Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600006637

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

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

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Ioannis Kanarakis
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • 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)
The course looks at the emergence, development, diffusion and popularity of the novel in 18th-century Britain. It examines the formal characteristics that differentiate the novel from earlier forms of prose fiction and the relation between culture and genre, i.e. the novels’ response to changing modes of perception as these were affected by the new philosophy and science, the rise of the middle classes and free trade ideas, the influence of the Press and the taste of new reading publics. Focusing on the work of major canonical writers (Defoe, Fielding, Richardson), we shall examine how their novels relate to such changes in outlook, values and practices, what image of ‘reality’ and ‘human nature’ they construct, and how the novels reflect, respond to or try to resolve the tension between traditional orthodoxies and new developments. Expected learning outcomes: •Acquaintance of the students with the work and literary idiom of major eighteenth-century novelists. •Understanding to what extent the modern novel incorporates elements of earlier forms of fictional narratives and traditions, and to what extent it articulates its own discourse. •Ability to relate the novel to changing modes of perception and see to what extent it functions as an ideological instrument. Recommended Bibliography: as listed on the Course Outline Distribution of Course Outline with thematic units and exam material? YES Distribution of textbook/s: YES Distribution of related bibliography: NO Method of assessment: final exam (in-class essays).
Educational Material Types
  • 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
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
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