Maria Schiza

Thesis title: Ekphrasis as Encounter, Practice, and Framework


Maria Schiza is a writer and translator from Thessaloniki, Greece. She is currently reading for a Creative Writing PhD at the University of Edinburgh, researching the possibilities of encounter through ekphrastic poetry. She has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, followed by a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Nottingham. Some of her recent publications include  the poem "Fishermen at Sea" in The Ekphrastic Review and the article "The Subjectivity of the Gaze" in The Film Dispatch. 


MA in Creative Writing (Distinction), University of Nottingham, England

BA Honours in English Language and Literature, Aristotle University, Greece   

Research summary

  • modern and contemporary poetry
  • creative writing
  • poetics
  • literary criticism
  • art history
  • ekphrasis

Conference details

 25th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, July 2022