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Dr Lydia Papadimitriou

Dr Lydia Papadimitriou

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Biography

Lydia Papadimitriou is Reader in Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. She has published extensively on different aspects of Greek cinema, and is currently researching on film festivals, distribution, documentary, and Balkan cinema. She has authored 'The Greek Film Musical' (2006), co-edited 'Greek Cinema: Texts, Forms and Identities' (2011), and is the Principal Editor of the 'Journal of Greek Media and Culture'. She has published numerous articles in books and journals, including New Review of Film and Television Studies (NRFTS), Screen and Filmicon. She has recently co-edited a special issue of NRFTS on ‘Film Festivals: Origins and Trajectories’ (2016).

Publications

Highlighted publications

Papadimitriou L. 2017. Cinema at the Edges of the European Union: New Dynamics in the South and the East Stone R, Cooke P, Marlow-Mann A, Dennison S. Routledge. London

Papadimitriou L. 2017. The Economy and Ecology of Greek Cinema since the Crisis: Production, Circulation, Reception Tziovas D. Greece in Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Austerity I.B.Tauris

Papadimitriou L. 2017. Transitions in the Periphery: Funding Film Production in Greece Since the Financial Crisis JMM International Journal on Media Management, 19 :164-181 >DOI

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2016. Having its Cake and Eating it Too: Contemporary American 'Indie' Cinema and 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Reframed Badley L, Perkins C, Schreiber M. Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema :188-203 Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh 978147440392 4

Papadimitriou L. 2016. Politics and Independence: Documentary in Greece during the Crisis Tzioumakis Y, Molloy C. The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics :469-480 Routledge 978-0415717397

Papadimitriou L. 2016. The hindered drive toward internationalization: Thessaloniki (International) Film Festival New Review of Film and Television Studies, 14 :93-111 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2015. In the Shadow of the Studios, the State and the Multiplexes: Independent Filmmaking in Greece The Meaning of Independence: Independent Filmmaking around the Globe University of Toronto Press. Toronto 9781442626836

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2015. 'My Big Fat Life in Ruins': Marketing "Greekness" and the Contemporary US Indepedent Film Mingant N, Tirtaine C, Augros J. Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century :36-46 BFI Palgrave. London 978-1844578382

Papadimitriou L. 2014. The Power of the Local: Greek Documentaries in the 2000s Small Cinemas in Global Markets: Genres, Identities, Narratives Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 9780739196526

Papadimitriou L. 2011. The National and the Transnational in Contemporary Greek Cinema The New Review of Film and Television Studies, 9 :493-512 >DOI

Journal Articles

Papadimitriou L. 2018. Film Distribution in Greece: Formal and Informal Networks of Circulation since the Financial Crisis Screen, 59

Papadimitriou L. 2017. Transitions in the Periphery: Funding Film Production in Greece Since the Financial Crisis JMM International Journal on Media Management, 19 :164-181 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2016. The hindered drive toward internationalization: Thessaloniki (International) Film Festival New Review of Film and Television Studies, 14 :93-111 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Locating Contemporary Greek Film Cultures: Past, Present, Future and the Crisis Filmicon, :1-19

Papadimitriou L. 2011. The National and the Transnational in Contemporary Greek Cinema The New Review of Film and Television Studies, 9 :493-512 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2009. Greek Film Studies today: In search of Identity Kampos: Cambridge Papers in Modern Greek, 17 :49-78

Papadimitriou L. 2000. Traveling on screen: Tourism and the Greek film musical JOURNAL OF MODERN GREEK STUDIES, 18 :95-104 >DOI >Link

Other

Papadimitriou L. 2017. Documentary Chronicles. Dialogue (with Vitaly Mansky). >Link

Papadimitriou L. 2017. The Berlinale Side of Hope

Papadimitriou L. 2016. Continuity and Change

Papadimitriou L. 2016. Sheffield Among Doc/Fests

Papadimitriou L. 2016. 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Balkan Survey Section. >DOI

