Karamanou Ioanna


Rank: 
Associate Professor
Office: 
209 n.b.
Office Hours: 
Wednesday 17.30-18.30, Thursday 11.00-12.00

Ioanna Karamanou graduated from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Athens (Classics Department) with grade ‘excellent’ (9.48/10). She read for the MPhil and PhD in Classics at the University of Cambridge (St John’s College) and University College London respectively, with research grants by the Cambridge European Trust, the A.S. Onassis and the Stathatou Foundations. She has authored three books published by De Gruyter:  1. Euripides: Danae and Dictys, Leipzig/Munich 2006, 2. Euripides: Alexandros, Berlin/ Boston 2017 (Academy of Athens Award for Classical Philology), 3. Refiguring Tragedy: Studies in Plays preserved in Fragments and their Reception, Berlin/ Boston 2019. She has edited two volumes (two further edited volumes are forthcoming) and has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals and collective volumes. Her research interests include Greek drama and its reception, Greek tragic and comic fragments, papyrology and ancient literary theory (especially Aristotle) on tragedy. She participates in four international research projects. She taught at the University of London (UCL) from 2002 to 2004, at the University of the Peloponnese from 2005 to 2019 and was appointed Associate Professor of Classics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in March 2019.

 

 

 Ioanna Karamanou 

Associate Professor of Classics 

 

Studies

  1. High school diploma, Arsakeion Classical Lyceum with grade ‘excellent’ (19 10/11), June 1994 
  2. BA in Greek Literature, University of Athens (Classics Department) with grade ‘excellent’ (9.48/ 10.0), June 1999
  3. MPhil in Classics, University of Cambridge (St John’s College), Faculty of Classics (2001), Supervisor: Pat Easterling, Regius Professor of Greek
  4. PhD in Classics, Department of Greek and Latin, University College London (2005), Supervisor: Professor Chris Carey, Thesis title: A Commentary on Euripides’ Danae and Dictys.  Examiners: Dr Nick Lowe (internal) and Professor John Wilkins (external). The thesis was accepted without any corrections and was recommended for publication.

 
Research interests: Greek drama and its reception, Euripidean fragmentary plays, new comedy, theatre-related iconography, Greek drama performance, mythography, papyrology (literary papyri), textual criticism


Professional Appointments

  1. 2019-  : Associate Professor of Classics, Department of Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  2. 2017-2019  : Tenured Assistant Professor of Greek Tragedy, Department of Theatre Studies, University of the Peloponnese
  3. 2012-2017: Assistant Professor of Greek Tragedy, Department of Theatre Studies, University of the Peloponnese
  4. 2007-2012: Lecturer of Greek Tragedy, Department of Theatre Studies, University of the Peloponnese
  5. 2006-2007: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Theatre Studies, University of the Peloponnese
  6. 2005-2006: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Philology and Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Studies, University of the Peloponnese (Courses taught: Euripides, Papyrology, Theatre History)
  7. 2002-2004: Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, University College London, Department of Greek and Latin (Course taught: Ancient Greek Language)

Publications: 

Books:

  1. Euripides: Danae and Dictys (Introduction, Text and Commentary), Beitraege zur Altertumskunde 228 (the series of Teubner monographs), München/Leipzig 2006 (K.G. Saur Verlag; now part of Walter De Gruyter)
    Reviews:
    (i)  Heather White, Veleia 23 (2006) 428-29
    (ii)  Simon Byl, L’ Antiquité Classique 76 (2007) 253-54
    (iii) Andreas Markantonatos, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.03.36
    (iv) Εgert Pöhlmann, Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft 63 (2010) 4-8
  2. Euripides: Alexandros (Introduction Text and Commentary), Texte und Kommentare 57, Berlin/Boston 2017 (Walter De Gruyter) Reviews:
    (i) M.J. Cropp, BMCR  2018.09.56.
    (ii) F. Yoon, Classical Review 68.2 (2018) 1-3.
    (iii) C. Leach, Classics for All (10.01.2018) https://classicsforall.org.uk/book-reviews/euripides-alexandros-introduction-text-commentary/
  3. Refiguring Tragedy: Studies in Plays Preserved in Fragments and their Reception, Trends in Classics Supplementary Volumes, Berlin/Boston 2019 (Walter De Gruyter)
  4. ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΑΡΙΣΤΟΦΑΝΙΖΩΝ: The Reception of Euripides in Old Comedy’, in: A. Markantonatos/ Th. Pappas (eds.) A Companion to Attic Comedy, Athens 2011, 675- 737 + 18 pp. bibliography (This extensive chapter of 26.705 words [82 pages] consisting of an introduction, four sub-sections and conclusions has the form of a small monograph)

