Maria Oikonomou (http://mariaoikonomou.com/) is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of German Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her main fields of research include literary and media studies, the interrelations of migration, culture and aesthetics, and translation theory. Her publications include FremdBilder. Auswanderung und Exil im internationalen Kino (ed., Transcript, 2009), Griechische Dimensionen südosteuropäischer Kultur seit dem 18. Jahrhundert (ed., Peter Lang, 2011), Übersetzung und Film: Das Kino als Translationsmedium (ed., Transcript, 2012), and Κουπιά και Φτερά. Ο μύθος της Οδύσσειας στη λογοτεχνία και στον κινηματογράφο του μοντερνισμού (Nefeli, 2016). She is currently working on her book project Of Animals, Machines, and Revenants: The Migrant Body in Literature.