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MODERN GREEK PROSE (1960-2017)


Teaching Staff: To be announced
Course Code: ΝΕΦ300
Course Type: Compulsory Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Semester: 7
ECTS: 5

Short Description:

Teaching staff: Vasileios Letsios

Introduction to the 1960s. Individuals and History in Greek Prose: Stratis Tsirkas, Dimitris Chatzis, Andreas Fraghiàs, Thanassis Valtinos. The Angry Youth of Greek Prose:  Marios Hakkas, Antonis Samarakis, Renos Apostolidis, Vassilis Vassilikos. The “Low Voices”: Yorgos Ioannou, Kostas Tachtsis. Departures from Realism. Greek Prose during the Dictatorship (1967-74). Individuals and Society in Greek Prose (1974-2017).


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The course is an introduction to Modern Greek Prose (1960-2017) through literary criticism and reading/ analysis of literary texts.

By the end of the course the student should be able to understand literary topics, writing styles and movements that relate to post-1960 Greek literary prose, and discuss aspects of ideology and form/ movements of the time through the reading of literary texts.


Syllabus:

Week #1: Introduction to the 1960s

Week #2: Individuals and History in Greek Prose: Stratis Tsirkas, Dimitris Chatzis, Andreas Fraghiàs, Thanassis Valtinos I

Week #3: Individuals and History in Greek Prose: Stratis Tsirkas, Dimitris Chatzis, Andreas Fraghiàs, Thanassis Valtinos II

Week #4: The Angry Youth of Greek Prose:  Marios Hakkas, Antonis Samarakis, Renos Apostolidis, Vassilis Vassilikos I

Week #5: The Angry Youth of Greek Prose:  Marios Hakkas, Antonis Samarakis, Renos Apostolidis, Vassilis Vassilikos II

Week #6: The “Low Voices”: Yorgos Ioannou, Kostas Tachtsis I

Week #7: The “Low Voices”: Yorgos Ioannou, Kostas Tachtsis II

Week #8: Departures from Realism I

Week #9: Departures from Realism II

Week #10: Greek Prose during the Dictatorship (1967-74)

Week #11: Individuals and Society in Greek Prose (1974-2017)

Week #12: Conclusions

Week #13: Revision

 


Suggested Bibliography:

1) Dimitris Tziovas, Η πολιτισμική ποιητική της ελληνικής πεζογραφίας [The Cultural Poetics of Modern Greek Prose], ΠΕΚ, 2017, 2) Mary Mikè, Μεταμφιέσεις στη νεοελληνική πεζογραφία [Transformations in Modern Greek Prose], Κέδρος, 2001, 3) A. Nàtsina, A. Kastrinaki, G. Dimitrakakis, K. Daskalà, Η πεζογραφία στη μακρά δεκαετία του 1960 [Greek Prose in the Long 1960s], Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα www.kallipos.gr, 2015.

 


Teaching Methods:

Lecture. Presentations. Essays.


Evaluation Methods:

Exam (written). Evaluation of presentations and essays.


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