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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