Patricia Kokkori, Assistant Professor

Undergraduate studies in English Literature and Modern Greek at the University of Sydney. She holds a Diploma in Education from the Sydney Teachers College, a Masters in Greek literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a PhD in theatre studies from the Flinders University of South Australia. Before joining the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at Panteion University in 1999, she was Lecturer of Modern Greek in the School of Modern Languages at the University of New England since 1987. She has also taught for the Universities of Sydney (1985-1987), Macquarie (1988), Athens (2004). She is presently Assistant Professor in English Creative Writing and Comparative Theatre. Her main teaching at Panteion has involved designing English language courses as part of vocational training, focusing on discourse analysis and applied communication in a range of media, from journalism and advertising to film, literature and theatre. Other teaching includes an emphasis on English for academic writing; translation theory and practice. Since 2012 she also teaches two theatre and performance study courses: History of Theatre and Contemporary Performance. Much of her research centres on 20th century avant-garde theatre and performance, critical and performance theory, aesthetics and intercultural relations, particularly in the work of contemporary Greek playwrights and directors. She has also engaged in a form of creative writing in translations of English plays for Greek theatre productions, and of Greek plays into English. Her involvement in the staging of plays by the Department’s Centre of Classical Drama and Performance has been in organizing collaborations with theatre professionals or in translation projects for its productions. Her studies include the book ‘This bizarre circus is life itself’: Beckett Performance in Greece (1960-2010) (Nefeli publications, 2016). Other current research explores Greek dramaturgical responses to situations of crisis, representations of identity and the performativity of dramatic speech in contemporary theatre, the phenomenology of stage performance.

Patricia Kokkori English CV


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