Dr. Michalis Kokonis is
currently Professor in the School of English,
at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has been offering courses
in Contemporary American Fiction and Cinema/Cultural Studies. His research
focuses on issues of narratology in cinema and the novel. He has published
articles and essays on literary and film theory and criticism, as well as on
cultural studies. Among his recent publications are included an essay on the
visual culture of New Hollywood Cinema, a chapter on Contemporary Greek Cinema
in the collected volume Greek Cinema: Texts,
Forms, Identities, and a chapter on videogame culture in the collected volume Digital
Media: The Culture of Sound and Spectacle, a book which he also co-edited.
Currently he is editor of the Cultural Studies Series, a series of film theory
and criticism books translated into Greek. The first volume Mia kapia tasi tou xoligountianou kinimatografou [Α Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1980] by Robert B. Ray, trans. by Bella Spyropoulou is published by University Studio Press.