Dr Dimitris Papanikolaou
Professor of Modern Greek and Comparative Cultural Studies
Dimitris’s research focuses on the ways Modern Greek literature opens a dialogue with other cultural forms (especially Greek popular culture) as well as other cultures and literature; and also on queer theory, the history of Greek queer cultures, and the difference they can make in people’s lives and social movements. He is committed to literary, cultural and gender theory and the new perspectives they offer for the study of literature, culture and society.
His most recent monograph is Greek Weird Wave: A Cinema of Biopolitics (EUP, 2021). His project Rethinking Modern Greek Studies in the 21st Century: A Cultural Analysis Network has resulted in Greek Studies Now, a new, prize-winning platform for Modern Greek interdisciplinary studies.