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.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x 1000wd class presentation (20%), 1x 3000wd essay (50%), 1x 2000wd take-home exercise (30%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Modern Greek or 12 credit points at 2000 level in European StudiesProhibitions