Introduction to General and Comparative Literature

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στη Γενική και Συγκριτική Γραμματολογία / Introduction to General and Comparative Literature
Title in FrenchIntroduction à la littérature générale et comparée
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006359

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
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
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΚΕ-ΓΛΩ-30 ICT in language learning – Asynchronous elearning environments
Learning Outcomes
-Students will become familiar with the history, terminology and basic goals of Comparative Literature -Students will be gradually initiated to intertextuality through applied workshops on selected texts -Each group of students will present their project in public, so that the whole class can take advantage of their research work.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • 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
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course provides specific information on basic principles of General and Comparative Literature (such as the influences received by the author, the evolution of literary myths, etc.) In parallel, students proceed to an elementary comparative study of certain poems, written by authors of various origins, times, cultures, etc SYLLABUS 1. Introduction, definitions, origins of Comparative Literature Text : Joachim du Bellay « Regret du pays natal » 2. Objects, methods et means of Comparative Literature Text: G. Seferis: « On a foreign verse” 3. National and Hybrid Literatures and literary exchanges Text: C. Kavafis:” Ithaka” 4. The impact (reception) of a foreign text. Synchrony- Diachrony Text : D. Christianopoulos : ” Ithaka” 5. Terminology of comparative research. Texts: Kavafis: “Sidonian Youngsters, A. D. 400”, M. Anagnostakis: “Sidonian Youngsters, 1970” 6. Different forms of imitation: imitation of style, parody, etc. Original extracts by Balzac and Hugo and style imitation examples 7. Handling a foreign text: translation, adaptation, etc. Texts: Charles Baudelaire’ s, « Correspondances » / its Kavafis translation 8. The role of myth. Text: the Kavafis adaptation of « Correspondances » 9. Themes and leitmotifs. Translated poems: “Return” by Kavafis, “Goggyla I call your name” by Sappho 10. The relation between literature and graphic arts: painting and photography. Text : Ronsard, « Ode à Cassandre » 11. Literature and cinema. Text : Raymond Queneau, « Si tu t’imagines » 12. Extracts from the book entitled Subversions: part II, chapter I 13. Extracts from the book entitled Subversions: part II, chapter II
comparative, methods, myths, international, literature, reception
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work261.0
Student Assessment
The evaluation of students will be achieved as follows: 40 % from the students' participation in group work during classes + 60 % from a written exam at the end of the semester on a) theory (in French) and b) on poems studied during the course (in French or in Greek, according to each student’s choice).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
-Ελισάβετ Μαμακούκα "ANAΤΡΟΠΕΣ: Αμφισβητώντας το κατεστημένο μέσω της γλώσσας. Raymond Queneau και Παύλος Μάτεσις". Εκδόσεις University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2016. ISBN: 978-960-12-2255-4 (στο τμήμα 1 της αντίστοιχης διδάσκουσας)
Additional bibliography for study
-Susan Bassnett, Comparative Literature: A critical introduction, ελληνική μετάφραση 2000 : «Συγκριτική Γραμματολογία: Κριτική εισαγωγή», εκδόσεις Πατάκης, 2η έκδοση, Απρίλιος 2011 -Pierre Brunel, La Littérature comparée, εκδόσεις Armand Colin (συλλογικός τόμος), Παρίσι, 1983 -Yves Chevrel, La Littérature Comparée, εκδόσεις PuF, ‘Que sais-je ?’, Παρίσι, 1989, Μάιος 2009, 6η έκδοση-Ζ.Ι. Σιαφλέκης, Συγκριτισμός και Ιστορία της Λογοτεχνίας, εκδόσεις Επικαιρότητα, Αθήνα, 1988, 2η έκδοση
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