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090096 VO Mediterranean Poetic Modernism between West and East: George Seferis, Odysseas Elytis (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Monday 12.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 2H316 UZA II Rotunde
Monday 19.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 2H316 UZA II Rotunde
Monday 09.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 2H316 UZA II Rotunde
Monday 16.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 2H316 UZA II Rotunde
Monday 23.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 2H316 UZA II Rotunde
Monday 30.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 2H316 UZA II Rotunde
Monday 07.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 2H316 UZA II Rotunde
Monday 14.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 2H316 UZA II Rotunde
Monday 11.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 2H316 UZA II Rotunde
Monday 18.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 2H316 UZA II Rotunde

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course studies the shaping of modernism in Greece, by considering how Western European influences are filtered through cultural concerns, the search for a national identity, and the turn towards the East, that gave Greek modernism its distinctive character. The course’s main – albeit not exclusive – focus is the poetry of George Seferis and Odysseas Elytis, which we will read in parallel with works by T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heany, William Butler Yeats, Albert Camus, Charles Baudelaire and others. Cultural and political considerations will intersect with close readings in our approach to poetry and major topics we will discuss include: myth and history in poetry, the transformations of the theory of analogies in modernism, the competing discourses of ancient Greek and Byzantine heritage in the Greek generation of the thirties.

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam at the end of the course

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