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Dr. Lilia Diamantopoulou


Telefon: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 2399
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 16520

Research Fields

  • My research area covers subjects in European and Greek literature and literary theory. My studies on visual and concrete poetry mainly focus on Carmina Figurata in the Greek language, with emphasis on the comparison of Greek and European literature. Studies of literary theory are equally indispensable, such as studies of the main works of rhetoric and poetics.
  • There is a special focus on the position and meaning of visual poetry and poetic games in Greek metrical compendia. An integral question is the function of poetic games in the respective periods. Furthermore, I concentrate on the reception of visual poetry in public opinion, but also the reception of European and moreover the oriental prototypes as part of the development in Greek forms of poetic games.

Curriculum Vitae


  • 1999-2006 Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians University
  • Major subject: Comparative Literature Studies
  • Minor subjects: Modern Greek Studies, History of Byzantine Art
  • Studies at the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης (ΑΠΘ) and the University of Alma Mater in Bologna, Italy
  • Thesis topic: Byzantine Carmina Figurata (Figurengedichte) in comparison with the Carmina Figurata of the German Baroque
  • Since April 2006 Dissertation (Topic of doctoral thesis: Visual Poetry in Greece from Antiquity to the Present)

Academic activities

  • 30 Jun-27 Jul 2000 Participation as coorganizer and author for the exhibition ”SchriftBild“ at the LMU and the catalogue of the exhibition (two publications)
  • Since Oct 2006 Regular university teaching position at the Institute of Modern Greek Studies at the LMU.
  • Themes: “Introduction to academic writing“,“Study of metrics and Narratology“,“Introduction to Modern Greek Studies of language and literature“,“Introduction to literary theory: lyric – epic – dramatic poetry“
  • Since Sept 2007 Member of the LMU Mentoring programme for promoting excellent women: Mentee under Prof. Dr. Irene Götz
  • Sept 2007, Sept 2008 Participation of summer seminar at Paros with the Institutes of Modern Greek Studies of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, conducted by Prof. Dr. M.-E. Mitsou, Prof. Dr. U. Moennig and Prof. Dr. M. Pechlivanos.


  • 2000 Lilia Diamantopoulou:“Visual poetry in Antiquity“ (‚Visuelle Poesie in der Antike’), in: Greber, Erika (Ed.),  SchriftBild. Dokumentation zur Ausstellung vom 30. Juni bis 24. Juli 2000, München, 2000, 9-12.
  • 2000 Lilia Diamantopoulou / Patrizia Tappeiner:“On the History of Literature for young people and Visual Poetry for children“ (‚Zur Geschichte der Kinderlyrik und der visuellen Kinderpoesie’), in: Greber, Erika (Ed.), SchriftBild. Dokumentation zur Ausstellung vom 30. Juni bis 24. Juli 2000, München, 2000, 215-226.
  • Apr 2009 Lilia Diamantopoulou: “Poetic Games and Examples of  Carmina Figurata in the Greek Metrical Compendia of Charisios Megdanis (1819) and Panajotis Gritsanis (1891)“ (‚Τα ποιητικά παίγνια και τα παραδείγματα σχηματικής ποίησης στις νεοελληνικές μετρικές και στιχουργικές του Χαρίσιου Μεγδάνη (1819) και του Παναγιώτη Γριτσάνη (1891)’), in: Kondyloforos (Κονδυλοφόρος) 2009.