Vasilis Papageorgiou is Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of Film and Literature at Linnaeus University, writer and translator. His doctoral thesis Euripides’ Medea and Cosmetics (Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1986) is a poststructuralist analysis of Euripides’ tragedy Medea, in which Euripides, through the radical otherness of Medea, offers a powerful criticism against the greek logos. His monograph on Eva Runefelt’s collection of poems Mjuka mörkret (Soft Darkness), Panta rei i Mjuka mörkret (Växjö University Press, 2003), and his recent collection of essays, Here, and Here: Essays on Affirmation and Tragic Awareness (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), constitute a series of post-Derridean discussions in an effort to trace a use of logos that escapes logos’ violent claims, within an affirmative and tragically aware openness.

He currently works on how a certain writing transforms melancholy (that an incapacitated logos generates) into euphoria (that a logos without logos creates), and vice versa. Vasilis Papageorgiou has published a number of plays that have been produced in both Greece and Sweden, he has published three collections of poetry in collaboration with the artist Lo Snöfall in Sweden and two novels in Greece. He has translated many books (mainly of poetry) into Greek and Swedish. He has developed the courses in Creative Writing at Linnaeus University.

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