Spyridon Chairetis is a DPhil candidate in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Oxford. His doctoral thesis examines queer potentialities in TV comedy texts of the 1990s and 2000s, and his general academic interests concentrate on Greek LGBTQ cinema, television, literature, media fandom and auto-ethnography. He holds a BA in English Literature, University of Athens, and has studied Contemporary European Politics (University of Bath, UK & Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) and Creative Writing (University of W. Macedonia, Greece) at Master’s level. He has co-organised conferences and workshops and currently serves as gender/sexuality editor of E-International Relations and editor of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. He also writes poetry and his poems have been published in literary magazines and collective volumes.
With The Queer Greek Weird Wave, Marios Psaras, independent film scholar and filmmaker, contributes to an exponentially rich body of monographs and collective works that concentrate on visual culture, particularly on the field of film text analysis. Psaras’s text is part of the Palgrave Macmillan book series marketed under the title Representing Cultural Change and Crisis, which includes Davina Quinlivan’s Filming the Body: Trauma, Healing and Hopefulness (2015); Gwendolyn Audrey Foster’s Disruptive Feminisms: Raced, Gendered, and Classed Bodies in Film (2016); Kaitlynn Mendes and Kumarini Silva’s Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture (2015); and Eleftheria Arapoglou, Yiorgos Kalogeras and Jopi Nyman’s Racial and Ethnic Identities in the Media (2016). The aforementioned projects are among many others that reveal a shift toward the study of cinema as both a product and an agent of change during times of economic precarity, social fragmentation, and instability. ... More