The first presentation of “Kakalidis Method for poetry and literature analysis” at an international level
The “Kakalidis Μethod for poetry and literature analysis”, was presented at the 7th International Conference on Literature organized by the international academic association “Athens Institute for Research and Education” (ATINER). It was warmly received, in both its content and methodology, by the participants – academics and university professors from all over the world.
“The Kakalidis method”, as it is officially called now, for analysing poems and short stories, created by the founder of Omilos Eksipiretiton, philosopher and poet, Dimitris Kakalidis, was presented for the first time in front of an academic audience. This consisted of professors in the fields of Literature, History and Culture from over 20 countries around the world.
In the first part of our presentation we focused on discussing the method’s basic principles followed by a brief analysis of a poem presented in the book “The Wisdom of the Poem”, by D. Kakalidis. Thus, the participants had the opportunity to see an example of the direct application of the method in a literature context as well as its potential to bring a sense of soulful uplifting to the reader.
Various other professors also expressed their great interest for this pioneering, as they said, way of analysis and expressed their wish to be able to teach it to their students. Furthermore, as we highlighted during the conference, the ‘Kakalidis Method’ is an approach to analysis that can be applied in various fields, such as poetry, literature, every form of art and one’s life perspective as a whole.
Watch the presentation in video:
- Our abstract on the “Kakalidis method” published in the Literature abstract book of the 7th International Conference on Literature by Atiner
- “The Kakalidis Method for Literature Analysis: A Synthesis Approach” published in ATINER’s Conference Paper Series
- The “Kakalidis Method for literature and poetry analysis” published in the scientific magazine “Athens Journal of Philology”