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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?

«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

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.

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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

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Bob Dylan at 70: Immigrants, Wanderers, Exiles and Hard Travelers in the Poems, Songs and Culture of Ancient Greece and Modern America

Μαρία Κουτή

 

Tο πανεπιστήμιο του Μιζούρι- St. Louis διοργανώνει συνέδριο με θέμα "Bob Dylan at 70: Immigrants, Wanderers, Exiles and Hard Travelers in the Poems, Songs and Culture of Ancient Greece and Modern America".

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες:

1st International Conference on Language Testing and Assessment (03-05/06/2011)

Το συνέδριο, αφιερωμένο στη μνήμη του Παύλου Παύλου, διοργανώνεται από το Τμήμα Αγγλικών Σπουδών του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου και θα πραγματοποιηθεί από 3 έως 5 Ιουνίου.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες:
http://www.iclta2011.com/cms/

Διεθνές συνέδριο: "Μετάφραση ανάμεσα στα αραβικά, τα ελληνικά και τα λατινικά" (01-03/03/2011)

Η Αιγυπτιακή εταιρία των Ελληνορωμαϊκών σπουδών πραγματοποιεί Διεθνές συνέδριο με θέμα "ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΣΗ ΑΝΑΜΕΣΑ ΣΤΑ ΑΡΑΒΙΚΑ , ΤΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΚΑΙ ΤΑ ΛΑΤΙΝΙΚΑ". Το συνέδριο διοργανώνεται στο Ανώτατο Συμβούλιο Του Πολιτισμού (στην Αιγυπτιακή Όπερα στο Κάιρο), από 1 έως 3 Μαρτίου 2011.

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Training Activities at RICK'S cafe'

Learning together is a very important part of our network. We give paramount importance to the process of learning together through sharing and learning from each other. Throughout the lifetime of the network we are organizing training sessions that are in part internal to the members of the network and in part open to non-members. More information is posted on this website as each training session approaches. 

ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΙΑ: Η έκδοση βίζας παραμονής και το πρόβλημα της έκδοσης υπηρεσιακού διαβατηρίου

 Γιώργος Θανόπουλος

ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΙΑ: Η έκδοση βίζας παραμονής και το πρόβλημα της έκδοσης υπηρεσιακού διαβατηρίου για τους αποσπασμένους εκπαιδευτικούς

 

Πιστοποίηση Ελληνομάθειας: Νέα Δομή στις εξεταστικές δοκιμασίες

Εκ μέρους της Διευθύντριας του Τμήματος Στήριξης και Προβολής της Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας Ν. Αντωνοπούλου

Στη διεύθυνση www.greeklanguage.gr/certification θα βρείτε χρήσιμες πληροφορίες για τις εξετάσεις πιστοποίησης ελληνομάθειας, αλλά και άλλα θέματα που σας ενδιαφέρουν. Εκεί έχουν αναρτηθεί και τα δείγματα των Εξετάσεων Πιστοποίησης που από το 2011 και εξής θα έχουν νέα δομή.

ΑΠΟΣΠΑΣΕΙΣ ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΙΑΣ: Η διάλυση δεν είναι ρεαλισμός

Στο θέμα των αποσπάσεων της Αυστραλίας εμπλέκονται τρεις παράγοντες:  η ελληνική  πολιτική ηγεσία και  διοίκηση, τα κατά τόπους  εκπαιδευτικά ιδρύματα και  οι φορείς, και οι  ίδιοι οι εκπαιδευτικοί. Οποιοσδήποτε από αυτούς υποτιμάται ή εξυψώνεται επιλεκτικά λόγω συγκυρίας  διαμορφώνει κρίσεις που δεν είναι ρεαλιστικές, αλλά μονόπλευρες και αυτοκαταστροφικές.

La dimension politique des tragédies d’Eschyle

Polyvie Parara, La dimension politique des tragédies d’Eschyle, ADRA- Nancy, De Boccard, Paris, 2010.

(ISBN-13: 978-2-913667-26-0).

Resources: 

ΓΙΑΤΙ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ ΑΠΟΦΕΥΓΕΤΑΙ Η ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΙΑ ΩΣ ΧΩΡΑ ΑΠΟΣΠΑΣΗΣ

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