Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600007090

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
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)
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for Lit 7-317.
Learning Outcomes
•Familiarize themselves with the close reading and analysis of various poetic styles as these are formulated by various practicing poets coming from various social and cultural groups •Examine the development of poetic writing in conjunction with various social/political/artistic developments and events •Familiarize themselves with the reading and interpreting of essays that the poets themselves have written.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • 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 examines the formation and development of American Modernist poetry as well as the various trends (Imagism, African American Renaissance, regionalism) that appeared during the period of 1914-1950 with emphasis placed on race and gender as well as on expatriate American poets: Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Hilda Dolittle (H.D.), Mina Loy, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay,Angelina Grimké, Αnne Spencer, Gwendolyn Brooks.
American modernism, imagism, African American Renaissance, race, gender, expatriate poets in Europe
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
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
-Online material made available via the American Studies Resource Portal (www.asrp.gr)as well as documentaries/interviews via youtube. -As regards communication with the students, this is always carried out via email or the online posting of various announcements. -The elearning platform is used for the uploading of all course material as well as for the submission of the student essays. - The course was examined for the fist time online in September 2020 via the elearning platform (method used: Quiz with open-ended questions).
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments100.4
Student Assessment
a.Final written examination (Compulsory) OR b.Final written examination & In-class presentations followed by a written report. Score: 10% (presentation) and 10 % (report). OR c.Essays (without taking the end of semester exam: three close textual and critical analyses οf poetic texts and theoretical essays of 2,500 words each; Score: 30% first essay and 35% for each one of the next two essays).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
  • Τheme-targetted presentations on the basis of the material examined in the course (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Βασικό σύγγραμμα: Loeffelholz, Mary, editor. The Norton Anthology of American Literature 1914-1945. Vol. D. 9th Ed (2017). Επιπλέον δευτερογενείς πηγές: Baker, Houston A., Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance (c1987). Benvenuto, Richard. Amy Lowell (1985). Borroff, Marie, Language and the Poet: Verbal Artistry in Frost, Stevens, and Moore (1979). Camboni, Marina. H.D.’s poetry: “the meanings that words hide”: essays (2003). Christodoulides, Nephie, and Polina MacKay. The Cambridge Companion to H.D. (2012). Cook, Jon. Poetry in Theory: An Anthology 1900-2000 (2004). Dickie, Margaret. On the Modernist Long Poem (1986). Eliot, T. S., The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism (1974). Faggaen, Robert, The Cambridge Companion to Robert Frost (2001). Gray, James, Edna St. Vincent Millay (1967). Harrison, Elizabeth Jane, and Shirley Peterson. Unmanning Modernism: Gendered Re-readings (1997). Honey, Maureen. Aphrodite’s Daughters: Three Modernist Poets of the Harlem Renaissance (2016). Huhes, Glenn. Imagism & the Imagists: A Study in Modern Poetry (1972). Hutchinson, George. The Cambridge Companion to the Harlem Renaissance (2007). Kalaidjian, Walter B. The Cambridge Companion to American Modernism (2005). Levenson, Michael H., The Cambridge Companion to Modernism (2011). Loy, Mina. The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy (1997). Pizer, Donald. American Expatriate Writing and the Paris Movement (1997). Randall, Dudley. The Black Poets (1985). Ruddick, Lisa Cole, Reading Gertrude Stein: Body, Text, Gnosis (1990). Serio, John N. The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens (2007). Stein Gertrude, Gertrude Stein’s America (1965). Tomlinson, Charles, Marianne Moore: A Collection of Essays (1970). Wagner-Martin, Linda, The Poems of William Carlos Williams (1964). Weston, Susan B., Wallace Stevens: An Introduction to the Poetry (1977).
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