Edited Volumes:

  1. Homeric Receptions across Generic and Cultural Contexts (co-ed. with A. Efstathiou), Trends in Classics Supplementary Volumes 37, Berlin/New York 2016 (Walter De Gruyter)
    Reviews:
    (i) Jan Haywood BMCR 2017.04.17.
    (ii) M. Heath, Greece & Rome 64.2 (2017) 183-84.
  2. The Agon in Classical Literature: Essays in Honour of Professor Chris Carey (co-ed. with M. Edwards, A. Efstathiou and E. Volonaki), BICS Supplements, London 2020 (under preparation)
  3. Theatre and Otherness: Theory, Dramaturgy and Theatre Practice (co-ed. with M. Velioti, V. Georgopoulou, M. Kotzamani and I. Leontaris); e-volume to be uploaded at the site of the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese: ts.uop.gr (under preparation)
  4. Greek translation (bibliographically updated) of Lorna Hardwick, Reception Studies (Oxford 2003), Athens 2012 (Papazisi Editions)

Aricles and Chapters (35 in total): 

Articles in international peer-reviewed journals:

  1. ‘Αn Apulian volute-crater inspired by Euripides’ Dictys’, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 46 (2002-2003) 167-175
  2. ‘The Myth of Alope in Greek Tragedy’, L’ Antiquité Classique 72 (2003) 25-40
  3. The Lυsis in Theodectes’ Lynceus: Remarks on Arist. Poet. XI 1452a 27-29 and XVIII 1455b 29-32’, Quaderni Urbinati di Cultura Classica 87.3 (2007) 119-25
  4. ‘Τhe Hektor-Deiphobos Agon in Euripides’ Alexandros’, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 178 (2011) 35-47
  5. ‘Towards an Edition of the Legible Fragments of the Earliest Greek Papyrus’, in A. Alexopoulou and I. Karamanou (eds.) ‘The Papyrus from the “Musician’s Tomb” in Daphne (ΜΠ 7449. 8517-23)’, Greek and Roman Musical Studies 2 (2014) 23-49
  6. ‘The Papyrus from the “Musician’s Tomb” in Daphne (ΜΠ 7449, 8517-23): Contextualizing the Evidence’, Greek and Roman Musical Studies 4 (2016) 51-70
  7. ‘Textual Notes on Euripides’ Alexandros (P.Stras. 2343-44, P.Oxy. 3650, col. i)’,  Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 202 (2017), 35-47
  8. ‘Review of J. Zumbrunnen, Aristophanic Comedy and the Challenge of Democratic Citizenship’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 134 (2014) 165-66

Chapters in international collective peer-reviewed volumes:

  1. ‘P. Oxy. 5027: Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica ii 141-50’, The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, Vol. LXXV (edd. H. Maehler, C. Römer, R. Hatzilambrou), Oxford 2010, 48- 49
  2. ‘P. Oxy. 5029: Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica iii 1128-43’, The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, Vol. LXXV (edd. H. Maehler, C. Römer, R. Hatzilambrou), Oxford 2010, 50- 52
  3. ‘The Attack Scene in Euripides’ Alexandros and its Reception in Etruscan Art’, in A. Bakogianni (ed.) Dialogues with the Past, Vol. II, BICS Supplement 126, London 2013, 415-32
  4.  ‘As Threatening as the Persians: Euripides in Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae’, in C. Carey and M. Edwards (eds) Marathon 2,500 Years, BICS Supplement 124. London 2013, 155-64
  5. ‘Introduction: the Contexts of Homeric Reception’, in A. Efstathiou/I. Karamanou (eds) Homeric Receptions across Generic and Cultural Contexts, Berlin/New York 2016, 1-11
  6.  ‘Euripides’ Trojan Production and the Reception of the Epic Tradition’, in A. Efstathiou/I. Karamanou (eds): Homeric Receptions across Generic and Cultural Contexts, Berlin/New York 2016, 355-68
  7. ‘ Otherness and Exile: Euripides’ Production of 431 BC’, in D. Stuttard (ed.) Looking at Medea, London 2014, 35-45
  8. ‘Euripides’ ‘Family Reunion Plays’ and their Socio-Political Resonances’ in. B. Zimmermann-A. Markantonatos (eds.) Crisis on Stage: Tragedy and Comedy in Late Fifth-Century Athens. Berlin/New York 2012, 239-50
  9. ‘Family Reunion or Household Disaster? Plot-Diversity in Euripides' Last Production’, in D. Stuttard (ed.) Looking at Bacchae, London 2016, 43-57
  10. ‘Euripides’ Reception of Sophocles’ Antigone’, in D. Stuttard (ed.) Looking at Antigone, London 2018, 133-43
  11.  ‘Alexandros and Later Euripidean Drama’, in Brill’s Companion to Euripides, ed. A. Markantonatos, Leiden/ Boston (forthcoming)
  12. ‘The Agon Scenes in Euripides’ Alexandros’, in M. Edwards/ A. Efstathiou/ I. Karamanou/ E. Volonaki (eds.) The Agon in Classical Literature: Essays in Honour of Professor Chris Carey, BICS Supplements, London 2019

