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Journal of Modern Greek Studies 18.1 (2000) v

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Editor's Remarks

This issue marks a transition in the editorial staff of this journal. Those of us new to this endeavor know that we are standing on the shoulders of giants, and we are deeply grateful. Over the last 17 years, the leadership of William McNeil, Ernestine Friedl, and Peter Bien has made the Journal of Modern Greek Studies a major force in defining, debating, and advancing the evolving interdisciplinary arena of neohellenic scholarship. To continue this work forward is a daunting and humbling experience.

I draw personal comfort from two circumstances that offer support as we begin this journey. The first is the continuing presence of Peter Bien found in the pages of this issue, which was accepted under his Editorship and which I have had the good fortune to bring to completion. Through the inspiration of Guest Editor Stratos Constantinidis, this special issue offers the journal's first comprehensive examination of Greek film.

The second development that offers support as we move forward is the expanded roster of fine scholars who are playing a role in shaping the journal's future. Gail Holst-Warhaft has taken over the excellent work done by retiring Book Review Editor Eva Konstantellou. The number of other Associate Editors has grown from one to three. Peter Allen, Artemis Leontis, and Susannah Verney bring a range of perspectives and have committed themselves to very active collaboration in the work of reviewing submissions and developing the journal. The members of the larger Editorial Board are continuing their guidance in matters of policy. And we have acquired the invaluable manuscript preparation skills of Assistant Editor Hilary Kahn who comes to us from a similar position with the American Anthropologist.

Together we are working to continue the rigorous scholarship, critical thinking, and lively exchange that have come to characterize the journal. We look forward to receiving your creative ideas for special issues, review essays, and commentaries which further our collective thinking, as well as high quality manuscripts which represent the best in modern Greek scholarship.



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