Workshop 2: Greece in Crisis: Culture and the Politics of Austerity

A mural close to Omoneia Square, comissioned by the municipality and realised by students of the Athens School of fine Arts, shows the famous hands by Albrecht Dürer pointing down towards the city Photo: Julia Tulke/aestheticsofcrisis.org

23 May 2015

Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham

Location: ERI building room G51 

This workshop is part of a two-year research network funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). 

The workshop is free and those interested in attending should contact Professor Dimitris Tziovas (d.p.tziovas@bham.ac.uk) by 20 May 2015.

Programme

9.00-9.15   Introduction and Welcome

Professor Dimitris Tziovas (University of Birmingham)   

9.15-10.45   Session 1: Economy, Culture and Institutions

Professor Roderick Beaton (King’s College London)
Foreshadowing the crisis: Lord Byron and the cultural and economic politics of Greece in 1824

Professor Dimitris Plantzos (University of Athens)
Amphipolitics: archaeological performance and governmentality in Greece under the crisis

Dr Lina Molokotos-Liederman  (Uppsala University & Paris GSRL)
The Orthodox Church of Greece and the Economic Crisis: A Moment of Challenge and Opportunity

10.45-11.00 Tea and coffee

11.00-13.00 Session 2: Literature and Street Art

Professor Patricia Felisa Barbeito (Rhode Island School of Design)
‘Nothing feels right about this case’: Gender malaise and economic disorder in Petros Markaris’s Crisis Trilogy.

Ms Lambrini Kouzeli (Athens)
Creative writing workshops: A growing trend during the Greek crisis

Ms Julia Tulke (Berlin)
Visual Encounters with Crisis and Austerity: Reflections on the Cultural Politics of Contemporary Street Art in Athens

Professor Maria Boletsi (Leiden University)
From the Subject of the Crisis to the Subject in Crisis: Middle Voice on Greek Walls

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30   Session 3: Cinema and Music

Dr Lydia Papadimitriou (Liverpool John Moores University)
The economy and ecology of post-crisis Greek cinema: Between production, circulation and reception

Professor Vangelis Calotychos (Brown University)
On Being Good, Very Good, and Breaking Bad in Killer Times: The Film Economies of Yannis Economides

Dr Katerina Levidou (University of Athens and King’s College London)
Feasts in Time of ‘Plague’: Festivals of Western Art Music in Greece during the Crisis

15.30-16.00 Tea and coffee

16.00-17.30   Session 4: Festivals and Performance

Dr Eleftheria Ioannidou (University of Birmingham)  & Dr. Natascha Siouzouli  (Freie Universität Berlin)
Imperceptible Performances: A Recent History of the Hellenic Festival

Dr Philip Hager (University of Birmingham)
Performances of Democracy and Dramaturgies of the Crisis: The Return of History

Dr Alexandros Efklidis (Greek National Opera)
An opera for the crisis:  Yasou Aida!  (2012)



Photo: A mural close to Omoneia Square, comissioned by the municipality and realised by students of the Athens School of fine Arts, shows the famous hands by Albrecht Dürer pointing down towards the city. By Julia Tulke / aestheticsofcrisis.org

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