Modern Greek Literature I


Teaching Staff: Kentrotis Yorghos
Course Code: EL-3100
Gram-Web Code: ΛΟ0101
Course Category: Specialization
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Semester: 3rd
ECTS: 2
Total Hours: 2
Erasmus: Available (in English)
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Short Description:

Students are introduced to the Greek folk song, Cretan literature and the Heptanese School of literature. Then, they are introduced to the Greek language question: its early phases and the work of the main representatives of purism and demoticism, and, lastly, the translation from foreign languages into Greek during the 19th century.

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

Through this course, the students will:

  • Become aware of the modern Greek literature
  • Be aware of the connection between the Greek modern literature and the Greek modern language and will know the translation work of Greek modern authors
  • Know the different movements of the modern Greek literature
  • Deepen their knowledge in the Greek folk song, the Greek Heptanese School and its translation works
Syllabus:

Week 1: The origins of Modern Greek Literature

Week 2: Folk songs, I

Week 3: Folk songs, II

Week 4: Vintsentzos Cornaros

Week 5: Georgios Hortatzis

Week 6: Dionysios Solomos, I

Week 7: Dionysios Solomos, I

Week 8: Lorentzos Mavilis and Georgios Kalosgouros

Week 9: Iakovos Polylas

Week 10: Andreas Kalvos

Week 11: Demoticism

Week 12: The first translations into Modern Greek, I

Week 13: The first translations into Modern Greek, II

Suggested Bibliography:

Suggested reading:

Selected excerpts from the works of poets and novel writers.

Linos Politis, «Ιστορία της νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας / A History of Modern Greek Literature», ΜΙΕΤ, Αθήνα 1985.

Yorgos Kentrotis, «Πόσα χουνέρια και τι πλεκτάνες», Τυπωθήτω, Αθήνα 2004

Yorgos Kentrotis, «Στις κερκίδες του λόγου», Δίαυλος, Αθήνα 2007.

Teaching Methods:

Face-to-face/ Lecture. Discussion in class. Essays.

New Technologies:

Use of ICT in teaching.

Evaluation Methods:

Semester 2-3,000 word essay.


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