The term “Left Melancholy” has been in wide circulation for the last several years amongactivists and theorists, and it may carry a negative or a positive connotation. It is part ofthe extensive vocabulary of disengagement used, especially since the 1990s, to describe varieties of disillusionment among trends of revolutionary radicalism, primarily the trendsof political messianism and the artistic avant-garde.

Full text published by the Journal of Modern Greek Studies Occasional Paper 10: June 2016.