Dr Panayota Nazou

BNSc (HASOO, Athens), BA (University of Sydney), MA Preliminary (Aristoteleion University, Thessaloniki), PhD (University of Sydney)
Lecturer

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 7104

Biographical details

Panayota Nazou teaches Greek language, contemporary Greek literature and culture, and sociolinguistics in the Greek diaspora. Her research interests range from postmodernism and Greek metafiction to women’s writing in exile and Greek women in the diaspora. She has been honoured with the awards for “Excellence in Teaching”, by the Modern Greek Teachers Association in NSW, 2004, and for “The Promotion of Modern Greek Studies Abroad”, by the Centre of Intercultural Education, University of Patras, Greece, 2005.

Research interests

  • Postmodernism and metafiction
  • Minorities and minority discourses
  • Greek women writers in exile
  • Cultural history
  • Oral history and Greek women in diaspora
  • Greek cinema
  • Intercultural education

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • Language
  • Contemporary Greek literature
  • Greek Film
  • Greek fiction in cinema
  • Sociolinguistics in the Greek diaspora

Supervision - Current

  • Evangelia Carahaliou (Ph.D candidate), The women’s presence in Southern Corfu, in the 19th century.
  • George Manolakos (MPhil. Candidate), ‘Traumascape’ in Theo

Supervision - Completed

  • Anthony Papadopoulos (Ph.D, 2005), A historical and socio-economic approach to the phenomenon of emigration, repatriation and re-emigration: the Greek-Australian case.
  • Nikolitsa Komninou (MPhil., 2006), The awarded young-adult novel in Greece (1985-2004).

Current projects

  • “Greek Women Writers in Exile: Melpo Axioti, Alki Zei, Mimika Kranaki”.
  • “Greek ‘Proxy Brides’ in Australia: From Life Experience to Artistic Expression”. This is an ongoing project. I have participated, with project materials and finding, in the exhibition “A Brides Exhibition: Tales of Brides Past”, organized by the Greek Festival of Sydney, 2006, and funded by the Marrickville Council.

Associations

  • Member of the Undergraduate Matters Committee, Arts Faculty, University of Sydney.
  • Member of the Executive Committee, MGSAANZ.
  • Member of the Board of Studies, NSW, for Modern Greek.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Nazou, P. (2013). Proxy Brides: Experiences and Testimonies of Greek Women in Australia (1950-1975). Athens: Periplus.

Book Chapters

  • Nazou, P. (2012). The position and role of Greek women in Australia. In Antonis Kontis, Nikolaos Tatsis (Eds.), The Greek Diaspora in Australia, (pp. 183-211). Athens, Greece: Papazisis Publications.

Journals

  • Nazou, P. (2011). The crisis of the authorial identity: Margarita Karapanou, from the divided narrative subject to the decentred narrative subjectivity. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 15(1), 140-160.
  • Nazou, P. (2010). Weddings by proxy: a cross-cultural study of the Proxy-Wedding phenomenon in three films. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 14, 127-143.
  • Nazou, P. (2009). Greek Proxy Brides in Australia: experiences and testimonies. Parousia: revue of logos and art, 50(October-December), 170-180.
  • Nazou, P. (2006). The Memory of the Dissident/Divergent Left: The Memoirs of A. Stinas. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), (Special Issue on Culture and Memory), 257-278.

Conferences

  • Nazou, P. (2011). Autobiographical discourse in Margarita Karapanou and the psychodynamics of the mother-daughter relationship. The Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Adelaide, Australia: Department of Languages - Modern Greek, Flinders University.
  • Nazou, P. (2009). Oral history and memory: mythologizing of a reality. The case of Greek "proxy brides" in Australia. Seventh Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies 2007, Australia: Department of Languages, Modern Greek, Flinders University.
  • Nazou, P. (2008). Greek proxy brides in Australia: some cultural, social and political parameters of this phenomenom. Intercultural Education - Migration and Modern Greek as a Second or Foreign Language, Patras, Greece: University of Patras, Greece.
  • Nazou, P. (2007). "'Weddings by Proxy': Gender, cultural and artistic interconnections and 'conjunctions/wed locks' in Theodore Patrikareas' theatrical play Throw away your Harmonika and Tom Cowan's film Promised Woman". Greek Research in Australia, Adelaide, Australia: Department of Languages, Modern Greek, Flinders University.
  • Nazou, P. (2007). The social ideotypes of the Greek diaspora in the fictituous world of Alkis Zei and Mimika Kranaki. The Greek world between the Age of Enlightenment and the twentieth century, Athens, Greece: Ellinika Grammata.
  • Nazou, P. (2006). The Social Ideotypes of the Greek Diaspora in the fictitious world of Alki Zei and Mimika Kranaki. 3rd Conference of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies, Website www.eens.org: European Society of Modern Greek Studies.
  • Nazou, P. (2006). The social ideotypes of the Greek diaspora in the fictitious world of Alkis Zei and Mimika Kranaki. Third Conference of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies, Greece: Ellinika Grammata.
  • Nazou, P. (2005). Multicultural/Intercultural Education in Australia: Theory, Practice, and Politics. The Case of Modern Greek. Intercultural Education: Greek as a Second or Foreign Language, 7th International Conference, Greece: University of Patras.
  • Nazou, P. (2005). Multiculturalism and Multicultural/Intercultural Education in Australia:Theory, Practice, and Politics. Intercultural Education: Greek as a Second or Foreign Language. 8th International Conference, Patras, Greece: University of Patras, Greece.
  • Nazou, P. (2005). The concept of the Other in Mimika Kranaki's Philellines. Greek Research in Australia: 5th Biennial Conference of Greek Studies, Adelaide, South Australia: Flinders University.
  • Nazou, P. (2003). Internationalization or globalisation of higher education institutions in Australia: the position of Modern Greek Studies. Intercultural Education: Greek as a second or foreign language: 5th International Conference, Greece: University of Patras.
  • Nazou, P. (2003). Melpo Axioti, Mimika Kranaki: writing in exile. Greek Research in Australia, South Australia: Flinders University.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Nazou, P. (2006). The practice of matchmaking and its socio-cultural effects, in two Greek films. Community horizons.
  • Nazou, P. (2001). Language policy and the teaching of Modern Greek in NSW. O Kosmos.

