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Betty Kaklamanidou

Associate Professor in Film History & Theory

Short CV

Betty Kaklamanidou is a Fulbright scholar and Associate Professor in Film and Television History and Theory at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. 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 co-editor of 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). She is currently co-editing a collection on post-2008 European Cinema. Betty’s articles have appeared in Television & New Media, Literature/Film Quarterly, Celebrity Studies and The Journal of Popular Romance Studies.


Recent Publications


  “Mamma Mia! and The Power of Sisterhood”, Mamma Mia, L. FitzGerald & M. Williams (eds.), London: I.B Tauris. 94-109. 


“A Greek Product Made in Colombia: Is Ugly Mary a Universal Fairy Tale?” TV's Betty Goes Global: From Telenovela to International Brand, J. McCabe & K. Akass (eds.), London: I.B. Tauris. 175-188.

“Hostage: Filming the “Other” Side of Immigration in Greek Contemporary Cinema”, Re-inventing/Re-presenting Identities in a Global World, S. Yemenedzi-Malathouni, T.G. Rapatzikou & E. Arapoglu (eds), Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press. 155-165.


“The Greek ‘American’ Dream: The Semiotics of the Greek Romantic Comedy”, Borders, Peripheries, Diasporas, G. Paschalides, E. Hodolidou & I. Vamvakidou (eds.), Thessaloniki: University Studio Press. 357-374.“The Mythos of Patriarchy in the X-Men Films”, The 21st Century Superhero: Essays on Gender, Genre and Globalization, R.J. Gray II & B. Kaklamanidou (eds.), Jefferson: McFarland. 61-74.

“Introduction”, with Richard J. Gray II, The 21st Century Superhero: Essays on Gender, Genre and Globalization, R.J. Gray II & B. Kaklamanidou, Jefferson: McFarland. 1-14.

“The Four Filmic Adaptations of Les Liaisons Dangereuses: The “surrender” of the Marquis de Merteuil to film patriarchy”, From Literature to Film, F.Tabaki-Iona & M.E. Galani (eds.), Athens: Aigokeros. 53-66.


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Tuesday: 11:00-13:00
Friday: 11:30-13:00
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School of Film, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki