Position

Senior Lecturer
Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics

Biography

Dr Maria Palaktsoglou is a Lecturer in Modern Greek language and culture in the Department of Language Studies, Flinders University. She is the Director of Studies (Modern Greek), the Coordinator for many topics in Modern Greek and the Coordinator of the Diploma in Language.She has an MA (1996) and a PhD (2002) on Greek Literature from Flinders University. She has published a series of articles on literature, migration and Distance learning and has taken part in many national and international conferences both in Australia and Europe. She has co-edited a book, two special editions of The Modern Greek Studies Association Journal, and Conference Proceedings. Dr Palaktsoglou is the Co-editor of Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of Greek Research.

Qualifications

PhD, M.A, BA (Hons)

Key responsibilities

Lecturer - Modern Greek Language and Greek Mythology
Director of Studies (Modern Greek)
First Year Coordinator (Modern Greek)
Coordinator - Diploma in Language
Co-editor - Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies
Convenor - 10th International Conference on Greek Research and
                 2nd International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land

Topic Coordinator:

  • MGRE1201  Introductory Modern Greek Part 1
  • MGRE1202  Introductory Modern Greek Part 2
  • MGRE2201  Intermediate Modern Greek Part 1
  • MGRE2202  Intermediate Modern Greek Part 2
  • MGRE2214  Greek Mythology: Gods, Heroes and Mortals

Topic Lecturer:

  • MGRE1201  Introductory Modern Greek Part 1
  • MGRE1202  Introductory Modern Greek Part 2
  • MGRE2201  Intermediate Modern Greek Part 1
  • MGRE2202  Intermediate Modern Greek Part 2
  • MGRE2214  Greek Mythology: Gods, Heroes and Mortals

Research expertise

  • Language studies
  • Literary studies 
  • Other language, literature and culture

Research interests

Greek Migration to Australia, Australian Migration Policy (1901-1970s), Greek Migrant Women in the Domestic Service, Migrant identity
Greek Literature (Modernism and Postmodernism)
On-line Learning and Teaching

Supervisory interests

  • Australian migration policies
  • Greek language and popular tradition
  • Greek literature
  • Greek migrant culture
  • Greek migration to Australia, history, multiculturalism, literature
  • Migrant identity
  • Migrant women in Australia
  • Migration and domestic service
  • Migration policies, Australian
  • Migration to Australia
  • Modern Greek literature in European context
  • Twentieth century Greek literature

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Modern Greek literature (1) ; Greek migrant culture (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Greek and Cypriot migration (1) ; Greek migration and education (3) ;

Completion

Associate supervisor : Greek migration and media (1) ; Greek migration and education (1) ;

