Peter Jeffreys, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of English

Phone: 617-994-6438
Fax: 617-305-1744

Office: 8072, 8th Floor, 73 Tremont


  • PhD, University of Toronto
  • MA, Boston College
  • BA, Hellenic College

Research Interests

  • British Modernism
  • The Bloomsbury Group
  • Literary Decadence
  • British Aestheticism
  • Byzantine Art and Hymnography


C.P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits: Studies in Decadence.
Ithaca: Cornell University Press (forthcoming)

 E.M. Forster-Κ.Π. Καβάφης Αλληλογραφία:
Φίλοι σε Eλαφρήν Aπόκλιση.
Athens: Ikaros Press (2013).

 C.P. Cavafy: Selected Prose Works. Translated, annotated and introduced by Peter Jeffreys. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010.

 The Forster-Cavafy Letters: Friends at a Slight Angle. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2009.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

“Performing in Prose: Cavafy’s Πεζά and the Problematics of Style.”
Imagination and Logos: Essays on C.P.Cavafy. Harvard Early Modern and Modern Greek Studies. Ed. Panagiotis Roilos. Harvard University Press, 2010.


Recipient of the Modern Greek Studies Association's 2007 Edmund Keeley Book Prize (Honorable Mention) for Eastern Questions: Hellenism and Orientalism in the Writings of E.M. Forster and C.P. Cavafy.

Courses Taught

ENG-101 Freshman English I
ENG-102 Freshman English II
ENG-103 Advanced Freshman English
ENG-213 English Literature I
ENG-214 English Literature II
ENG-H252 Readings in Decadent Literature
ENG-366 Modern British Fiction
ENG-392 Readings in Postcolonial Literature
ENG-408 Modern Greek Literature
ENG-409 Literary Bloomsbury: Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster 
SF-189 American Gothic: Edgar Allan Poe, Flannery O'Connor and Annie Proulx
ENG-425 Readings in Decadent Literature