Currents in Modern Greek Literature

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Currents in Modern Greek Literature

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, Literature, Poetry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    WP 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing
    WP 1111 Integrated Academic Writing and Ethics  

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Survey of Modern Greek literature (in English translation) from the late nineteenth century to the present. Focus on the prose and poetry of major authors. Works examined for their individual stylistic and thematic elements within the context of literary and cultural movements.

    This course is a survey of Modern Greek literature and its historical development in the last two centuries. It approaches Modern Greek literature as a cultural artefact that reflects its contemporary society. The course examines issues such as the canon, nation-building, nationalism and identity, migration, and politics, and explores the place of Modern Greek literature within the larger field of European literature. The course fulfills the humanities requirement.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate awareness of literary works as products of historical conditions and socio-cultural contexts;
    2. Relate texts to appropriate historical, political and cultural contexts;
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of the literature of the period in its various types and genres;
    4. Engage in close reading of the texts.

    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    - Lecture
    - Discussion
    - Writing
    - Film and documentary viewings
    - Blackboard


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