Publications

  • Tsianikas, M., Couvalis, S.G. and Palaktsoglou, M. (Eds.). (2017). Living in a Cultural Wilderness: Special issue of Modern Greek Studies Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne: Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Tsianikas, M., Couvalis, S.G. and Palaktsoglou, M. (Eds.). (2015). Reading, Interpeting, experiencing: an inter-cultural journey into Greek letters. Adelaide: Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Tsianikas, M., Maadad, N., Couvalis, S.G. and Palaktsoglou, M. (Eds.). (2013). Crossing Boundaries: Greek Textual and Cultural Landscapes. Adelaide: Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Tsianikas, M., Maadad, N., Couvalis, S. and Palaktsoglou, M. (Eds.). (2013). Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies 2011. Adelaide: Department of Languages, Flinders University.
  • Rossetto, M.S., Couvalis, S., Tsianikas, M. and Palaktsoglou, M. (Eds.). (2011). Greek Research in Australia, Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, 2009. 1st ed. Melbourne, Victoria: Department of Languages, Flinders University.
  • Close, E.A., Couvalis, S.G., Frazis, G., Palaktsoglou, M. and Tsianikas, M. (Eds.). (2009). Greek Research in Australia : proceedings of the seventh biennial international conference of Greek studies. Adelaide: Flinders University.
  • Tsianikas, M. and Palaktsoglou, M. (2004). Ta Ethni (Nations): The creative chronicle of G Theotokas, "Wayfares and Invalides" Athens, Greece: Idryma Ourani.
  • Palaktsoglou, M. (2011). The Australian National policy for immigration towards Greece and post-war Greek migration (1945-1953) In Marietta Rossetto, Michael Tsianikas, George Couvalis, Maria Palaktsoglou, ed. Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies. Adelaide, SA: Department of Languages, Flinders University. Eighth International Conference on Greek Research. Adelaide, SA. Jul 2009, pp. 710-729.
  • Palaktsoglou, M. (2009). The Australian national policy for immigration towards Greece and the Greek settlers of South Australia (1917-1930) In elizabeth Close, George Couvalis, George frazis, Maria Palaktsoglou, Michael Tsianikas, ed. Greek Research in Australia : proceedings of the seventh biennial international conference of Greek studies. Adelaide: Flinders University. Seventh Biennial International Conference on Greek Studies. Flinders University. Jun 2007, pp. 647-664.
  • Palaktsoglou, M. (2007). The Notion of "Journey" in the Literary Works of George Theotokas. In Elizabeth Close, Michael Tsianikas, George Couvalis, ed. Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Conference of Greek Studies. Adelaide, SA: Flinders Australia. The 6th Biennial Conference of Greek Research. Adelaide, SA. Jun 2005, pp. 613-624.
  • Palaktsoglou, M. (2007). The political interventions of George Theotokas prior to Greece's dictatorship of 1967. In Konstantinos A. Dimadis, ed. The Greek World between the Age of Enlightenment and the Twentieth Century. Athens Greece: Ellinika Grammata. 3rd European Congress of Modern Greek Studies. Bucharest, Romania. Jun 2006, pp. 627-637.
  • Palaktsoglou, M. (2005). Shadows, reflections and introspection: The fiction writing adventure of Stelios Xefloudas. In Close, E., Tsianikas, M., Frazis, G, ed. Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the biennial Conference of Greek Studies. Adelaide, SA: Flinders University. The Fifth biennial Conference of Greek Studies. Flinders University - April 2003. Apr 2003, pp. 755-775.
  • Palaktsoglou, M. (2003). Stelios Xefloudas - Geroge Theotokas: Unpublished Correspondence (1929-1930) In Close, E., Tsianikas, M., Frazis, G., ed. Greek research in Australia: proceedings of the fourth biennial Conference of Greek Studies. Adelaide, SA: Flinders University. Fourth Biennial Conference of Greek Studies. Bedford Park, SA. Sep 2001, pp. 431-477.
  • Palaktsoglou, M. (2001). Reality in the Art of Writing. In Close, E Dr; Tsianikas, M Dr; Frazis, G Dr, ed. Greek Research in Australia. Adelaide: Dep of Languages, FUSA. Annual Conference of Greek Studies. Bedford Park, SA. Jun 2000.
  • Bouvet, E.J., Cosmini-Rose, D., Palaktsoglou, M. and Vanzo, L.M. (2017). [forthcoming] ‘Doing good’ in Italian through student community engagement: The benefits of language placements. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 40(2) pp. 164-180.
  • Wright, C.M., Litinas, A., Palaktsoglou, M. and Tsianikas, M. (2015). Modern Greek at tertiary level: Applying innovative methods of effective assessment and delivery online. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) pp. 251-274.
    [Web Link]
  • Palaktsoglou, M., Shialis, M. and Sutcliffe, K.R. (2015). Blogging:The use of the digital representation of the migration experience. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) Special Issue pp. 199-216.
