TWENTIETH-CENTURY GREEK LITERATURE

GST2TGL

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to selected examples of Greek poetry and short fiction written in the twentieth century and develop techniques for their interpretation and analysis. The selections represent the major thematic preoccupations of Greek writers during this period and their connection with historical, political and social developments is explored, as are the characteristics of the different genres and styles of writing. Texts studied include poetry by Cavafy, Varnalis, Seferis, Ritsos, Elytis and Charalambides and prose by Chatzis, Milliex, Samarakis, Vasilikos, Ioannou, Philippou-Pierides and Zafiriou.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Herodotou

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites GST1002, GST3006 or equivalent/co-ordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects GST3TGL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to express themselves fluently and spontaneously; ability to formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate these to the contribution of other people. Ability to narrate/ analyze/ interpret/ compare literary texts orally.

Activities:
Active participation in class discussions; ability to deliver a tutorial paper in class; supporting an argument using evidence from different sources/ texts (10%).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

02. Ability to synthesise and perform critical analysis of a wide variety of audio, video and printed literary materials and to develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
Essay, tutorial paper and oral presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Ability to use Greek flexibly and effectively to negotiate socio-cultural differences.

Activities:
Regular accessing of in-country information via the internet and other media.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

04. Critical engagement with the Greek world and what shapes it.

Activities:
Essay and tutorial paper with an annotated bibliography and oral presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Demonstrated ability to apply creative thinking processes to complex or ill-structured problems, making meaningful new connections between apparently challenging, contradictory or unlikely elements.

Activities:
Regular written language assignments, tutorial paper, essay, written test .
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

06. Write literary critical analysis / evaluation/ interpretation using correct language structure, literary terms and relevant vocabulary.

Activities:
write one tutorial paper, a major essay using the Harvard referencing system and a written examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Herodotou

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one essay (2,000-word equivalent)50 01, 02, 04, 05
one examination (1000-word equivalent)25 03, 05, 06
one tutorial paper (1,000-word equivalent)25 02, 04