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Scholars@Hallwalls: Dimitri Anastasopoulos, “Oia: Perils of American Tourist Children in Greece”
May 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oia: Perils of American Tourist Children in Greece (a docufiction) incorporates political analysis of the Greek economic and political crises (2008-2018) together with nonfiction travel writing, cultural critique, and a recasting of Plato’s Cave. Fictional narrative in Oia also sits in with a range of cultural narratives, political arguments, and social discourses, which have come to dominate the story of Greece in the last decade. While exploring the use of public and private rhetorical formulations on the crises, the novel recasts media and political narratives into the space of fiction in order to contextualize political responses to the crises essentially as dramatic performances cloaking political ends.
Dimitri is writing a novel titled Oia: Perils of American Tourist Children in Greece, which takes a docufictional approach to the Greek economic crisis of the last decade. He is the author of the novels A Larger Sense of Harvey and Farm for Mutes (both with Mammoth Books), and many stories, reviews, and articles appearing in Notre Dame Review, Williow Springs, Black Warrior Review, Buffalo Noir (Akashic Books Noir), Callaloo, and Journal of Narrative Theory (among other places).
Join us at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center for our eighth year of Faculty Fellows talks! This lecture series brings current UB humanities research out into the community – with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free and open to the public.