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In Ritsos’ Moonlight Sonata what sentiments does the woman’s confession provoke/inspire to you and how these compare to the ones felt by the young man who remains silent throughout her long monologue.

Yannis Ritsos' "Moonlight Sonata" is a poignant and emotionally charged poem that presents a deeply intimate monologue of a woman speaking to a silent young man. The setting is night, with the moonlight casting a dreamlike atmosphere over the scene. The woman's confession, filled with personal revelations, memories, and emotions, evokes a variety of sentiments in the reader and provokes a complex response.

In Ritsos’ Moonlight Sonata what sentiments does the woman’s confession provoke/inspire to you and how these compare to the ones felt by the young man who remains silent throughout her long monologue.

Poetics and Histories: To What Extent Did C. P. Cavafy Alter Historical Narratives, and for What Artistic Purposes?

stuident Name: Joseph Watson Module Lecturer: Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps Date of Submission: 11/01/2016

Poetics and Histories: To What Extent Did C. P. Cavafy Alter Historical Narratives, and for What Artistic Purposes?

The form of Dramatic Monologue as perfected by Ritsos’ poetry.

Yannis Ritsos is widely regarded as one of the most significant figures in contemporary Greek poetry. He managed to revolutionise the idea of a dramatic monologue and create not just beautiful poetry, but also a multifaceted art form that has depth on psychological, social, and philosophical levels throughout all of his publications. The dramatic monologue form was popularised by Victorian poets such as Robert Browning, but Ritsos revitalised it and many poets to this day still use his style as inspiration. His ability to construct identities and characters that the reader can genuinely sense and almost experience is skilful.

The form of Dramatic Monologue as perfected by Ritsos’ poetry.

«Examine how homoerotic love is expressed in Cavafy’s erotic poetry» By Yousuf Danawi, Reading University

This essay aims to examine the manner in which homoerotic love is expressed in Constantine Peter Cavafy’s erotic poetry.Initially, it will provide a brief introduction entailing contextual information. Subsequently, this essay will bestow an intricate analysis of his erotic poems, with a particular focus on elucidating recurrent themes pertaining tohomoerotic love. The analysis will explore both the formal and thematic constituents of Cavafy’s erotic poetry, accompanied by a pervading extraction of deeper meaning.This examination will be enhanced utilising relevant secondary literature. The primary source that consists of the poems to be discussed in this essay derives from a digital anthology that comprises Cavafy’s ‘Recognised’, ‘Denounced’, and ‘Hidden’ poems

 «Examine how homoerotic love is expressed in Cavafy’s erotic poetry» By Yousuf Danawi, Reading University

Discuss the portrayal and effects of loss in the poetry of Cavafy

My Mother's Sin and Other Stories A series of lectures on Modern Greek literature taught by Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps This is a first class essay of one of my students, Jenny Wight, who took my course this year writing beautifully on the effects of loss in Cavafy's poetry.

Discuss the portrayal and effects of loss in the poetry of Cavafy

Hyperion or the hermit in Greece

Concept, dramaturgy and performance by Dimitra Kreps

Hyperion or the hermit in Greece

Discuss the portrayal and effects of loss in the poetry of Cavafy

My Mother's Sin and Other Stories A series of lectures on Modern Greek literature taught by Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps This is a first class essay of one of my students, Jenny Wight, who took my course this year writing beautifully on the effects of loss in Cavafy's poetry.

Discuss the portrayal and effects of loss in the poetry of Cavafy

How does Seferis’ mythical method interact with Greece’s lasting socio-political issues?

Seferis uses the mythical method in his poetry to allude to and comment upon social and political issues in Greece in his lifetime. Before discussing his poetry, it is important to define what is meant by Seferis’ mythical method. This method can be described as allusive, as although Seferis does make direct references to myth he does so in inventive ways, for example by using narrative space, symbols and characters to evoke Greek myths.

How does Seferis’ mythical method interact with Greece’s lasting socio-political issues?

ἐξ ἐρίων δὴ καὶ κλωστήρων καὶ ἀτράκτων

This essay examines that metaphor in the context of the political and war situation at the time Lysistrata was first performed. It considers traditional gender roles in the fifth-century Greek polis and Lysistrata’s inversion of those roles in her weaving analogy. Aristophanes’ comedic purpose in the weaving speech, in Lysistrata as a whole, and more generally across his corpus is examined. In addition, some observations are made about the sound pattern of Lysistrata’s speech and, in a personal argument, a speculative suggestion is advanced that the audience might have associated her cadences with the familiar rhythms of a domestic weaving loom.

ἐξ ἐρίων δὴ καὶ κλωστήρων καὶ ἀτράκτων

Theatricality, didacticism, prosaic verse, use of persons as symbols, contemplative mood, flashbacks are some of Cavafy’s recurring ‘tropes’. Discuss.

Within the vast poetry collection of Constantine Cavafy, arguably, a pattern of recurring tropes emerges, offering the readers an in depth understanding of what defines his artistry. The poems that I have chosen for this essay being Young Men of Sidon, Alexandrian Kings and Kaisarion, from his book The Collected poems. One might say that they serve as an example of Cavafy’s gravitation towards an array of literary devices such as theatricality, didacticism, prosaic verse, use of persons as symbols, contemplative mood and flashbacks, one might say that they create a narrative that extends beyond the individual poems, inviting us to explore the timeless themes captured by Cavafy.

