Vrasidas Karalis holds the Sir Nicholas Laurantos’ Chair in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Sydney. He has published extensively on Byzantine historiography, Greek political life, Greek Cinema, European Cinema, the director Sergei Eisenstein and contemporary political philosophy. He has also worked extensively as a translator (novels by Patrick White) and the theory of transcultural translation. He has edited volumes on modern European political philosophy, especially on Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt and Cornelius Castoriadis. His recent publications include A History of Greek Cinema (Continuum/Bloomsbury 2013) and Greek Cinema from Cacoyannis to the Present (forthcoming by I.B. Tauris). He has also published Recollections of Mr Manoly Lascaris (2007) which explores diasporic identity through the life of Patrick White’s partner.