Modern Greek Literature
Teaching Staff: Dimitriou Yanna
Course Code: GEN154
Field: General Core
Course Category: General Background
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Total Hours: 3
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/modules/auth/opencourses.php?fc=26
The aim of the course is to guide students to a thorough analysis of Modern Greek scholars focusing mainly on samples of original texts in order to develop analyzes, discussions and comments on the messages that each writer wanted to convey through his work, apart from the occasional placements of the well-known literary criticism, which may be taken into account with a view to at least comparison with students' placements and analyzes.
Deliveries will be supported by a selection of photocopied original texts by various authors, the choice of which will be based either on the theoretical and didactic criteria of the lecturer or on comparison with student preferences or other criteria likely to be presented during the course semester. These texts will be read and analyzed in traditions as well as a stimulus and creative stimulus for the further development of the debate on the writer's wider literary frame of action.
It goes without saying that some of the authoritative stories of modern Greek literature available on the market, which will be proposed for distribution to the students, will be considered as basic textbooks. The purpose of this aid would be to keep the student's attention constantly in the literary environment, which is also the fermenting workshop for personality shaping and the production of each writer.
Week #1: General orientation in the history of modern Greek literature from the beginning (1204) to the 20th century (currents and writers).
Week #2: General orientation in the history of modern Greek literature from the beginning (1204) to the 20th century (currents and writers). (Continuity…)
Week #3: General orientation in the history of Modern Greek literature from the beginning (1204) to the 20th century (currents and writers). (Integration)
Week #4: Nikos Kazantzakis, general orientation in the work, personality and reflection of the author. Excerpts: "Report to Greco": KH ', "The return of Asotos" - "The Zorbas".
Week #5: Short story: "Parakoris", Stratis Myrivilis, "The Green Book".
Week #6: Short story: "Pantelis", Stratis Myrivilis, "The Green Book".
Week #7: Short story: "Aprecation Story", Stratas Myrivilis, "The Red Book".
Week #8: Short story: "The voice of Rachel", Stratis Myrivilis, "The Red Book".
Week #9: Short story: "In the country of the statues", Stratis Myrivilis, "The Red Book".
Week #10: Short story: "The Eye of God", Lilika Nakou, "The Hell of Children".
Week #11: Short story: "Letter", Lilika Nakou, "The Hell of Children".
Week #12: Short story: "Love", Lilika Nakou, "The Hell of Children".
Week #13: Short stories: "As Prologue" & "April", Angelos Terzakis, "April".
- "History of Modern Greek Literature", Linos Politis, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Athens, 1980.
- "History of Neohellenic Literature", Mario Vitti, Odysseas Publishing, Athens, 2003.
- "History of Neohellenic Literature from 1453 to 1961", Yannis Kordatos, Collection Collection, Athens, 2010.
- "How to write a novel", M. Karagatsis, TA NEA, 2018.
- "Searching for clarity Essays on Modern Greek and European Literature", George Theotokas, "Hestia" Bookstore, Athens, 2005.
- "Free Spirit", George Theotokas, ESTIA, Athens, 2016.
- "The thirty generation: ideology and form", Mario Vitti, HERMES, Athens, 2012.
Lectures, practical exercises and workshops.