Farinou-Malamatari Georgia

Professor Emerita
2310 997135
206 n.b.
Office Hours: 
Wednesday 17.00-18.00

Curriculum Vitae 

Name: Georgia
Birthplace: Athens
Date of Birth: 18/3/1952
Marital Status: Married. Two children
Home-Address: Pesmazoglou 5A, 14561 Kifissia Greece
Telephon Number:home : (+302106209847, mob. +306978797324
e-mail: gfar@lit.auth.gr


1970-1974: University of Athens, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Classics: First Class Honours Degree (9. 22/10)
1974-1976: University of Athens, Faculty of Philosophy, Dep. of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies: First Class Honours Degree (9/10)
1980-1983: University of London. King's College (Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies): Ph. D.
1990: University of Oxford: Short postdoctoral research 


English: Cambridge Lower and Proficiency
German: Zeugnis für Fortgeschrittene
I also read French


1970-1974: State Scholarship Foundation Scholar
1980-1983: University of Athens Saripoleion Bequest Fund Scholar
1990: Centennial Bursary for Study in the U.K. by the British School at Athens
1992-1993: Sabbatical: Member of the Common Room at St. Cross College, Oxford. Visiting Scholar, Department of Classics, Harvard
1998: Sabbatical in the Spring Semester (March-August). Visiting Professor atKing’s College London. Member of the Common Room at St Cross College, Oxford.
2004: Sabbatical in the Spring Semester (March-August). Visiting Fellow at Princeton USA (Program in Hellenic Studies)
2008-9: Sabbatical in the Winter Semester (October-February). Visiting Professor at King’s College London
2011 Sabbatical in the Winter Semester (October- February) Visiting Professor at King’s College London (title until 2014)


1974-1984: Tositseion-Arsakeion High School (1980-83: Paid educational leave for post- graduate studies abroad)
1978-1979: Modern Greek Literature at Red Cross Nursing Academy
1982-1983: Lecteur in Modern Greek Language and Translation to the undergraduates of BMGS Department at King’s College London
1984-1986: Arsakeion High School, Thessaloniki
1984-1985: Teaching Fellow in the Department of Medieval and Modern Greek Studies (MMGS), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1986-1990: Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy, Dep. of MMGS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1988: Educational Visit to Cyprus, to teach at a short course for High-School teachers
1988-90 &1996: Taught at the Further Education Courses for High-School teachers (Thessaloniki and Kavala)
1990-1995: Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of MMGS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1991-2007: Member of the editorial board of the Yearbook of the Faculty of Philosophy AUTH
1995-2004: Associate Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of MMGS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1996-1997: Head of the abovementioned Department
1998, 2013 Member of the Scientific Committee of the 1st and the 4th International Conferences of the European Society for Modern Greek Studies (Berlin and Thessaloniki respectively).
1999-2001: Coordinator of the research program “Europeanization of Modern Greek Prose 1974-1999”.
2001: Member of the Organizing Committee of the Ministry of Culture for the Celebrations of Papadiamantis’, Sikelianos’ and Xenopoulos’ Anniversaries.
2002, 2004, 2009, 2013 Member of the Organizing Committees of the 10th, 11th (president), 12th, 14th (vice president) Meeting of the Department of MMGS
2004: Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of MMGS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
2007-08: Head of the Department of MMGS
2007-08: Coordinator of the Postgraduate Colloquia of the Department
2010: Vice President of the Society of Papadiamantis’ Studies. Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the 3rd International Conference on Papadiamantis
2011 Member of the Organizing Committee for awarding the title of Honorary Doctor (APTH) to N. D. Triantafyllopoulos. Laudatio.
2012, 2015 Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the 1st and 4th High-School Conference in Constantinople (on Papadiamantis and Vizyinos respectively).
2013-2022 President of the Society for Papadiamantis’s Studies (organized the site: www.papadiamantis.net)
2013 Member of the Electoral Committee for the election of the Director of the National Library of Greece.
2014 Professor Emerita
2016-18 Member of the Committee for the Translation awards of the Ministry of Culture.
2016 Member of the Organizing Committee of the Conference “Re-writing: Alexandros Papadiamantis in other Arts” (Patras)
2017 Conference: Issues in Papadiamantis’ textual criticism (Athens)
2019-22 Visiting Professor at King’s College London

Merber of reporting commitees and/or electoral boards for the election or the promotion/tenure of members of the Academic Faculty at the Universities of Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Crete, Thessaly, Thrace, Patras and Cyprus. 



