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Retelling the past in contemporary Greek literature, film, and popular culture

Author: Trine Stauning Willert; Gerasimus Katsan
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the past thirty years, the representation of Greek history in literature, film, and popular culture has undergone significant change. This book investigates the ways in which history operates as a tool for contemporary storytellers in various genres to contemplate the meaning of the past and its implications for the future"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Retelling the past in contemporary Greek literature, film, and popular culture.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2019000557
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trine Stauning Willert; Gerasimus Katsan
ISBN: 9781498563383 1498563384
OCLC Number: 1079344266
Description: xiv, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. History in the storyteller's toolbox / Trine Stauning Willert and Gerasimus Katsan --
1. Getting intimate with the unwanted past : new approaches to the Ottoman legacy in Greek fiction / Trine Stauning Willert --
2. Public history and the revival of repressed Sephardic heritage in Thessaloniki / Kostis Kornetis --
3. Poetry traversing history : narrating Louis Tikas in David Mason's Ludlow / Yiorgos Anagnostou --
4. First-person past, second-person present, and the future of now : Gazmend Kapllani's transnational, interpersonal timescapes / Karen Emmerich --
5. To remember and forgive : the afterlives of Queen Frederica's Childtowns in contemporary Greek fiction / Vassiliki Kaisidou --
6. Fashioning a European past for the national self : Nikos Themelis' for some companionship / Maria Akritidou --
7. The anxieties of history : Greek fiction in crisis / Gerasimus Katsan --
8. The use of history for the denunciation of the present : Lena Kitsopoulou's Athanasios diakos --
the comeback / Constantina Georgiadi --
9. Television fiction as a window into a nation's past : the arbitraries and the concept of the Neohellene / Georgia Aitaki --
10. Ancient Greek mythology and the culture of the Neohellene in animated TV satire / Jessica Kourniakti --
Childhood memories, family life, nostalgia and historical trauma in contemporary Greek cinema / Maria Chalkou --
12. Witnesses for the future : the past reflected in the despair of the present / Sonia Liza Kenterman --
13. Still, short, cut: the early films of Sonia Liza Kenterman / Charles Lock --
14. What are they after, our souls, off the coast of Lesbos? : reflections on Elias Venezis' "The isle of Lios" (1928) / Patricia Felisa Barbeito and Vangelis Calotychos ; The Isle of Lois (1928) / Elias Venezis --
15. Four hundred pleats / Amanda Michalopoulou --
16. Think before you learn / Sophia Nikolaidou.
Responsibility: edited by Trine Stauning Willert and Gerasimus Katsan.

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