Dr Tonia Kazakopoulou
Research Seminar Curator
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Building locationMinghella Studios
Areas of interest
My research is mainly focused on Greek cinema and women’s cinema. These areas of study are informed by my interests in wider critical frameworks, such as feminist theory and criticism, world cinemas and small nation cinemas, genre for film and television, gender and politics of representation in film and television, film style and aesthetics, as well as film practices and industries. My work engages with close textual analysis and is situated across film studies and cultural studies.
I am the curator of the international standing conference Contemporary Greek Film Cultures, which takes place every 2-3 years and is organised each time by a different institution around the world (Universities of Reading and Glasgow, London 2013; University of Washington, Seattle 2015; University of Vienna, Vienna 2018; University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki 2020). I sit on the editorial board of Filmicon: Journal of Greek film Studies, and I am member of the research network Modern Greek Studies Now: A Cultural Analysis Network, which is led by the Universities of Oxford and Amsterdam.
I have co-edited the book Contemporary Greek Film Cultures: from 1990 to the present (Peter Lang, 2017) and am currently working on a monograph proposal with the working title Greek Cinema of Dejection.
I am a passionate teacher of film and television, and I actively engage in creating productive synergies between research and pedagogy in face-to-face, blended or online learning modes.
I welcome prospective students with an interest in Greek and other small nation cinemas, feminist criticism and women’s cinema, as well as topics relating to genre and politics of representation in television (British, European and USA TV contexts).
I am a part-time member of staff; I convene and teach theoretical and practical modules across all levels.
Exploring Screen Practices (convenor, MA)
Creative Screen Practice (co-convenor, Part 2)
Television Studio Production (convenor, Part 1)
Dissertation and practical project supervision (Part 2 and 3)
Film Production (convenor, MA)
Three Films (convenor, Part 3)
Advanced Practical Project: Film/TV (Part 3)
Film Authorship (convenor, Part 2)
Creative Practice: Film/TV (convenor, Part 2)
Popular Television Genres (Part 2)
Film Genre (Part 2)
Extended Essay (Part 2)
Practical 2: Film/TV (Part 2)
Making Meaning: Film and Theatre (co-convenor, Part 1)
Introduction to Film (Part 1)
Introduction to Television (Part 1)
Member of the Society for Modern Greek Studies
Member of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association
Member of the Editorial Board for Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies
Member of Modern Greek Studies Now: A Cultural Analysis Research Network