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Department of Russian Language and Literature & Slavic Studies

Modern Greek Literature 2020-2021

Compulsory Course

717008 Theory of Literature – Semester 07

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 et al.). Indicative application of G. Genette’s narrative typology in Stratis Tsirkas novel, Drifting Cities.


Elective Course

718115 – Recruitment of Russian Writers in Modern Prose (19th-20th c.) - Semester 08

Maria Nikolopoulou

The objective of the course is to examine the reception of russian prose fiction by Greek prose writers from the end of the 19th century to the mid 20th century, focusing especially on the years  1880-1910 and the interwar period. 

The Greek prose writers of the period 1880-1910 were keenly interested in the Russian writers of the 19th century (Turgenieff, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Chekov) and many Greeks who lived in Russia functioned as cultural mediators and translators. Moreover, the french and german translations of russian literary texts facilitated to their translation in Greek. The reception by the Greek writers depends on their horizon of expectations. 

Concurrently, during the interwar period, Russian writers connected with the revolution are very positively received by Greek writers of the Left.