Papadimitriou L, Ruoff J. 2016. Film festivals: Origins and trajectories New Review of Film and Television Studies, 14 :1-4 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Weathering the Crisis: The Sixteenth Thessaloniki Documentary Festival :169-176 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Greek media and culture at a new juncture Journal of Greek Media & Culture, 1 :3-7 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Breaking the Ice: Queues, Premieres and Awards in the 65th Berlinale Filmicon,

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Past and Present in the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Pure Movies,

Papadimitriou L. 2015. On Colonialism, Access and Form: A Discussion with Hubert Sauper

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Celebrating Independence: 54th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Resisting Differently: Maria Kallimani, leading actor of At Home, interviewed by Lydia Papadimitriou in Karlovy Vary Filmicon,

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Politics, Hipness and Aspiration: The 21st Sheffield Doc/Fest comes of age

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Checkpoint Karlovy Vary 2014 Sight and Sound,

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Leanness and Resilience: 55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival Filmicon,

Papadimitriou L. 2013. Reaching Audiences: The 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Senses of Cinema,

Papadimitriou L. 2013. Thessaloniki: Straitened Circumstances Sight and Sound, :23

Papadimitriou L. 2012. Navigating through Contemporary Greek Culture Eleftheriotis D, Papanikolaou D, Papadimitriou L. Interactions: studies in communication and culture, 2 :123-127 >DOI

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2011. Introduction to edited collection "Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities" Tzioumakis Y, Papadimitriou L. :9-14

Papadimitriou L. 2007. A 'touch of spice' CINEASTE, 32 :56-56 >Link

Chapters

Papadimitriou L. 2017. Cinema at the Edges of the European Union: New Dynamics in the South and the East Stone R, Cooke P, Marlow-Mann A, Dennison S. Routledge. London

Papadimitriou L. 2017. The Economy and Ecology of Greek Cinema since the Crisis: Production, Circulation, Reception Tziovas D. Greece in Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Austerity I.B.Tauris

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2016. Having its Cake and Eating it Too: Contemporary American 'Indie' Cinema and 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Reframed Badley L, Perkins C, Schreiber M. Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema :188-203 Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh 978147440392 4

Papadimitriou L. 2016. Politics and Independence: Documentary in Greece during the Crisis Tzioumakis Y, Molloy C. The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics :469-480 Routledge 978-0415717397

Papadimitriou L. 2015. In the Shadow of the Studios, the State and the Multiplexes: Independent Filmmaking in Greece The Meaning of Independence: Independent Filmmaking around the Globe University of Toronto Press. Toronto 9781442626836

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2015. 'My Big Fat Life in Ruins': Marketing "Greekness" and the Contemporary US Indepedent Film Mingant N, Tirtaine C, Augros J. Film Marketing into the Twenty-First Century :36-46 BFI Palgrave. London 978-1844578382

Papadimitriou L. 2014. The Power of the Local: Greek Documentaries in the 2000s Small Cinemas in Global Markets: Genres, Identities, Narratives Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 9780739196526

Papadimitriou L. 2013. Greece The International Film Musical :92-104 9780748654307

Papadimitriou L. 2013. Greek Cinema and the Balkans: Connections, Divergences and Escapes Tutui M. Escape from the Balkans

Papadimitriou L. 2012. Greece Creemur C, Mokdad L. The International Film Musical Edinburgh University Press 9780748634774

Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. 2011. Introduction Papadimitriou L, Tzioumakis Y. Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities :9-14 Intellect/ University of Chicago Press 9781841504339

Papadimitriou L. 2011. Music, Dance and Cultural Identity in the Greek Film Musical Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities :147-166 Intellect/ University of Chicago Press. Bristol 9781841504339

Papadimitriou L. 2009. Stars of the 1960s Greek musical: Rena Vlahopoulou and Aliki Vougiouklaki Soila T. Stellar encounters: Stardom in Popular European Cinema :205-214 John Libbey & Co Ltd 9780861966790

Papadimitriou L. 2004. Greek war film as melodrama: women, female stars and the nation as victim Tasker Y. Action and adventure cinema :297-308 Routledge. London and New York 9780415235075

