The Department of English Literature and Culture was founded in 1987. It offers courses on English and Anglophone literature and culture as well as literary and cultural theory at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, adhering to the School of English Programme of Studies. Through a wide range of courses, research activities and academic events, the Department aims at ensuring that the students acquire a high level of knowledge in the fields it covers while also enhancing their skills development to respond to the contemporary academic and professional demands on a European and global level. At the same time, through the study of English literature and culture, the Department offers its graduates experience in reading texts (written, oral/aural, cultural, digital) and familiarity with specialized knowledge related to the production of cultural structures and identities that can be conveyed on and used in professional areas other than teaching and education.
The Department consists of six members specializing in fields like: English literature of the 16th and 17th century, Autobiographical Writing; English Romanticism, Philhellenism, Anglo-Italian Literary and Cultural Relations (18th and 19th century); Modernism, Realism, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Feminist Theory and Criticism, Body Theories; English and Anglophone literature of the 20th and 21st century, Post-Colonialism with an emphasis on the postmodern, ethnic, race and gender identities, Mobility Theories; Contemporary British Theatre, Intermedial Theatre, Performance and/as Culture; Ethnic Studies, Intercultural reception, Diaspora and Identity in the Anglophone World
The Department acknowledges the significance of disseminating English and Anglophone literature to a broader audience within the framework of the School’s extroversion, while it also promotes lifelong learning through conferences, symposia, book presentations, voluntary workshops, seminars and co-operations with institutions and universities in Greece and abroad. The Department aims at promoting the development of its members as regards their academic research, the publications of research papers, mobility, membership on national and international societies as well as other activities that promote knowledge and creativity.
The length of the Doctoral Dissertation is 80,000- 100,000 words (including the main body of work, textual references, notes and bibliography). This word count does not include extensive citations, appendixes, questionnaires, statistical tables etc.
Text structure and the use of bibliographical references must adhere to academic ethics and follow the MLA or the Chicago Manual of Style.