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INTRODUCTION TO MODERN GREEK LITERATURE


Teaching Staff: To be announced
Course Code: ΝΕΦ101
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Semester: 2
ECTS: 5

Short Description:

Teaching staff: Vasileios Letsios

The Ionian School of Poetry (19th c.): Dionyssios Solomos, Andreas Kalvos. The Athenian School of Romanticism: Poetry and Prose (1830-1880). The Generation of the 1880s: Prose and Poetry. C. P. Cavafy. Agghelos Sikelianos. Kostas Varnalis. Nikos Kazantzakis. K. G. Karyotakis. The Generation of the 1930s: Poetry and Prose. Post-war poetry (1944-74). Post-war prose (1944-74).

 


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The course is an introduction to 19th- and 20th-century Greek poetry and prose through literary criticism and reading/ analysis of literary texts.

By the end of the course the student should be able to understand literary topics, forms and movements that relate to Greek literary texts of the 19th and 20th century, and discuss aspects of ideology and form/ movements of the time through the reading of literary texts.


Syllabus:

Week #1: The Ionian School of Poetry (19th c.): Dionyssios Solomos, Andreas Kalvos

Week #2: The Athenian School of Romanticism: Poetry and Prose (1830-1880)

Week #3: The Generation of the 1880s: Prose and Poetry

Week #4: C. P. Cavafy

Week #5: Agghelos Sikelianos

Week #6: Kostas Varnalis. Nikos Kazantzakis

Week #7: K. G. Karyotakis

Week #8: The Generation of the 1930s: Poetry

Week #9: The Generation of the 1930s: Prose

Week #10: Post-war poetry (1944-74)

Week #11: Post-war prose (1944-74)

Week #12: Conclusions

Week #13: Revision


Suggested Bibliography:

1) Linos Politis, Ιστορία της Νεοελληνικής Λογοτεχνίας [Introduction to Modern Greek Literature], ΜΙΕΤ, 2014 [50657929], 2) Mario Vitti, Ιστορία της Νεοελληνικής Λογοτεχνίας [Introduction to Modern Greek Literature], Βιβλιόπολις ΑΕΒΕ, 2016 [59371707]


Teaching Methods:

Lecture


Evaluation Methods:

Exam (written)


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