Guest editor: Tonia Kazakopoulou, University of Reading, UK
Olympia Dukakis (1931 – 2021) has been a prominent cultural agent of the
Greek/American diaspora. Her work in film, television and theatre has
garnered critical acclaim and multiple awards. Her feminist activism, in
the USA and Greece, is noteworthy and has informed her career in
significant ways. Dukakis was keenly aware, and critically dismissive, of
the limitations imposed on her as a performer by her ethnicity and her
gender, both by American cultural industries and the Greek-American
This tribute issue seeks to highlight some of Dukakis’s work in film, theatre and television, particularly, but not exclusively, in light of her diasporic ethnic identity and gender. Articles may focus their analysis on specific texts (films, TV programmes or plays), or explore wider issues relating to Dukakis’s life, activism and oeuvre more generally. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Please send an abstract of 250-300 words, 4-5 keywords and a short bio of 100 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd October 2021. Please use ‘Dukakis tribute issue’ in your email subject line. Selection will be completed by 17th October.
Selected full articles must be submitted by 20th December 2021. Articles must be between 2000 – 3000 words, and written in an approachable language for a wider, non-specialist audience, while maintaining analytical and critical rigour, adhering to Ergon’s mission statement ( https://ergon.scienzine.com/page/about ).
Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters, is a peer-reviewed journal that promotes the arts, letters, and scholarship of Greek America. Its scope, however, both includes and extends beyond ethnicity. Ergon is an open public forum, free of charge, featuring exceptional quality work written in a language that aims to reach a public beyond strictly academic and artistic circles. The aim is to produce public scholarship and arts where scholars and readers interface fruitfully.
University of Glasgow
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Liverpool John Moores University
Maria A. Stassinopoulou
University of Vienna
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
University of Technology Sydney