Literary Movements II

Course Information
TitleΛογοτεχνικά Κινήματα ΙΙ / Literary Movements II
CodeΛογ 511
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600003988


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Anglikés kai Amerikanikés SpoudésElective CoursesWinter/Spring-10

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
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
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
- Discuss excerpts from primary works from English and/or American literary production. - Identify literary structures. - Gain confidence in reading and interpreting theoretical essays. - Detect their argumentative and writing strategies. - Recognize the broader socio-cultural context these texts emerge from with reference to particular events (historical, political, racial, technological, environmental, gender). - Enhance presentation and communication skills by engaging in oral and writing activities.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course will focus on major literary movements and theoretical trends that cover the period between 1914 to the present day. In particular, it will start with an exploration of the Modernist movement and will move on with the postmodern condition and the theoretical trends that have spanned from it (such as deconstruction, post-colonialism, second and third wave feminism, post humanism, ecocriticism, digital humanities). All these will be approached thematically, since the texts to be studied (primary sources and theoretical essays) will be examined in conjunction with certain historical, socio-cultural, political, environmental and technological events and currents. Students will be encouraged to participate in online discussions in addition to delivering presentations, writing reports and essays.
μοντερνισμός, μεταμοντερνισμός, μετα-αποικιοκρατία, δεύτερο και τρίτο κύμα του φεμινιστικού κινήματος, μετα-ουμανισμός, οικολογική κριτική, ψηφιακές ανθρωπιστικές σπουδές
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Online material made available via the American Studies Resource Portal as well as documentaries/interviews via youtube and the elearning platform. As regards communication with the students, this is always carried out via email or the online posting of various announcements or elearning.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment782.8
Written assigments1585.7
Student Assessment
Presentations, reports, essays.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Barthes, Roland. Image Music Text. London: Fontana Press, 1977. Baudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulation. 1981. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994. Berry, David, ed. Understanding Digital Humanities. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Garrard, Greg. Ecocriticism. London and New York: Routledge, 2004. Hayles, N. Katherine. Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame, 2008. McLuhan Marshall. Understanding Media. 1964. London: Routledge, 2005. McHale, Brian. Postmodernist Fiction.New York: Methuen, 1987. Jameson, Fredric. Postmodernism, or The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Durham: Duke University Press, 1991.
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