ISSN: 2241-6692


deadline for submissions:
October 1, 2019
full name / name of organization:
Dr. Sotiris Petridis and Dr. Penny Bouska, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
contact email:

Call for Chapter Proposals – ReFocus: The Films of Antoinetta Angelidi

Edited by Sotiris Petridis and Penny Bouska

Antoinetta Angelidi is a Greek film director and visual artist. Her work is unique and has had a significant impact on experimental cinema. She has directed four full-length fiction films – Idées Fixes / Dies Irae (1977), Topos (1985), The Hours: A Square Film (1995) and Thief or Reality (2001) – which have been screened at international film festivals and contemporary art museums, while she has also shot several short films and created visual installations. She is a member of the European Film Academy (E.F.A.) and a founding member of the Hellenic Film Academy (H.F.A.), of which she was the vice-president from 2009 to 2011. The inversion and juxtaposition of codes, as well as the dream-mechanism and the uncanny, constitute her main creative strategies. The complexity of cinematic heterogeneity and the narrative multiplicity of different filmic elements characterize her work.

Although Antoinetta Angelidi is recognised as an important filmmaker and artist from Greece, there is lack of international academic texts and books regarding her work. Even if there are some books about Angelidi, all of them are in Greek, making it very difficult for international scholars to learn about and research her work. Moreover, these books have a biographical tone, and so there is no sustained academic monograph or edited collection that covers the entirety of her work. This edited collection will fill this gap in the academic community. The proposed edited collection intends to put together a comprehensive and fresh study of her work. Contributions may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Antoinetta Angelidi’s Universe
  • Philosophical Methodologies
  • Posthuman Approaches
  • Gender and queer readings
  • Psychoanalytic Approaches
  • Revisiting Angelidi’s short films
  • Semiotic Approaches
  • Angelidi’s Visual Installations
  • Angelidi in Greek Cinema
  • Ideologies and aesthetics in Angelidi’s work
  • Uncanny and defamiliarization in Angelidi’s work
  • Representation of the female body in Angelidi’s work
  • Figurativity in Angelidi’s Cinema
  • Architectural approaches in Angelidi’s Cinema: Space and Time figuration
  • The act of playing and experimentation in Angelidi’s cinema
  • Deconstruction and politics in Angelidi’s cinema
  • Angelidi’s Experimental cinema in Commercial Greek film production
  • Dream mechanism and film structure in Angelidi’s cinema
  • Formalistic and neo-formalistic approaches in Angelidi’s cinema
  • The novelty of Angelidi’s work in experimental cinema
  • Female creativity and gender representation in Greek experimental cinema: Angelidi’s work
  • Visual poetics in Angelidi’s cinema

Please send your 300-word proposal and short bio to both editors of the volume, Sotiris Petridis and Penny Bouska, at the latest by 01 October 2019. Acceptances will be sent out in late October 2019. Final chapters will be expected to be around 7,000 words, in English, and referenced in Chicago endnote style. We are expecting final chapters on 01 March 2020. Our volume will be published by the University of Edinburgh Press in the ReFocus series on international directors. Series editors are Robert Singer, Gary D. Rhodes and Stefanie Van de Peer.

Please direct any enquiries or questions to:

Sotiris Petridis -

Penny Bouska -

  • Deadline for proposals: 01 October 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: by 15 October 2019
  • Deadline for chapters: 01 March 2020