"Diversity in 20th- and 21st-century Greek popular culture(s) and media": a student-led workshop

The workshop "Diversity in 20th- and 21st-Century Greek Popular Culture(s) and Media" will take place on Saturday 14 March 2015 in the Lecture Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building (2nd floor), Woodstock Road, Oxford, from 9:00 until 18:30. (Note change of venue.)

The event is organized by the Society for Modern Greek Studies, with sponsorship from The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).

You can register, until 9 March, at mgworkshop2015@gmail.com


9:00 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 11:00
Panel 1: Inquiring about Identity: Methodologies, Frameworks, Practices
1. ‘Greece the Imagined Nation’: A study of selfhood and subjectivity through auto-ethnographic visual representations of ‘Ellinikotita’ (Greekness)
Michael Chronopoulos, University of South Wales
2. Oral evidences on Greek Popular literature of the 50s and 60s
Nikos Filippaios, University of Ioannina (Greece)
3. Social media and Greeks: the case of Facebook
Stylianos Papathanassopoulos, Maria Xenofodos, Achilleas Karadimitriou, Ioulia Daga & Elias Athanasiadis, University of Athens (Greece)

11:05 – 12:05
Panel 2: Building Musical Identities
1. Greekness and Gender in the ’80s and '90s Greek Popular Music Press
Reguina Hatzipetrou-Andronikou, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France)
2. Ασίκικο Πουλάκι - Regionalising in Greek music and poetry after 1974
Josh Barley, King’s College London
3. Why Rebetiko today?
Elli Leventaki, University of Ioannina (Greece)

12:05 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 13:30
Panel 3: Filming Greek Subjectivity: Representations of selfhood, tradition and heteronormativity in Greek film and TV
1. Gays and Straights (queer things up): Negotiating Heteronormativity in Angelos
Spyros Chairetis, University of Oxford
2. Challenging the Patriarchal Canon: Paths of Diversity in Dogtooth and Miss Violence
Vera Mystaka, independent researcher
3. Subversion and Stereotype in ‘Το Καφέ της Χαράς’
Annie Demosthenous, independent researcher

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:30
Panel 4: An Ode to Suffering: Othering and Identifying in Digital and Television Media
1. Infecting the body politic: the HIV “Death Trap” and the Porous “Other”
Chloe Howe Charalambous, University of Oxford
2. Networks of suffering: encountering diversity in cross-cultural dialogues on the Internet
Huw Halstead, University of Kent
3. Multiculturalism and racism depicted in Greek satirical drawings
Emmanouela Tisizi, University of Edinburgh

15:30 – 15:45 Short Break

15:45 – 16:45
Panel 5: Intersecting Identities: Art and Place in Multimedia
1. “And everywhere you turn: Gods..myths..heroes”: YouTube and the Greek modernist project
Ioanna Zouli, South Bank University & Tate Research
2. Nudity in the Imaret: Heritage and the Art of Exhibitions
Elizabeth Cohen, University of Cambridge
3. ‘Vasanizomai’: From a Message of Agony Sprayed Across the Walls of Athens, to Internet Sensation
Jessica Kourniakti, University of Oxford

16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break

17:15-18:15 Round-Table Discussion

18:30 Wine Reception