    [Web Link]
  • Palaktsoglou, M., Cosmini-Rose, D., Glenn, D. and Bouvet, E. (2014). Tales of glory boxes, suitcases and dreams: An investigation of cultural and social changes in the dowry practices of Greek and Italian post-war migrants in South Australia. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) 16-17 pp. 215-236.
  • Agutter, K.M., Bouvet, E., Glenn, D.C., Leader-Elliott, L., Finnimore, C., Cosmini-Rose, D., et al. (2013). Migrants' Belongings: Preliminary considerations of Greek and Italian migrants' travel trunks in the post-Second World War period of settlement to South Australia. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) Special Issue pp. 305-324.
  • Palaktsoglou, M. (2013). The "invisible" immigrants: Greek immigrant women in Australia (1952-1972) Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) Special issue pp. 290-304.
  • Wright, C., Litinas, A., Palaktsoglou, M. and Tsianikas, M. (2013). Planning for authentic language assessment in higher education synchronous online environments. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) Special Issue pp. 246-258.
  • Palaktsoglou, M. (2011). The Australian National policy for immigration towards Greece and post-war Greek migration (1945-1953) In Marietta Rossetto, Michael Tsianikas, George Couvalis, Maria Palaktsoglou, ed. Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies. Adelaide, SA: Department of Languages, Flinders University. Eighth International Conference on Greek Research. Adelaide, SA. Jul 2009, pp. 710-729.
  • Palaktsoglou, M. (2009). The Australian national policy for immigration towards Greece and the Greek settlers of South Australia (1917-1930) In elizabeth Close, George Couvalis, George frazis, Maria Palaktsoglou, Michael Tsianikas, ed. Greek Research in Australia : proceedings of the seventh biennial international conference of Greek studies. Adelaide: Flinders University. Seventh Biennial International Conference on Greek Studies. Flinders University. Jun 2007, pp. 647-664.
  • Tsianikas, M. and Palaktsoglou, M. (2004). Ta Ethni (Nations): The creative chronicle of G Theotokas, "Wayfares and Invalides" Athens, Greece: Idryma Ourani.
  • Bouvet, E.J., Cosmini-Rose, D., Palaktsoglou, M. and Vanzo, L.M. (2017). [forthcoming] ‘Doing good’ in Italian through student community engagement: The benefits of language placements. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 40(2) pp. 164-180.
  • Palaktsoglou, M., Shialis, M. and Sutcliffe, K.R. (2015). Blogging:The use of the digital representation of the migration experience. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) Special Issue pp. 199-216.
    [Web Link]
  • Wright, C.M., Litinas, A., Palaktsoglou, M. and Tsianikas, M. (2015). Modern Greek at tertiary level: Applying innovative methods of effective assessment and delivery online. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) pp. 251-274.
    [Web Link]
  • Palaktsoglou, M., Cosmini-Rose, D., Glenn, D. and Bouvet, E. (2014). Tales of glory boxes, suitcases and dreams: An investigation of cultural and social changes in the dowry practices of Greek and Italian post-war migrants in South Australia. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) 16-17 pp. 215-236.
  • Wright, C., Litinas, A., Palaktsoglou, M. and Tsianikas, M. (2013). Planning for authentic language assessment in higher education synchronous online environments. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) Special Issue pp. 246-258.
  • Palaktsoglou, M. (2013). The "invisible" immigrants: Greek immigrant women in Australia (1952-1972) Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) Special issue pp. 290-304.
  • Agutter, K.M., Bouvet, E., Glenn, D.C., Leader-Elliott, L., Finnimore, C., Cosmini-Rose, D., et al. (2013). Migrants' Belongings: Preliminary considerations of Greek and Italian migrants' travel trunks in the post-Second World War period of settlement to South Australia. Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) Special Issue pp. 305-324.

Professional and community engagement

Dr Palaktsoglou has served for a number of years as a President and a member of the Modern Greek Language Teachers Association of South Australia, and has worked with the SACE Board of South Australia since 1999. She has given many public lectures and has published a commemorative book for the Greek Community and Parish of St George, Thebarton, South Australia: Σαράντα χρόνια ζωής και δημιουργίας, Europa Press, Adelaide, 2001 (ISBN 0-9580210-0-7).

Expertise for media contact

Interests

  • Greek migrant women in Australia's Domestic Service
  • Greek Migration to Australia

Contact

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