KONSTANTINOS BLATANIS is Assistant Professor of American Literature and Culture at the Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Athens. He holds a B.A. (1990) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an M.A. (1992) from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he studied as a Fulbright fellow, and a Ph.D. (1998) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is the author of the book Popular Culture Icons in Contemporary American Drama (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003) and co-editor of the volume War on the Human: New Responses to an Ever-Present Debate (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017). Some of his recent articles include, “Broadway Rap Battles and the Crisis of Historicity: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton,” Critical Stages / Scènes critiques 21 (2020) and “Rewriting Greek Tragedy / Confronting History in Contemporary American Drama: David Rabe’s The Orphan and Ellen McLaughlin’s The Persians,” The Journal of American Drama and Theatre 31.2 (2019). His research interests lie in American literature, modern drama, popular culture, media studies, and critical theory.

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