LaTrobe-20th Century Greek Literature

Subject 922-190 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available


Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

In this subject students are introduced to a wide selection of examples of Greek poetry and short fiction written in the 20th century and should develop techniques for their interpretation and analysis. The selections represent the major thematic preoccupations of Greek writers during this period and their connection with historical, political and social developments is explored, as are the characteristics of the different genres and styles of writing. Students should complete the subject acquainted with some major examples of 20th century Greek poetry and fiction; practised in a range of techniques for the interpretation and analysis of these texts; and having significantly enhanced their skills in the comprehension and discussion of Greek texts.

Objectives: .

A 1000 word essay 25 (due mid-semester), a 2000 word essay 50 (due in week 10) and a 2-hour test 25 (due at the end of semester). Third year students will be expected to show a greater achievement of discipline-specific skills in their written work than second year students.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

Materials prepared by the department

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • have gained an enhanced understanding of significant aspects of Modern Greek culture and developed skills in analysis of them and in critical assessment of existing views of them;

  • have developed written and oral skills in discussion of the issues raised and also have a heightened awareness of cultural diversity.


Special enrolment arrangements apply. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts Office for application forms and further details.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Modern Greek Major

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