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Modern Greek Literature 2020-2021

Compulsory Courses

ΝΕΦ002 Modern Greek LiteratureSemester 01

Maria Nikolopoulou

The objective of the course is the examination of the history of Modern Greek Literature during the 19th and 20th century, in terms of its historical evolution and the development of literary movements. Important texts of poets and writers of the period will be examined, in relation to the historical circumstances and the aesthetic tendencies of their time. 

ΝΕΦ001 Theory of Literature – Semester 02

Peggy Karpouzou

Introduction to Theory of Literature. The concept of literature. Overview of Modern Literary Theories of the 20th Century: Formalism, New Criticism, Structuralism, Semiotics, Reading Theories, Marxist Criticism, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Cultural Criticism. The basic terms and concepts of each theoretical school are critically examined through theoretical texts (R. Barthes, U. Eco, R. Jakobson, M. Bakhtin, V. Shklovsky, C. Levi-Strauss and others). Indicative application of G. Genette’s narrative typology in Stratis Tsirkas’ novel, Drifting Cities.

ΝΕΦ101 Modern Greek Literature II: 19th and 20th centuries - Semester 08

Yannis Xourias

The course examines Modern Greek poetry and prose in the 19th and 20th c., focusing on the analysis and interpretation of texts characteristic of the period.


Elective Course

73ΙΣΤ103 Modern Greek Literature – Semester 08

Thanassis Agathos

The course investigates the ideological and aesthetic orientations of the Greek prose fiction writers of the Generation of the 1930s, provides analysis of representative texts (by Myrivilis, Theotokas, Terzakis, Politis, Venezis, Karagatsis, Nakou and others) and, finally, examines their critical reception and position in the Modern Greek literary canon.