Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Erato Basea

Stavros Niarchos Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University


D.Phil. in European Literature, 2011
St Cross College, Department of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Oxford
Thesis title: ‘Literature and the Greek Auteur. Film Adaptations in the Greek Cinéma d’Auteur’
Examiners: Prof. Dimitris Tziovas, Dr. Dimitris Eleftheriotis

M.St.University of Oxford (European Literature- Modern Greek) 2006

BA Classics
Sub-faculty of Classics, Department of Greek Literature, Sub-faculty of Classics National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 2005

Principal Works


‘The Fiend of Athens’. Contribution to the edited volume World Film Locations: Athens (forthcoming, Intellect)

‘My Life in Ruins: Hollywood and Holidays in Greece in Times of Crisis’, Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, 3.2 November 2012, pp. 199-208.

‘Adaptation Nights’ [in Greek], Diavazo, 522, October 2011, p. 20-23.

Book reviews

Papadimitriou, Lydia ; Tzioumakis, Giannis (eds.). 2012. Greek Cinema. Texts, Histories, Identities. Bristol, Chicago: Intellect. 2012 (forthcoming in the journal New Cinemas).

Todd McGowan. 2011. Out of Time. Desire in Atemporal Cinema. Minneapolis, London: University of Minnesota Press (forthcoming in the journal Transnational Cinemas)

The Heyman Center for the Humanities
Columbia University
74 Morningside Dr • Room B206
New York, NY 10027

Department Website

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

History of Greek Cinema

Topics in Greek Film

Film Adaptations

Themes in Modern Greek Literature and Culture

Modern Greek Language

Essay Writing

Discussion in Modern Greek

Introduction to Greek and European Texts

Areas of Specialization

Film adaptations

Literature and film

Cinema d' auteur 

Transnational aspects of cinema

Visual culture and national identity

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