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MGRK3605: Greek Modernity and its Others

2023 unit information

This course aims to examine the marginalised attempts to modernise Greek literature of the beginning of the 20th century as an alternative to what is considered to be the dominant discourse of Greek modernism, i.e the so-called generation of the 1930s. This will involve the study of C. P. Cavafy, K. G. Karyotakis and some of the minor poets of the same period as well as new trends in Greek criticism put forward by younger critics such as T. Agras and Kl. Paraschos.The course will also attempt to draw parallels to the appropriate European context and to take into account relevant developments in Greek political life.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies

Code MGRK3605
Academic unit Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in the Modern Greek major or MGRK2603 or MGRK3002 or MGRK3607
MGRK2501 or MGRK2622
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. demonstrate critical awareness and appreciation of the work of two major 20th century Greek poets within their European context
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge of a variety of theoretical and methodological tools for the study of poetry
  • LO3. demonstrate skills in textual and contextual analysis
  • LO4. demonstrate advanced reading comprehension, writing and oral presentation skills

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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