Efstratia Oktapoda
Efstratia Oktapoda
Professor, Sorbonne University, Paris
Efstratia OKTAPODA works at the Sorbonne University (former University Paris IV-Sorbonne) (France) since 1997. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Montpellier III University, 1995). She is a specialist in Comparative Literatures of 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. She taught at the Universities of Tours, Clermont-Ferrand, Toulouse and at the Sorbonne. She is expert and member of the Scientific Committee of several scientific journals (Gaia, Neohelicon, Logosphère), she in expert of the University Agency of the Francophonie projects (AUF) (Canada), she is expert of the National Book Center in France (CLN), Contributor at Intellect Journals (Leeds), as well as member of the Institute Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences and Contemporary Science Association (CSA) in New York.

Her research focuses on European, Greek and Comparative literatures, the Francophonie, the Balkans, women writers, contemporary authors, exile, migration, the questions of identity and otherness, the Maghreb and Machrek francophone writers, as well as the questions of the aesthetics. Currently, her researches focuse on Women and Gender Studies.

She has wrote more than a hundred publications for international journals, books and dictionaries in Comparative Literature, the Francophonie, and Gender Studies. She is the author of Au Pays de la littérature comparée. Interdisciplinary and intercultural research (2014) and of several collective books, such as: Myths and eroticism in Francophone literatures and cultures of the extreme contemporary (2013); Gender Studies in the Age of Globalization (co-author with Ramona Mihaila, 10 Volumes, 2013); Francophonie and Multiculturalism in the Balkans (2006). She is the scientific director of six Issues of Journals, such as: Francophone literatures. For a World Literature? (2011); The Balkan Cultures (2010); Myths and exoticism in Francophone literatures in the age of globalization (co-author, 2009).