Theatricality, didacticism, prosaic verse, use of persons as symbols, contemplative mood, flashbacks are some of Cavafy’s recurring ‘tropes’. Discuss.

Οι φοιτητές της νέας ελληνικής

αυτοβιογραφία /τα Χριστούγεννά μου

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Ημερολόγιο Συνόρων: οι φιλλέληνες της Νάπολι

ΓΚΑΖΜΕΝΤ  ΚΑΠΛΑΝΙ (απόσπασμα από άρθρο του που δημοσιεύτηκε στα ΝΕΑ, στις 22 Μαΐου 2010)

ΛΙΛΙΠΟΥΠΟΛΗ

Σίσσυ Αθανασοπούλου

Αγαπητοί συνάδελφοι,
στέλνω ασκήσεις για το δεύτερο και το τρίτο επίπεδο που βασίζονται σε τρία τραγούδια της γνωστής σειράς του Τρίτου Ραδιοφωνικού Προγράμματος ΛΙΛΙΠΟΥΠΟΛΗ.
Μαζί με τις ασκήσεις στέλνω και τις μεταφράσεις που έκαναν τα "μεγάλα" παιδιά του Τμήματος Ελληνικών, καθώς και τις διευθύνσεις του youtube, απ όπου μπορείτε να τα ακούσετε.
Με την ευκαιρία σας εύχομαι ΚΑΛΗ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ

Resources: 

'Renaissance-based classical perception of Greece' redefined in Elytis

tzanidaki writes, "Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps
Department of Classics
University of Reading
Dissertation supervisor

Hope and futility in the poetry of G. Seferis

tzanidaki writes, "Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps
Department of Classics
University of Reading
Dissertation supervisor

James Stewart, a 3rd year student of mine, followed my 'Introduction to Modern Greek Literature' courses and was fascinated enough to produce an excellent essay on last year, also on Seferis, and this hearfelt and sophisticated dissertation "an excellent piece of work, particularly sophisticated discussion of time and temporality in Seferis" in the external examiner's own words."

29 Μαΐου 2009

Γνωρίζεις ήδη Ελληνικά

Ονομάζομαι Άννα Δημητρακοπούλου και εργάζομαι στο ΕλληνοβρετανικόΚολλέγιο στο τμήμα των Ευρωπαϊκών Προγραμμάτων. Ο οργανισμός μας έχει συμμετάσχει τα τελευταία χρόνια σε αρκετά ευρωπαϊκά προγράμματα με στόχο την ανάπτυξη εκπαιδευτικού υλικού για την διδασκαλία της ελληνικής ως δεύτερης/ξένης γλώσσας. Η ανάπτυξη του υλικού γίνεται από το Σχολείο Ελληνικών Μέγας Αλέξανδρος, το οποίο είναι τμήμα του Κολλεγίου, και από άλλασυνεργαζόμενα ιδρύματα και πανεπιστήμια από διάφορες ευρωπαϊκές χώρες.

In memory of Steven Hawley

tzanidaki writes, "

Δήμητρα - Ειρήνη Τζανιδάκη - Kreps

Introduction to Modern Greek Literature

Lecturer: Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps

University of Reading, Department of Classics



Steven Hawley was a 3rd year Classics student of mine who enjoyed immensely my Modern Greek literature course and produced a beautiful essay on Vizyenos which he wrote sensitively and insightfully using minimal bibliography. I gave it a clear first before the news of his tragic death last Spring reached me. Losing a young bright student was deeply upsetting for me but rereading his essay was consoling; in Steven’s own words: “The Only Journey of His Life is a story very much concerned with death, but it is also a story concerned with life and new beginnings. Every time something ‘dies’ in the story – be it a way of life, a point of view, or a person – something else begins.” Steven clearly had found some comfort in writing this essay. It has been a pleasure teaching him and I am proud of his work.


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22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008

Μια βόλτα στο ελληνικό τραγούδι



Γεωργία Κατσέλου

Βραδιά ελληνικής μουσικής από τους φοιτητές του St Kliment Ohridinski της Σόφιας

27 Μαΐου 2008

ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΣΗ ΑΡΘΡΟΥ ΓΙΑ ΤΙΣ ΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΕΣ ΕΞΕΤΑΣΕΙΣ

lectrice writes, "Ευδοκία Παπαγιαννοπούλου
To άρθρο της κας Ιωάννας Σουφλέρη δημοσιεύτηκε στην εφημερίδα ΤΟ ΒΗΜΑ της 17ης Φεβρουαρίου 2007.

Introduction to Modern Greek Literature (Cavafy)

tzanidaki writes, "Ergasia tis Gemma Lock, 2etous foititrias sto mathima:
Introduction to Modern Greek Literature
Lecturer: Dr Dimitra Tzanidaki-Kreps, University of Reading, Department of Classics
"

22 Απριλίου 2008

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