Course Information
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorVenetia Apostolidou
Course ID600017579

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dīmotikīs Ekpaídeusīs (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 58
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses634

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Type Of Offer
  • Disciplinary Course
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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, Examination)
General Prerequisites
It would be very helpful if the students are familiar with modern Greek Literature as well as with the most important historical events of Modern Greece.
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to: 1. Have an overview of the evolution of modern Greek literature from the foundation of Greek state to the present era (1830-2000). 2. Realize the values and the criteria upon which the modern Greek literary canon has been constructed. Realize the continuities and discontinuities in the course of modern greek literature, as well as the literary movements that have been running through it. 3. Discern and form opinions on important issues of modern Greek culture. 4. Classify each one author into the literary school, generation or group he/she belongs. 5. Make appropriate use of the basic tools of Philology, such as the Histories of Literature and the Anthologies.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to literary history α) The origins or literary historiography in 19th century b) Basic concepts and problems of literary history. National soul, continuity c) The origins of literary history in Greece d) Characteristics of the history of modern greek literature e) Histories of modern greek literature that are in use today 2. Modern Greek Literature in 19th century a) Cultural centers before 1821: Fanariotes, Ionian Islands, Diaspora b) Modern Greek Romanticism (1830-1880): Ionian and Athenian School. Historical fiction. 3. Traditional Poetry at the beginninig of 2oth century a) The generation of 1880 and Kostis Palamas b) The last traditional poets: A. Sikelianos, K. Varnalis 4. Prosa at the beginning of 20th century. The ethographic novel a) Georgios Vizyenos b) Alexandros Papadiamantis c) Andreas Karkavitsas 5. The urban novel. The social novel a) Grigorios Xenopoulos b) Konstantinos Chatzopoulos c) Konstantinos Theotokis d) Dimosthenis Voutiras 6. The modernist movement a) The precursors of modernism: C.P. Kavafis, K. Kariotakis b) The characteristics of modernism 7. Poetry of the Generation of 1930 a) Giorgos Seferis b) Odysseus Elytis c) The surrealists: Andreas Embirikos, Nikos Egonopoulos d) Giannis Ritsos 8. Prosa in the '30s a) Prosa as testimony:Stratis Doukas, Elias Venezis, Stratis Myrivilis b) Urban realism: Giorgos Theotokas, Aggelos Terzakis, M. Karagatsis c) The denial of realism: N. G. Pentzikis, G. Skaribas, M. Axioti 9. The first postwar poetic generation a) The social poets: M. Anagnostakis, A. Alexandrou, T. Patrikios, T. Livaditis b) The followers of surrealism: M. Sachtouris, E. Vakalo, D.P. Papaditsas 10. The traumatic experiencies of the '40s in fiction a) Alexandros Kotzias b) Andreas Fragias c) Dimitris Chatzis d) Stratis Tsirkas e) Kostas Tachtsis f) Nikos Bakolas 11. Poetry of the Generation of 1970 a) Giannis Kontos b) Gianis Varveris c) Kostas Papageorgiou d) Giorgos Markopoulos e) Jenny Mastoraki 12. Modern greek fiction after 1974 a) From collective consiousness to personal experience b) The appearance of new historical fiction 13. Modern Greek Literature in 21st century Literature in internet
Modern Greek Literature, Grammatology, historiography, literary canon,
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
The presentation program Power Point will be used both by the professor and the students. Multimedia will be used as well, for example documentaries about certain authors, visualized poems from youtube, abstracts from films based on novels. A page on the e-learning platform has also been created.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301
Tutorials in groups100.3
Student Assessment
The students assesment will be based on: a) written exam at the end of the semester b) group project on a certain author or group of authors and presentation in class c) group tutorials in the office during the group work. The criteria are: a) master of a general overview of the evolution of modern greek literature based on study of the bibliography and the attendance of classes b) deeper knowledge and historical valuation of a certain author on whom the project will have been made.The criteria will be announced both in first meeting and on the e-learning platform.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μάριο Βίττι, Ιστορία της νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας, Αθήνα, Βιβλιόπολις, 2016 (4η έκδ.) Κωδ. Εύδοξος 59371707 Λίνος Πολίτης, Ιστορία της νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας, Αθήνα, Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, 2014 (21η ανατ.) Κωδ. Εύδοξος 50657929 Ρόντερικ Μπήτον, Εισαγωγή στη νεότερη ελληνική λογοτεχνία, Αθήνα, Νεφέλη, 2010 (β΄έκδ.)Κωδ. στον Εύδοξο 10369
Additional bibliography for study
Κ. Θ. Δημαράς, Ιστορία της νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας, Αθήνα, Γνώση, 2000 (9η έκδ.) Βενετία Αποστολίδου, Ο Κωστής Παλαμάς ιστορικός της νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας, Αθήνα, Θεμέλιο, 1994.
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