus: Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute, Lefkosia, 2011
  • “The Antigone of Aris Alexandrou on the Urban Stage in Thessaloniki.” In Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage, ed. E. B. Mee and H. P. Foley, 235-251 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)
  • “‘Now the struggle is for all’ (Aeschylus’s Persians 405): What a Difference a Few Years Make When Interpreting a Classic.” Comparative Drama 44/45, nos. 4/1 (2010/11) 495-508
  • “Rallying the Nation: Sport and Spectacle Serving the Greek Dictatorships.” The International Journal of the History of Sport 27, no. 12 (August 2010) 2121-2154. Special issue “Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece.” Reprinted in Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece, ed. E. Fournaraki and Z. Papakonstantinou, 117-150 (London and New York: Routledge, 2011)
  • “Aris Alexandrou, Antigone: A Cross-Presentation of the Play’s Translation.” The Charioteer: An Annual Review of Modern Greek Culture 48 (2010) 57-67
  • “Will Act for Change? Putting the History back into Performance History.” Syllecta Classica 19 (2008) 255-269
  • “When to Stop Performing? The Delphic Festivals, Nietzsche, and Mounting Militarism of the Late 1920s and 1930s.” Dialogues 2 (2008) 1-46
  • “‘You unleash the tempest of tragedy’: The 1903 Athenian Production of Aeschylus’ Oresteia.” In A Companion to Classical Receptions, ed. L. Hardwick and C. Stray, 360-372 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008)
  • “Enacting History and Patriotic Myth: Aeschylus’ Persians on the Eve of the Greek War of Independence.” In Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars: Antiquity to the Third Millennium, ed. E. Bridges, E. Hall, and P. J. Rhodes, 299-329 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • “Politics and Aristophanes: watchword ‘Caution!’” In The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Theatre, ed. M. McDonald and J. M. Walton, 108-123 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007) [translated into Greek by Vayos Liapis. Athens: Kardamitsa, 2011]
  • “From Scandal to Success Story: Aristophanes’ Birds as Staged by Karolos Koun.” In Aristophanes in Performance 421 BC-AD 2007: Peace, Birds and Frogs, ed. E. Hall and A. Wrigley, 155-178 (London: Legenda, 2007)
  • “Translating—or Not—for Political Propaganda: Aeschylus’ Persians 402-405.” In Modes of Censorship and Translation: National Contexts and Diverse Media, ed. F. Billiani, 117-141 (Manchester, UK: St. Jerome, 2007)
  • “Joining Our Grand Circus.Journal of Modern Greek Studies, special issue on modern Greek theater 25, no. 2 (2007) 301-332
  • “Rehearsing Revolution: Aeschylus’ Persians and the Greek War of Independence.” In The Greek World between the Age of Enlightenment and the Twentieth Century, ed. K. A. Dimadis, vol. 2, 131-138 (Athens: Ellinika Grammata, 2007). Translated into Greek by Angela Christophidou and republished in Theatrika Nea (journal of the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute, ITI) 45 (May 2008) 13-16
  • “The Mask of Tragedy: Censorship and Classical Drama under the Greek Military Dictatorship (1967-1974).” In Symposia Proceedings, X and XI International Meeting on Ancient Greek Drama, ed. European Cultural Centre of Delphi, 175-194 (Athens: Ermis, 2007)
  • “Forgotten Theater, Theater of the Forgotten: Classical Tragedy on Modern Greek Prison Islands.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 23, no. 2 (2005) 335-395
  • “The Woman Wielding the Axe.” International Journal of the Classical Tradition 11, no. 4 (2005) 629-639
  • “Margarita Papandreou: Bearing Gifts to the Greeks?” Based on a study of the personal archives of M. Papandreou. Journal of Modern Greek Studies 21, no. 2 (2003) 245-282
  • “Rolling out the Red Carpet: Power ‘Play’ in Modern Greek Versions of the Myth of Orestes from the 1960s and 1970s. Part II.” International Journal of the Classical Tradition 9, no. 2 (2002) 195-235
  • “Rolling out the Red Carpet: Power ‘Play’ in Modern Greek Versions of the Myth of Orestes from the 1960s and 1970s. Part I.” International Journal of the Classical Tradition 9, no. 1 (2002) 51-95
  • “Greek Worlds, Ancient and Modern: To Whom They May (or May Not) Concern.” Introduction to special issue of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies 20, no. 2 (2002) 175-190
  • “Trying (on) Gender: Modern Greek Productions of Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae.” American Journal of Philology 123, no. 3 (2002) 407-427. Reprinted in Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism 138, ed. L. J. Trudeau, 181-191 (Detroit: Gale, 2012)
  • “‘The World’s a Circular Stage’: Aeschylean Tragedy through the Eyes of Eva Palmer-Sikelianou.” International Journal of the Classical Tradition 8, no. 3 (2002) 375-393
  • “Margarita Papandreou: Foreigner, Feminist, Fighter.” Princeton University Library Chronicle 63, no. 3 (2002) 401-437
  • “Playing by the Censors’ Rules? Classical Drama Revived under the Greek Junta (1967-1974).” Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora 27, nos. 1-2 (2001) 133-194
  • “Destined to Be? Tyche in Chariton’s Chaereas and Callirhoe and in the Byzantine Romance of Kallimachos and Chrysorroi.” L’Antiquité Classique 67 (1998) 203-211
  • “Aristophanes on the Modern Greek Stage.” Dialogos: Hellenic Studies Review 2 (1995) 71-90
  • “Aspects of ‘Public Performance’ in Aristophanes’ Acharnians.” L’Antiquité Classique 63 (1994) 211-224