Afroditi Manthati-Angelopoulou


My primary focus of research is Greek drama, at present on the experientiality of dramatic narratives from a holistic perspective, which favors the embodied and embedded nature of human cognition. I am particularly interested in the interrelation between affectivity, embodiment and moral cognition within the context of ancient theater, while I draw on fresh insights from cognitive science, psychology and philosophy, on how our minds, bodies and culture interact. I have written on the affective dimension of Aeschylean tragedy and am broadly interested in evaluating the aesthetic perception, moral understanding, as well as the emotional and persuasive power of ancient narratives, from a perspective that takes into account the role of the body in meaning making processes.

B.A. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
M.A. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Ph.D. University of Southern California (2017)

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