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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Content of Iroquois prayer-song

2. (Period and types)

3. Freud and psychoanalysis

4. 19th century as a corpse seen through winter landscape

5. Dates of American Romanticism/Realism and Naturalism

6. Rejection of Victorian ideals of organic wholeness and progress

7. Style that stresses emotions - everyday language - individual expression/originality

8. Reverence for childhood and the primitive

9. Moral responsibility

10. What was the unifying theme of Romantic literature in Britain?

11. 'Relentless change'

12. Dramatic monologue - stream of consciousness

13. Postcolonial literature

14. Emphasis on spontaneity rather than convention or formalism

15. Avant-garde

16. Rejection of Victorian middle-class morality

17. What period - and what was it?

18. Primary texts of the Middle Ages

19. Expansion into new topics - esp. graphic treatments of sexuality

20. Subdivisions of early American literature

21. Impact of the Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression

22. Subdivisions of Neoclassical Period

23. Langston Hughes

24. Religious controversy and persecution

25. Often compared to Thomas Gray's 'Elegy in a Country Churchyard'

26. What does the line 'the space between - is but an hour' mean?

27. Growth of British Empire

28. What period - and what did they imitate?

29. Dates of the Victorian Period

30. Experimentation in 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'

31. In the Kiowa tale - strategic use of language...

32. Individualistic - skeptical of society

33. Texts of the Harlem Renaissance

34. Growing economic inequality

35. In the Kiowa tale - language =

36. (Title and period)

37. What do both 'The Disappointment' and 'The Imperfect Enjoyment' show?

38. English colonization

39. Earnest - didactic - sincere

40. Deflates pretensions and ideals

41. Time of crisis - turmoil - and disillusionment for many writers

42. Protest movements and counterculture

43. Economic - scientific and technological revolutions of daily life

44. Values subjective experience - innovation - individualism

45. Cultural response to political upheavals and the new world of constant change

46. (Period and types)

47. Dates of Early Modern Period/Renaissance

48. Matthew Arnold 'Dover Beach'

49. Discovery of Americas

50. Discovery of Americas