Our Projects


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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Bells: Sense the Sound

The international symposium on Experimental Narratives organized by the Laboratory of Narrative Research (November 28-29, 2019) was the right occasion for the "Bells" project to arise.
Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Bells" inspired an audiophonic narrative, produced by students attending "PraTIS311 Literary Translation" and "EnLit497 21st Century British Theatre: Sound and Music." Their translation, narration, sound and voice recording offer us the chance to reflect on the power of language and sounds, as well as explore their beauty and symbiosis.
Visual and auditory images, form and sound patterns, all crucial meaning carriers, invite us to an intriguing investigation and interpretation of the poem through language and music.
If you wish to experience poetry in a different but appealing way, you may read our students' translation and listen to the audiophonic narrative by clicking here.

Maria Ristani and Vasiliki Misiou

Student participants
Translated by: Thaleia-Andriani Konstantinou, Magdalini Sdrolia, and Maria Vasileiou
Voiced and composed by: Magdalini Barouta, Eleni-Christina Georgiadou, Elena Ignatiadou, Thaleia-Andriani Konstantinou, Lamprini Trianti, Vasiliki Vasiloglou, Maria Vatsi, Anastasia Vlachou