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Alexia Altouva

Assistant Professor

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 an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre Studies in the University of Athens. She is a graduate of the same Department 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 has been edited in 2014 by Herodotos Editions.

Since 2012 she is part of the human resources of Department of Theatre Studies in the University of Athens where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses, among which the course of “Methodology of Research and Editing” (akad. year 2017-18).

She also gave courses on the History of Acting in the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Peloponnese (akad. year 2008-09) and has been for many years (2001-today), a scientific associate and assistant for organizing a series of research projects implemented with co-financing from the European Social Fund and national resources.

Her scientific interests focus on the fields of History and Theory of Acting, History of Modern Greek theatre in 19th and 20th centuries, Modern Greek Actors: History and biography. She has also 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 (indicative catalogue)

2012-2015: Participation 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”),being a member of the 2nd research group which focuses onThe 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-Vasilakou.

2016-today: Coordinator of the project entitled: “Undergraduate Students’ Practice” implemented by the Department of Theatre Studies in the University of Athens and Scientific Associate and Assistant in the same program during the period (2001-2008).  

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

2004-2007: Scientific assistant in the research project 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 in the University of Athens.  

Books (in greek language)

Monography

The phenomenon of the female star system in Greece during the 19th century, Athens: Herodotos, 2014, 680 p.

Editor of Proceedings

Anna Tabaki, Alexia Altouva (eds), Proceedings of the Scientific Congress Translation and periodical press in the 19th century”, Athens 2016, 224 p.
  Alexia Altouva, Maria Sehopoulou (eds), prologue by Anna Tabaki, Proceedings of the Scientific Congress “International theatre: Action – Dramaturgy – Theory”, dedicated to 300 y. since the birth of Denis Diderot, Athens 2017, 713 p.

E-book

Anna Tabaki, Maria Spyridopoulou, Alexia Altouva, History and Dramaturgy of the European theatre, from the Renaissance to the 18th c. Greek academic e-books, Athens 2015, 402 p. 


Published Essays / Participation in Scientific Symposiums and Conferences (indicative catalogue from recent years: 2016-2017)

  • The personal archive of George Bourlos (1899-1974): The resources” [Το προσωπικό αρχείο του Γεωργίου Μπούρλου (1899-1974): Οι πηγές], submission to the 20th years Anniversary Conference of the Postgraduate Program of the Department of Theatre Studies Research Resources of Modern Greek Theatrical Studies (Athens, 27-29 April 2017). 
  • The actor as a rhapsodist: George Bourlos’ venture to bring Homeric poetry into focus of the dramatic art” [Ο ηθοποιός ως ραψωδός: το εγχείρημα του Γεωργίου Μπούρλουνα φέρει στο επίκεντρο της δραματικής τέχνης το Ομηρικό έπος], submission to the Sixth Panhellenic Conference of Theatre Studies Theatre and Otherness: Theory, Dramaturgy and Theatre Practice (Nafplio, 17-20 May 2017) 
  • A conflict over bipartionalism in both the theatrical and the political stage of Greece in 19th c.”, submission to the Sixth International Conference of the European Society for the Periodical Research (ESPRit): Conflict in the Periodical Press, (IULM University Milan, 28-30 June 2017). 
  • Staging romantic characters in Greek theatre of the 19th c.”, submission to the International Conference Romanticism: A point of Contention, Past and Present organized by The Faculty of “Artes Liberales” and Faculty of Polish Studies at the University of Warsaw in collaboration with the Polish Society for the Study of European Romanticism (“ArtesLiberalesDepartment, Warsaw, 10-11 October 2017). 
  • Theatre reality of the period 1850-1870 through the greek periodical press. Matters of cultural transference and translation” [«Η θεατρική πραγματικότητα της περιόδου 1850-1870 μέσα από τον ελληνικό περιοδικό τύπο. Στοιχεία διαπολιτισμικότητας και μετάφρασης»], Anna Tabaki – Alexia Altouva (eds.), Proceedings of the Scientific Congress: Translation and periodical press in the 19th century (Athens, 13-14/11/2015), Athens 2016, p. 147-159. 
  • National Character and Dramatic Art in the Greek theatre of the 19th c.” [«Εθνικός χαρακτήρας και υποκριτική τέχνη στο ελληνικό θέατρο του 19ου αιώνα»], Anna Tabaki – Ourania Polykandrioti (eds.), Proceedings of the Scientific Symposium: Greekness and otherness: cultural transference and 'national character' in the 19th century (Athens, 14-17/5/2015), Athens 2016, vol. B, p. 493-502.