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Gender and History in Modern Cypriot Writing

Dr Ioannidou will explore how the trauma of Cypriot history is explored and filtered through the lens of gender and memory in prose and poetry of post 1960 Cyprus. This talk aims to provide an overview of contemporary fiction written by Cypriot women and, more specifically, look into the works of Constantia Soteriou, Nasia Dionysiou, and Louiza Papaloizou. Following in the footsteps of the acclaimed author Niki Marangou, these three authors address historical and political issues in their fiction.

Dr Kakkoufa will discuss the ways in which gender and sexuality have not been examined after the Invasion and the centrality of language in encoding and highlighting these aspects.

In collaboration with the Society for Modern Greek Studies