Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis

Associate Professor of English
Interim Dept Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies

New York Institute of Technology

Dept. of English


Ph.D. Comparative Literature. The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2013

M.Phil. Comparative Literature The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2012

M.A. Comparative Literature The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2009

M.A. Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) Teachers College, Columbia University, 2006

B.A. Comparative Literature & Applied Linguistics Magna Cum Laude, Queens College, City University of New York, 2003

Principal Publications

Work in Progress and Future Projects:

“Women Writers in Amanda Michalopoulou’s Fiction”

“Mapping the Metafictional Picturebook,” book-length

“The Other in Children’s and Young Adult Literature of Rival Nations” edited collection

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

“Mapping the Metafictional Picturebook,” Narrative,, The Ohio State University Press, vol. 28, no. 3, October 2020, pp. 355-374.

“Who Is the Turk in Greek Children’s and Young Adult Fiction,” International Research in Children’s Literature, Edinburgh University Press, vol. 13, no. 2, July 2020, pp. 76-91.

“Picturebook Retellings of ‘The Three Little Pigs:’ Postmodern Parody, Intertextuality, and Metafiction.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Johns Hopkins University Press, vol. 44, no. 2, 2019, pp. 173-193.

“Authority and Power: The Peculiar Case of Ignatius and Other Picturebooks by Eugene Trivizas.” Special Issue: East Meets West: Literature for Children and Youth in Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus, Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature, Johns Hopkins University Press, vol 56, no. 2, 2018, pp. 43-51.

“Defining Children’s Metafiction: Authorship and Readership in Emily Gravett’s Metafictional Picturebooks.” The Lion and the Unicorn, Johns Hopkins University Press, vol. 42, no. 1, 2018 pp. 1-19.

“Twisting the Story: Metaautobiographical Fiction in Margarita Karapanou’s Rien ne va plus and Amanda Michalopoulou’s Θα Ήθελα.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies Johns Hopkins University Press, vol. 34, no. 1, 2016, pp. 103-129.

Speaking and Remaining Silent about the World beyond.” [SIC]: A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation. Nov. 2011.

Book Chapters:

“The Child Reading: Female Stereotypes and Social Authority in Sylvia Plath’s Children’s Fiction,” Forthcoming in The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath (2021).

“Metafiction in the Post-Technological Age: The Case of The People of Paper and MetaMaus.” Beyond Postmodernism: Onto the Postcontemporary. Ed. Christopher K. Brooks. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2013. 92-113.

Book Reviews:

Review of Amanda Michalopoulou’s "God’s Wife": World Literature Today, University of Oklahoma, January 2021.

Review of Theodora Patrona Return Narrative: "Ethnic Space in Late-Twentieth-Century Greek American and Italian American Literature" published by Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters, Spring 2018.

Book-review of Melissa Terras "Picture-Book Professors: Academia and Children’s Literature". Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 44, no. 2, Fall 2019, pp. 346-348 .


“From ‘Mezzanine’” Chapter 1 of The Mezzanine by Nikos Kachtitsis. Translated from the Greek in collaboration with Dr. George Fragopoulos. Words without Borders. Aug. 2009.

New York Institute of Technology
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New York, NY 10023

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Areas of Specialization

Postmodern metafiction
Narrative theory
Contemporary Greek literature, including both adult and children’s fiction

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Basic Writing and Reading
Basic Writing and Reading for International Students
Foundations of College Composition for International Students
Foundations of Research Writing for International Students
Children’s Literature
What Was Modernism?
Literature of Initiation
Postmodern Fiction

The Graphic Memoire: Telling One’s Life Story

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