Introduction to European Literature

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην Ευρωπαϊκή Λογοτεχνία / Introduction to European Literature
Title in FrenchIntroduction à la littérature européenne
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006364

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Acquisition of basic knowedge on the european literature history and evolution • Familiarization with the eminent authors of the western literary canon • Capacity to distinguish different currents, tendencies and movements of the european literature tradition • Development of a critical gaze in order to understand their own national literature and tradition
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines the origins of the different European literatures, their interaction, the basic phases of their evolution, their particularities, as well as their essential contribution to the formation of the European spirit. Along with the studied texts, we will focus on the study of borrowing, transaction, analogy, mimesis and conversions in the field of European literary production. Method of assessment: a. an oral presentation on a selected topic, and b. an oral exam at the end of the semester (coefficient: 2)
European literature, national literature, General and Comparative Literature, Western canon
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment210.8
Written assigments210.8
Student Assessment
Method of assessment: a. an oral presentation on a selected topic, and b. an oral exam at the end of the semester (coefficient: 2)
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μίλαν Κούντερα, Ο Πέπλος, μτφρ. Γιάννης Χάρης, Εστία, Αθήνα, 2005
Additional bibliography for study
ABRAMS M.H., Λεξικό λογοτεχνικών όρων, μτφρ. Γ.Δεληβοριά - Σ.Χατζηιωαννίδου, Πατάκης, 2005. - BACKES Jean-Louis, La Littérature européenne, Paris, Lettres Belin Sup, 1996 - BENOIT-DUSAUSOY Annick & FONTAINE Guy, Lettres européennes, Manuel d'histoire de la littérature européenne, De Boeck, Bruxelles, 2007. - DIDIER Béatrice, Précis de Littérature Européenne, P.U.F., Paris, 1998. - QUENEAU R., Histoire des littératures, Gallimard, coll: “La Pléïade”, 1955-58. - PIAT Jean-Bernard, Panorama des littératures européennes, L'Harmattan, Paris, 2000. - VAN TIEGHEM P., Dictionnaire des littératures, Paris 1968, KUNDERA Milan, L'Art du roman, Gallimard, 1986, KUNDERA Milan, Le rideau, Gallimard, 2005
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