Modern Greek Prose


Teaching Staff: Letsios Vassilios
Course Code: YE-0702
Gram-Web Code: ΛΟ2020
Course Category: General Background
Course Type: Compulsory Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Semester: Any Winter
ECTS: 2
Total Hours: 2
Erasmus: Available (in English)
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/courses/DFLTI151/

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Short Description:

Greek Novel, short story, literary criticism since the 1960s. History and literature, European movements and influences, translation of Greek literature into foreign languages.


Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  • know aspects of Modern Greek Prose
  • be aware of literary criticism
  • recognize authors, literary genres, works etc.
  • evaluate specific titles, topics etc.

Syllabus:

Weeks 1 & 2: Introduction to the 1960s.

Weeks 2, 3 & 4: Rewriting History: Stratis Tsirkas, Dimitris Chatzis, Andreas Fragkias, Thanassis Valtinos.

Weeks 5 & 6: The Angry Youth of Greek Prose: Marios Chakkas, Antonis Samarakis, Renos Apostolidis, Vassilis Vassilikos, Menis Koumantareas, Spyros Plaskovitis.

Weeks 7 & 8: The “Low Voices”: Yorgos Ioannou, Kostas Tachtsis.

Weeks 9 & 10: Deviations from Realism.

Weeks 11 & 12: Prose during the Dictatorship (1967-74).

Week 13: Conclusions.


Suggested Bibliography:

Δημήτρης Τζιόβας, Η πολιτισμική ποιητική της ελληνικής πεζογραφίας, ΠΕΚ, 2017

Μαίρη Μικέ, Μεταμφιέσεις στη νεοελληνική πεζογραφία, Κέδρος, 2001

Α. Νάτσινα, Α. Καστρινάκη, Γ. Δημητρακάκης, Κ. Δασκαλά, Η πεζογραφία στη μακρά δεκαετία του 1960, Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα www.kallipos.gr, 2015


Teaching Methods:

Lecture. Presentations, discussion. Reading and interpretation.


Evaluation Methods:

Written exam (in Greek) or essay (in Greek or in English)

Updated: 27-07-2022

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