Literature as an Expression of Political Thought: Social Realism in Greece

Course Information
TitleΗ λογοτεχνία ως έκφραση πολιτικής φιλοσοφίας: ο σοσιαλιστικός ρεαλισμός στην Ελλάδα (υιοθετήσεις, υπερβάσεις, αντίπαλος λόγος) / Literature as an Expression of Political Thought: Social Realism in Greece
CodeΜΕΦ 102
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitrios Kokoris
Course ID600016171

Programme of Study: Philosophy: Texts, Interpretations, Practices

Registered students: 15
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Istoría tīs FilosofíasElective Courses beloging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-10
Politikī, Īthikī, DíkaioElective CoursesWinter/Spring-10

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
-Approach the relationship of political philosophy and literature -Study texts of literary criticism which have philosophical bases -Assimilation elements of literary theory -Style presentation of research findings -Elaboration of scientific - research work
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
There will be studied theoretical, critical and literary texts of three levels: texts presenting the theoretical construct of socialist realism, texts that enlarge it in the post-war period, and texts that go beyond and contradict its established principles either as a theoretical and literary expression as an objectionable critique. Literary journals (Nea Epitheorisi, Protopori, Nei Protopori – Idea, Arheion Philosophias kai Theorias ton Epistimon, - Critiki, Epitheorisi Technis, etc.) will also be the main source of theoretical, critical and literary texts' which outline the principles of socialist realism, as well as efforts of enlargement ,overriding and objectionable criticism of this theoretical-artistic construct.
literature, political philosophy, socialist realism
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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 Assigment502
Written assigments1004
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Ντουνιά, Χ. (1999). Λογοτεχνία και πολιτική: τα περιοδικά της Αριστεράς στο μεσοπόλεμο (2η έκδ.). Αθήνα: Καστανιώτης. Μπακογιάννης, Μ. Γ. (2004). Η Κριτική (1959-1961) του Μανόλη Αναγνωστάκη (1η εκδ.). Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press. Κόκορης, Δ. (1999). Όψεις των σχέσεων της Αριστεράς με τη λογοτεχνία στον Μεσοπόλεμο (1927-1936). Αχαϊκές Εκδόσεις, Πάτρα.
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