Postgraduate Gender Courses
Faculty of Philosophy
2012-2013

WINTER SEMESTER

School of History and Archaeology

Ethnography: Research Methods. Issues in anthropological theory and method Instructor: A. Bakalaki
Course Code: LAK 751

School of English Language and Literature

(Post)colonial Readings
Instructor: E. Yiannopoulou
Course Code: ELit9-546

The first aim of this module is to introduce students to some of the principal debates structuring postcolonial theories today. Its second objective is to encourage students to consider the relevance of postcolonial theory to the Greek context and to attempt a re-evaluation of its potential in the light of their cultural specificity. The module focuses on key texts in postcolonial thought (Cesaire, Fanon, Said, Bhabha, Spivak, hooks, Ahmad, West, Mohanty, Anderson) and uses their insights to produce readings of literary and cultural texts (poetry, novels, film, TV programmes, newspaper stories etc.). Some of the issues addressed are: the emergence of the modern concept of race; Enlightenment thinking and colonialism; the subject in (post)colonial discourses (coloniser/colonised); psychoanalysis and race; representing and knowing ‘otherness’; the Westernisation of theory and the role of the intellectual; women and colonial empires; white and black feminisms; imperial constructions of space. By the end of the module students are expected: To have very good knowledge of the theoretical, literary and cultural texts discussed in class To be able to find their way among contemporary postcolonial theories with relative ease To have developed the ability to read literary and cultural texts with the help of postcolonial theories and vice versa To be in a position to use postcolonial theories to decode and critically evaluate the everyday realities of Greece. Assessment: Students are assessed on the basis of their in-class participation to discussions (20%), an in-class presentation (20%) and an end-of-term, 5,000-word research paper (60%).

School of German Language and Literature

Einblicke in die Weltliteratur: Arbeitswelten
Instructors: E. Georgopoulou and S. Delianidou

Diese Seminarreihe ist als Lektürekurs konzipiert und soll den Studierenden die Gelegenheit bieten, jeweils unter einem anderen thematischen Schwerpunkt, Grundtexte der Weltliteratur (wieder) zu entdecken. Der diesjährige thematische Zyklus mit dem Titel „Arbeitswelten“ konzentriert sich auf literarische Bearbeitungen des Sujets „Arbeit“ vom Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts bis heute. Die thematische Bandbreite, die sich in der Literatur in Bezug auf den Diskurs der Arbeit abzeichnet, ist groß. Charakteristische Merkmale sind die Industrialisierung am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts, die Kinderarbeit, die Frau in der Arbeitswelt, die Arbeitslosigkeit, die Auswirkungen der Arbeitsbedingungen auf den Alltag.