Assistant Professor Patricia Kokori

Specialization: English Creative Writing with specialization in Comparative Theatrology

Patricia Kokori was born in Sydney, Australia, where she completed undergraduate studies in English Literature and Modern Greek at the University of Sydney. She holds a Diploma in Education from the Sydney Teachers College, a Masters in Greek Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a PhD from the Flinders University of South Australia. Before joining the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at Panteion University in 2000, she was Lecturer of Modern Greek in the School of Modern Languages at the University of New England since 1987. She has also taught for the Universities of Sydney (1985-1987), Macquarie (1988), Athens (2004). She is presently Assistant Professor in English Creative Writing and Comparative Theatre.

Her main teaching at Panteion has involved designing English language courses as part of vocational training, focusing on discourse analysis and applied communication in a range of media, from journalism and advertising to film, literature and theatre. Other teaching includes an emphasis on English for academic writing; translation theory and practice. Since 2012 she also teaches two new theatre and performance study courses in Greek.

Much of her research centres on 20th century avant-garde theatre and performance, critical and performance theory, aesthetics and intercultural relations, particularly in the work of contemporary Greek playwrights and directors. She has also engaged in a form of creative writing in translations of English plays for Greek theatre productions, and of Greek plays into English. Her involvement in the staging of plays at the University’s performance space (Studio Ledra) has been in organizing collaborations with theatre professionals or in translation projects for the productions of the Department’s Centre of Classical Drama and Performance. Her forthcoming book on Samuel Beckett’s drama and its reception in Greece is to be published in 2014. Other current research explores the diverse Greek dramaturgical responses to the current crisis.

Lessons:

  1. Media & Communication English (3rd Semester)
  2. Culture English(4th Semester)
  3. History of Theatre (6th Semester)
  4. Culture Lab VI: Theatre-Modern Performing (7th Semester)