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Dr Anastasia Bakogianni Doctor of Philosophy, Classical Research, Classics and English Literature

Lecturer in Classical Studies

School of Humanities

A little about myself:  I was awarded my PhD from the University of London and worked at several UK universities before joining the Classical Studies team at Massey. My research and publications focus on Greek tragedy and its reception in the modern world. I am fascinated by the continuing appeal of ancient Greek and Roman culture and the many ways in which these ancient civilizations remain relevant today. But more importantly, I like to investigate why the Graeco-Roman classics still 'speak' to us and what it is exactly that we think they have to say to us. 

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: AT 3.45, Atrium
    Campus: Auckland

Qualifications

  • PhD - University of London (2004)
  • MA - Durham University (1997)
  • BA - University of Reading (1996)

Prizes and Awards

  • MURF award ($2,500) for the 'Classical World New Zealand' project - Massey University Research Fund (2016)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Greek Literature
  • Greek Tragedy
  • Classical Reception 
  • Comparative Approaches to the study of the Classical World
  • Modern Greek Studies

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Classical Greek and Roman History (210306):
Cultural Studies (200200):
Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000):
Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified (209999): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Other Language, Literature and Culture (209900): Screen and Media Culture (200212)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Bakogianni, A. (2009). ‘Voices of Resistance: Michael Cacoyannis’ The Trojan Women (1971)’. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. 52(Issue 1), 45-68
[Journal article]Authored by: Bakogianni, A.
Bakogianni, A. (2009). 'The Taming of a Tragic Heroine: Electra in Eighteenth Century Art'. The International Journal of the Classical Tradition. 16(1), 19-57
[Journal article]Authored by: Bakogianni, A.
Bakogianni, A. (2008). ‘All is Well that Ends Tragically: George Tzavellas’ Antigone vs. Michael Cacoyannis’ Electra’. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. 51(1), 119-167
[Journal article]Authored by: Bakogianni, A.
Bakogianni, A. (2007). ‘An Eighteenth-Century Jealous Woman and a Twentieth-Century Hysterical Diva: The Case of Mozart’s Idomeneo (1781) and Strauss’ Elektra (1909)’. New Voices in Classical Reception Studies. 2, 1-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Bakogianni, A.

Book

Bakogianni, A. (2017). ‘The Ancient World is Part of Us: Classical Tragedy in Modern Film’. In AJ. Pomeroy (Ed.) A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen. (pp. 467 - 490). : Wiley-Blackwell
[Chapter]Authored by: Bakogianni, A.
Bakogianni, A. (2017). 'Hollywood Meets Art Cinema: Michael Cacoyannis’ ‘Hybrid’ Euripidean Trilogy’. In AJ. Pomeroy (Ed.) A Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome on Screen. (pp. 163 - 185). : Wiley-Blackwell
[Chapter]Authored by: Bakogianni, A.
Bakogianni, A. (2016). ‘Homeric Shadows on the Silver Screen: Epic Themes in Michael Cacoyannis’ Trilogy of Cinematic Receptions’. In A. Efstathiou, & I. Karamanou (Eds.) Homeric Receptions Across Generic and Cultural Contexts. (pp. 405 - 416). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
[Chapter]Authored by: Bakogianni, A.
Bakogianni, A., & Hope, VM. (Eds.) (2015). War as Spectacle.
[Edited Book]Edited by: Bakogianni, A.
Bakogianni, A. (2013). ‘The Triumph of Demotike: The Triumph of Medea’. In L. Hadwick, & S. Harrison (Eds.) Classics in the Modern World: A Democratic Turn?. (pp. 197 - 212). Oxford: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Bakogianni, A.
Bakogianni, A. (2013). ‘Annihilating Clytemnestra: The Severing of the Mother-Daughter Bond in Michael Cacoyannis’ Iphigenia (1977)’. In K. Nikoloutsos (Ed.) Ancient Greek Women in Film. (pp. 207 - 233). Oxford: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Bakogianni, A.
Bakogianni, A. (Ed.) (2013). Dialogues with the Past: Classical Reception Theory and Practice. (Vol. 126-1 and 126-2) London: Institute of Classical Studies/ Wiley-Blackwell
[Edited Book]Contributed to by: Bakogianni, A.Edited by: Bakogianni, A.
Bakogianni, A. (2012). Electra Ancient & Modern: Aspects of the Reception of the Tragic Heroine. London: Institute of Classical Studies
[Monograph]Authored by: Bakogianni, A.
Bakogianni, A. (2009). ‘Electra in Sylvia Plath’s Poetry: A Case of Identification’. In S. Harrison (Ed.) Living Classics: Greece and Rome in Contemporary Poetry in English. (pp. 194 - 217). Oxford: Oxford University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Bakogianni, A.

Other

Salapata, ., & Bakogianni, . (2016). "Classical World New Zealand" website, which investigates the modern world’s ongoing dialogue with ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, and highlights the distinctive contributions made by New Zealand-based artists and scholars (http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/departments/school-of-humanities/classical-world-new-zealand/classical-world-new-zealand_home.cfm).
[Other]Authored by: Bakogianni, A., Salapata, G.Contributed to by: Salapata, G.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

  • Myth and Greek Tragedy 
  • The Roman Republic
  • Greek and Roman Warfare 

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