1986-2014: On various topics. Mainly 19th and 20th century Modern Greek Prose and Theory of Literature 


1997-2015: On various topics: Methodology of Literary Reasearch (http://www.lit.auth.gr/sites/default/files/links_neoellinistes.pdf), Greek Criticism, Modern and Post-modern Biography, City in Literature, Naturalism in Greece, Bakhtin, Literature and Painting, Papadiamantis and Translation. View also (digitization of Panathinea http://www.lit.auth.gr/node/679). 

I supervised A. Loudi’s PhD on Greek Short-Story 1830-1880, An. Tsapanidou on Constantinople in 19th century Prose, and S. Makri, on The Reception of Dostoevsky in Greece (1888-1940), and numerous MA dissertations. Member of advisory and examining committees at the Universities of Greece, Cyprus, Oxford, Freie Universität Berlin. 


Participated in more than 30 Greek and International Conferences in Greece, England, Italy, Turkey (cf. Publications) 


1990-1994: Visits to England and lectures at King’s College London and Oxford within the framework of the ERASMUS programme for student exchange.
1992 (February): Lectures at Ruhr Universität Bochum within the framework of the ERASMUS- Lingua programme.
1993 (24/2): Cambridge: Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.
1993 (4/5): Harvard: Center for Cultural and Literary Studies.
1993 (26/11): Thessaloniki: American College, Anatolia.
1994 (8/4): Rethymno, Crete: Meeting of the ERASMUS Programme.
1998 (March): Series of postgraduate Seminars at King’s College London, within a frame of SOCRATES’ teacher exchange.
1998 (March and May) Lectures at Cambridge, Birmingham and Oxford
2001 (3/12): Thessaloniki/Veroia: Organized by “Philologos” and the Municipal Library of Veroia
2004 (May): Princeton: Workshop in Hellenic Studies
2005 (May): Lecture at the Postgraduate Colloquium of the University of Cyprus
2007 (6-16/2) Three Lectures at the Postgraduate Colloquium and Seminar of the University of Cyprus
2008 (December) Lecture at Gent University, Belgium
From 2008 Coordinator of the Erasmus Programme with Catania, Italy and Gent, Belgium
2010 (March) Erasmus Visit and Lecture at Catania University
2011 (March) Erasmus Visit and Lecture at Gent University, Belgium
2011 (May and June) Organized and coordinated five lectures on Papadiamantis and his legend: 100 years after in the Open University of the Book’s Arcade in Athens (Stoa tou Vivliou).
2012 & 2013 Modern Greek Seminar at King’s (2 papers).

PUBLICATIONS: (bold=books, asterisk=publications in English) 

