Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Alexandros Giannadakis


Previously coded GRK2050


The unit introduces Modern Greek literature to post-VCE students of Modern Greek. The various phases of the evolution of the Greek language as well as an array of social issues endemic in Modern Greek society are reflected in a careful selection of literary texts. ATS1245/ATS2245 discusses literary tendencies in Modern Greek literature focusing on the cultural influences that shaped Modern Greece.


By the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of Modern Greek literature and become familiar with Modern Greek literary styles (the Romantics in Greece, etc)
  2. Enhance their fluency in Modern Greek and hold demanding discussions on issues pertaining to Modern Greek literature
  3. Read literature in Modern Greek involving texts written in older forms of the language
  4. Appreciate the reflection of social issues in Modern Greek literature
  5. Have a more thorough appreciation of the development of Modern Greek society and culture.


Written assignments: 20%
Classroom tests: 30%
Oral/aural tests: 20%
Examination (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Alexandros Giannadakis

Contact hours

Two 1 hour lectures per week
Two 1 hour tutorials per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Modern Greek