Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600008026

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 214
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. aAikaterini Kitsi
2. bEftimia Yiannopoulou
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • 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
1. Familiarization of students with Romantic, Victorian, Modern and Post-modern literature 2. Familiarization with the social, cultural and historical contexts of the 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries 3. Ability to connect literary texts to the context in which they were produced 4. Improvement of the students’ critical thought
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
  • 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 module surveys English literature and culture from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Its aim is to acquaint students with the issues and debates which have informed literary and cultural production in Britain in the last two centuries by examining closely selected literary, theoretical and cultural texts of Romanticism, Victorianism, Modernism and Postmodernism. The study of these texts will be organized around specific sets of concerns (for example, revolution, nation, gender, race, nature, etc.). Through contextual and interactive readings students will be able to follow through transformations in literary representation as these take place in the context of changing historical, cultural, social and political circumstances. Students need to do the required amount of reading within the limits set by the course outline and always before its discussion in class. This will facilitate their contribution to class discussions which will be an essential requirement of this module.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
I use a computer in class for my power point presentations (as do my students when they give their presentations) and to show videos and other audiovisual material. I use my virtual class on Moodle to upload material for the students, organise on-line activities, read and assess student essays and communicate with the students (on top of using email).
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments100.4
Artistic creation50.2
Student Assessment
Assessment A. an essay-type exam at the end (two essays), OR B. (if numbers permit) 1) oral presentation on a selected topic, 2) a small written assignment, and 3) an essay-type exam at the end (one essay). The essay is assessed on the basis of organization, argumentation, quality of expression in English, and skills of analysis and synthesis. The final examination is assessed on the basis of factual knowledge and familiarity with the required readings, in addition to the above criteria. The criteria are made known to the students in the introductory modules of the first year and apply in all literature modules. Τhese are also announced on Moodle and stated in the Course Outline.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Alexander, J.H. Reading Wordsworth. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987 (PR5881.A4) Bygrave, Stephen, ed. Romantic Writings. London: Routledge in association with the Open University Press, 1996 (PR457.R644) Clemit, Pamela. The Cambridge Companion to British Literature of the French Revolution in the 1790s. Cambridge: CUP, 2011 (PR448.S64C36 ) Curran, Stuart, ed. The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism. Cambridge: CUP, 1993 (PR457.C33) Eaves, Morris, ed. The Cambridge Companion to William Blake. Cambridge: CUP, 2003 (PR4147.C36) Everest, Kelvin. English Romantic Poetry: An Introduction to the Historical Context and the Literary Scene. Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1990 (PR571.E94) Gill, Stephen, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth. Cambridge: CUP, 2003 (PR5888.C27) Johnson, Claudia L. The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft. Cambridge: CUP, 2002 (PR5841.W8Z64) Kelly, Gary. Women, Writing, and Revolution, 1790-1827. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1993 (PR129.F8K44) Kitson, Peter, ed. Coleridge, Keats, Shelley. London: Macmillan, 1996 (PR590.C57) McCalman, Iain et al. eds. An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age: British Culture 1776-1832. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. [Reference guide] Natarajan, Uttara. The Romantic Poets: A Guide to Criticism. Oxford: Blackwell, 2007 (PR590.R595) Prickett, Stephen, ed. The Romantics. London: Methuen, 1981 (PR457.R465) Ruston, Sharon. Romanticism. London: Continuum, 2007 (PR447.R8) Watson, J.R. English Poetry of the Romantic Period, 1789-1830. 