1. Romantic Elements in the Poetry of Andreas Kalvos, Parnassos, 18 (1976) 104-115
2. G.Theotokas' The Bells (Development, Archetypes and Influences), Parnassos, 19 (1977) 421-436
3. War and the Narrator’s faces: Ten years since Myrivilis’Death, Kathimerini, 19/7/1979
4. Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, Nea Paideia, no 12 (1980) 147-156
5. "Love in the Snow": A Reading. In the memorial volume Bright Epiphany: A Dedication to Papadiamantis and his World, Athens 1981, 22001 p. 351-357
6*. “Narrative Techniques in Papadiamantis' Fiction” (1887-1910): Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis: University of London 1983
7. Fiction and Fact: Four meta-short stories by M. Koumandareas, O Politis, no 72 (May- July 1986) 58-64.
8. An abbreviated version of no 6 in Greek Athens, Kedros, 1987, 22000, 3 2002, 42011
9*. The Novel of Adolescence written by a woman: Margarita Lymberaki, in the vol. R. Beaton (ed.) The Greek Novel AD 1-1985. London 1988, p. 103-109. https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
10. Y. Beratis: Short Account of his Life and Work, I Lexi, no 74 (1988) 364-371.
11. The Life, Bibliography, Critical Presentation and Anthology of M. Lymberaki's Work, in the 5th vol. of Post-War Prose (1940-1967) Athens, Sokokis, 1988, p. 130-177.
12. The Life, Bibliography, Critical Presentation and Anthology of T. Gritsi-Milliex's Work, in the 6th vol. of Post-War Prose (1940-1967) o.c., p. 8-53
13. Entry for Papadiamantis in the Biographical Dictionary, Ekdotiki Athinon, vol. 8, p. 135-36
14. The Prefaces of Gr. Xenopoulos' Fiction, O Philologos, no 60 (Summer 1990) 95-118 and no 61 (Autumn 1990) 190-200. https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
15. A “Greek Gil Blas”? Gr. Paleologos’ 'O πολυπαθής, Yearbook of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1 (1991) 297-324. https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
16. The “journey” in Beratis' fiction. Proceedings of the 4th MMGS Meeting in honour of C. Th. Dimaras, Thessaloniki, Paratiritis, 1994, p. 333-342 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
17. The idyllic dimension of Papadiamantian Prose. In the vol. The Undiminished Charm: Papadiamantis 1991, Athens, Goulandri-Horn Foundation, 1992, p. 39-90
18. Papadiamantis and Dutch Painting. Proceedings of 1st International Symposium on Papadiamantis. Athens, Domos, 1996, p. 457-468
19. A Critical edition of two unpublished chapters of Beratis' To Platy Potami. Yearbook of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2 (1992) 275-302 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
20. Nο man's land: some remarks on Myrivilis’ Life in the Tomb, Diavazo, 309 (14/4/93) 71- 75 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
21. Yiannis Beratis, Athens, Goulandri-Horn Foundation, 1994.
22. A contribution to J. G. Pitsipios' biography, Molyvdokondylopelekitis, 5 (1995/96) 19-38 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
23. Life, Bibliography, Critical Presentation and Anthology of J. G. Pitsipios' work, in the 3rd vol. Greek Narrative Prose from the Beginnings until the First World War, Athens, Sokolis, 1996, p. 222-281
24. Life, Biography, Critical Presentation and Anthology of Gr. Paleologos’ work, in the 3rd vol. of the above series, p. 156-221
25. Life, Biography, Critical Presentation and Anthology of Gr. Xenopoulos’s, in the 8th vol. of the above series, p. 288-377
26. «Novelistic Biography 1830-1880», From Leander to Loukis Laras. Proceedings of the Symposium on 19th century Greek Prose, Herakleion, Creta University Press, 1997, p. 103-118
27. Novel readers and reading in Xenopoulos’ fiction, Ellinika, 47 (1997) 347-362 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
28. “Oriental Gil Blas” and “Eλληνικός Zιλβλάσιος”: Thomas Hope’s Anastasius and Gr. Paleologos’ O πολυπαθής, Synchrona Themata, 67 (1998) 27-35 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
29*. Kazantzakis and Biography, Kάμπος (Cambridge), 6 (1998) 19-34
30. Ελληνικού αγώνος το τριακοσιάδραχμον έπαθλον: An early sample of Xenopoulos’ oeuvre, Kathimerini, 4/7/1999 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
31. Grigorios Xenopoulos, Ta Nea, 15/12/1999
32. “Τα θαύματα του διαβόλου/Devil’s miracles”: Xenopoulos’ first novel, Nea Estia, 148 (2000) 512-522 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
33. M.M. Bakhtin, Eleftherotypia (Vivliothiki) 3/11/2000, p. 12-14 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
34. Narrative/Narratology: A Review Article, Nea Estia, 149 (2001) 972-1017 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
35. The paratext of Xenopoulos’ Fiction, Nea Estia, 150 (2001) 372-402 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
36*. The Fiction of War, in the vol. Greece: Books and Writers, Athens, 2001, p 211-214
37. “A poem not made by human hand”: Comments on Papadiamantis’ “Το μυρολόγι της φώκιας/Seal’s Lament”, Anti, 753 (28/12/2001) 52-56
38. V. Vassilikos’ Γλαύκος Θρασάκης: Self as Other in Biography, Porphyras, 104 (July- September 2002) 211-218
39. Grigorios Xenopoulos’: Selected Critical Texts. Ed. with an Introduction “Grigorios Xenopoulos as Critic and Theorist”, Athens, Vlassi, 2002
