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MGRK3001: Greek Modernism in European Context

Focusing on a selection of modernist poets including G. Seferis and O. Elytis, this unit explores the profound change brought to Greek literary life during the 1930s. Together with the analysis of specific poems, it will also examine the epistemological historical and social factors which facilitated this change, and it will explore the reasons behind the belatedness of Greek modernism by comparing it to its broader European counterpart.

Code MGRK3001
Academic unit Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in the Modern Greek or European Studies or MGRK2603 or MGRK3002 or MGRK3607

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate critical awareness of the work of major 20thce Greek poets within the European context
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of processes of modernisation in a peripheral European country
  • LO3. demonstrate knowledge of a variety of methodological tools for the study of poetry
  • LO4. demonstrate the capacity to construct and defend valid arguments relevant in textual and contextual analysis

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