History or Aesthetics? Greek Academic Institutions placed before the Canon
THIS ARTICLE - which is not strictly speaking a piece of scholarly research but rather a contribution or intervention to an on-going academic dialogue - describes the current state of affairs as regards teaching Modern Greek Literature at universities. Rather than teaching aesthetically accomplished works, we tend to focus mostly οn texts or periods that make a contribution to our students' familiarization with Greek collective identity. This seems to be due to: a) a historically oriented notion of literary studies; b) the limited number of highly artistic Greek prose works; c) the lack of a Modern Greek canon. Οn the other hand, the condition of most students might be best described as 'aesthetic illiteracy'. The suggestion made in this article is to orientate our teaching goals towards the cultivation of artistic taste and thus shift our curriculum away from the collective idea of tradition towards the formulation and teaching of a Greek canon, along with major European works.
How to Cite
Papers are published under the personal responsibility of the authors in terms of their content and linguistic form (eg, rights of any pictorial material, etc.).
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License licence that allows others free use of the work for non-commercial purposes as long as the author/s and the journal are attributed properly and the new creations are licensed under identical terms (Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License).
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g. post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (preferably in institutional repositories or on their website), as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access). Any such posting must include a reference and a link to the journal’s website.