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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Pagan authors = sources for thinking

2. Supernatural is special way to arouse wonder by violating logic or reason; folklore - superstition - demons create for reader the occult and unknown

3. Supernatural is special way to arouse wonder by violating logic or reason; folklore - superstition - demons create for reader the occult and unknown

4. Freud and psychoanalysis

5. Personal experience > learned knowledge

6. Aim of postcolonial criticism

7. What is this an example of? And name the piece

8. Symbolic landscape

9. How did content and form change during the Romantic Period?

10. Alexander Pope - Jonathon Swift - Joseph Addison - Daniel Defoe

11. Realistic details of 'Richard Cory'

12. (Period and definition)

13. Reign of Queen Victoria

14. Sentimentality and emerging ideology of the 'vanishing Indian'

15. Tomato soup can

16. From Jamestown to the American Revolution

17. Modernist alienation from mainstream

18. Rejects kinds of political and social oppression

19. Interiority - less optimistic version of Transcendentalism

20. Dates of early American literature

21. Each person is innately divine

22. On the cusp of romanticism/realism

23. 'This poem has had up to here; this poem is the reader and the reader the poem'

24. Christianized Germanic culture

25. Detachment from moral bearings

26. Moving from neoclassical to Romantic (America) - (Title and period)

27. Age of Transcendentalism

28. (Period and effect)

29. 'Put a bullet in his head'

30. Hybridity

31. Self-referentiality (Period and definition)

32. Celebration of common people

33. Impact of Cold War and Baby Boom Era

34. (Period and definition)

35. Poetry can arouse wonder by creating perspective of ignorance or innocence in the reader - the sense of novelty - freshness of sensation

36. 'The Imperfect Enjoyment' Restoration Period/Neoclassical Period

37. Emotions = natural and good - more important than reason

38. The Age of Reason in action

39. Growth of literature associated with social protest/cultural nationalist movements

40. Transition from Victorian to Modernist

41. Some revive medieval ideas - some stress freedom from all constraints - some support escapist fancy

42. Tone = very modern - omniscience

43. Repetition in Iroquois prayer-song

44. William Butler Yeats

45. (Period and characteristics)

46. Responds to crises of the period

47. Culture preserved through oral means rather than written

48. Associated with prudishness/repression

49. Charles I executed and Puritan government comes into power

50. Applied Darwin's ideas to society