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090104 UE The Cultural Politics of Modern Greek Literature: 19th and 20th century (2020S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 09.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Augasse, UZA Augasse 2-6, 5.Stock Kern B SR5.45
Monday 16.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Augasse, UZA Augasse 2-6, 5.Stock Kern B SR5.45
Monday 18.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Augasse, UZA Augasse 2-6, 5.Stock Kern B SR5.45
Monday 25.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Augasse, UZA Augasse 2-6, 5.Stock Kern B SR5.45
Monday 08.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Augasse, UZA Augasse 2-6, 5.Stock Kern B SR5.45
Monday 15.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Augasse, UZA Augasse 2-6, 5.Stock Kern B SR5.45
Monday 22.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Augasse, UZA Augasse 2-6, 5.Stock Kern B SR5.45
Monday 29.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Augasse, UZA Augasse 2-6, 5.Stock Kern B SR5.45

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course raises into a dominant hermeneutic approach the assumption that always underlies our study of literary works: the connections of literature to broader cultural discourses and its complex and form mediated relation to historical and political contexts. We are focusing on the special case of Greece, where, since the institution of the Greek nation state, literary production is largely embedded in the unfolding formation of and preoccupation with Greek identity. In this perspective we will explore a series of questions (representation of nature and space, evolving notions of Hellenicity, East and West, the relation of past and present, classical reception, issues of heritage, diaspora, cosmopolitanism, colonizing and self-colonizing discourses, canon formation, travel writing) across texts that range from the Enlightenment (Rigas Velestinles, Adamantios Korais) to Romanticism (the Heptanese school and Dionysios Solomos), and to Alexandrian poetry at the turn of the century (C.P. Cavafy) to the generation of the thirties (George Seferis, Odysseas Elytis, George Theotokas, Nikos Kazatzakis). Our effort throughout will be to critically approach existing scholarship on the topic and try new theoretical approaches, in hope of fresh readings of Modern Greek texts.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

30%: Participation in class discussion
30%: Oral Presentation
40%: Essay of 3.500 words (footnotes and Bibliography not included). Submission via email. Submission date: tba

Examination topics

Reading list

Calotychos, Vangelis. Modern Greece: a cultural poetics, Oxford, 2003
Gourgouris, Stathis. Dream nation : Enlightenment, colonization, and the institution of modern Greece, Stanford, 1996
Güthenke, Constanze. Placing ModernGreece: The Dynamics of Romantic Hellenism, 1770-1840, Oxford 2008
Halim, Hala. Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An archive, Fordham University Press, 2013
Kolocotroni, Vassiliki. Women writing Greece : Essays on Hellenism, Orientalism and Travel, Amsterdam, 2008
Leontis, Artemis. Topographies of Hellenism : Mapping the Homeland, Ithaca, 1995

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