Imperial College London

Othello's Island - new book from Michael Paraskos


Michael Paraskos

Dr Paraskos, CLCC Evening Class Manager and Art History lecturer, has had his latest book, Othello's Island 1, published by The Orage Press.

The book comprises selected proceedings from the first seven Othello's Island Conferences on medieval and early modern studies, held annually at the Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) in Nicosia, Cyprus between 2013-2019. Further volumes of the proceedings are anticipated in future.

Dr Paraskos edited the collection with Dr Jane Chick of the School of World Art and Museum Studies, University of East Anglia. The volume covers diverse topics, including non-figurative mosaics in late-antiquity, reinterpretations of Shakespeare's Othello and Lithuanian aristocrats' visits to Italian spas. Michael has also authored one of the book's papers: Tea-trays and longing: mapping Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus onto Cyprus.

When not managing or lecturing on the Imperial Evening Class and Lunchtime Learning programme, Michael also teaches architectural history at City and Guilds of London Art School, and is co-founder and organiser of the conference which gives his latest book its name.

Othello's Island 1 is available for pre-order from


Cleo Bowen

Cleo Bowen
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication