Units of Study

MGRK2621 - Greek Modernism

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Anthony Dracopoulos


Focusing on a selection of Giorgos Seferis' poetry and Odysseas Elytis' "Axion Esti", this unit aims at introducing students to the change brought to Greek literary life by the movement of modernism during the 1930s. Together with the analysis of specific poems, it also attempts to place the Greek movement within the wider context of European modernism and to identify their differences and similarities.


1x class presentation (equivalent to 1000wd) (20%), 1x3000wd essay (40%), 1x2000wd take home exam (40%)


Supplied through the department.


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


At least 18 junior credit points from Part A of the table of units of study, of which 12 credit points are from 1 subject



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In addition to the core language studies units, the undergraduate program includes other units of study that deal with cultural and literary themes and translation. The following is a list of units that are currently offered on rotation each year.

  • MGRK2603 Style and Expression
  • MGRK2604 Comparison of Greek and English
  • MGRK2605 Theory and Practice of Translation B
  • MGRK2606 Varieties and Registers
  • MGRK2609 Theory and Practice of Translation A
  • MGRK2621 Greek Modernism
  • MGRK2622 The Other Road to Greek Modernity
  • MGRK2631 Cultural Identities
  • MGRK2633 Social Norms/Stereotypes in Greek Cinema
  • MGRK2652 Politics and Politicians in Greece
  • MGRK2653 Sex, Drugs and Music in Modern Greece
  • MGRK2655 Modern Greek Art
  • MGRK2657 Greece and the European Imaginary
  • MGRK2675 New Testament Greek and its World A
  • MGRK2676 New Testament Greek and its World B
  • MGRK2682 Sports and Contemporary Culture
  • MGRK2691 Sociolinguistics in the Greek Diaspora
  • MGRK3692 Theories of Literature