Zoe Detsi-Diamanti is Assistant Professor in early American Literature and Culture at the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a Ph.D. in Early American Theatre from Aristotle University. She has been teaching and researching in the fields of 18th- and 19th-century American culture and ideology. Her publications include articles on American drama and American political mythology, 18th- and 19th- century American theatre and gender, race and ethnic concerns.

detsi@enl.auth.gr
Tel:  +30 2310 99 7448
Fax: +30 2310 99 7432

Publications:

Books:

Forgotten Ladies: Early American Women Dramatists, 1750-1860. New York: Garland, 1998.

Detsi-Diamanti, Zoe, Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou, Effie Yannopoulou, eds. The Flesh Made Text: Bodies, Theories, Cultures in the Post-Millennial Era. New York: Peter Lang, 2007. 1-10.

Detsi-Diamanti, Zoe, Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou, Effie Yannopoulou, eds. The Future of Flesh: Bodily Mutation and Change. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2009.

Journals (editor):

Wrestling Bodies. GRAMMA 11 (2003). Thessaloniki: University Studio P, 2003. (with Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou and Effie Yiannopoulou)

Articles:

Mercy Otis Warren: Her Political Self and Her Personal Dilemma.” Gramma 2 (1994): 35-45.

Beginnings of American Feminist Theater: Julia Ward Howe’s Protest Play Leonora.” Nationalism and Sexuality: Crises of Identity. Ed. Y. Kalogeras and D. Pastourmatzi. Aristotle University: Hellenic Association of American Studies, 1995. 81-7.

Seduction, Revenge, and Suicide in Julia Ward Howe’s Leonora; or, The World’s Own.” New England Theater Journal 7 (1996): 57-75.

Invisible Women: Pioneering Female Playwrights in Early American Theater, 1780-1860.” Women, Creators of Culture. Ed. E. Georgoudaki and D. Pastourmatzi. Aristotle University: Hellenic Association of American Studies, 1997. 283-9.

Republican Rhetoric and Gender Ideology in Mercy O. Warren’s Romantic Tragedies, The Sack of Rome and The Ladies of Castile (1790).” American Drama 8 (1998) 1-25.

Το Λαϊκό Θέατρο τον 18ο και 19ο Αιώνα: Η Γέννηση της Αμερικακινής Μουσικής Κωμωδίας.” Ιστορίες και (Μυθ)Ιστορίες: Made in the U.S.A. Επιμ. Σάββας Πατσαλίδης και Γιούλη Θεοδοσιάδου. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ελληνική Εταιρία Αμερικανικών Σπουδών, 2000. 135-56

Το Μελόδραμα και ο ‘Εκδημοκρατισμός’ της Αμερικανικής Κοινωνίας.” Μελόδραμα Ειδολογικοί και Ιδεολογικοί Μετασχηματισμοί. Επιμ. Σάββας Πατσαλίδης και Αναστασία Νικολοπούλου. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press, 2001. 123-62.

Bio-Slavery, or The Cannibalistic Quest for Longevity: Harvesting for Human Organs in Manjula Padmanabhan’s Drama.” Biotechnological and Medical Themes in Science Fiction. Ed. Domna Pastourmatzi. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press, 2002. 111-30.

The Language of Assent: Republican Rhetoric and the Metaphors of National Redemption in American Revolutionary Drama.” American Drama (Special Issue: American Drama and American Wars) 13 (2004): 1-30.

“Early American Women’s Romantic Tragedies and the Rhetoric of Republicanism: The Case of Charlotte Barnes’ Octavia Bragaldi (1837).” Women’s Contribution to Nineteenth-Century American Theatre. Ed. Miriam Lopez and Lola Narbona. Biblioteca Javier Coy d’ estudis nord- Americans. Universitat de València, 2004. 43-58.

“Visions of Blackness: Ideology and the Other in Nineteenth-Century American Drama.” Ideology and Aesthetics in American Literature and Arts. Ed. Jaroslav Kusnir. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2005. 145-70.

“The Drama of Colonialism: National Identity and the Construction of the Indian/Other in Early Nineteenth-Century American Plays.” Prospects 30 (2005): 1-24.

“Politicizing Aesthetics: The Politics of Violence and Sexuality in Colonial and Revolutionary Representations of America as an Indian Woman.” The Anachronist 12 (2006): 61-78.

“(Re)Considering American Studies in Greece.” European Journal of American Studies (2006): http://ejas.revues.org/document327.html

“Burlesquing ‘Otherness’ in Nineteenth-Century American Theatre: The Image of the Indian in John Brougham’s Met-a-mora; or, The Last of the Pollywogs (1847) and Po-Ca-Hon-Tas; or, The Gentle Savage (1855).” American Studies 48:3 (2008): 5-30.

Reviews:

Review of Women in American Theatre: Actresses and Audiences, 1790-1870, by Faye E. Dudden. American Studies 40 (1999): 138-9.