40*. The Representation of the Balkans in Modern Greek Fiction of the 1990s, in D. Tziovas (ed.) Greece and the Balkans: Identities, Perceptions and Cultural Encounters, Aldershot etc, Ashgate, 2003, p. 249-261https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
41. Xenopoulos’ criticism on Papadiamantis, In Grigorios Xenopoulos: 50 Years from the death of an Immortal (1951-2001). Athens, ΕLΙΑ 2003, p. 247-279
42. An eponymous testimony for Nikolaos V. Votyras, Microphilologika, 15 (Spring 2004) 12-13
43. Introduction to Papadiamantis’ prose, (ed. and introd), Herakleion, Crete University Press, 2005
44. Phycharis and his Times. Language, Literature and Culture Issues (ed. and introd.), Thessaloniki, Institute of Modern Greek Studies, 2005
45. The Psycharian Novel: Remarks occasioned by Yanniris’ Dream, in the above, p. 167- 180 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
46. A postmodern Vizyiinos? in The Discourse of Presence: Dedicatory volume in honour of Pan. Moullas, Athens, Sokolis, 2005, p. 351-62
47. “Daemon” and “Destiny”: George Theotokas and Stefan Zweig, Nea Estia, 158, no 1784 (Dec. 2005) 889-905
48. From ‘author’ to ‘co-scrivener /συν-γραφέα’. Epilogic remarks on Bakhtin’s “Toward a Reworking of the Dostoevsky Book’”, Nea Estia, 161, no 1796 (Jan. 2007) 50-65 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
49. Nikos Kazantzakis: Four women writing his “Life”, To Vima, 11/11/2007, A 62
50*. «Aspects of Modern and Postmodern Greek Fictional Biography in the 20th century», Κάμπος: Cambridge Papers in Modern Greek, 17 (2009) 27-47
51. Reconstructing Eleni: Eleni Altamura’s ‘biographies’. Triantafylla kai Giasemia, Dedicatory volume in honour of Prof. Eleni Politou-Marmarinou, Athens, Gutenberg, 2012, p. 218-42
52 “El perfecto novelista” (1850) and its fortunes in Greece via France (in collaboration with N. Mavrelos), in Ευτυχισμός.Volume in Honour of Prof. Eratosthenis Kapsomenos, Ioannina 2010, p. 583-93 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
53. Yannis Beratis’s, “The Heautontimoroumenos”. A modernist sample of New Biography?
 in Moderninty in 19th and 20th Modern Greek Literature and Criticism, Thessaloniki 2010, 509-523
54. Four Women writing Kazantzakis’ ‘Life’, Nea Estia, 167, no 1830 (February 2010) 237-67 [=Kazantzakis in the 21st Century, Herakleion, Crete, Crete UP, 2010, p.291-338]
55*. Biography and the Novel in 20th-century Greek Literature, Phrasis, 51.1 (2010) 149-61 and The Craft of Biography: Writing Greek Lives, Athens, Deree, 2010, p. 69-82
56. The ‘author’s literary consciouness’ and the ‘readers’ μέσον αίσθημα’ Eleftherotypia (Vivliothiki), 29/4/2011
57. The Lot of writing, Eleftherotypia (Vivliothiki), 1/10/2011 http://www.enet.gr/?i=news.el.article&id=313944
58. Pan. Moullas’ “Papadiamantis”, Athens Review of Books, 6 (Feb. 2012) 54-56
59. Papadiamantis and ‘New Woman’ Fiction. Sarah Grand’s, The Heavenly Twins, (in collaboration with G. Gotsi) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Papadiamantis, vol.2, Athens, Domos, 2012, p. 69-114
60. Το σχοίνισμα της γραφής. Παπαδιαμαντ(ολογ)ικές) μελέτες./The Lot of Writing. Studies in Papadiamantis’ Ouevre and Criticism. Athens, Gutenberg, 2014
61. “The Murdress. An ‘open’ work after all? In The Murdress, Athens, Greek National Opera, 2014, p. 75-86. https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
62*. George Eliot in Greece, in Elinor Shaffer and Catherine Brown (eds), The Reception of George Eliot in Europe, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2016, p. 362-74, 432-35. https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
63 Vizyinos and Visual Arts, Momentum, 4 (2015) 64-73 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
64. The Sources of G.M. Vizyinos’ “Henry Ibsen”, Skene, 7 (2015) 235-43  http://ejournals.lib.auth.gr/skene/article/view/4927
65. The passion(s) of a Biographer. Edmund Gosse’s, Father and Son, The Books Journal, 65 (April 2016) 53-55 https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
66. Papadiamantis as Translator: The Case of Quo Vadis (in collaboration with C. Ioannidou, D. Kitsinou, A. Nikoletou) Proceedings of the 14th Meeting of the Department of MMGS in memory of X.A. Kokolis, Thessaloniki 2016, p. 509-20
67 Πού υπάγεις; The Translation of Quo Vadis in the newspaper Akropolis, (in collaboration with E. Kosta and H. Bitsiani), Proceedings of the 14th Meeting of the Department of MMGS in memory of X.A. Kokolis, Thessaloniki 2016, p. 521-31.
68. “Vassilis Vassilikos’ Z: Fifty Years later”. As an Appendix to the latest Greek edition of Vassilis Vassilikos, Z. Fantastic documentary of a crime, Athens, Gutenberg-Aldina, 2016, p. 525-73
69. Papadiamantis: A Great Writer living by his pen, Greece. 20th Century (1910-20) ed. Kathimerini, vol. 2, 2017, p. 92-95
70. Bakhtin’s Rabelais, Carnival and Novel, The Books Journal, 82 (Nov. 2017) 74-78. https://auth.academia.edu/georgiafarinou
71. Poetics as an open system [Genette’s Palimpsestes], The Books Journal, 88 (Jun. 2018) 60-63
72. Theotokas and Christianity, in Koutrianou and Filokyprou (eds), But what do our souls seek voyaging? Greek writers between the Wars: Their Quests and their Anxieties. A volume in Honour of Peter Mackridge, Athens, Nefeli, 2018, p. 234-46
73. Ninila Papagianni, An inconspicuous presence (to be published in the Proceedings of a Conference in Honour of Prof. Er-L. Stavropoulou)


