Spring 2018 - HS 403 D100
Selected Topics in Hellenic Studies (4)
Class Number: 9639
Delivery Method: In Person
The study of issues related to Hellenic Studies not offered in regular courses.
What is the relation between past and present? Between world, and a nation? When reflecting on popular culture, why is there a frequent use of references made to Greek mythology? How relevant are the philosophical ideas emerging from Antiquity? This course will address the aforementioned questions through the exploration of ideas, themes and individual figures that emerge from the ancient Greek civilization and are found the 20th and 21st centuries’ literature. It examines: i) Greek male and female archetypes, philosophical notions and ideas in an international context, ii) offers a critical analysis on the dis/continuities of the representations of Greek individuals and ideas, iii) contextualizes the aforementioned, in discussions on postmodernism, identity, gender, politics and theory.
- Participation 10%
- Presentation 15%
- Midterm 35%
- Term Paper 40%
Atwood, Margaret. 2010. The Penelopiad; The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus. Toronto: Knopf.
Apostolides, Marianne. 2010. The Lucky Child; A Novel. Toronto: Mansfield Press.
Shelley, Mary. 2008. Frankenstein. London: Penguin Books.
Doxiadis, Apostolos. 2015. Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth. New York: Bloomsbury.
Coetzee, J. M. 1980. Waiting For The Barbarians. New York: Penguin Group.
Hamilakis, Yannis. 2007. The Nation and its Ruins: Antiquity, Archaeology and National Imagination in Greece. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Junker, Klaus. 2012. Interpreting the Images of Greek Myths. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Morley, Neville. 2009. Antiquity and Modernity. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Woodhouse, C. M. 1985. Apple of Discord: a Survey of recent Greek Politics in their International Setting. Reston, Va.: W. B. O'Neill.
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