The sixth Biennial Conference of Greek Studies held at Flinders University from 23 to 26 June 2005 marked an important step forward: it became an international conference, thus attracting a considerable number of specialists from Europe as well as academics and post-graduate students from Australia. Fifty-five papers were published in these Proceedings after being assessed as significant contributions to knowledge by scholars of international repute.
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(Department of Languages - Modern Greek, 2007) Blioumi, Aglaia
Please note: this article is in Greek. The aim of this paper is to show the intercultural elements present in the novel "Double Book" written by Dimitris Chatzis. The starting point is the concept of “the Greek Nation”, which is a key objective in the work. Although this concept is central, other studies have hardly focused on it. Therefore, before searching for the intercultural elements of the work, the dimensions of the very concept of “Greek Nation” will be examined. My position is that, while the work promotes an essentialist concept of the Greek character, the narrator's inability to present certain aspects of this concept refutes this essentialist mood. Instead, certain intercultural elements are promoted, which render the work a pioneer for its time.