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Anna Tabaki


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Phone: 210-7277782
E-mail: atabaki[at]theatre.uoa[dot]gr



She is a Full Professor at the Department of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Guest Researcher at the Department (former Centre) for Neohellenic Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRS). She was born in Piraeus. She graduated from the ‘‘Collège Franco-Hellénique Jeanne D’Arc’’ High School. She has studied Greek and French Literature at the University of Athens. Holding a postgraduate scholarship of the French government, she specialized in the fields of French, Comparative and Modern Greek Literature (Université de Clermont II [=Université Blaise Pascal], Paris IV-Sorbonne). A student of C.Th. Dimaras at the Neohellenic Institute (Sorbonne) and “Alexander S. Onassis’’ scholarship recipient, she obtained her Ph.D. in History and Civilization at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris). Formerly a Researcher at the Centre for Neohellenic Research (1980-2000), she is now DNR Guest Researcher.

She had taught history of Modern Greek Theatre (1995-2000) at the Department of Theatre Studies (University of Patras). In 1999 she was elected Associate Professor, and in 2004 full Professor, at the Department of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Currently, she was a coordinator of two programmes of Academic and Research Excellence: I. Thalis, 2012-2015, ‘‘Chrysallis – Cultural transfer and ‘national character’ in nineteenth century Greek periodicals’’, and 
ΙΙ. Excellence II, 2014-2015: ‘‘ARCH – Archival Research and Cultural Heritage: The Theatre Archive of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio’’.

She is interested in comparative literature, with special emphasis on history of ideas, on translation issues, on comparative dramatology and on the history of the Modern Greek theatre during the 18th and 19th centuries. She was also interested for a long time on the history of periodical press (19th c.). She has authored (or co-authored) 23 books, either monographs or edited volumes, and about 150 articles, book-reviews and essays in renowned Greek and international academic journals (e.g. Études Balkaniques, Revue des Études Sud-Est Européennes, Synthésis, Neohelicon, Studies on Voltaire and the 18th century, Journal of Modern Greek Studies).

She has presented numerous papers in international conferences, university lectures and she has organised seminars, roundtables and symposia in Greece and abroad. She has participated in the exchange programme between the Athens-based NHRF and the Paris-based CNRS as well as in international academic networks, such as the European Science Foundation and the Association Internationale de Littérature comparée.

Main Publications

(Selective Works)

  1.  (in collaboration with Roxane D. Argyropoulos), Pre-Revolutionary Greek Periodicals. Index III. News for the Eastern Lands, 1811, Hellenic Telegraph, 1812-1836, Literary Telegraph, 1817-1821, Centre for Neohellenic Research/ N.H.R.F., Athens 1983, p. μη' +351 (in greek). Instrumenta Studiorum Neohellenica Ψηφιακή Βιβλιοθήκη: http://files.ekt.gr/n010270.pdf
  2. Le théâtre néohellénique. Genèse et formation. Ses composantes sociales, idéologiques et esthétiques, (vol. I, II, III, Paris, EHESS, 1995, 610 σελ.), Diffusion Septentrion, Presses Universitaires, Thèse à la carte, Lille 2001, 610 pages.
  3. (in collaboration with Stessi Athini, eds), Translation and Intercultural Relations [Proceedings] Second International Congress Identity and Alterity in Literature, 18th-20th c., Vol. III, Domos, Athens 2001, 335 pages. (in Greek, English and French).
  4. The Modern Greek Drama and its Western European influences. A comparative approach, 2nd edition, Ergo,  Athens 2002, 204 pages (in greek, with a summary in French).
  5. (in collaboration with Despina Provata, eds), Victor Hugo (1802-1885). A Romantic author, a visionary thinker, a Philhellenist…, coll. «Epistimis Koinonia», NHRF, Athens 2002, 134 pages (in greek).
  6. in collaboration with George Leontsinis, eds), ‘Cythera: Myth and Reality, vols. I-V’· Symbolical Cythera, vol V, The Open University of the Municipality of Cythera, Athens 2003, 444 pages (in greek).
  7. [Studies] On Neohellenic Enlightenment. Movements of ideas and bridges of communication with Western thought, Ergo Publishers, Athens 2004, 288 pages (in greek, with a summary in French).
  8. Greek Romanian Relations. Interculturalism and National Identity / Relations Gréco-roumaines. Interculturalité et identité nationale. Edited by Paschalis M. Kitromilides and Anna Tabaki / Sous la direction de Paschalis M. Kitromilidès et Anna Tabaki, INR/NHRF, Athens 2004, 320 pages (in english and french).
  9. The Modern Greek theatre (18th-19th centuries). A critical approach, Diavlos Publishers, Athens 2005, 420 pages (in greek).
  10. (ed.), Tendances actuelles de la Littérature comparée dans le Sud-Est de l’Europe / Contemporary Trends of Comparative Literature in South-Eastern Europe. Sous la direction de Anna Tabaki / Edited by Anna Tabaki. «Τετράδια εργασίας 29», Séminaire de Littérature Comparée et d’ Histoire des Idées / Seminar on Comparative Literature and History of Ideas, INR/NHRF, Athens 2006, 213 pages (in english and french). http://www.ine-notebooks.org/index.php/te/index/view/6
  11. Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (…). The first known translation οf Cervantes (third decade of the 18th century?), INR/NHRF, Athens 2007, *158+814 pages + 28 ill. (in greek).
  12. Questions of comparative literature and history of ideas. Nine studies, Ergo Publishers, Athens 2008, 210 pages (in greek).
  13. (in collaboration with Walter Puchner), First International Conference Theatre and Theatre Studies in the 21st Century (Athens, 28 September – 1 October 2005). Proceedings, Edited by Anna Tabaki & Walter Puchner / Premier Congrès International Théâtre et études théâtrales au seuil du XXIème siècle (Athènes, 28 septembre – 1er octobre 2005), Actes. Sous la direction de Anna Tabaki & Walter Puchner, Ergo, Athens 2010, 542 pages.
  14. Greek Bulgarian Relations in the Age of National Identity Formation / Relations Gréco–bulgares à l’ère de la formation des identités nationales, Edited by P. M. Kitromilides & Anna Tabaki / Sous la direction de P. M. Kitromilidès & Anna Tabaki, INR/NHRF, Athens 2010, 340 pages.