Maria Oikonomou-Meurer

Department of German Studies, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki

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Field of research Comparative Literature
Keywords Literary and Media Studies | Interrelations of migration, culture and aesthetics | Myth and modernism | Theories and histories of translation | Multilingualism | Contemporary Greek film cultures

(Prof. Dr.) Maria Oikonomou-Meurer studied Comparative and Modern Greek Literature as well as Theater and Italian Literary Studies at the universities of Thessaloniki and Munich. From 2001 to 2007 she worked as a Lecturer at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Munich. From 2008 to 2015 she was Assistant Professor at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies in Vienna, where she has held an “Elise Richter Senior Post-doc Position for Highly Qualified Female Scientists” (2016-2019). She has been twice Visiting Fellow at Princeton University (2011 / 2014).
In January 2019 she was elected to the position of Associate Professor for Comparative Literature at the Department of German Studies of the University of Thessaloniki.

Her main fields of research include literary and media studies, the interrelations of migration, culture and aesthetics, modernism, and translation theory. Her recent publications are: Images of the Other: Migration and Exile in International Cinema (ed., 2009), Greek Dimensions of South Eastern European Culture (ed., 2011), Translation and Film: Discoursive and Intermedia Transformations (ed., 2012), and The Oar and the Wings. The Myth of the Odyssey in Modern Literature and Cinema (2016).

She is currently working on her book project “Of Animals, Machines, and Revenants: The Migrant Body in Literature”.