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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Greece: The Cultural Politics of the Greek Crisis; University of Birmingham/AHRC Research Project; Workshop - Culture and the Politics of Austerity



About the project



The workshop: Greece in Crisis: Culture and the Politics of Austerity

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF HISTORY AND CULTURES

CENTRE FOR BYZANTINE, OTTOMAN AND MODERN GREEK STUDIES



23 May 2015

ERI building G51


This workshop is part of a two-year research network funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). For further details and for abstracts of papers please visit the project’s website: http://culpolgreekcrisis.com/



Programme


9.00-9.15 Introduction and Welcome

Professor Dimitris Tziovas (University of Birmingham)



9.15-10.45 Session 1: Economy, Culture and Institutions

Chair/Discussant: Professor Dimitris Tziovas



Professor Roderick Beaton (King’s College London)

Foreshadowing the crisis: Lord Byron and the cultural and economic politics of Greece in 1824



Professor Dimitris Plantzos (University of Athens)

Amphipolitics: archaeological performance and governmentality in Greece under the crisis



Dr Lina Molokotos-Liederman (Uppsala University & Paris GSRL)

The Orthodox Church of Greece and the Economic Crisis: A Moment of Challenge and Opportunity



10.45-11.00 Tea and coffee



11.00-13.00 Session 2: Literature and Street Art

Chair/Discussant: Dr Alexander Kazamias (University of Coventry)



Professor Patricia Felisa Barbeito (Rhode Island School of Design)

‘Nothing feels right about this case’: Gender malaise and economic disorder in Petros Markaris's Crisis Trilogy.



Ms Lambrini Kouzeli (Athens)

Creative writing workshops: A growing trend during the Greek crisis

Ms Julia Tulke (Berlin)

Visual Encounters with Crisis and Austerity: Reflections on the Cultural Politics of Contemporary Street Art in Athens



Professor Maria Boletsi (Leiden University)

From the Subject of the Crisis to the Subject in Crisis: Middle Voice on Greek Walls



13.00-14.00 Lunch



14.00-15.30 Session 3: Cinema and Music

Chair/Discussant: Dr Erato Basea (University of Oxford)



Dr Lydia Papadimitriou (Liverpool John Moores University)

The economy and ecology of post-crisis Greek cinema: Between production, circulation and reception



Professor Vangelis Calotychos (Brown University)

On Being Good, Very Good, and Breaking Bad in Killer Times: The Film Economies of Yannis Economides



Dr Katerina Levidou (University of Athens and King’s College London)

Feasts in Time of ‘Plague’: Festivals of Western Art Music in Greece during the Crisis



15.30-16.00 Tea and coffee



16.00-17.30 Session 4: Festivals and Performance

Chair/Discussant: Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou (University of Oxford)



Dr Eleftheria Ioannidou (University of Birmingham) & Dr. Natascha Siouzouli (Freie Universität Berlin)

Imperceptible Performances: A Recent History of the Hellenic Festival

Dr Philip Hager (University of Birmingham)

Performances of Democracy and Dramaturgies of the Crisis: The Return of History



Dr Alexandros Efklidis (Greek National Opera)

An opera for the crisis: Yasou Aida! (2012)


The workshop is free and those interested in attending should contact Professor Dimitris Tziovas (d.p.tziovas@bham.ac.uk) by 18 May 2015.

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