Articles in International Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed):

  1. ‘Euripides’ Alcmeon in Corinth and Menander’s Periceiromene: Similarities in Theme and Structure’, Actas del XI Congreso Español de Estudios Clásicos, ΙΙ 337- 344, Madrid 2005
  2. ‘The Maiden’s Clash with her Natal Oikos in Euripides’ Lost Plays’, Women in Greek Drama, Delphi 2010, 153-61
  3. ‘Aristotle’s Poetics as a Source for Lost Tragedies’, Actas del XII Congreso Español de Estudios Clásicos, Madrid 2010, II 505-13
  4. ‘Allocating fr. 46a K. within the Plot of Euripides’ Alexandros: A Re-examination of P. Stras. inv. nr. 2342,1’, in P. Schubert (ed.) Proceedings of the XXVIth International Congress of Papyrology, Geneva 2012, 381-87
  5. ‘Sport and Theatre in the Ancient World within the Framework of Cult, Ideology and City-State Politics’, Proceedings of the International Olympic Academy, Ancient Olympia 2013, 60-72
  6. ‘Torch Imagery in Euripides’ Alexandros and Trojan Women’, Balkan Light Conference 2015, organized by the National Technical University of Athens and the Acropolis Museum under the auspices of Unesco (Panel: Lighting in Antiquity), Athens (Acropolis Musem, 16-19/9/2015), 391-97
  7. ‘The earliest known Greek papyrus (Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, MΠ 7449, 8517-8523): Text and Contexts’, Proceedings of the 28th International Congress of Papyrology (1-6/8/2016, Barcelona); forthcoming

Chapters in Greek collective volumes:

  1. ‘ΕΥΡΙΠΙΔΑΡΙΣΤΟΦΑΝΙΖΩΝ: The Reception of Euripides in Old Comedy’ in A. Markantonatos-Th. Pappas (eds) A Companion to Attic Comedy , Athens 2011, 675- 737 and 18 pp bibliography
  2. ‘The Identity of the Polis in the Tragic Treatments of the Alope Myth’ in A. Markantonatos/ L. Platypodis (eds.) Ancient Greek Theatre: Democracy and Religion, Athens 2012, 221-39
  3. ‘Redefining eugeneia: Euripides and the Ideology of Classical Athens’, in E. Papadodima (ed.) Greek Drama and Popular Morality, Academy of Athens 2018; forthcoming

Articles in Greek Journals:

  1. ‘From Fragments to Performance: The Staging of the Attack in Euripides’ Alexandros’, Parabasis 11 (2013) 111-21 published electronically at:
    www.theatre.uoa.gr/fileadmin/theatre.uoa.gr/uploads/PARAVASIS/PARABASIS_11.pdf

Articles in Greek Conference Proceedings:

