MODERNISM AND PROSE IN THE U.S.A

Course Information
TitleΜΟΝΤΕΡΝΙΣΜΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΖΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΣΤΙΣ Η.Π.Α. / MODERNISM AND PROSE IN THE U.S.A
CodeΛογ7-347
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600007106

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 3
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600131917
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
No course prerequisites.
Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this course will: • identify key works of American modernist fiction • gain knowledge about the development of modernity in America •delve into the connections between literature, culture, politics and war •refine their abilities in critical thinking and analytical writing •attain fundamental skills in the use of critical material
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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 concentrates on major figures of twentieth century American literature and culture, such as W.E.B. DuBois, Gertrude Stein, Henry Adams, Edith Wharton, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Richard Wright, Anzia Yezierska, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Willa Cather among others. Their work is discussed primarily as representative of the aesthetics informing the dual tradition of American literary modernism, either as conventional or avant-garde. Furthermore, it is analyzed as shaped by forces of modernization which involve the reconsideration of such major issues as race, ethnicity and gender politics. Students are expected to have acquired: Knowledge of political and cultural choices of the literary establishment of the USA between the two World Wars. Course textbook and outline/list of readings are available. Assessment: Final exam
Keywords
Modernism, modernity, socio-political context, aesthetics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Students can use IT in a variety of ways: access to digital resources (ebooks and eJournals), in-class screenings, real-time feedback on student performance and communication with instructor via BigBlueButton.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures502
Reading Assigment903.6
Exams100.4
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
Final written exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms. 1929. Arrow Books, 1957. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1925. Heinemann, 1983. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Barbour, Scott. American Modernism. San Diego, Calif.: Greenhaven Press, 2000. Bradbury, Malcolm. The Modern American Novel. Paperback ed. Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1984. Kalaidjian, Walter B. The Cambridge Companion to American Modernism. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Litz, Walton. Modern American Fiction: Essays On Criticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1963. Miller, Joshua L. The Cambridge Companion to the American Modernist Novel. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pizer, Donald. American Expatriate Writing and the Paris Moment: Modernism and Place. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. Solomon, William. The Cambridge Companion to American Literature of the 1930s. Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Thomson, Gale (Firm), Joann Cerrito, και Laurie DiMauro. Modern American Literature. 5th ed. Detroit, Mich.: St. James Press, 1999.
Last Update
16-11-2020