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Lydia Roupakia

Assistant Professor - Department of American Literature

310Ã | +30 2310 997354 | roupakia@enl.auth.gr
Office hours: WE 13:30-15:00(Online meetings by appointment click here) | TU 13:30-15:00(Online meetings by appointment click here)

Dr Lydia Efthymia Roupakia holds a PhD and an MPhil in English Studies from the University of Oxford, UK. Her PhD and MPhil research was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK).

Dr Roupakia joined the English Faculty at Aristotle University in September 2019. Her prior teaching experience includes adjunct lecturing posts at the International Hellenic University (2010-2016) and at the University of Patras (2010). She has also taught at the University of Oxford (Christ Church College, tutorial program) and at the Oxford-Stanford undergraduate exchange program (Oxford, UK). Dr. Roupakia has also worked as a full-time member of the English Department at Anatolia College (The American College), Thessaloniki (2010-2019).

Dr Roupakia's research interests focus on issues of multiculturalism in the Americas; identity construction and Inter-American studies; cultural theory; contemporary literature and ethics. Her publications include book chapters; essays published in Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Atlantis, Literature Interpretation Theory, University of Toronto Quarterly and in other journals. She is also co-editor of a volume of essays on religion and migration published by Palgrave Macmillan (2017).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/ CONFERENCE PAPERS/ PUBLIC TALKS

Edited Volumes:

Roupakia E.L. and Eleni Sideri. Guest editors of “Religion, Migration and Belonging in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film”, Special edition of Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media. Aristotle University and HELAAS: 2021.

Book Chapters:

Roupakia E.L. “Whose Recognition? Authenticity, Agency and Responsibility in Kerri Sakamoto’s The Electrical Field,” Community Boundaries and Border Crossings by Ethnic Women Writers, Kristen Lillvis, Molly Fuller, and Robert Miltner (eds), Rowman and Littlefield: 2016.

Edited Books:

Sideri Eleni and Roupakia E.L. (editors) Religion and Migration in the Black Sea Region, as part of the Religion and Global Migrations series. Palgrave Macmillan: 2017. 

Selected Articles in Peer-Reviewed International Journals:

Roupakia E.L. “Religion, Cosmopolitanism and Ethics: Re-reading Monica Ali’s Brick Lane”. Journal of Postcolonial Writing: 52. 6 (2016).

Roupakia E.L. “‘Art-iculating’ affective citizenship: Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For.” Atlantis, Journal of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies: 37.1 (2015).

Roupakia E.L. “On ‘Care’, ethics and reading practice: Re-reading Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.” Literature Interpretation Theory, Routledge: 26.2 (2015).

Roupakia E.L. “On judging with care and the responsibility of an heir: reading Eden Robinson’s Monkey Beach.” University of Toronto Quarterly 81.2 (2012).

Selected Articles in Conference Proceedings/ Conference Papers

Roupakia E.L. “Notes on transcultural belonging: negotiating transcultural presence and reparative reading through Julia Alvarez’s How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents.” European Association for American Studies Conference, Warsaw 2021.

Roupakia E.L. “Religion, Migration, Cosmopolitanism: Women Crossing Boundaries.” The Politics of Space and the Humanities, International Conference, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 15-17 Dec 2017.

Baniotopoulou, Roupakia and Sideri. “Locating belonging, refiguring space: Mediterranean Crossings and the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art.” Continuities, Discontinuities, Ruptures in the Greek World (1204-2014): Economy, Society, History, Literature. Edited by Konstandinos A. Dimadis, Freie Universitaet Berlin: 2014.

Invited Talks/Lectures

Roupakia E.L. “Narrative Re-Mappings of Identity in Edwidge Danticat’s ‘New York Day Women.’” Invitation extended by Stockton University, USA in the context of the “Virtual Exchanges” initiative between AUTh and Stockton. December 2020.

TEACHING (ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021)

SemesterCodeTitleGroupDayFromToRoom
Winter G-LSUD1 Lit127 Workshop in Critical Writing: Fiction b Monday 11:00 13:30
Winter G-LSUD4 AmLit476 Southern Studies Wednesday 18:30 21:00
Spring G-LSUD2 AmLit271 American Literature and Culture: From Modern Times to the Present b Tuesday 11:00 13:30
Spring G-LSUD3 AmLit377 Inter-American Studies Wednesday 11:00 13:30