G-LSUD4 AmLit474 Ethnic Studies Ι: The Greek-American Paradigm

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This course familiarizes the students with the concepts of ethnicity and diaspora. Required primary reading of includes the work of Konstantinos Kazantzes, Demetra Vaka Brown, Theano Papazoglou Margaris, H. M. Petrakis, Olga Broumas, Irini Spanidou, Helen Papanikolas, Zeese Papanikolas and others. We also screen documentaries (The Journey [2007], The Greek Americans [1998], Δεύτερη πατρίδα [2002] as well as feature films by directors and script writers such as William Kyriakis Dark Odyssey [1957], Elia Kazan (America-America, The Arrangement), A. I. Bezzerides (Thieves Highway, Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef), H. M. Petrakis (A Dream of Kings). Issues discussed involve ethnicity and gender, cultural “transliterations,” identity politics, constructions and deconstructions of “home.” Course textbook and outline/bibliography are available.


Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

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