Global Identities

Course Information
TitleΠαγκοσμιοποίηση και Ταυτότητα / Global Identities
CodeΛογ 568
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600003998


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
Students will examine the impact of global structures on collective and individual identities They will elaborate especially on the relationship between literature, culture and the effects of global interconnectedness They will develop advanced research skills to help them interpret, critically evaluate and write about texts in a variety of connected fields within the humanities
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
  • 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 is a course designed to allow students to explore the construction of identities in a global context. It will examine the ways in which people’s lives and their national, gender, class, racial or ethnic identities are shaped by the structures of what is increasingly regarded in the early twenty first century as a global society. Though focused primarily on literary and narrative production, it will use interdisciplinary theories—from within the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, sociology, geography, art and cultural and media studies—to provide students with an understanding of the challenges presented by new forms of social and cultural transformation resulting from transnational mobility (of goods, peoples, ideas and information) and global conceptualizations of citizenship, communication and forms of writing. The course aims to acquaint students with the theories of globalization and identity; to explore the relationship between literature and the global; to help students develop advanced research and writing skills.
identities, globalisation, literature
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment782.8
Written assigments1585.7
Student Assessment
Students will be evaluated on the basis of their oral work (such as participation in class discussions, engagement with the assigned reading material and possible presentations) and written work; they are required to submit a long research paper by the end of the semester. The marking criteria can be found on the course’s webpage.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Barker, Chris. Television, Globalization and Cultural Identities . Buckingham: Open UP, 1999. Hardt, Michael and Antonio Negri. Empire. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 2000. Hogan, John. Cultural identity, Pluralism, and Gglobalization. Washington DC: Council of Research in Values and Philosophy, 2005. Jameson, Fredric. The Cultures of Globalization. Durham: Duke UP, 1998. Morley, David. Spaces of Identity: Global Media, Electronic Landscapes and Cultural Boundaries. London: Routledge, 1995.
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