Katrinaki Emmanouela

Emmanouela Katrinaki

Biographical note


Emmanouela Katrinaki was born in 1968 in Heraklion, Crete.

She studied classical Philology at the University of Athens (1986-1990) and Social Anthropology/Ethnology at EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris). She obtained a Master (DEA) and a Phd from EHESS, with a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) (1997-2000). Her dissertation « Le cannibalisme dans le conte merveilleux grec. Questions d’interpétation et de typologie” has been published at the series of Folklore Fellows Communications.

 From 1995 to 2007 she participated in the research group that elaborated Georgios Megas’ Catalogue of Greek Folktales. The program was hosted by IAEN (Historic Archive Hellenic Youths, National Research Institution). The group analyzed over 4000 unpublished and published versions (in archived manuscripts, journals and books), and published 5 volumes of the Greek Catalogue, covering the Magic Tales (types ATU 300-749).    

She has presented papers in conferences and workshops in Greece and Europe, and published articles in Greek and European Journals and collective volumes, included the Enzyklopädie des Märchens (Göttingen).

She has taught at the University of Thessaly, at the International Hellenic University and organized seminars on Folktales in collaboration with several cultural organizations.

Member of Hellenic Folklore Society, Hellenic Society of Ethnology, International Society of Folk Narrative research (ISFNR), European Research Group on Oral Narratives (ERGON/GRENO).

Her academic interests include Oral literature, Folktales, Typology, Interpretation and Reception of Folktales, Legends.




2019, E. Katrinaki, To stoichima tis Stachtopoutas. Meleti gia ton kanivalismo sta ellinika laika paramythia (The wager of Stachtobouta, Essay on cannibalism in Greek Folktales), Athens, Evmaros

2012, G. A. Megas, A. Angelopoulos, Ai. Brouskou, M. Kaplanoglou, E. Katrinaki, Catalogue of Greek Magic Folktales, Helsinki, Academia Scientiarum Fennica, FFC 313

2008, E. Katrinaki, “Le cannibalisme dans le conte merveilleux grecs. Questions d’interpétations et de typologie ». Helsinki, Academia Scientiarum Fennica, FFC 295

2007, Angelopoulos, M. Kaplanoglou, E. Katrinaki, « G. Megas. Katalogos ellinikon paramythion. Epexergasia paramythiakon typon kai parallagon AT 560-699. Athina, EIE, 2007(G. Megas, Catalogue of Greek folktales. Types AT 560-699)

2004, A. Angelopoulos, M. Kaplanoglou, E. Katrinaki, « G. Megas. Katalogos ellinikon paramythion. Epexergasia paramythiakon typon kai parallagon AT 500-559. Athina, EIE, 2004 (G. Megas, Catalogue of Greek folktales. Types AT 500-559)



2018, “Kai gia na giatreftei, na piei apo to aima enos neou. Arrostia kai giatreia sta magika paramythia» (“To heal, the king must drink the blood of a young man”. Sickness and healing in Magic Folktales), in Kyriaki Chryssou-Karatza (ed.), Popular medicine and science of medicine. A two-way relationship” [in Greek], Proceedings of scientific Conference organized by the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens and National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, 7-11 March 2012, Athens. Publications of Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Athens 2018, vol. B, pp. 309-319.

2017, «One upon a time itan o Rumpelstiltskin» (Rumpelstiltskin in Once upon a time TV series (2011-12), in: Τo paramythi apo tous aderfous Grimm stin epochi mas. Diadosi kai meleti, Athina, Gutenberg, σ. 741-750.

2013, “Laika paramytiaka themata ston Papadiamanti. I stoicheiomeni kamara kai oi katatregmenes kores” (Folktale themes of slandered women in an A. Papadiamantis’ short story) in Giorgos Vozikas (ed.), “Folk culture and literary creation (Poetry, prose, theatre)” [in Greek], Proceedings of International Conference, Academy of Athens, 8-12 December 2010, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Athens 2013, vol. C, pp.

2012, « Les femmes, les fées et leurs enfants. Aspects de la maternité dans les légendes et les croyances grecques », in C. Noia (ed.), Imaxes de muller, Universida de Vigo, 2012, pp. 21-30.

2011, « Die Tiergatten in den griechischen Maerchen des Zyklus : « die Suche nach dem verlorenem Mann » in : W. de Blécourt, Ch. Tuczay (Hrsg) Tierverwandlungen, Francke Verlag, Tübingen, pp.  173-192.

2009, Angelopoulou A & Kaplanoglou M &  Katrinaki E. The Fifth Volume of the Greek Folktale Catalogue, Fabula 50, Heft ½, 2009, pp. 118-121.

2005-2006, « Una cena que conduce al matrimonio », Estudos de literatura oral, 11-12, Portugal, pp. 153-166.

2005, «Le secret du maître d’école (AT 894)» Cahiers de littérature orale, 57-58, Inalco, Paris, 2005, pp.139-164.



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