New Queer Greece: Performance, Politics, Identity
Saturday 10 June, 10:00-19:00
Lecture Room 2, Taylor Institution, University of Oxford
10:00–10:30: Opening Remarks

Vassiliki Kolocotroni (Glasgow) and Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford)


10:30–12:00: New Queer Histories/ Methodologies

Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford), ‘Critically queer and haunted; or, how (not) to do the history of Modern Greek homosexuality’

Nikolaos Papadogiannis (Bangor), ‘Youth travel and the “sexual revolution” in Greece and West Germany, 1960s-1970s: the queer perspective’


12:00–13:00: Plenary Address

Stavros Stavrou Karayanni (European University Cyprus), ‘Anamnesis, affect, and queer poetics: Writing dissident sexualities into national identities’

Respondent: Hector Kollias (King’s College London) 


13:00–14:00: Lunch

14:00–15:30: Activism/ Communities/ Politics

Elisabeth Kirtsoglou (Durham), ‘Free riders, or burnt out? Debating lesbian activism in a Greek provincial town’

Dimitra Georgiadou (Durham), ‘Families that matter: Queer experiences and politics of kinship in contemporary Greece’


15:30–16:45: An archive of feelings/ A history of representations

Elisavet Pakis (Manchester), ‘Queer and feminist archives of feelings: Eleni Bakopoulou encounters Dora Rosetti on the border of the nation and belonging’

Spiros Chairetis (Oxford), ‘The (In)Visibles: Lesbian characters on Greek TV comedies’ 


16:45–17:00: Coffee/Tea

 17:00–18:00: Doing queer research in Greece

Saffo Papantonopoulou (Arizona), ‘Between Genos and Gender: Transgender thoughts on “Greekness” from the diaspora’

Respondent: Hector Kollias & open discussion


18:00–19:00: Closing interventions: Performing alternative queer histories

Marios Chatziprokopiou (Aberystwyth), ‘Queering the archive of Greek laments: a selfreflexive account on the lecture-performance Pustia Ke Ololygmos: Selections from the Occult Songs of the Greek People’ [pre-recorded Skype intervention]

Closing performance: Stavros Karayanni, ‘When the Body Re-members’

Closing remarks: Vassiliki Kolocotroni


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