Department of Humanities
English as a Foreign Language:
Humanities has a profound investment in English as a Foreign Language and supports the English language needs of the entire EUC, including courses in English for specific purposes. Eng104-Technical Writing, and Eng205-Business English complement the student requirement for specialized English in a professional environment.
BA in English Language and Literature:
This is the Department’s oldest degree on offer, qualifying Cypriot and international students with a highly competitive BA degree. The English faculty comprises of research scholars with a broad spectrum of research interests; sociolinguistics and second language acquisition, poetry and prose, dance and theatre, literary theory and film, Gothic novel and feminist fiction. EUC Humanities scholars maintain an active research record with consistent conference participation and international publications by recognized and prestigious academic presses. Many of our BA English graduates have moved on to become successful EFL teachers, aided and encouraged by the Teacher Training Seminars offered free of charge by the Department and taught by specialized faculty focusing on specific areas of EFL teaching. Other graduates have successfully pursued MA degrees in Literature or Linguistics in mostly British universities, others have established themselves as among the island’s most promising new poets and writers, winning poetry competitions and publishing creative work.
The Literary Society:
Although affiliated with the Department of Humanities, the Literary Society is active in the organization of events that draw faculty and public from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. These events include talks that may focus on an area of Linguistics or poetry readings with some of the island’s most notable poets and writers. Through the variety and success of its activities and the learning support it provides to students, the Literary Society makes a valuable and unique contribution to the island’s literary affairs.
Cadences: A Journal of Literature and the Arts in Cyprus is a multilingual literary magazine published by the Department of Humanities at European University Cyprus. It publishes poetry, short fiction, autobiography, experimental work, and other writings in all the languages of the island of Cyprus and those of its visitors. This journal is a venue where writers think, feel, and express themselves in several languages, Greek, Turkish, and English being three of the most prominent. Cadences is a bridge between them, a meeting point at which writers of diverse communities may find each other, and learn from their encounters with difference. It is committed to building bridges between the communities, while both encouraging students and new writers. The journal’s advisory editorial board is composed of prominent writers and academics from the Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot, Armenian Cypriot, Palestinian American, American and London Cypriot communities. Its aim is to reflect the diversity of the island’s writing and in the process enhance cultural understanding and communication.
Recently, the Department of Humanities has launched a new program of study. Λογοθεραπεία, Speech Therapy, has made an impressive entry into the academic scene of the island, the only Speech Therapy program to be taught in Greek internationally, and the first one to receive accreditation in Cyprus. Onboard are established, international scholars with great expertise in the theory and practice of Speech Therapy. With its clinic and its students’ Speech Therapy practice available to the public, this program promises a great and important service to the Cyprus community.
Department of Humanities, Chair
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Administrative Staff > Departments
|Nora Liassis||Dean, Associate Professor, English Literature||N/A||N.Liassis@euc.ac.cy|
|Stavros Karayanni||Deputy Dean, Associate Professor, English Literature||N/A||S.Karayanni@euc.ac.cy|
|Dimitra Karoulla-Vrikki||Chairperson, Assistant Professor, Linguistics||N/A||D.Karoulla@euc.ac.cy|
|Charis Xinari||Vice-Chairperson, Assistant Professor, English Literature||N/A||C.Xinaris@euc.ac.cy|
|Chrysoula Thodi||Associate Professor, Speech Therapy||N/A||C.Thodi@euc.ac.cy|
|Petra Tournay-Theodotou||Associate Professor, English||N/A||P.Tournay@euc.ac.cy|
|Kakia Petinou||Associate Professor, psycholinguistics/Speech Language Pathology||N/A||K.Petinou@euc.ac.cy|
|Paraskevi (Vina) Tsakali||Assistant Professor, Speech Therapy||N/A||P.Tsakali@euc.ac.cy|
|George Pavlou||Assistant Professor, Communication||N/A||G.Pavlou@euc.ac.cy|
|Maria Christopoulou||Assistant Professor, Speech Therapy||N/A||M.Christopoulou@euc.ac.cy|
|Costas Constantopoulos||Assistant Professor, Speech Therapy||N/A||C.Constantopoulos@euc.ac.cy|
|James Mackay||Lecturer, Comparative Literature||N/A||J.Mackay@euc.ac.cy|
Special Teaching Personnel
|Monica Hadjichrysanthou||Senior Instructor, English/Communication||N/A||M.Hadjichrysanthou@euc.ac.cy|
|Claire Georghiou||Senior Instructor, English||N/A||C.Georghiou@euc.ac.cy|
|Krystallo Nikolaou||Senior Instructor, English/Communication||N/A||K.Nicolaou@euc.ac.cy|
|Marina Elia||Senior Instructor, English||N/A||M.Elia@euc.ac.cy|
|Sonja Tilliros||Senior Instructor, English/Communication||N/A||S.Tilliros@euc.ac.cy|
|Sheridan Lambert||Instructor, English||N/A||S.Lambert@euc.ac.cy|
|Angela Zerbe||Special Scientists, English||N/A||A.Zerbe@euc.ac.cy|
|Panos Panayiotou||Special Scientists, Business and Transactional Written||N/A||P.Panayiotou@euc.ac.cy|
|Tasoulla Jensen||Secretary/Personal Assistant||N/A||T.Jensen@euc.ac.cy|
|Maria Constantinou-Kois||Secretary/Personal Assistant||N/A||M.ConstantinouK@euc.ac.cy|
|Ioanna Stavrou||Administrator, Speech Language and Hearing Clinic||N/A||I.Stavrou@euc.ac.cy|