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Alexia Altouva

Lecturer

 

Office 916, 9th floor, School of Philosophy

Phone: 210 7277661

E-mail: alexaltou@theatre.uoa.gr

Web https://uoa.academia.edu/AlexiaAltouva

 

Alexia Altouva is a graduate of the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Athens where she acquired a Ph.d. with honors in 2008. The dissertation entitled: “The phenomenon of the female celebrities' system in Greece during the 19th century” was funded by the Research Grants Program: Heraclitus and is about to be edited. She gave courses on the History of Acting in the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Peloponnese (akad. Year 2008-09) and was for many years (2001-2008), scientific collaborator and assistant for organizing a series of research programs implemented with co-financing from the European Social Fund and national resources.

Since 2012 she is a Lecturer in the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Athens, where she makes undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Her scientific interests focus on the fields of History and Theory of Acting, History of Modern Greek theatre in 19th and early 20th centuries, Gender in Theatre, Actors. She has also been participated in several Scientific Meetings and Conferences in Greece and abroad. Articles have been published in scientific magazines and omnibus volumes. 

 

Participation in Research Projects

2012-today: She participates to the research project entitled: “Cultural transfer and “national character” in nineteenth century Greek periodicals (Chryssalis)”, under the supervision of Professor Anna Tabaki, (funded by the program “Thales: Reinforcement of the interdisciplinary and/or inter-institutional research and innovation with the possibility of attracting high standard researchers from abroad through the implementation of basic and applied excellence research”), being a member of the 2nd research group which focuses on “The reception of theatre genres (authors, ideological and aesthetic currents, drama theory): poetic theatre, prose theatre and music theatre”, under the supervision of Professor Chr. Stamatopoulou-Vassilakou.

2003-2008: Scientific Collaborator and Assistant in the program “Undergraduate Studies Reform” implemented by the Department of Theatre Studies at Athens’ University.  

2001-2008: Scientific Collaborator and Assistant in the program “Undergraduate Students’ Practice” implemented by the Department of Theatre Studies at Athens’ University.  

 2006-2007: Scientific Collaborator and Assistant in the scientific research entitled: "Semele: ancient theatre database”, funded by the research program Pythagoras II and implemented by the Department of Theatre Studies at Athens’ University.  

2004-2007: Scientific Collaborator and Assistant in the scientific research entitled: "Theatre research and documentation workshop: greek theatrical bibliography (1900-2005), Sources and scientific studies”, funded by the research program Pythagoras I, implemented by the Department of Theatre Studies at Athens’ University.  

2007:   Scientific Collaborator in the project entitled: “Collection and digitization of cultural and tourist information for the mount Pentelikon”, held on behalf of the municipality of Vrilissia.

2002-2003: Scientific Collaborator and member of the research team in a program concerning the life and work of greek protagonist Kyveli Adrianou, financed by the scholarship 'Kyveli and Horn' of the Athens Concert Hall.

 

Published Essays (in greek language)

“Italian actress Giacinta Pezzana (1841-1919) and her connection to greek historical drama”, Theatrografies 16, 2011, pp. 29-42.

“Marguerite Gautier: the presence of the famous heroine of Alexander Dumas (son) on greek stage, through a series of significant interpretations”, Proceedings of Scientific Workshop: Actor and the art of acting: theory and practice, history and present, Athens: Ergo, 2010, pp. 35-46.

“The presence of greek theatrical companies in Alexandria of Egypt (1876-1886): Thespis and Menandros”, Scientific Yearbook of Faculty, Vol. MA΄, 2009-2010, pp. 65-83.

“Pippina Buonasera and Sophia Tavoulari: Comparative comments on two parallel stories”, Paravasis 9, Ergo, 2009, pp. 15-27.

"The contribution of Demetrios Vernardakis’ theatrical plays to the emergence of the celebrities in 19th century”, Demetrios Vernardakis’ life and work, Workshop Proceedings. Athens: Ergo, 2009, pp. 145-155.

"The influence of Adelaide Ristori’s art (1822-1906) on Greek Theatre: The case of Pippina Buonasera (1838 – 1927 or 1842)", J. Vivilakis (ed.), Stephanos: Honorary offer to Walter Puchner. Athens: Ergo, 2007, pp. 95-104.

 

Participation in Scientific Workshops, Symposiums, Conferences:

“From Paris to Athens: Eleni Halkoussi to the new generation of educated actors”, intervention to the Scientific Meeting on Eleni Halkoussi’s life and work (Association of Macrochori (Constantiople), Athens 9th of December 2013).

“The reception of Sarah Bernhardt by the greek daily and periodical press of her time” intervention to the Symposium: Francophonie and Multiculturalism (Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Peloponnese, Nafplion 6th-7th of April 2013).

“The political vision of Charilaos Trikoupis and the influence to the Greek theatrical star-system of his time», intervention to the International Conference: The Viewing of Politics and the Politics of Viewing, Theatre Challenges in the Age of Globalised Communities (School of English, Department of American Literature at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 18th-20th of April 2013).

“Aikaterini Veroni / Evanghelia Paraskevopoulou: two “great actresses” of greek theatrical stage in 19th century”, intervention to the 23rd Conference of Neo-Hellenists of Francophone Universities: The modern greek elites: Identities, ways of acting, representations (INALCO, Paris 27th-29th of June 2013). 

“The question of the dynamic between the actor and the dramatist in creating a role”, intervention to the Conference: From the land of texts to the kingdom of the stage (Department of Theatre Studies at Athens’ University, Athens 26th-30th of January 2011).

“Marguerite Gautier: the presence of the famous heroine of Alexander Dumas in the Greek scene, through a series of significant interpretations”, intervention to the Scientific Meeting: Actor and the art of acting: theory and practice, history and present (Department of Theatre Studies at Athens’ University, Athens 6th-7th of October 2008).

“The contribution of Demetrios Vernardakis’ theatrical plays to the emergence of the celebrities in 19th century”, intervention to the Scientific Workshop on Demetrios Vernardakis’ life and work (Department of Theatre Studies at Athens’ University, Athens 10th of October 2008).