The MA program was founded in 2018 by Betty Kaklamanidou and Eleftheria Thanouli, faculty members of the School of Film at Aristotle University.
Associate Professor Betty Kaklamanidou is the Chair of the Program and Professor Thanouli is the Vice-Chair. They both teach the obligatory courses of the MA program.
The five-member Committee of the Program consists of the Chair, the Vice-Chair, Professor Dimitris Theodoropoulos, Associate Professor Ioannis Kolaxizis and Assistant Professor Kostas Kefalas, all faculty members of the School of Film at Aristotle University.
Our elective courses are taught by distinguished guests as well as faculty members and teachers of the School of film. Past and present instructors include Christina Adamou, Kostas Kefalas and Dimitris Goulis.
Eleftheria Thanouli is Professor in Film Theory at the School of Film at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research interests include the representation of history on film, film narratology, digital cinema, film and politics and world cinema. She is the author of three monographs: Post-classical Cinema: an International Poetics of Film Narration (London: Wallflower Press, 2009), Wag the Dog: a Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013) and History and Film: A Tale of Two Disciplines (New York: Bloomsbury, 2018). She has also contributed chapters in key publications, such as The Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory (London: Routledge, 2013), The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013) and The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics (New York: Routledge, 2016). She is currently working on a new book on post-classical narration in popular cinema.
Betty Kaklamanidou is a Fulbright scholar and Associate Professor in Film & Television History & Theory at the School of Film at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is the author of Easy A: The End of the High-School Teen Comedy? (2018), The ‘Disguised’ Political Film in Contemporary Hollywood (2016), Genre, Gender and the Effects of Neoliberalism (2013) and two books in Greek on adaptation theory and the history of the Hollywood rom com. Betty is also the editor of New Approaches to Contemporary Adaptation (2020) and co-editor of Contemporary European Cinema: Crisis Narratives and Narratives in Crisis (2018), Politics and Politicians in Contemporary U.S. Television (2016), The Millennials on Film and Television (2014), HBO’s “Girls” (2014), and The 21st Century Superhero (2010). Betty’s articles have appeared in Television & New Media, Literature/Film Quarterly, Celebrity Studies and The Journal of Popular Romance Studies.