Drosos Yorgos

Drosos Yorgos

Member of the Node for Hybrid Arts

PhD Student, Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University.


  1. Peer-Reviewed Conference proceedings

-Drosos, Yorgos, "Zombies and The Death of Mainstream Media: An analysis of George A. Romero's Diary of The Dead", in Dalila Honorato, Andreas Giannakoulopoulos (eds.) Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science 2017 Conference Proceedings, Corfu: Ionian University, Department of Audio and Visual Arts. ISBN: 978-960-7260-60-4. 

-Drosos, Yorgos, "DIY Filmmaking in Greece, in the Digital Area". Digital Culture & Audiovisual Challenges Conference Proceedings, Corfu: Ionian University, Department of Audio and Visual Arts, 2018. ISSN 1613-0073.  

-Lallas, Dimitris and Yorgos Drosos, “’Enorchistrosis tis katanalotikis embirias: mia logo-analytiki proseggisi ton proothitikon methodon enos thesmou tis katanalosis” («ΕΝΟΡΧΗΣΤΡΩΣΕΙΣ» ΤΗΣ ΚΑΤΑΝΑΛΩΤΙΚΗΣ ΕΜΠΕΙΡΙΑΣ: ΜΙΑ ΛΟΓΟ-ΑΝΑΛΥΤΙΚΗ ΠΡΟΣΕΓΓΙΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟΩΘΗΤΙΚΩΝ ΜΕΘΟΔΩΝ ΕΝΟΣ ΘΕΣΜΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΚΑΤΑΝΑΛΩΣΗΣ), 7th Conference of the Hellenic Sociological Society (online), 2020. ISBN:  978-960-9596-05-3

-Drosos Yorgos, The Soothing Sights and Sounds of Brain Eating: ASMR, Zombies and the Potentially Calming Qualities of Horror”. Digital Culture & Audiovisual Challenges Conference (Online, 2021). ISBN to be announced.

-Honorato, Dalila, Yorgos Drosos and Stella Klimatsaki, “Zombies and Inbreeders: Weird Romances in Contemporary Films”. Digital Culture and Audiovisual Challenges Conference, Corfu. ISBN to be announced.

-Drosos, Yorgos and Stella Klimatsaki, “Flesh and Blood: Generic Monstrosities in Contemporary Greek Film” in Conferencia Internacional AVANCA | CINEMA 2022. ISSN: 2184-0520

  1. Conference Papers

-Drosos, Yorgos, "The Maker as Monster: Portrayals of scientists in horror films, from James Whale’s Frankenstein to George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead". Paper presented at Quite Frankly: It's A Monster Conference, Perth, 17-19 October 2018. 

-Drosos, Yorgos, “O choros os kinoniko pronomio sta idi tou tromou kai tis epistimonikis fantasias – tris periptosis tainion” (“The dimension of space as a social privilege in the horror and science fiction genres – three films” – original Greek title: "Ο χώρος ως κοινωνικό προνόμιο στα είδη του τρόμου και της επιστημονικής φαντασίας - τρεις περιπτώσεις ταινιών". Παρουσίασση στο 6ο Συνέδριο Ελληνικής Κοινωνιολογικής Εταιρείας, Χαροκόπειο Πανεπιστήμιο, Αθήνα, 29-31 Μαρτίου 2018. 

-Drosos, Yorgos, “Progress Report Conference for the Ph.D. Candidates of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University”. Corfu, 2017.

-Drosos, Yorgos, “Progress Report Conference for the Ph.D. Candidates of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University”. Corfu, 2018.

-Drosos, Yorgos, “Progress Report Conference for the Ph.D. Candidates of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University”. Corfu, 2019.

-Drosos, Yorgos, “Progress Report Conference for the Ph.D. Candidates of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University”. Online, 2020.

-Drosos, Yorgos, “Progress Report Conference for the Ph.D. Candidates of the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University”. Online, 2021.

  1. Peer-Reviewed Online Journals

-Lallas, Dimitris and Yorgos Drosos “’Inspiring’ and configuring consumer experience in times of crisis: An analysis of the discursive practices of an Athenian shopping mall’s promotional system”. Journal of Consumer Culture 22, no. 4 (2022): 992-1011.

