When History Becomes a Story: Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou’s <i>The She-Wolf’s Kiss</i>

  • Konstantinos D. Malafantis Kapodistrian University of Athens


In “When History Becomes a Story: Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou’s The She-Wolf’s Kiss,” Konstantinos D. Malafantis offers a generic consideration of a Greek novel that metafictively considers the role of both the Nazi occupation of Greece during the second world war and its seven-year military dictatorship of 1967-1974. Malafantis explores Petrovits-Andrutsopulou’s narrative structures that intertextually blend historical, fictional, and generational perspectives to make sense of both national and family histories, bringing to light the complex relationships between literature, history, and culture. Malafantis dextrously follows multiple threads from both The She-Wolf’s Kiss and Petrovits-Andrutsopulou’s larger literary corpus, revealing the many layers of meaning employed by this truly masterful writer.

Author Biography

Konstantinos D. Malafantis, Kapodistrian University of Athens
Konstantinos D. Malafantis is Professor of Education and Literature in the Department of Primary Education, School of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He is President of the Hellenic Educational Society (HES), Vice-President of the Hellenic Institute of Applied Pedagogy and Education, Director of the Laboratory of Educational Applications and Production of Educational Material, Director of Postgraduate Programme "Reading, Love of Reading, and Educational Material" and Council Member of the European Educational Research Association (EERA). His theoretical and research interests focus on the pedagogical dimensions of literature, children’s relationship with reading, the development of the love of reading, the folktale, as well as the history of Modern Greek Education and Modern Greek Enlightenment. He is the author of 13 books and over 200 studies in Greek and international educational and literary journals.
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