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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Interrogation and incorporation of mass media forms and images

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

3. Subdivisions of Early Modern Period/Renaissance

4. Dates of American Romanticism/Realism and Naturalism

5. Conventions of the Augustan Age

6. Lorna Goodison (Title and period)

7. What period - and what did this result in?

8. Personal experience > learned knowledge

9. Ambivalence

10. Earnest - didactic - sincere

11. (Period and characteristics)

12. Natural world as endowed with feelings - pathos - passion - expression

13. Problem/struggle of British Romantic literature's content?

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

15. Self-referentiality (Period and definition)

16. Emphasis on individual

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

18. Example of early modern sonnet

19. Impact of Cold War and Baby Boom Era

20. How are sentimentality and emotions portrayed in 'The Wild Honey Suckle' by Freneau?

21. What is 'Dover Beach' a poetical record of?

22. Scientific revolutions

23. Uses ordinary language

24. Tone = very modern - omniscience

25. Interest in nature

26. Imaginative vision in 'When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer'

27. Writes devotional poetry

28. Hybridity

29. (Period and definition)

30. What period is marked by industrialization?

31. What is the retreat of the tide in 'Dover Beach' a metaphor for?

32. Interest in the unconscious

33. Subdivisions of Neoclassical Period

34. Freud and psychoanalysis

35. Influenced by Darwin

36. Subdivisions of Neoclassical Period

37. Avoids overly symbolic characters - supernatural situations - heightened fantasies

38. (Title and period)

39. Types of literature from Colonial Period

40. Realistic details of 'Richard Cory'

41. Transition from Victorian to Modernist

42. Minimalism

43. 'Guinea Women'(Period and characteristics)

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

45. Changes for women (right to vote - contraception - etc)

46. Allen Ginsberg (Title and period)

47. Literature articulates history and history articulates literature

48. Satire becomes popular

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

50. Economic revolutions (Period and characteristics)