Papadimitriou L. 2000. More than a Pale imitation: Narrative, music and Dance in two Greek film musicals from the 1960s Marshall B, Stilwell RJ. Musicals: Hollywood and Beyond :117-124 Intellect Ltd 9781841500034

Editorials and letter to the editor

Papadimitriou L, Calotychos V, Tzioumakis Y. 2016. Revisiting Contemporary Greek Film Cultures: Weird Wave and Beyond Journal of Greek Media and Culture, 2 :127-131 >DOI

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Heroines of the 1821 Revolution in Greek cinema: 'Bouboulina' (1959) and 'Manto Mavrogenous' (1971) Tutui M. Balkan Heroes and Anti-Heroes

Papadimitriou L. 2014. Satire, Sex and Politics: Nikos Perakis’ Loufa kai Parallagi Films Balkan Comedy :60-65

Book Reviews

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Review of Vangelis Calotychos (2013) The Balkan Prospect: Identity, Culture and Politics in Greece after 1989, New York: Palgrave Macmillan Journal of Greek Media and Culture, 1 :165-168 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 2015. Daniela Berghahn, Far-Flung Families in Film: the Diasporic Family in Contemporary European Film. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013, 224 pp. Screen (Oxford), 56 :295-298 >DOI

Papadimitriou L. 1998. The Films of Theo Angelopoulos: a Cinema of Contemplation/The Last Modernist: the Films of Theo Angelopoulos. Screen (Oxford), 39 :210-218

Books

Papadimitriou L. 2006. The Greek film musical: A Critical and Cultural History McFarland & Co Inc Pub 9780786421404

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

Conference name: Liverpool Film Seminar, Position: Established in 2010, the Liverpool Film Seminar is a series of talks jointly organised between LJMU's Department of Film Studies (Lydia Papadimitriou) and the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool (Yannis Tzioumakis)., URL: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/liverpool-film-seminar

Conference name: Contemporary Greek Cinema Cultures Conference 2015 Seattle, Washington, US (May 2015), Position: Member of Programme Committee, URL: http://filmiconjournal.com/blog/post/45/contemporary-greek-film-cultures-goes-to-america

Conference name: Greek Cinema: Texts, Histories, Identities, Position: co-organiser with Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool)

Editorial boards:

Publication: Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies, Position: Member of the Advisory Board, URL: http://filmiconjournal.com/journal

Publication: Modern Greek Studies Online, Position: Member of the Editorial Board, URL: http://www.moderngreek.org.uk/journal/content/editorial-board

Publication: Journal of Greek Media and Culture (Principal Editor), Position: Principal Editor, URL: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=237/

Publication: Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, 3.2 Special issue on 'Contemporary Greek Culture', Position: Co-editor with Dimitris Eleftheriotis (Glasgow) and Dimitris Papanikolaou (Oxford) of special issue on 'Contemporary Greek Culture', November 2012

External collaboration:

URL: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/film-studies-feature-at-fact-this-october, Institution: FACT, Liverpool: Contemporary Balkan Cinema: Cultural Identity and Memory, Collaborator: Organiser and presenter of a season of three films from the Balkans, followed by discussion with the public (October 2015)

Institution: Greek Film Centre, Collaborator: Member of committee for the selection of films to be funded for production and development

URL: http://www.altcineaction.com/, Institution: AltcineAction Online Film Festival for Balkan Filmmakers, Collaborator: Best Critic Jury Member

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: University of Southampton, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Transnational Bulgarian Cinema - Pieces of the Past, Present and Future

Name of University: Queen Mary, University of London, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Family, Nation and the Medium under Attack: Queer Time and Space in Contemporary Greek Cinema

Name of University: University of Glasgow, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Towards an Inclusive Discourse: Representation of Albanian Immigrants in Greek Cinema

Name of University: University of Glasgow, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Towards the Creation of “Quality” Greek National cinema in the 1960s

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Onassis Foundation: Scholarship for Foreigners (Onassis International Fellow 2014-15), Organisation: Onassis Foundation, URL: http://www.onassis.org/en/scholarships-foreigners.php

