MODERN GREEK POETRY (1914 to the present)

Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280000960

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 251
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course425

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. ΤΙΚΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ(ΠΕ-Ω)Aikaterini Tiktopoulou
2. ΒΑΡΕΛΑΣ(Α-ΚΑ)Lampros Varelas
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course students will be able -To examine Modern Greek Poetry of this period in its engagement with aesthetic, cultural, political and social questions of the era. -To formulate the key principles of movements and articulate the differences between them. -To determine approaches and organize intensive readings in texts chosen to represent the period. -To collect and arrange appropriate research data in evaluating their significance for assignment planning. -To develop skills in the close examination of texts and in making thematic and formal connections between them. -To appreciate the use of technology and operate it effectively in the delivery of instruction, assessment and professional development.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course provides an introduction to Modern Greek Poetry from 1914 to the present. The central aim is an initial presentation and approach to the work of major poets who lived and made their first appearance during this period. Each teaching unit consists in studying poets and their texts, emphasizing matters of form while contextualizing them in the historical framework of Modern Greece. This way, students will be able to get the overall picture of the period’s poetic production in relation to the social, political, cultural context that fostered the life and work of the poets as well as literary institutions such as generations, schools, trends, movements, literary magazines.
Modern Greek Poetry, 20th-21st centuries, movements, avant-garde, history of ideas
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Integrated use of information technology in the classroom for word and powerpoint presentations during face to face teaching and through the internet for bibliographic information and online communication of the students with their tutors. Students have also access to information technology at the space especially equipped by the Department with computer software and hardware and digital technology infrastructure including internet and web services to facilitate word processing and internet access.
Course Organization
Written assigments140.5
Student Assessment
Assessment is mainly based on a written comprehensive examination administered at the end of the term. This final subject exam comprises questions inviting both short and essay-type answers testing writing proficiency. The marks each question attracts are noted at the rubric as students have already been informed about the grading criteria qualitative and quantitative in class, during office hours and through online communication. The exam provides a standard that addresses the core competencies noted in the learning outcomes and concentrates on integration of knowledge rather than simple recall of isolated elements. Alternative assessment is offered in the form of writing assignments or essays in Modern Greek or any other language especially in the case of Erasmus Exchange students.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Η ελληνική ποίηση, τ. Γ΄: Η ανανεωμένη παράδοση, επιμ. Κ. Στεργιόπουλος, Σοκόλης, Αθήνα 2000. 2) Η ελληνική ποίηση,τ. Δ΄: Νεωτερικοί ποιητές του Μεσοπολέμου, επιμ. Α. Αργυρίου, Σοκόλης, Αθήνα 2000. 3) Η ελληνική ποίηση του 20ού αιώνα. Μια συγχρονική ανθολογία, επιμ.-ανθ. Ε. Γαραντούδης, Μεταίχμιο, Αθήνα 2008. 4) Εισαγωγή στην ποίηση του Σεφέρη. Επιλογή κριτικών κειμένων, επιμ. Δ. Δασκαλόπουλος, ΙΤΕ/ ΠΕΚ, Ηράκλειο 2009.
Additional bibliography for study
Μελέτες και άρθρα αναρτημένα στο διαδικτυακό ιστότοπο του Τμήματος ( και στο blackboard.
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