[MGSA-L] New Courses in Modern Greek Studies-Hellenic Studies, Columbia University

Katherine Stefatos ks3061 at columbia.edu
Thu Dec 12 12:24:11 PST 2013


*SPRING 2014*

*MODERN GREEK STUDIES COURSES*

*PROGRAM IN HELLENIC STUDIES*



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*INTRODUCTION TO MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE AND CULTURE II-GRKM V1102. 4pts.
Karen Van Dyck TR 9:00am-10:50am (Kathryn Stergiopoulos F 10:00am-10:50am).
*This second semester course is designed for students who have taken the
first semester course V 1101 or the equivalent. It focuses again on Greek
as it is written and spoken in Greece today.  As well as learning the
skills necessary to read texts of moderate difficulty and converse on a
wide range of topics, students continue to explore Modern Greece's cultural
landscape.


*INTERMEDIATE MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE AND CULTURE II-GRKM V1202. 4 pts.  Toby
Lee TR 11:00am–12:50pm. *This second semester course is designed for
students who have taken the first semester course V 1201 or the equivalent.
In the spring term students complete their knowledge of the fundamentals of
Greek grammar and syntax while continuing to enrich their vocabulary. The
aim is to be able to read simple Greek newspaper articles, essays and short
stories and to discuss and summarize them in Greek. *Students are also
required to take the conversation class, GRKM W1212 (below)*


 *INTERMEDIATE MODERN GREEK CONVERSATION-GRKM W1212. 1pt. Kathryn
Stergiopoulos F 11:00am–11:50am. *For students in GRKM V1202; but also open
to students not enrolled in V1201 above, who wish to improve their spoken
modern Greek. For more information, contact Karen Van Dyck at
vandyck at columbia.edu


<vandyck at columbia.edu>

*COMPARATIVE DIASPORAS AND TRANSLATION-CPLS G6111. 3pts. Karen Van Dyck and
Brent Edwards T 2:10pm-4pm.* This seminar will focus on the theory and
practice of translation from the perspective of comparative diaspora
studies. We will look at key scholarship on diaspora that has emerged over
the past two decades focusing on the central issue of language in relation
to migration, uprooting, and imagined community, especially with regard to
the literature of the African and Greek diasporas. The final weeks of the
course will be devoted to a practicum, in which students will workshop
their own translation projects.


*TOPICS IN GREEK FILM-GRKM V3135. 3pts. Erato Basea M 6:00pm-10:00pm.* This
course addresses a wide range of fields from film theory and aesthetics to
cultural studies and history, exploring questions of film style,
transnational and cosmopolitan filmmaking practices, national industries
and audience reception. We will begin by discussing recent debates in film
studies about transnational and peripheral cinemas before proceeding to the
case of films that are either produced in Greece or are about Greece. We
will read films in terms of their narrative style, locate them in their
wider socio-political and economic contexts of production and reception,
and suggest other case studies based on your own background and interests.
Films have English subtitles.
*There will be an optional 1-credit bilingual section for those students
able to read and discuss materials in Greek.  *


 *THE WORLD RESPONDS TO THE GREEKS: GREECE FACES EAST-CLGM V3920. 3pts.
Christine Philliou (TA: TBA) T 1:00pm-2:50pm. *This course is an antidote
to Contemporary Civilization and Literature Humanities, considering the
real, imagined, and forgotten ways that "Greece" was connected to the
"East," from antiquity to the present, rather than the ways Greek culture
and thought paved the way to "Western Civilization." Using a range of
disciplinary lenses--including but not limited to history, literary
criticism, anthropology, and art history--we will read and discuss primary
source materials that connect Ancient/Byzantine/Modern Greek cultural,
economic, and political actors with, for instance, Phoenician, Persian,
Arab, Turkish, Ottoman civilizations as well as cultures and peoples of the
"Modern Middle East." *The course fulfills the Global Core requirement.*


 *SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR-GRKM V3998. 4pts. Vangelis Calotychos W
10:00am-12:00pm. *This course is primarily designed for students writing a
senior thesis or undertaking advanced research on modern Greece or Greek
Diaspora topics in all disciplines. The course of study and reading
material will be determined by the instructor in consultation with the
students; and it will be made relevant to the theoretical and practical
requirements of their research topic. The course will provide guidance and
supervision over the writing of the thesis over a sequence of drafts. It
will also instruct on how to best manage such practicalities as generating
a bibliography, providing proper citations, and organizing and developing
argumentation for a longer research paper.* Students not engaged in writing
a senior thesis but interested in working on a research topic require the
prior permission of the instructor: *ec2268 at columbia.edu


*MODERN GREECE-HIST W4300. 4pts. Mark Mazower M 11:00am-12:50pm. *This is
an undergraduate research seminar which will allow students with an
interest in the Balkans, eastern Europe and the Ottoman empire to trace in
detail the emergence of the independent Greek nation-state in the early
19th century and to draw on contemporary literature and the secondary
historiography to evaluate theories of ethnicity, nationalism and state
formation. It is open to all students with a background in modern European
or Middle Eastern history and covers the period from the mid-18th to the
mid-19th centuries.
*Instructor's permission is required; preference will be given to majors
and concentrators, seniors and juniors. *


 *CAVAFOUCAULT- CPLS G4105. 1,5 pt. Dimitris Papanikolaou MW 6:10pm-8:40pm.
*This lecture mini-course, takes two of the most celebrated and influential
thinkers and writers of the 20th century, Greek diaspora poet C.P.Cavafy
(1863-1933) and French philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-1984) and attempts
to read them side by side, in the light of recently renewed critical
emphasis on sexuality, biopolitics, queer temporality and ethics. Even
though students will need to familiarize themselves with the writings of
Foucault and Cavafy, as well as with central texts of queer theory, no
prior knowledge of these fields is needed in order to follow the course.



*MUSLIM CHRISTIAN-BALKAN NARRATIVES-CLSL G6200. 3pts. Valentina Izmirlieva
R 2:10pm-4:00pm.* A graduate seminar on major literary and cinematic
narratives from Southeastern Europe that thematize Muslim-Christian
encounters in the context of the complex political and and cultural history
of the Balkans. The reading list includes works by Ivo Andrić, Ismail
Kadare, Nikos Kazandzakis, Emir Kusturica, Milcho Mancheveski, Orhan Pamuk,
Milorad Pavić, Meša Selimović, and Yordan Yovkov.


*DIRECTED READINGS-GRKM V3997. 1-4 pts. *Designed for undergraduates who
want to do directed reading in a period or on a topic not covered in the
curriculum.


*DIRECTED READINGS-GRKM W4997. 3pts. *Designed for graduates who want to do
directed reading in a period or on a topic not covered in the curriculum.
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