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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, Loannou, Philippou-Pierides and Zafiriou.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesEssay and tutorial paper with an annotated bibliography and oral presentations. Regular accessing of in-country information via the internet and other media. Written language assignments and  written test .

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsGST3TGL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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/ analyse/ interpret/ compare literary texts orally.
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.
03. Ability to use Greek flexibly and effectively to negotiate socio-cultural differences.
04. Critical engagement with the Greek world and what shapes it.
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.
06. Write literary critical analysis / evaluation/ interpretation using correct language structure, literary terms and relevant vocabulary.

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