2013

  • Nazou, P. (2013). Proxy Brides: Experiences and Testimonies of Greek Women in Australia (1950-1975). Athens: Periplus.

2012

  • Nazou, P. (2012). The position and role of Greek women in Australia. In Antonis Kontis, Nikolaos Tatsis (Eds.), The Greek Diaspora in Australia, (pp. 183-211). Athens, Greece: Papazisis Publications.

2011

  • Nazou, P. (2011). Autobiographical discourse in Margarita Karapanou and the psychodynamics of the mother-daughter relationship. The Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Adelaide, Australia: Department of Languages - Modern Greek, Flinders University.
  • Nazou, P. (2011). The crisis of the authorial identity: Margarita Karapanou, from the divided narrative subject to the decentred narrative subjectivity. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 15(1), 140-160.

2010

  • Nazou, P. (2010). Weddings by proxy: a cross-cultural study of the Proxy-Wedding phenomenon in three films. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), 14, 127-143.

2009

  • Nazou, P. (2009). Greek Proxy Brides in Australia: experiences and testimonies. Parousia: revue of logos and art, 50(October-December), 170-180.
  • Nazou, P. (2009). Oral history and memory: mythologizing of a reality. The case of Greek "proxy brides" in Australia. Seventh Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies 2007, Australia: Department of Languages, Modern Greek, Flinders University.

2008

  • Nazou, P. (2008). Greek proxy brides in Australia: some cultural, social and political parameters of this phenomenom. Intercultural Education - Migration and Modern Greek as a Second or Foreign Language, Patras, Greece: University of Patras, Greece.

2007

  • Nazou, P. (2007). "'Weddings by Proxy': Gender, cultural and artistic interconnections and 'conjunctions/wed locks' in Theodore Patrikareas' theatrical play Throw away your Harmonika and Tom Cowan's film Promised Woman". Greek Research in Australia, Adelaide, Australia: Department of Languages, Modern Greek, Flinders University.
  • Nazou, P. (2007). The social ideotypes of the Greek diaspora in the fictituous world of Alkis Zei and Mimika Kranaki. The Greek world between the Age of Enlightenment and the twentieth century, Athens, Greece: Ellinika Grammata.

2006

  • Nazou, P. (2006). The Memory of the Dissident/Divergent Left: The Memoirs of A. Stinas. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand), (Special Issue on Culture and Memory), 257-278.
  • Nazou, P. (2006). The practice of matchmaking and its socio-cultural effects, in two Greek films. Community horizons.
  • Nazou, P. (2006). The Social Ideotypes of the Greek Diaspora in the fictitious world of Alki Zei and Mimika Kranaki. 3rd Conference of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies, Website www.eens.org: European Society of Modern Greek Studies.
  • Nazou, P. (2006). The social ideotypes of the Greek diaspora in the fictitious world of Alkis Zei and Mimika Kranaki. Third Conference of the European Society of Modern Greek Studies, Greece: Ellinika Grammata.

2005

  • Nazou, P. (2005). Multicultural/Intercultural Education in Australia: Theory, Practice, and Politics. The Case of Modern Greek. Intercultural Education: Greek as a Second or Foreign Language, 7th International Conference, Greece: University of Patras.
  • Nazou, P. (2005). Multiculturalism and Multicultural/Intercultural Education in Australia:Theory, Practice, and Politics. Intercultural Education: Greek as a Second or Foreign Language. 8th International Conference, Patras, Greece: University of Patras, Greece.
  • Nazou, P. (2005). The concept of the Other in Mimika Kranaki's Philellines. Greek Research in Australia: 5th Biennial Conference of Greek Studies, Adelaide, South Australia: Flinders University.

2003

  • Nazou, P. (2003). Internationalization or globalisation of higher education institutions in Australia: the position of Modern Greek Studies. Intercultural Education: Greek as a second or foreign language: 5th International Conference, Greece: University of Patras.
  • Nazou, P. (2003). Melpo Axioti, Mimika Kranaki: writing in exile. Greek Research in Australia, South Australia: Flinders University.

2001

  • Nazou, P. (2001). Language policy and the teaching of Modern Greek in NSW. O Kosmos.

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