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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



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:


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 ( by 18 May 2015.

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