Media Coverage:

Links #1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/film, Media coverage: The Film Programme, BBC Radio 4, 12 June 2014, interviewed on Greek cinema

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow of Higher Education Academy, HEA

Member of FEDEORA (Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean), Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean (FEDEORA)., http://www.fedeora.eu/

Member of SMGS (Society of Modern Greek Studies), Society of Modern Greek Studies (SMGS), http://www.moderngreek.org.uk/

Member of BAFTSS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies), British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS), http://www.baftss.org/

Member of MeCCSA (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association), Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), http://www.meccsa.org.uk/

Member of MGSA (Modern Greek Studies Association), Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA), http://www.mgsa.org/

Member of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies), European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS), http://necs.org/

Member of SCMS (Society of Media and Cinema Studies), Society of Media and Cinema Studies (SCMS), http://www.cmstudies.org/

Other invited event:

Title of event: 'Domestic Workers in Greek art, society and history: Myths and reality' Symposium, Location: University of Crete, Description: Invited speaker at symposium at the University of Crete on Domestic Workers in Greek art, society and history: Myths and reality. Title: “Dignifying domestic work: Muted confrontations in Karanikolas’ At Home (2014)”

Title of event: Divan Film Festival: Symposium: The Balkan City, Location: Cetate, Romania, Description: Invited speaker and Symposium Chair at Divan Film Festival Symposium Cetate, Romania, and the 5C Project on “The Balkan City”.

Title of event: “Greece in Crisis: Culture and the Politics of Austerity” Symposium, Location: University of Birmingham, Description: Invited speaker at “Greece in Crisis: Culture and the Politics of Austerity”, University of Birmingham (part of The Cultural Politics of the Greek Crisis AHRC-funded network). Topic: “The Economy and Ecology of post-crisis Greek cinema: Between production, circulation and reception”

Title of event: “Independent Film (and) Women” Symposium, Location: University of Liverpool, Description: Invited speaker at the “Independent Film (and) Women” Symposium, University of Liverpool. Topic: “Giving a Voice to Greek American Women: Nia Vardalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Contemporary US indie cinema” (with Yannis Tzioumakis)

Title of event: Provoke Seminar Series, Location: University of Liverpool, Description: Invited speaker at the Provoke Seminar Series, Liverpool School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, on “Analysing Space in the Moving Image”

Title of event: University of Sussex: Chronicles of Crisis: Public Culture, Austerity and Documentary in Greece, Location: University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, Description: Invited to participate at workshop

Title of event: Birkbeck College: Theo Angelopoulos: Cinema as History and History as Cinema, Location: Birkbeck College, London, Description: Invited speaker at symposium

Title of event: Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Location: Thessaloniki, Greece, Description: Regularly invited since 2012

Title of event: Divan Film Festival: Symposium: Roads and Crossroads, Location: Cetate, Romania, Description: Invited as chair and symposium convenor

Title of event: Divan Film Festival: Symposium: Balkan Heroes and Anti-Heroes, Location: Cetate, Romania, Description: Invited speaker

Title of event: Divan Film Festival: Symposium: Balkan Comedy, Location: Cetate, Romania, Description: Participation at the symposium as invited speaker

Title of event: Keynote: Contemporary Greek Film Cultures 2013 Conference, Location: Hellenic Centre, London, Description: Keynote Address

Title of event: Divan Film Festival. Symposium: Escape from the Balkans, Location: Cetate, Romania, Description: Paper: Is it all Greek to you? Typical and Untypical films from Greece

Title of event: University of Cambridge, Modern Greek lecture series, Location: University of Cambridge, Description: Research paper on Greek film studies today

Title of event: University of St Andrews, Centre of Film Studies, Location: University of St Andrews, Description: One hour research paper on the national and the transnational in contemporary Greek cinema

Title of event: Kings' College London, Centre of Hellenic Studies Seminar, Location: Kings' College, London, Description: Presentation of one hour paper on contemporary Greek cinema

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: PostGraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)

Title of qualification gained: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)