Literature and Politics

Course Information
TitleΛογοτεχνία και Πολιτική / Literature and Politics
CodeΛογ 518
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600003989


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
Expected learning outcomes: •ability to map and interpret literary movements and their social-political dimension through the reading of selected literary and historical texts •familiarization of students with the broad cross-section of writers working in the years •familiarization of students with theoretical texts and ability to connect them with the literature examined •ability to discuss and present (in oral and written form) literary and theoretical issues in a confident and intelligent manner
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 international context
  • 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 gives students the opportunity to study the ways in which society and its forms of expression are linked. Based on the assumption that literature is reflecting, but also to a large extent shaping society’s political beliefs and culture, the reading of literary texts in this course will attend closely to the historical, political, social and economic contexts in which the literature is embedded. Drawing from a wide range of literary movements and historical periods, students will explore questions such as: How are political events and tensions reflected in literary texts and influenced by literary developments? How do literature and culture influence or underpin the political world? How does literature illuminate historical changes? What happens when literature gets censored and sponsored, employed as propaganda and used for protest? By the end of the seminar term, students will be expected to have developed a thorough understanding of the ways in which literature plays a powerful part within society.
literature, society, politics, culture, history, censorship, propaganda
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Use of multimedia, power point presentations, exploration of various online databases and digital projects. Use of E-learning platform.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment782.8
Written assigments1585.7
Student Assessment
Students will be assessed by their in-class presentations and a final research paper.The evaluation criteria are made known to the students at the beginning of the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Other / Others (Formative, Summative)
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