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Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps

  • Lecturer/Fellow in Modern Greek Studies
  • Modern Greek literature and language teaching

Areas of interest

Greek literature and culture

Research centres and groups

  • Classics
  • Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Centre for Hellenic Studies.

Academic qualifications

  • MA and PhD in Linguistics (University College London), funded by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation
  • BA in Classics (University of Athens)
  • Diploma in acting (Central School of Speech and Drama) and MA in Physical Theatre and Performance funded by a RHUL scholarship.

Selected publications

Various papers in J. Harris (ed.) UCL working papers in Linguistics, in G. Horrocks, B. Joseph and I. Philippaki-Warburton (eds) Themes in Greek Linguistics II, John Benjamin 

Other interests

  • Theatre: Beckett’s Play, Aeschylus’ The Oresteia, Ritsos’ Moonlight Sonata (bilingual performance), Aristophanes’ Lysistrata (the Riverside Studios), Alex Campbell’s Mrs P. (Royal Court Theatre), The Odyssey rock opera, Iphigenia in Memoriam by Jean-René Lemoine (site-sensitive: London premiere, The Palace of the Grand Master in Rhodes, Kerameikos Ancient Greek Cemetery courtesy of the Archeological Society of the Dodecanese and Athens), Diotima in Friedrich Hölderlin’s Hyperion (Ancient Odeon of Rhodes).
  • Film: Ship to Shore, Ana, Through a Dream Darkly (London Film School).
  • Rehearsed readings: C.P Cavafy (Europe House), Byzantium hymns (KCL Chapel), Dimitris Dimitriadis (Hellenic Centre), Georgios Vizyenos (Hellenic Centre). Musical video: Beautiful Mum.
  • The London Greek radio: In Word and Imagination, a series of literary programmes on Modern Greek authors.
  • Folk dancing: member of the Lykion ton Hellinidon performing team.


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