Dimitrios Tsokanos obtained his Bachelor's degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He earned his Master's degree in English studies at the University of Almeria with an honorary distinction. He is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation in which he attempts to trace back the Hellenic influence in the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His research focuses on the field of American literature and, more specifically, on Edgar Allan Poe's tales and poems.


"'If doubt yet Cannot, then play unto its riddle the Oedipus': Philhellenic Patterns in Edgar Allan Poe's Tales" The Grove, 23 (2016): 161-169. To view or download document, click here.

"Hellenic References in Edgar Allan Poe's Critique on Contemporary Society." International Journal of English Studies, 16.2 (2016): 45-59. To view or download document, click here.

"'To the glory that was Greece': Hellenic Patterns in Poe's Poetry." Littera Aperta, vol. 3 (2015): 23-36. To view or download document, click here.


"'The Black Cat' and Emmanuel Rhoides." The Edgar Allan Poe Review, vol. 22, no. 2 (Autumn 2021): 343-352.

"'Such as might have arisen only out of hell': A Note on Poe's Hellenic Motifs in 'The Black Cat'". Complutense Journal of English Studies, 26 (2018): 111-120. [In collaboration with José R. Ibáñez]. To view or download document, click here.

"Nothing Makes so Fine a Show as your Greek: A Foreword to Poe's Philhellenic Undertones." Cuadernos de Investigación Filológica, 45.1 (2018). [Forthcoming]

"'The Black Cat Revisited: A Prolegomenon to Poe's Greek Imitators." The Edgar Allan Poe Review, vol. 18, no. 2 (Autumn 2017): 183-192.

“Hellenic Language and Literature in Poe’s Horror Short Stories: ‘Siope - A Fable’ and ‘The Sphinx.’” The Grove. Working Papers on English Studies, 24.1 (2017): 169-180.

“‘My Baptismal Name is Egaeus’: Assessing Hellenic Allusions in Poe’s ‘Berenice’.” Verbeia. Revista de Estudios Filológicos, 2.1 (2017): 214-223.


Dimitrios Tsokanos

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University Lecturer

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Department of English & Maths

Loughborough College – Loughborough, U.K.