Literary Movemnets II

Course Information
TitleΛογοτεχνικά Κινήματα ΙI / Literary Movemnets II
CodeΛογ 511
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015361

Programme of Study: PMS Anglikés kai Amerikanikés Spoudés

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
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
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • 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.
literary trends, modernism, postmodernism
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
- Using online material (Αmerican Studies Resource Portal, Youtube) - Participating in online discussion/commentary forum via elearning - Using elearning in order to communicate with students (email and School of English website will also be used), upload online material, participate in online forum.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment782.8
Written assigments1585.7
Student Assessment
Εssay, reports, presentations, online forum discussions/commentary.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
  • discussion/commentary forum (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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