Niki Marangou by Dr Liana Giannakopoulou
Wednesday 03 Mar 2021
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Niki Marangou (1948-2013) is one of the most important Cypriot artists and a leading female voice. She has written poems, novels and short stories, and her poetry has been awarded the Cavafy Prize (1998) and the Athens Academy Award (2007). She is also an acclaimed painter having exhibited her work in various galleries in Cyprus. She has participated in two international exhibitions: the Biennale of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana (1993) and the sixth Biennale of Cairo (1996). She owned the bookshop Kochlias in Nicosia from 1980 to 2007. This this video presentation introduces you to her life and work and focuses on important themes of her poetry and prose exploring at the same time how they may be related to various paintings and photographs that accompany her stories.
Dr Liana Giannakopoulou teaches Modern Greek Literature in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics of the University of Cambridge. She is the author of The Power of Pygmalion. Ancient Greek Sculpture in Modern Greek Poetry (Peter Lang 2007) and of The Parthenon in Poetry. An Anthology (in Greek, ELIA 2009). She has also co-edited Culture and Society in Crete. From Kornaros to Kazantzakis (Cambridge Scholars 2017), a selection of papers presented at an international conference held in Cambridge. She is the current Chair of the Society for Modern Greek Studies.