Conference – Gender and Identity in Greece

Gender and Identity in Contemporary Greece 

Saturday 18 October 

Room 2, Taylor Institution Library,

St Giles, Oxford OX1 3NA 


10.00 -10.30: Welcome and Opening Remarks 


Keynote lecture by Professor Efi Avdela (University of Crete)

Gender in Greek History and Social Sciences: Unequal Effects, Difficult Connections 

11.15-11.30: Break 

11.30-13.30: Subject Positions/ Representations in Contemporary Greek Literature and Film (chair: Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou):  

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou (European University Institute), ‘Looking for reasons behind fiction’: contextualizing and interpreting the representations of masculinity and gender relations in Greek cinema, 1950-67   

Eirini Kotsovili (University of Oxford), Representing the feminine; The Construction of Women Characters in the Work of Maro Douka 

Victoria Reuter (University of Oxford), Narrating Through the Body: Eugenia Fakinou’s “The Seventh Garment” 

Eirini Theodoropoulou (King`s College, University of London), Constructing Gender in Greek Popular Culture: The Case of Northern Suburban Athenian Women 

13.30-14.15: Lunch 

14.15-16.15: Gender and Politics: State Institutions, Protest Movements and Gender Identities (chair: Prof Peter Loizos)

Nayia Kamenou (King`s College, University of London), National Identity and the Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Cyprus

Nikolaos Papadogiannis (University of Cambridge), Gender, Sexuality and Youth Politicisation in Post-dictatorship Greece, 1974-81 

Katherine Stefatos (Goldsmith`s, University of London), The Psyche and the Body: Reconstructing Women’s Experience in the Greek Civil War as the ‘Ethnic’ and ‘Political’ Other 

16.15-16.30: Break 

16.30- 18.30: The intersection of gender and national/religious/local identities (chair: Prof Efi Avdela):  

Elizabeth Hough (Princeton University), The Gendered Dimensions of Cross-Cultural Relationships On A Greek Island: The Case Of Symi 

Eleni Stamou (University of Oxford), Young Female Albanians’ Narratives of the Self: Identifications and Disidentifications in the Making of the Self


18.30-18.45: Break  

18.45-19.15: Closing Lecture by Professor Peter Loizos (LSE): Post-disaster recovery: a gendered view of some key issues 


Eirini Kotsovili (St. Cross College, Oxford)

Nikos Papadogiannis (Magdalene College, Cambridge) 

The Conference is supported by the Faculty of Modern Languages, University Oxford, the Department of History, University of Cambridge and the Society for Modern Greek Studies


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