Our Projects

Intersection of Print and Digital Media in North-American Poetry

Dr. Lizzy Pournara's postdoctoral project explores the intersection of print and digital media in North-American poetry. This project is placed within the interdisciplinary framework of the humanities and new media technologies, and seeks to promote the relationship between literary studies and digital tools. On the one hand, this postdoctoral project focuses on the ways in which digitality affects print poetry. On the other hand, Dr. Pournara is interested in the practical application and development of particular technological tools that mold storytelling practices. Within the framework of the Laboratory of Narrative Research, Dr. Pournara's postdoctoral project specializes in augmented reality as a space of literal intersection of print and digital elements, and she aims at exploring the storytelling potential of immersive media.


Urban Environments
in Transition

The full title of the project is: 'URBAN ENVIRONMENTS IN TRANSITION: ENGAGING YOUNG LEADERS AND RAISING COMMUNITY AWARENESS THROUGH MULTIMODAL NARRATIVES.' This is the winning project entry for Greece in the international competition AEIF 2012 (Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund) that took place in the U.S. in Spring 2012 (Number of contestants: 7,000; Number of proposals: 700). Greece was represented in the competition via the Fulbright Foundation. All members of the project core team are Fulbright alumni.


The aesthetics of cancer-related performance and its reception in Greece

Virginia Dakari's postdoctoral research seeks to determine the place cancer-related theatre and performing arts occupy in the Greek cultural landscape to this day by means of exploring the ways the (re)presentation of cancer experience affects audiences. The ultimate goal is to substantiate the argument that performance imparts an immense transformative potential felt by all participants and to disprove the argument that hardly any noteworthy aesthetic outcome can be extracted from cancer experience (articulated by Susan Sontag, whose seminal work Illness as Metaphor reflected and influenced cultural perceptions of cancer). More here ...


Multimodal Reading and Research Group

The Multimodal Reading and Research Group at School of English, AUTh, is supervised and coordinated by Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (Associate Professor). Members of the group are Researchers and PhD Candidates. The group meets once a month.

The group objectives are:

  1. Research group presentations with emphasis on the international bibliography within the context on multimodality, digital and transmedia narratives, and digital literary practice.
  2. Research group collaborations with visiting researchers in the context of research-oriented seminars.
  3. Research group participation with thematic panels in Symposia and International Conferences.
  4. Research group collaboration with other organizations.
  5. Research group conceptualization and design of activities that relate to its research interests.
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