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Post: Associate Professor
Telephone: 210 727 7911
Office: 802
E-mail: adespoto[at]enl.uoa[dot]gr

Anna Despotopoulou is Associate Professor in English Literature and Culture in the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Athens. She holds degrees in English Studies from the University of Athens (BA), the University of Oxford (M.Phil.), and the University of Reading (Ph.D.). She teaches courses on 19th, 20th, and 21st- century fiction. Her research focuses on Victorian literature and culture, early Modernism, and Henry James. In 2015 she published the monograph Women and the Railway: 1850-1915 (Edinburgh University Press). She has co-edited the volumes Henry James and the Supernatural (with Kimberly Reed; Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011), Transforming Henry James (with Anna De Biasio and Donatella Izzo, Cambridge Scholars 2013), and Reconstructing Pain and Joy: Linguistic, Literary, and Cultural Perspectives (with Ch. Lascaratou and E. Ifantidou; Cambridge Scholars, 2008), as well as the 3rd special issue of the electronic journal Synthesis, entitled Experiments in/of Realism (2011), with Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou. She has published articles on Henry James, George Eliot, Jane Austen, Christina Rossetti, Rhoda Broughton, Joseph Conrad, and Peter Shaffer in international academic journals such as The Henry James Review, The Review of English Studies, George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies, Yearbook of English Studies, Modern Language Review, The Cambridge Quarterly, Papers on Language and Literature, Classical and Modern Literature, Critical Survey, and in books published by Blackwell, MLA, Palgrave-Macmillan, Rodopi. She also co-authored (with Matthew Beaumont) an extensive annotated bibliography on Realism, published by Oxford University Press (Oxford Bibliographies Online, 2013). In 2016-17 she was elected Associate Visiting Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.