Literature of Germanophone Countries


Teaching Staff: Vraila Stavroula-Paraskevi
Course Code: YE-9102
Gram-Web Code: ΛΟ0200
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Compulsory Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: German / Greek
Semester: Any Spring
ECTS: 2
Total Hours: 2
Erasmus: Not Available
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Short Description:

This module focuses on the analysis of poems and short stories from Romanticism to Contemporary German Literature. Its aim is for students to understand the influence of society on the development and shaping of these two literary genres. Through lectures and dialogue, students are asked to analyse texts, from the specific genres, after conducting relevant research at individual and group level.

Objectives - Learning Outcomes:

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

  • distinguish the particular features of German poetry and epic
  • be able to analyse these two literary genres based on the social, political and economic conditions of each eta
  • perceive the literary work as part of a larger whole
  • develop a critical interpretive thinking concerning the particularities of the German mentality
  • Identify the cultural and factual facts concerning the translator
  • Compare German with Greek literature in the context of interculturalism and diversity acceptance
Syllabus:

Week 1:

German poetry: main characteristics, development, main representatives

Week 2:

The man through German poetry: The case of Romantic poets

Week 3:

Poetry and society. The case of enlightenment and expressionists

Week 4:

German poetry – Greek poetry

Week 5:

Brief history: main characteristics, development, main representatives

Week 6:

The war in literature: the literature of ruins. Psychological way out or a cry of despair

Week 7:

Literary stories of dichotomy

Week 8:

German stories – Greek stories

Week 9:

Immigrant literature: the search for the identity of the immigrant

Week 10:

The hybrid world of the immigrant: Two cultures in one text

Week 11:

Immigrant literature as a translation technique

Week 12:

German speaking immigrant writers – Greek speaking immigrant writers

Week 13:

German literature – Greek literature - Society

Suggested Bibliography:

Conrady, K.O. (2000): Lauter Lyrik. Der Kleine Conrady. Eine Sammlung deutscher Gedichte. Düsseldorf: Artemis & Winkler

Durzak, M. (2002): Die deutsche Kurzgeschichte der Gegenwart. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann.

 

Greek bibliography

Eideneier, N. (2009). Ελληνογερμανικές λογοτεχνικές σχέσεις–λογοτεχνία των Ελλήνων της διασποράς: Προοπτικές και προτάσεις

Grimm, A & W (2012): Geschichten aus der Nachkriegszeit. Books on Demand

Hinck, W. (2001): Stationen der deutschen Lyrik. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Roth, J. (1995). Οι μεταμορφώσεις ενός γερμανικού αφηγήματος του 19ου αιώνα και η πορεία του προς τον βαλκάνιο αναγνώστη:" Τα αυγά του Πάσχα" του Christoph von Schmid

Παπαχρίστου, Α. 2015. Το δίκαιο ως λογοτεχνία. [Κεφάλαιο Συγγράμματος]. Στο Παπαχρίστου, Α., Χέλμης, Α., Μαροπούλου, Μ. 2015. Δίκαιο και λογοτεχνία. [ηλεκτρ. βιβλ.] Αθήνα:Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών. κεφ 3. Διαθέσιμο στο: http://hdl.handle.net/11419/4994

Teaching Methods:

Face to face. Along with the lectures, students will be asked to apply in real time, the theory and techniques that have been taught. In cooperation with the professor, students will discuss all their translation options and the process they have chosen during the translation act.

New Technologies:

Use of ICT in teaching

Evaluation Methods:

Written examination 60%

 Group Presentation 40%


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