Spring 2023 Greek, Modern GU4135 section 001

Topics Through Greek Film

Call Number 15091
Day & Time
W 2:10pm-4:00pm
608 Lewisohn Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Argyro Nicolaou
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course explores issues of memory and trauma, public history and testimony, colonialism and biopolitics, neoliberalism and governmentality, and crisis and kinship, all through the medium of Greek film. It brings the Greek cinema canon (Angelopoulos, Cacoyannis, Gavras, Koundouros, et al.) into conversation with the work of contemporary artists, ethnographers, documentary filmmakers, and the recent “weird wave” and asks: what kind of lens does film offer onto the study of a society’s history and contemporary predicament? The viewing and discussion of films is facilitated through a consideration of a wide range of materials, including travelogues, criticism, archival footage, and interviews with directors. The course does not assume any background knowledge and all films will have English subtitles. An additional 1-credit bilingual option (meeting once per week at a time TBD) is offered for students who wish to read, view, and discuss materials in Greek.

Web Site Vergil
Department Classics
Enrollment 14 students (15 max) as of 9:07PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject Greek, Modern
Number GU4135
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231GRKM4135W001