Literature myths development

Course Information
TitleΕξέλιξη λογοτεχνικών μύθων / Literature myths development
Title in FrenchL’Évolution des mythes littéraires
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006432

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Exercise in the study of works of a “national” and / or European literature • Skills development in research, comparison and interaction with literatures, cultures and arts • Familiarization with the theory of “mythocritics” and “mythanalysis” • Application of the specific terminology of text analysis • Development of a research project on a problem involving the application of theory
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
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course studies the birth, evolution and death of myths through literature, emphasizing the form and theme of ancient myths in modern times. The theoretical approach will be based on the study of a certain myth. 1. Introduction to the concept of literary myth 2. Myths of Europeans 3. Studying the evolution of an ancient myth 4. Study of the evolution of an ancient myth 5. Study the evolution of a modern myth 6. Study the evolution of a modern myth 7. Myths and Arts 8. The social dimension of literary myths 9. Theoretical approaches: structuralism and anthropology 10. Fiction and mythology 11. Applications of theoretical models 12. Applications of theoretical models 13. On the Poetry of Literary Myths
Myth, mythocritic, Comparative Literature, Criticism
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
PowerPoint, E-learning etc.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment411.6
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the course is done by written productions submitted electronically as well as an oral examination at the end of the semester with a gravity coefficient of two (2). The average of the two marks is the final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
MONNEYRON Frédéric - THOMAS Joél, Mythes et littérature, Paris, PUF, Coll:; «Que sais-je?», 2002.
Additional bibliography for study
BRUNEL P., Mythocritique. Théories et parcours, Paris, PUF., 1992. - CAILLOIS R., Le Mythe et l'homme, Paris, Gallimard, 1938. - DUMEZIL G., Du mythe au roman, Paris, PUF, 1970. - DURAND G et SUN C., Mythe, thèmes et variations, Paris, Desclée de Brouwer, 2000. - ELIADE M., Aspects du mythe, Paris, Gallimard, 1963. - LEVI-STRAUSS Cl., Anthropologie structurale, Paris, Plon, 1958.
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