Poetry topics

Course Information
TitleΖητήματα ποιητικής / Poetry topics
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006434

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
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
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Obtainment of knowledge and terms relevant to poetry as an art of speech · Obtainment of knowledge relevant to the evolution of poetic genres and self-referencing in poetry · Familiarization with theoretical texts on poetry · Development of skills necessary to approach poetic word through theoretical texts · Obtainment of the ability to have a multifaceted approach to the research and analysis of poetry
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
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course focuses on theoretical approaches of the art of poetry, through an inter-temporal study, taking Aristotle’s Poetics as a starting point and continuing, the study emphasizes on the thought of poets and theorists such as Boileau, Jacobson, Baudelaire, Valéry Bonnefoy and others, in order to study issues like the function of poetry, the evolution of poetical forms, the specific procedures and features and the text's different elements that come together and produce the poetical effects and distinguish the poetical word, as well as modern poets’ concern regarding the goals and value of poetry.
Poetry, Poetics, poetical techniques, modern poetry
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
elearning, powerpoint, audiovisual presentations, websites
Course Organization
Reading Assigment602.4
Written assigments230.9
Student Assessment
Evaluation will be based on projects presentation during the semester as well as a final examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
ΑΡΙΣΤΟΤΕΛΗΣ, Ποιητική. BAUDELAIRE Charles, Œuvres Complètes, Παρίσι, Gallimard, « Bibliothèque de la Pléiade », 1975. BEARDSLEY Monroe C., Ιστορία των αισθητικών θεωριών: από την κλασσική αρχαιότητα μέχρι σήμερα, Δημοσθένης Κούρτοβικ-Παύλος Χριστοδουλίδης (μτφ.), Αθήνα, Νεφέλη, 1989. BONNEFOY Yves, Entretiens sur la poésie (1972-1990), Παρίσι, Mercure de France, 1990. _______________, L’improbable et autres essais, Παρίσι, Gallimard, « Essais », 1992. _______________, (dir.), La conscience de soi de la poésie, Colloques de la Fondation Hugot du Collège de France (1993-2004), Παρίσι, Seuil, « Le genre humain », 2008. ______________, Le siècle où la parole a été victime, Παρίσι, Mercure de France, 2010. FRIEDRICH Hugo, Structure de la poésie moderne, traduit de l’allemand par Michel-François Demet, Παρίσι, Le livre de poche, 1999. LACOUE-LABARTHE Philippe, La poésie comme expérience, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, Christian Bourgois Éditeur, col. « Titres », 2015. SHELLEY Percy Bysshe, Défense de la poésie, traduit de l’anglais par Franck Lemonde, Παρίσι, Payot & Rivages, 2011. VALÉRY Paul, Œuvres complètes, Παρίσι, Gallimard, « Bibliothèque de la Pléiade », vol. 1, 1960.
Last Update