My research focuses on the period between 1880 and 1940 and examines one of the "abnormal" forms of sexuality of that time, female homosexuality, by means of a comparative study of French and Greek literary images of female same-sex desire and gendered self during this period.
My study will address the following questions. Initially, how were queer women’s bodies and sexual identities depicted and how did the literary significance of female homoeroticism change during the sixty-year period? In addition, what effect did French literary production have on Greek literature regarding the lesbian thematic, and which were the convergences and divergences in the reception and meaning of a queer sexual desire in such different cultural, and literary contexts? Furthermore, what traces can be identified in literary works of heteronormative discourses of the time, and how did writers seek to destabilize and subvert the stigmatised significances of queer sexualities and bodies?