Anastasia Natsina

Associate Professor of Modern Greek Literature at the University of Crete

She studied Modern Greek Literature at the Universities of Athens and Oxford. Her DPhil thesis, “Modern Greek short stories in the last quarter of the 20 th  century: A contribution to the exploration of the postmodern” received the Contantine Trypanis Award (2004). She conducted postdoctoral research at the Hellenic Open University (HOU). She has taught Modern Greek Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Patras and HOU. She has been teaching at the University of Crete since 2008, where she is also the Director of the Research Lab for Literary Genres and Literary Theory. She has participated in and directed research programs such as “Literature of the working class” Her research interests focus on Modern Greek Literature from the end of the 19 th  century to the present day, and include literary theory and the use of digital technologies for the research and teaching of literature, as well as ecocriticism. Her publications include: Nature, Faraway, so Close: An ecocritical approach to Modern Greek Literature. (Kallipos, 2023); Modern Greek Fiction in the Long 1960s (co-authored with A. Kastrinaki, I. Dimitrakakis, and K. Daskala, Kallipos 2015); Metapolitefsi 1974-1981: Literature and cultural history (co-edited with I. Dimitrakakis, Editions of the School of Philosophy of the University of Crete, 2021); Teaching Literature at a Distance: Open, Online, and Blended Learning (co-edited with T. Kayalis, Bloomsbury, 2010), and the translation of Peter Barry’s, Beginning Theory (Vivliorama, 2013).


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