Myth, Representation and Identity

Jan 13, 2014

Presentation of the book by Adjunct Professor at the University of Ioannina, Marilena Papachristoforou, in cooperation with Papazisi Publications…

Book cover

Ms. Papachristoforou’s book treats the deep-rooted relation between oral narratives and worship from the theoretical viewpoint of social anthropology. It is the product of a long-term on-site field research on Lipsi, “the island of Calypso”—as its residents themselves evidently perceive of it and describe it in their oral narratives—and the first extensive research to have ever been published about the island of Lipsi.

It is a scientific treatise which, however, makes a pleasant read for the general audience as well, since the writer allows ample room for the oral speech of her discourse partners: scientific findings are formulated so that they are easily comprehensible, but not oversimplified, complementing the folk speech without overburdening the narrative. The book has also been published in English by Palgrave Macmillan.

Since 2009, Marilena Papachristoforou has been an Adjunct Professor of Folklore and Folk Literature in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Ioannina. During the period 1997-2009 she worked as a researcher at the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens. Several of her studies and articles have been published in Greek and international scientific journals, collective volumes and encyclopedias.

The book will be presented by: Roxani Kaftantzoglou (Social Anthropologist, Research Director at the National Centre for Social Research), Anna Lydaki (Substitute Professor at Panteion University, Department of Sociology) and Dimitris Plantzos (Adjunct Professor of Classical Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). Moderator: Tasoula Eptakoili, journalist, Kathimerini newspaper.


Artist Marilena Papachristoforou
Organizer Hellenic American Union, Papazisi Publications
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 13/01/2014
End Date 13/01/2014
Starting Time 19:30
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Roxani Kaftantzoglou, Anna Lydaki, Dimitris Plantzos, Tasoula Eptakoili
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2014/01/14 - 12:40:47



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