Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT1330 (AF:233020 AR:135838)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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During the second module of Modern Greek Literature the student will deepen his/her knowledge on the historical literary Greek and the ability to understand (knowledge and understanding) the historical-linguistic and historical-literary phenomena; will be able to practically apply his knowledge and skills by carrying out bibliographic research in the library and online for the preparation of an individual research; will develop its critical judgment skills towards the literary and linguistic production of modern Greece; he will refine his communication skills and will be engaged in individual study to develop the ability to learn on their own (learning skills).
He/she will have the opportunity to deepen his/her knowledge on the main literary, artistic and cultural phenomena of modern Greece; of the methodologies of analysis of the cultural object (literary, visual and performative); of historical-cultural evolutionary processes.
The student will know how to frame a literary text in its historical-linguistic context; will apply the analysis methodologies for the understanding of the society and culture that produced the studied text; will develop the ability to read and translate a literary text and to comment on it with appropriate language and scientific methodology; will be able to treat historical sources within a framework of adequate critical and historical-cultural contextualization; will be able to autonomously launch insights on specific topics.
basic knowledge of the Modern Greek literary historical profile; basic knowledge of the Greek language (Modern Greek Literature 1 is required)
Poetry and music in the modern Greek literary production.

Relations with the ancient: revisitation of classical culture in modern literary production.

Byzantium and modern Greek cultural identity: Palamàs and Kavafis.

An educational experiment will be carried out using the material set up as part of the "Archaeoschool for the future" project.
M. Vitti, Storia della letteratura neogreca, Cafoscarina, Venice 2016
R. Beaton, D. Ricks (eds), Byzantium and Modern Greek Identity, London 1998
Γ. Κεχαγιογλου, Από τον ύστερο Μεσαίωνα ως τον 18 αιώνα. Εισαγωγή στα παλιότερα κείμενα της νεοελληνικής λογοτεχνίας, ΙΝΣ, Θεσσαλονίκη 2009
G. Horrocks, Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

materials on line, open access, will be activated on the moodle platform.
The verification of the level of learning achieved is obtained through a written test and an oral test. In particular, the student will present the acquired theoretical knowledge in oral form. The level of language learning acquired through practical and oral tests will be evaluated.

Read: the student will show that he is able to read a short text correctly.
Writing: the student will demonstrate to be able to write orthographically correct, under dictation, a text containing vocabulary already acquired thanks to the linguistic exercises. He will compile simple grammatical exercises in the neo-Greek and formulate a short written text (a letter, a summary, a description ...).
Understanding oral discourse: the student will summarize in Italian a short text pronounced in the Greek language containing lexicon, grammatical and syntactic forms of medium-high level.
Formulate an oral discourse: the student will answer in Italian to simple questions asked by the commission on topics treated in class, using the acquired linguistic knowledge.
Evaluation: grammar, morphology and syntax = evaluation of assimilation and precision in use; lexicon: consideration of the appropriate use of words; ability to manage speech (oral and written); ability to interact with the written text, in a conversation; fluent use of written and oral speech (correctly written and pronounced). Ability to organize a critical speech in Italian using theoretical and cultural knowledge (ie the theoretical and historical contents of the discipline.
Evaluation scheme: insufficient; sufficient (18-22); mediocre (23-25); good (26-27); very good (28-29); excellent (30, 30 cum laude).
The lessons, also supported by the linguistic exercises, take place in the first semester. In addition to the lectures, textual analyzes will be carried out with the support of open access material on LiM, through material present on specific educational platforms used for Greek schools and universities.

In itinere tests will be assigned, which will be corrected and discussed in class and will form part of the final evaluation.
It is advised that you attend modern Greek language class.
Students who don't attend lessons and students whose mother tongue is Greek will agree on programme and bibliography with the professor.

ERASMUS exchanges (Athnes, Corfu, Komotini, Patras, Crete).

written and oral

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 21/06/2018