Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou

Emerita professor - Department of English Literature

Degrees earned 1969 B.A. French, University of Colorado, Boulder 1971 M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Colorado, Boulder 1975 Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Colorado, Boulder 1980 Diploma, English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Courses taught Introduction to poetry, Medieval literature, Renaissance literature, 20th cent. literary theory, Spenser and Milton, Courtly literature, Chaucer, Early English drama, Medievalism, Middle English lyrics. Main publications Myth, Code, Order: Transformations in the Narrative Structure of Courtly Romance (doctoral dissertation, University of Colorado, 1975). Meaning and Geography: The Social Conception of the Region in Northern Greece (co-authored with A. Ph. Lagopoulos, Mouton, 1992). I Have a Yong Suster: Popular Song and the Middle English Lyric (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2002). Edited volumes (among others): Σημειωτική και Κοινωνία [Semiotics and Society] (Athens: Odysseas, 1980). Signs of the Past: Semiotics and History, special issue of the journal Semiotica, 59:3/4, 1986 (co-edited, with introduction, with A. Ph. Lagopoulos). Θεωρία της Ποίησης / Ποίηση της Θεωρίας [Theory of Poetry--Poetry of Theory] (Thessaloniki: Paratiritis, 1995). Semiotics: Key Readings in Theory and Methods (four-volume anthology with introduction, ed. together with Mark Gottdiener and A.-Ph. Lagopoulos. London: Sage, 2003). Major articles and papers: “On the spatial and cultural characteristics of courtly romance”, Semiotica 20:1/2, 1977, 1-37 (reprinted in Semiotics and Dialectics: Ideology and the Text, ed. Peter V. Zima, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1981). “Socio-semiotique du roman courtois”, Semiotica 21:3/4, 1977, 227-256. “Οι σύγχρονες μέθοδοι ανάλυσης λογοτεχνικών κειμένων” (Contemporary methods for the analysis of literary texts), Filologos 29, 1982, 145-162. “The Life of Saint Alexius: structure and function of a medieval popular narrative”, Semiotica 49:3/4, 1984, 243-281. “Η ανάλυση κειμένων. Θεωρία και εφαρμογή” (Text analysis: Theory and application), in Γλώσσα και Εκπαίδευση, Athens: Hellenic Association of Philologists, 1985, pp. 99-116. “Folk in their degree: class and text in medieval England”, in Signs of the Past: Semiotics and History, Semiotica 59:3/4, 1986, 261-280. “Materialism and semiotics in contemporary critical theory”, Yearbook of English Studies (University of Thessaloniki) 1, 1989, pp. 277-296. “Visionary discourse: Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe”, in Yearbook of of English Studies (University of Thessaloniki) 3, 1991-92, pp. 27-43. “‘This Creature’: Discourse on women and discourse by women in the Middle Ages”. Gramma 1, 1993, pp. 15-39. “‘Judas’: The first English ballad?” Medium Aevum 62, 1993, pp. 20-34. "'Wilde women and golme': women's songs in the Middle Ages" in Women / Poetry in Britain and Greece (ed. E. Douka-Kabitoglou. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press, 1998)."The hermeneutics of drab: sixteenth-century lyrics in context", in Literature and its Presuppositions: Festschrift for Jina Politi (ed. Tina Krontiri, Thessaloniki, University Studio Press, 1999). "'Yate of Heven': Conceptions of the female body in the religious lyrics", in Writing Religious Women (eds. D. Renevey and Chr. Whitehead. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000). "Το μελόδραμα και ο λαικός πολιτισμός της Ευρώπης πριν το 1830" in Μελόδραμα: Ειδολογικοί και ιδεολογικοί μετασχηματισμοί (eds. S. Patsalidis and A. Nicolopoulou, Thessaloniki: Universitry Studio Press, 2001). "The body as habitation in Middle English devotional literature" in The Other Within: Selected Papers from the Third International Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English. Vol 1 (ed. Ruth Parkin-Gounelas. Thessaloniki: Athanasios Altintzis, 2001). "Τα κυπριακά Πάθη του Χριστού: Η λογοτεχνία ως ίχνος" Dia-Keimena 5, 2003: 13-31. "Signification and referent in non-communication systems", with A.-Ph. Lagopoulos, The American Journal of Semiotics 25, 2009: 41-65. "Η ιστορική μελέτη της λογοτεχνίας είναι ανέφικτη και αναγκαία" In Χώρες της θεωρίας (eds. A. Lambropoulos and A. Balasopoulos, Athens: Metaichmio, 2009). "Popular song and the Middle English lyric" in Medieval Oral Literature (ed. Karl Reichl. Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2011).

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