1978-1980: Contributed to the art-pages of the newspaper Kathimerini (about twenty book-reviews).
I have also published book-reviews in Ellinika
30 (1977-78) 512-514 on P. Bien’s Kazantzakis and the Linguistic Revolution in Greek Literature,
38 (1987) 223-225, on N.D. Triandafyllopoulos’ Μινύρισμα πτηνού χειμαζομένου
43 (1993) 253-257, on Κ.Α.Dimadis; Δικτατορία-Πόλεμος-Πεζογραφία 1936-1944
43 (1993) 470-473, T. Kayalis’ Γλουμυμάουθ: Ο Βικτωριανός ΑΡ Ραγκαβής
in Diavazo no 37 (Dec. 1980) 88-90, on M. Vitti’s, Iδεολογική λειτουργία της Ελληνικής Ηθογραφίας
in Kathimerini, 9/1/2001, on H λογοτεχνία και οι προϋποθέσεις της: Τιμητικό Αφιέρωμα στην Τζίνα Πολίτη
in Nea Estia, 149 (2001) 279-285 on the Greek translation of J.Culler’s, Literary Theory: A very short Introduction
in Nea Estia, 164 (July-Augut 2008) 179-83 on Eleni Politou-Marmarinou and Vicky Patsiou (eds.), Ο Νατουραλισμός στην Ελλάδα. Διαστάσεις-Μετασχηματισμοί-Όρια


1. M.M. Bakhtin, Towards a reworking of the Dostoevsky Book, «Προς μια επανεπεξεργασία του βιβλίου για τον Ντοστογιέφσκι», Nea Estia, 161, no 1796 (Jan. 2007) 20-49
2. Editor in collaboration with M. Chryssanthopoulos, of the 7th vol. of Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Modernism and New Criticism, Thessaloniki 2013


Kathimerini, 26/3/2013, Vima, 21/11/2013, diastixo, 10/5/2014, Lifo, 16/11/2014.