Greek literature - research seminar.
Period of duration of course
Advanced knowledge of ancient Greek language and literature.
Literary, linguistic, metrical and philological interpretations of ancient Greek literary texts.
The course analyses recent approaches to the study of ancient Greek literary texts. The essays are selected and sent one week in advance and are discussed during the seminar. This structure will allow students also to collectively present and discuss their research work in progress, especially work related to their PhD theses. The seminar will also host the discussion of research contributions by other scholars on Greek literature and its reception.
The written text of the seminar report (between 10,000 and 20,000 words) must be sent electronically one week in advance of the set date. The topic of the seminar report must be chosen in dialogue with the person teaching the course. The seminar must address a topic relating to the critical interpretation of ancient Greek literary texts or their reception.
Main goal of the seminar: development of the ability to offer innovative research contributions in the field of ancient Greek literature and of its reception.
development of critical and methodological awareness on the current hermeneutic debate in the field of ancient Greek literature and its reception;
development of the ability to present, discuss and criticise research contributions related to ancient Greek literature and its reception;
development of the ability to present the state of the art on an interpretive problem of ancient Greek literature and its receptio;
development of the ability to innovate on the state of art, with methodological consistency and solidity, intellectual creativity, and independence of thought;
development of the ability to present the research results with precision, conciseness, and clarity, in written and oral form.
References will be communicated during the course.