2nd ed. London: Longman, 1992 (PR590.W33) Wu, Duncan, ed. A Companion to Romanticism. Ed. Duncan Wu. Oxford: Blackwell, 1998 (PR457.C58) Wu, Duncan. Romanticism: A Critical Reader. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995 (PR457.R645) Victorian Literature and Culture Belsey, Catherine. Critical Practice. London and New York: Routledge, 1980 (PN81.B395) Brantlinger, Patrick. A Companion to the Victorian Novel. 2006 (ΜΝΕΣ Library: PR830.N356P37) Brooks, Peter. Realist Vision. Yale UP, 2006 (PR878.R4B76) Cook, Chris. The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914. Routledge, 2005 (ΜΝΕΣ Library: Main Collection DA30.C8 2005) David, Deirdre. The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel. Cambridge UP, 2001 (PR871.C17 2001) O’Gorman, Francis, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture. Cambridge: CUP, 2010 (DA533.C36) Raby, Peter. The Cambridge Companion to Oscar Wilde. Cambridge UP, 1997 (PR5824.C36) Richards, Bernard. English Poetry of the Victorian Period 1830-1890. London: Longman, 1988 (PR591.R5) Wheeler, Michael. English Fiction of the Victorian Period, 1830-1890. Longman, 1985 (PR871.W49 1985) Modernism Bradbury, Malcolm and James McFarlane, eds. Modernism: A Guide to European Literature 1890 -1930. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1991. (see especially chapters 1, 2 and 6) (PN56.M54M6) Bradshaw, David. A Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture. Blackwell, 2006. (PR5777.W37) Brooker, Peter, ed. Modernism/Postmodernism. London and New York: Longman, 1992. (PN771.M6175) Butler, Christopher. Early Modernism: Literature, Music and Painting in Europe 1900-1916. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994. (NX542.B88) Hanscombe, Gillian E. and Virginia L. Smyers. Writing for their Lives: Modernist Women 1910 -1940. Northeastern University Press, 1988, c1987. (PR478.M6H36 1988) Levenson, Michael, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Modernism. New York: Cambridge UP, 1999. (PN56.M54C36) Nicholls, Peter. Modernisms: A Literary Guide. London: Macmillan, 1995. (PN56.M54N53) Stevenson, Randall. Modernist Fiction. New York: Prentice Hall, 1997. (PR888.M63S74) Tratner, Michael. Modernism and Mass Politics : Joyce, Woolf, Eliot, Yeats. Stanford UP, c1995. (PR478.P64T73) Postwar English Literature Arana, R. Victoria. Black British Writing. London: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2004. (PR 120.B55B58) Bentley, Nick. British Fiction of the 1990s. London: Routledge, 2005. (PR881.B7235) Boxall, Peter. Twenty-First Century Fiction: A Critical Introduction. Cambridge UP, 2013 (PR 889.B69) Brannigan, John. Orwell to the Present: Literature in England, 1945-2000. London: Palgrave, 2003. (PR471.B68) Carter, Ronald and John McRae. The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland. New York: Routledge, 1997. (PR83.C28) Childs, Peter. Contemporary Novelists: British Fiction since 1970. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (PR881.C53) Connor, Steven. The English Novel in History, 1950-1995. London: Routledge, 1996. (PR888.H5C66) Dodsworth, Martin, ed. The Twentieth Century. London: Penguin Books, 1994. (R471.T94) Donnell, Alison. Companion to Contemporary Black British Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 2002. (Ref DA125.N4C63) English, James F. A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2006. (PR881.C658) Hutcheon, Linda. A Poetics of Postmodernism: History, Theory, Fiction. New York: Routledge, 1988. (PN3503.H83) Lee, Alison. Realism and Power: Postmodern British Fiction. London: Routlege, 1990. (PR888.P69L4) McHale, Brian. Postmodernist Fiction. New York: Routledge, 1987. (PN3503.M24) Procter, James. Dwelling Places: Postwar Black British Writing. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2003. (PR120.B55P76) Sinfield, Alan, ed. Society and Literature, 1945-1970. London: Methuen, 1983. (PR471.S63) ------. Literature, Politics and Culture in Postwar Britain. London: Continuum, 2004. (PR478.P64S5) Stringer, Jenny, ed. The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English. Oxford: Oxford U P, 1996. (RefPR471.O94) Selden, Raman and Peter Widdowson. A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory. Third Edition. New York: Harverster Wheatsheaf, 1993. (PN94.S45) Stevenson, Randall. A Reader’s Guide to Twentieth-Century Novel in Britain. Lexington: The U P of Kentucky, 1993. (PR881.S75) Waugh, Patricia. Feminine Fictions: Revisiting the Postmodern. London: Routledge, 1989. (PR116.W38)
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