Hi/Stories in Contemporary Greek Culture: The Entanglements of History and the Arts since 1989 – University of Copenhagen

Hi/Stories in Contemporary Greek Culture: The Entanglements of History and the Arts since 1989

3-day Workshop organized by Modern Greek Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Registration by e-mail to tsw@hum.ku.dk.

The workshop is generously funded by the Sophia Scopetéa Fund to promote the study of Modern Greek at the University of Copenhagen

Program

Thursday 23 June

1-1.15pm WELCOME
1.15-2.15pm KEYNOTE

Gerasimus Katsan (CUNY)
Of Anxiety and Obsolescence: Fiction, History and National Ideology After 1989

2.15-2.30pm COFFEE BREAK
2.30-4pm PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE: NARRATIVE STRATEGIES IN FICTION

Chair: Dimitris Tziovas

Patricia Felisa Barbeito (Brown)
"Unleashing Demons": Noir, Economic Crisis and Protest in the Work of Petros Markaris.

Maria Boletsi (Leiden)
Recasting the Past from the Future: Utopia and Middle Voice in Sotiris Dimitriou's Fiction

Vasiliki Kaisidou (Oxford)
Memories that Hurt and Console: The Representation of the Queen’s Camps in Yiannis Atzakas’s Tholos Vythos

4-4.30pm COFFEE BREAK
4.30-6pm

HISTORY IN GREEK FICTION – AUTHOR PANEL (public event)
Moderator: Patricia Felisa Barbeito
Sophia Nikolaidou and Amanda Michalopoulou

7pm

DINNER AND ST JOHN’S BONFIRE
Restaurant TBA


Friday 24 June

9.30-10.30am

KEYNOTE
Vangelis Calotychos (Brown)
Places, Spaces, and Races after 1989: Geocritical Transgressions in Greek Fiction and Film

10.30-10.45am COFFEE BREAK
10.45am-12.15pm

REHABILITATING THE OTTOMAN PAST
Chair: Mogens Pelt

Trine Stauning Willert (Copenhagen)
The Ottoman Era: A new Greek Golden Age? 

Maria Akritidou (FU Berlin)
Narrative re-appropriations and the modality of the “Ottoman past” in Modern Greek fiction

Yannis Papadopoulos (Panteion)
Popular culture and public history: A peregrination in the filmography of the Ottoman past and Greco Turkish relations

12.15-1.15pm LUNCH
1.30-2.30pm

THE PAST IN (THE) CRISIS (public talk)
Dimitris Tziovas (Birmingham)
Greek crisis: archeopolitics and preposterous history

3-4.30pm

PUBLIC HISTORIES OF CONTESTED PASTS
Chair: Gersimus Katsan

Constantina Georgiadi (Mediteranean Studies, Crete)
Towards an anti-heroic concept of modern Greek history: the reception of Lena Kitsopoulou Athanasios Diakos: the comeback (2012)

Yiorgos Anagnostou (OhioState)
Literature Trans-versing History: Greek Immigration in David Mason’s Ludlow

Kostis Kornetis (Madrid)
Holocaust Awareness in Salonica through Public History: The Cases of “Ouzeri Tsitsanis” and “Little Jerusalem”

4.30-5pm COFFEE BREAK
5-6.30pm

SPECIAL SESSION: PHOTOGRAPHY AND HUMANITARIANISM (public event)
Penelope Petsini (Patras)
Representing Contemporary Refugeedom and Displacement: The Photography of Crisis Globalization

George Giannakopoulos (Queen Mary London)
Depicting the Pain of Others: Notes on the Asia Minor refugee crisis

8pm

DINNER
Restaurant TBA

Saturday 25 June

9.30-11pm

NEGOTIATING LEGACIES OF IDENTITY ON SCREEN
Chair: Vangelis Calotychos

Maria Chalkou (Ioannina)
The Greek Heritage Film: Memory, Nostalgia, and Cosmopolitanism

Georgia Aitaki (Gothenburg)
Legitimating the ‘modern Greek’: Greekness and Europeanness in television comedy Oi Afthairetoi

Jessica Kourniakti (Oxford)
Failures of transgression and the culture of the Neohellene in «ΟΥΚ αν λάβοις παρά του μη έχοντος» (2010-2011)

11-11.15pm COFFEE BREAK
11.15-12pm WORKSHOP CONCLUDING REMARKS
12-1pm LUNCH
1-5pm GREEK FILM ON HISTORY (NB! Room 23.0.50)
1-2.15pm SHORTFILMS NICOLETA/WHITE SHEET AND TALK WITH DIRECTOR

Moderator: Charles Lock (Copenhagen)
Sonia Liza Kenterman

2.15-2.45pm COFFEE BREAK
2.45-5pm OUZERI TSITSANIS AND AUTHOR/DIRECTOR PANEL

Moderator: Kostis Kornetis
Manousos Manousakis and Giorgos Skabardonis

Workshop organizer: Assistant Professor Trine Stauning Willert, tsw@hum.ku.dk.