FLORENCE – Anastasia Bakogianni, a post doctoral research associate at The Open University in the United Kingdom and a specialist in the reception of Electra in theatre, opera, art, poetry, and film, will deliver a lecture titled, "A Modern Greek Electra: Michael Cacoyannis' Cinematic Reception of the Classical Heroine" at Francis Marion University.
The lecture will be given on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 4:45 p.m. in Thomason Auditorium in Lee Nursing Building. Bakogianni's visit is sponsored by the Department of English, Modern Languages and Philosophy and the Department of Fine Arts at FMU.
The event is free and open to the public.
Bakogianni received her Ph.D. from the University of London. Previously she was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Classical Studies in London. Her interests include Greek Drama and its Reception, particularly Modern Greek Receptions, Women in Antiquity and Classical Mythology. She is associate editor of New Voices, a rapidly developing field of research of classical texts, ideas, performance, and material culture across different cultural contexts and in different media.
For more information, contact the Department of English, Modern Languages and Philosophy at (843) 661-1371 or the Department of Fine Arts at (843) 661-1385.