Staged Image in Audiovisual Arts

Code: ΕΠ 545

Semester: 5, 7


Maria Paschalidou

Course description

This elective course explores the politics of imagination and invention by mapping various versions of symbolic language in the field of audiovisual arts, both in the physical and virtual spaces. It specializes in staged image as a strategy for planning and organizing imaginative thought and narrative, and analyses politics of fictional imagery and imaginings of the future through the post-apocalyptic art, dystopian images, and the aesthetics of the spectre. Ethical issues involved in imaginary aesthetics and its political representation are also examined.

Course Keywords:
Imagination – Paradox – Staging, invention and fictional image – Utopia and dystopia – Paradigms and myths of virtual reality.


Suggested bibliography


1. Bibliography in Greek (Eudoxus: Greek service of selection and distribution of university books)

• Δόϊκος, Π. (2013) Φαντασία και γνώση στη φιλοσοφία του Spinoza. Θεσσαλονίκη: Κινταπόγλου, Ιωάννη-Θωμάς. Κωδικός: [33133132].
• Καλλίνης, Γ. (2005) Εγχειρίδιο αφηγηματολογίας. Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο. Κωδικός: [21709].
• Κωνσταντοπούλου, Χ. (2020) Σύμβολα, αρχέτυπα και φοβίες. Εισαγωγή στην κοινωνιολογία του φαντασιακού. Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης. Κωδικός: [94700283].
• Mansell, R. (2018) Το διαδίκτυο στη φαντασία. Θεσσαλονίκη: Χαρίτος, Χ. Παναγιώτης. Κωδικός: [94692377].

2. Bibliography in English

• Creed, B. (2007) The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, feminism, psychoanalysis. 5th edition. London and New York: Routledge.
• Gómez-Muñoz, P. (2023) Science fiction cinema in the twenty-first century. Transnational futures, cosmopolitan concerns. London and New York: Routledge.
• Kochhar-Lindgren, G. (2011) Philosophy, Art, and the specters of Jacques Derrida. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press.
• Wiese, D. (2014) The Powers of the False. Reading, Writing, Thinking Beyond Truth and Fiction. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press.
• Wolf, J.P. M., (2012) Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation. London: Routledge.

3. Journals

• Science Fiction Film & Television
• The International Journal of European Film, Performing Arts and Audiovisual Communication
• Literary imagination