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Modern Greek Courses for 1st and 2nd Semester

Semester 01

ΦΦΝ01 Introduction to the Modern Greek Literary Studies 

Professor D. Angelatos

This course is organized in three Parts (A-C), each one of which contains certain number of entities. The first Part (A) concerns the terms, the object and the methods of the scientific field of Modern Greek Literary Studies. The second Part (B) deals with the various bibliographical sources and their appropriate scientific use in literary research and teaching. The third Part (C) is dedicated to the correct way of application of the above not only to the scientific writing on Modern Greek Literature but also to the ways of teaching Modern Greek literary texts.

The precise use of terminology, the adequacy in methods (Theory and History of Literature, Literary Criticism and Comparative Literature) of approaching the literary texts, the well-founded knowledge of Modern Greek Literature and its historical, aesthetic and cultural background, the detailed and appropriate use of the research sources, the correct way of organizing the scientific writing and teaching, constitute the coherent and proper body of presuppositions and specifications in dealing with the field of Modern Greek Literary Studies.


Semester 02

ΦΦΝ02 History of Modern Greek Literature (from the beginnings to 1821)

The course aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the Modern Greek literary production from the beginnings to 1821 (year of the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence). More specifically, the successive periods of Modern Greek Literature will be examined through the study of selected texts.

ΦΦΝ03  History of Modern Greek Literature (1821-20th c.)

The course is a survey of Modern Greek poetry and prose in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lectures treat the periodization issues and provide the historical, ideological and socio-cultural background. The general trends and characteristics of each period (and sub-period) are examined. Readings of representative texts by major authors are also provided.