  1. Reviewer for an Academic Journal

-2023, Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research

  1. Book Chapters

Drosos, Yorgos, “’Genethlia sto Indiko: I Afigisi kai I apotamiefsi os mia (orthologiki) schesi etiou-etiatou” in Lallas, Dimitris (ed.) Katanalosi, Katanalotes, Katanalotismos: Politikes Anaparastasis kai Praktikes Diakyvernisis se kero krisis. Athens: Papazisis, 2022. («’Γενέθλια στο Ινδικό’: Η Αφήγηση και η Αποταμίευση ως μια (ορθολογική) σχέση αιτίου-αιτιατού», στο Λάλλας, Δημήτρης (επιμ.) Κατανάλωση, Καταναλωτές, Καταναλωτισμός: Πολιτικές Αναπαράστασης και Πρακτικές Διακυβέρνησης σε καιρό κρίσης. Αθήνα: Παπαζήσης, 2022.)

  1. Other Publications

Drosos, Yorgos. "In praise of the Dionysian: On Giorgos Panousopoulos’s Mania"Filmicon Journal of Greek Studies (Blog Post, 2018).

  1. Other Academic Experience

-Instructor of the course "Location-based Storytelling" during the 1st Summer School on Hybrid Arts, organized by the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of he Ionian University, Corfu, June 2017. 

-"Playful Horror: Zombies, Survival Horror and (black) comedy, from Resident Evil to Fortnite", a presentation within the framework of "Multimedia Semiotics II". Course supervisor: Dalila Honorato, Corfu, November 2018. 

-“DIY Cinema and Stop Motion”, a presentation within the framework of the course “Advanced Media and Applications in Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Culture”, University of Piraeus, June, 2020. Teaching committee: Dimitrios Vergados, Pavlos Hadjigrigoriou, Konstantina Siountri, Aliki Kakoulidou, Yannis Kotsonis, Panagiotis Rappas, Grigoris Grigorakis, Despina Katapoti.

-Instructor of the “Fiction is Invention” workshop (AVARTS Summer School, 2022, Corfu).

-Member of the Organizing Committee of the Interdisciplinary Conference "Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art and Science 2017" (as part of the Communication Team)

-Member of the Research Team on matters of Art and Science of the InArts Lab of the Ionian University. 

-Fellow Researcher in the "Consumption in a period of Economic crisis: Consumption practices and forms of Governance" research program. National Center for Social Research, Novenmber 2019-August 2020. Program Superivsor: Dimitris Lallas. 

-Fellow Researcher in the “HAL – Hub of Art Laboratories” research program. Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University. Program Supervisor: Michail Panagopoulos, Associate Professor.

Creative Projects:

  1. Individual Exhibitions

"Interviewing The Non-Existent", Solo Exhibition at MatchPoint, Athens, Greece, December 2018. 

  1. Group Exhibitions

"The Walking Dead Art", Athens Odeon, March 2018. 

  1. Other Creative Work:

-Elliniki Asphyxia, (Novel, Ekdosis ton Synadelfon, 2013) under the pen name Elias Nisaris.

-To Orfano Aristourgima (Novella, Evmaros Publications, 2017), under his real name.

-“I Ballada tou Iptamenou Pigouinou” (a short story published as part of the collective work 42 Kimena gia tin Karantina, Ekdosis Evmaros, 2020), also under his real name.

-Various short stories, poems and articles published in online and print literary magazines, both under his real and the Elias Nisaris pen name.

-Coordinator, Mesopotamia Film Society, 2015-2020.

  1. Book Translations

Lorenzo Marsili, Planetary Politics (Greek Title “Panyfilia Politiki”, 2022, Topovoros Editions)


Supervisor of the 'Mesopotamia' Film Society in Moschato, Athens, May 2015-January 2020

Ph.D. research topic:

Aspects of The Monstrous in 21st century Audiovisual Fiction

My research focuses on films and television and web series from 2001 to 2015 that specialize in the zombie genre. Apart from a semiotic analysis of the material, my work will draw on bibliography that pertains to philosophy and anthropology, on fieldwork (in film screenings) and interviews with people that watch horror films and series and on an overview of the news stories from the period in hand. The research sets out to detect the possible causes for the shift of interest towards the zombie genre and, at the same time, the changes in our perception of zombies and by extension, the grotesque in audiovisual fiction through the decades (from 1932 to the present day, when, apart from film, there are also TV and web series). How can the depiction of the monstrous be used as a projection or a symbolism of what we perceive as the repulsive Other? How does the mpnstrous itself change? How do the criteria by which something is defined as a monster? How do the conditions under which something transforms into a monster and how are these changes described in screenplays along the years? Are these conditions always associated to human activity or do they at times pertain to the supernatural or metaphysical? And, finally, how does the stance of "simple people" towards people and situations that they rightly or wrongly conceive as monstrous change along the years."