POEMS OF THE SUN AND THE SEA: FROM HOMER TO SLAM POETRY

GST2PSS

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


In this subject students are introduced to select examples of modern Greek poetry from the fifteenth century to the present day, contextualised in the overall Greek poetic tradition.Starting with a brief but significant look at the Homeric epics, a major source of continuing inspiration for poetic expression in the Greek world, we then turn our attention to folk poetry, followed by the great poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (e.g., Solomos, Cavafy, Ritsos, and nobel laureates Seferis and Elytis), contemporary Greek poets influenced by the global financial crisis, and local Greek-Australian artists, including slam poets. The historical, political and social contexts associated with the selections in each case are examined, as are the formal characteristics of the different styles, including the features of oral and written literature in general. No prior knowledge of the Greek language is assumed. All texts will be available in English translation and all assessment will be in English.


SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephie Nikoloudis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Familiarity with the major works and styles of Modern Greek poetry produced in Greece and Australia from the fifteenth century to the present day.

Activities:
class discussions, presentation, essay, final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Synthesise a large volume of information into oral presentations and written assessments; perform critical analysis of texts and develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
class discussions, presentation, essay, final exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Ability to communicate effectively in written academic English, offering a sustained argument, using primary and secondary sources, proper referencing and a bibliography.

Activities:
essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Engage effectively with peers and respect differences in opinions and backgrounds.

Activities:
class discussions, presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephie Nikoloudis

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*
Class Presentation (1000 words)30 01, 02, 04
Essay (2000 words)40 01, 02, 03
Exam (1000 words)30 01, 02