Course Information
FacultyFine Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMaria Athanasopoulou
Course ID120000369

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos THeátrou (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 79
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
None at all. The course is intended for first year students, and builds on the knowledge of modern greek literature and literary analysis acquired in high school.
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this elective undergraduate course is to introduce students to key-moments in the history of Modern Greek Literature of the last two centuries (19th - 20th centuries); to introduce them to the fundamentals of 'practical criticism' when dealing with contemporary poetry and prose. Special emphasis is placed on the way in which the ideological concerns of the time of the texts' production are inscribed onto particular texts. The course is conducted through the method of close-reading and is meant to be as interactive and student-oriented as possible.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Lecture 1: When does modern greek literature begin? Methodological presuppositions. Lecture 2: Romanticism in the early nineteenth-century Ionian Islands (Solomos, Kalvos, etc.). Lecture 3: Romanticism in Athens: varieties of the mid-nineteenth-century purist novel. Lecture 4: Papadiamantis, Vizyenos, etc.: modern greek 'ethography'. Lecture 5 and Lecture 6: Palamas, Sikelianos, Cavafy. Lecture 7: The greek novel in the early twentieth century (realism, symbolism, socialism). Lecture 8: Karyotakis and the Generation of the Twenties. Lecture 9: Prose fiction of the Generation of the Thirties. Lecture 10: Poetry of the Generation of the Thirties. Lesson 11: Postwar Fiction. Lesson 12: Postwar poetry. Lesson 13: Revisions, preparation for the final exam.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Sporadic use of email in communication with students as well as recorded readings of landmark literary texts.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work451.8
Reading Assigment401.6
Student Assessment
Class participation gives an initial idea of the student's potential and commitment. The three-hour final exam though is the official means of the student's evaluation. It is divided into three parts. Two of them include theoretical questions (choice of 50% available), one consists of an analysis of an already-studied literary text (choice of 50% available). All questions are equally marked. The purpose of the exercise is twofold. First, to assess mastery of factual data related to the history of modern Greek Literature; secondly to assess ingenuity / cohesion of argumentation as well as linguistic competence in modern Greek.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Beaton, Roderick. Εισαγωγή στη νεότερη ελληνική λογοτεχνία. Νεφέλη. Αθήνα 1996 Vitti, Mario. Ιστορία της νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας. μτφρ. Μ. Ζορμπά, θεώρηση του συγγραφέα, απόδοση Ε.Ι. Μοσχονά. Οδυσσέας, Αθήνα 1987 Δημαράς, Κ.Θ. Ιστορία της νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας· Από τις πρώτες ρίζες ως την εποχή μας. ΄Ικαρος, Αθήνα 1983 (α΄εκδ. 1948) Πολίτης, Λίνος. Ιστορία της νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας. Μορφωτικό ΄Ιδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, Αθήνα 1980 (πρωτοκυκλοφόρησε αγγλικά το 1973).
Additional bibliography for study
2. Ανθολογίες: α. Ποίηση: Πολίτης, Λίνος. Ποιητική Ανθολογία. Βιβλία Α΄-Ζ΄. Γαλαξίας, Αθήνα 1964-67. β. Πεζογραφία: Συλλογικό Έργο: Η παλαιότερη πεζογραφία μας (1830-1914), 11 τόμοι, Σοκόλης, Αθήνα 1998-99. Συλλογικό Έργο: Η μεσοπολεμική πεζογραφία μας. Από τον πρώτο ως το δεύτερο παγκόσμιο πόλεμο. 8 τόμοι, Σοκόλης, Αθήνα 1995. Συλλογικό Έργο: Η μεταπολεμική πεζογραφία.Από τον πόλεμο του \40 ως τη δικτατορία του \67. 8 τόμοι, Σοκόλης, Αθήνα 1988. γ. Μεικτή Ανθολογία: Βασική Βιβλιοθήκη, 48 τόμοι, Αετός και Ζαχαρόπουλος, Αθήνα 1952-58. [Μας αφορούν οι τόμοι 12-34].
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