  1. ‘Euripides’ Alexandros: Issues of Stagecraft and Dramatic Technique’, in G. Varzelioti (ed.) From Text to Stage (Proceedings of the Conference held for the 20 years of the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Athens, 26-29/01/2011), Athens 2014, 297-306; published as an e-volume at:
    www.theatre.uoa.gr/fileadmin/theatre.uoa.gr/uploads/ PRAKTIKA_APO_TI_CHORA_TON_KEIMENON_STO_BASILEIO_TIS_SKINIS/PRAKTIKA_SYNEDRIOUfinal.pdf
  2. ‘Trends of Francophone Research in Greek Drama’, in Μ. Velioti, A. Vlavianou, Ch. Oikonomopoulou, D. Filias (eds.) Francophony and Multiculturalism. Athens 2014, 224-36
  3. ‘Outwitting the Antidemocratic Threat: A Political Reading of Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae’, in A. Altouva/ A. Diamantakou-Agathou (eds.) Theatre and Democracy: Proceedings of the 5th Panhellenic Theatrological Conference, Athens 2018; forthcoming
  4. ‘Aspects of Female Otherness in Euripidean Fragments’, in M. Velioti/ V. Georgopoulou/ I. Karamanou/ M. Kotzamani/ I. Leontaris (eds.) Theatre and Otherness: Theory, Dramaturgy and Theatre Practice (Proceedings of the 6th Panhellenic Theatrological Conference); e-volume to be uploaded at the site of the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of the Peloponnese: ts.uop.gr

Citations:  340 known citations (of which 287 occur in international bibliography)

Ten most significant citations:

  1. R. Kannicht, Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta V: Euripides, Göttingen 2004, Vol. II, p. 1160, 1161: ‘Vas in lucem protraxit et ad fabulam Euripideam rettulit Ioanna Karamanou’.
  2. C. Collard, Tragedy, Euripides and Euripideans. Bristol 2007, p. 106.
  3. C. Collard/ M.J. Cropp, Euripides. Fragments. Aegeus-Meleager. Cambridge (Mass.) 2008, Vol. I, pp.  115, 116, 323, 325, 338, 346 (twice), 346, n. 1, 347 (twice), 348.
  4. C. Collard, ‘Fragments and Fragmentary Plays’, in L. McClure (ed.) Blackwell’s Companion to Euripides, Malden/Oxford 2017, p. 360 (twice).
  5. O. Taplin, Pots and Plays: Interactions between Tragedy and Greek Vase-Painting of the Fourth Century BC. Los Angeles 2007, p. 192: ‘Ioanna Karamanou has made a good case for relating this vase to Euripides’ tragedy Dictys’, 285, n. 71, 285, n. 74.
  6. J.R. Green, ‘Theatre Production: 1996-2006’, Lustrum 50 (2008) pp. 142, 161: ‘Ioanna Karamanou has demonstrated beyond any doubt that the Apulian rf volute-krater by the Ilioupersis Painter in Princeton illustrates E. Dictys’.
  7. A.Η. Sommerstein, Menander: Samia. Cambridge 2013, p. 36, n. 105.
  8. P. Carrara, Il testo di Εuripide nell’ antichità. Firenze 2009, pp. 192, n. 3, 193, n. 4, 194, 194, n. 1, 194, n. 3.
  9. R. Fowler, Early Greek Mythography, Vol. II: Commentary, Oxford 2013, p. 250, n. 37, p. 718.
  10. Α. Hurst, Dans les marges de Ménandre. Paris 2015, p. 110 and n. 11, p. 167.


Participation in International Research Projects:

  1. Member of the international research project for the study and publication of the findings of the ‘Musician’s Tomb’ in Daphne (Attica), in collaboration with the University of Oxford (late Prof. Martin West), the University of Erlangen (Professor Egert Pöhlmann) and the Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens (2012- ).  The output of my contribution has been published in Greek and Roman Musical Studies 2 (2014) and 4 (2016); see above.
  2. Member of the international research project entitled ‘Reception of Ancient Poetry in Modern Poetry (20th and 21st century)’ co-ordinated by Professor Lorna Hardwick (Open University, UK) (2017- ).
  3. Μember of the international research project entitled ‘KomFrag’ (Commentary on the Fragments of Greek Comedy) funded by Heidelberg Academy and co-ordinated by Professor Bernhard Zimmermann (Freiburg University) (2017- )
  4. Member of the international research project entitled ‘Modes of Persuasion and Discourse in Ancient Greek Theater’ funded by the Ministry of Industry, Economy and Competitiveness of Spain, under the co-ordination of Professor Milagros Quijada Sagredo (Universidad del Pais Vasco) (2017- ).


Distinctions:

  1. Prize for the best monograph in Classical Philology (2018) awarded to my book entitled Euripides: Alexandros by the Academy of Athens.
  2. Bursary granted by Cambridge European Trust for MPhil research at Cambridge University (2000-2001).
  3. Conferral of the honourary title of the member of Cambridge European Society (2001).
  4. Bursary granted by the A.S. Onassis Foundation for MPhil and PhD research (2000-2003).
  5. Bursary granted by the O. Stathatou Foundation for the completion of my PhD thesis (2003-2004).
  6. PhD thesis shortlisted for the Hellenic Foundation Award in 2005.


Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences and international advanced schools :

  1. Invited speaker of the Center of Hellenic Studies (CHS) of Harvard University in Nafplio (Events Series, 6/4/2016). 
  2. Invited speaker at the international seminar of the Academy of Athens (‘Greek Drama and Popular Morality’, 22/6/2017). 
  3. Invited speaker at the 3rd International Trends in Classics Conference co-organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Freiburg University (‘Crisis on Stage: Theatre in Late Fifth-Century Athens’, 3-6/12/2009).
  4.  Invited speaker at the 12th  International Trends in Classics Conference co-organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Freiburg University (‘Fragmented Parts, Coherent Entities: Reconsidering Fragmentation in Ancient Greek Drama’, 24-27/5/2018) 
  5. Invited collaborator for the performance of Sophocles’ Electra at the Old Vic Theatre in London starring Christine Scott Thomas and directed by Ian Rickson (2/10-20/12/2014). 
  6. Invited speaker by the British Theatre Company ‘Actors of Dionysus’ to give an introductory talk to the performance of Medea (Rose Theatre, Kingston, 15/11/2013).  
  7. Invited professor at the international MA seminar on Olympic Studies (Ancient Olympia, 2-6/9/2013) 
  8.  Invited speaker at the Conference of the International Olympic Academy (Ancient Olympia, 25/5/2012)
  9. Invited and keynote speaker of the Balkan Light Conference (session: Lighting in Antiquity) under the auspices of Unesco (Acropolis Museum, 16-18/9/2015)
  10. Invited referee of the series Classical Presences, Oxford University Press
  11. Invited referee of the international journal Mediterranean Chronicle.
  12. Invited author at the international collective volume Looking at Medea (ed. D. Stuttard. London 2014, Bloomsbury Academic Press)
  13. Invited author at the international collective volume Looking at Bacchae (ed. D. Stuttard. London 2016, Bloomsbury Academic Press)
  14. Invited author at the international collective volume Looking at Antigone (ed. D. Stuttard. London 2018, Bloomsbury Academic Press)
  15. Invited author at the international collective volume Brill’s Companion to Euripides (ed. A. Markantonatos, Leiden/Boston; forthcoming)
  16. Invited author of a review by the editorial board of the Journal of Hellenic Studies (‘Review of J. Zumbrunnen, Aristophanic Comedy and the Challenge of Democratic Citizenship’, Journal of Hellenic Studies 134 [2014] 165-66)
  17. Invited collaborator of the international research project for the study and publication of the findings of the ‘Musician’s Tomb’ in Daphne (Attica), in collaboration with the University of Oxford (late Prof. Martin West), the University of Erlangen (Professor Egert Pöhlmann) and the Department of Musical Studies of the University of Athens (2012- ).
  18. Invited collaborator of the international research project entitled ‘Reception of Ancient Poetry in Modern Poetry (20th and 21st century)’ co-ordinated by Professor Lorna Hardwick (Open University, UK) (2017- ).
  19. Invited collaborator of the international research project entitled ‘Modes of Persuasion and Discourse in Ancient Greek Theater’ funded by the Ministry of Industry, Economy and Competitiveness of Spain, under the co-ordination of Professor Milagros Quijada Sagredo (Universidad del Pais Vasco) (2017- ).
  20. Academic co-ordinator of the international summer school entitled ‘Epidaurus Lyceum’ hosted by the University of the Peloponnese and the Greek Festival (2017-18). 


Organization of international conferences
:

  1. Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference entitled ‘Homeric Receptions: Literature and the Performing Arts’ (History Department, Ionian University, 7-9/11/2011).
  2. Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference entitled ‘The Agon in Classical Literature: A Conference in Honour of Professor Chris Carey’ (History Department, Ionian University, 24-27/6/2015).
  3. General Secretary of the 6th Conference of Theatre Studies entitled ‘Theatre and Otherness: Theory, Dramaturgy and Theatre Practice’ with invited keynote speakers from Stanford University, University of Florida and the Open University UK (Department of Theatre Studies, University of the Peloponnese, 17-21 May 2017) 


Knowledge of Foreign Languages:

English (excellent: Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency), French (very well: D.E.L.F. Ι-VI), German (very well: Zentrale Mittelstufe Prüfung) and reading of academic bibliography in Italian, Spanish and Dutch.