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MODERN GREEK POETRY: THE GENERATION OF THE 1930s


Teaching Staff: To be announced
Course Code: ΝΕΦ203
Course Type: Compulsory Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Semester: 4
ECTS: 5

Short Description:

Teaching staff: Vasileios Letsios

Introduction to the Poetry of the Generation of the 1930s. Modernism and Greekness. George Seferis. Odysseas Elytis. Surrealism: N. Kalas, A. Embiricos, N. Eggonopoulos. Yannis Ritsos.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

The course is an introduction to the poetry of the Generation of the 1930s 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 poetry of the Generation of the 1930s, and discuss aspects of ideology and form/ movements of the time through the reading of literary texts.


Syllabus:

Week #1: Introduction to the Poetry of the Generation of the 1930s

Week #2: Modernism and Greekness

Week #3: George Seferis I

Week #4: George Seferis II

Week #5: Odysseas Elytis I

Week #6: Odysseas Elytis II

Week #7: Surrealism: N. Kalas, A. Embiricos, N. Eggonopoulos I

Week #8: Surrealism: N. Kalas, A. Embiricos, N. Eggonopoulos II

Week #9: Yannis Ritsos

Week #10: Yannis Ritsos

Week #11: Poets of the Generation of the 1930s as Translators

Week #12: Conclusions

Week #13: Revision

 


Suggested Bibliography:

1) Nasos Vaghenàs, Για έναν ορισμό του μοντέρνου στην ποίηση [On Modernism in Poetry], Στιγμή, 1984, 2) Yorgos Veloudis, Προσεγγίσεις στο έργο του Γιάννη Ρίτσου [On Yannis Ritsos’ Poetry], Κέδρος, 1984, 3) Pantelis Voutouris, Η συνοχή του τοπίου. Εισαγωγή στην ποιητική του Ανδρέα Εμπειρίκου [Introduction to Andreas Embiricos’ Poetry], Καστανιώτης, 1997, 4) Evripidis Garantoudis & Takis Kaghialìs, Ο Σεφέρης για νέους αναγνώστες [Introduction to G. Seferis’ Poetry], , Ίκαρος, 2008, 5) Takis Kaghialìs, Η επιθυμία για το Μοντέρνο. Δεσμεύσεις και αξιώσεις της λογοτεχνικής διανόησης στην Ελλάδα του 1930 [On Modernism in the 1930s Greece], Βιβλιόραμα, 2007.

 


Teaching Methods:

Lecture. Presentations. Essays.


Evaluation Methods:

Exam (written). Evaluation of presentations and essays.


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