Nikos Kazantzakis’ Literary Work and its Critical Reception

Course Information
TitleΤο λογοτεχνικό έργο του Νίκου Καζαντζάκη και η κριτική του πρόσληψη / Nikos Kazantzakis’ Literary Work and its Critical Reception
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitrios Kokoris
Course ID600019695

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 242
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
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
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
We will discuss on Nikos Kazantzakis' fiction and poetry: - the directions of Curriculum - incorporated key elements of thematic and stylistic approaches of the texts of Nikos Kazantzakis - elements of the history of Modern Greek Literature
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • 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
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The literary work of Nikos Kazantzakis was essential for the evolution of Modern Greek poetry and fiction and important for the shaping of ideological area of the 20th century. The main poetic compositions of Kazantzakis will be studied, as well as texts belonging to the literary items of fiction and drama. Also, literary criticisms of his multifaceted work will be studied.
Nikos Kazantzakis, fiction, poetry
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δημήτρης Κόκορης, Ο Καζαντζάκης ως ποιητής. Φιλοσοφική διάσταση, ρυθμική έκφραση, κριτική πρόσληψη, Αθήνα, Εκδόσεις Πεδίο, 2021. Παύλος Ν. Τζερμιάς, Ο «πολιτικός» Νίκος Καζαντζάκης, Αθήνα, Εκδόσεις Ι. Σιδέρης, 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
Roderick Beaton (επιμ.), Εισαγωγή στο έργο του Καζαντζάκη, Ηράκλειο, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, 2011
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