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30th January, 2017

Deconstructing patriarchy in post-war Greek cinema


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30th January, 2017
17:30 - 19:00
Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand Campus

The years following the end of the Greek Civil War in 1949 initiated a new era for Greece that led the country through tremendous political, economic and social transformations. Inevitably, these changes had a strong impact on gender identities and relations, as well as on their representations in the film productions of the time. This presentation aims to highlight the ways in which Greek cinema can be examined as a cultural institution, influenced by, and influencing the socio-historical context within which it operated.

Dr Achilleas Hadjikyriacou is the Cultural Counsellor of the Cyprus High Commission in London, a position he has held since 1 September 2014. He received his doctorate in History and Civilization in 2010 from the European University Institute in Florence and his academic interests focus on gender history, masculinity, popular culture, visual sources and the history of Greek Cinema. He has presented numerous papers at international conferences and published articles in peer-reviewed international journals and edited volumes. As from 1stOctober 2016 he is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Hellenic Studies, Kings College London and he is also the current president of the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network in London.

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