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Introduction To English Major

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1. (Period and definition)

2. Growing economic inequality

3. Result of historical context of the Victorian Period

4. (Period and effect)

5. From the Jacksonian period to the Civil War

6. Example of American Indian - Pre-Contact Literature

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

8. Product of mass migrations (after 1910)

9. Postcolonial literature

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

11. Expresses concern about the state of English culture

12. Writes devotional poetry

13. Subdivisions of Middle Ages/Medieval Period

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

15. Aim of postcolonial criticism

16. About the exaltation of art

17. Transformation of personal and social identity through technological systems

18. Self-referentiality (Period and definition)

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

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

21. American Romanticism's emphasis on (4): _____ > _____

22. From death of Pope to death of Samuel Johnson

23. Texts of the Harlem Renaissance

24. Often abstract and non-representational

25. Backlash against neoclassicism and its restraint and decorum

26. A spiritual biography (Title and period)

27. T. S. Eliot

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

29. Continuations of realism - but more pessimistic

30. Primary texts of Early Modern Period/Renaissance

31. Minimalism

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

33. Story of the Trojan War (Title - author and period)

34. Interiority - less optimistic version of Transcendentalism

35. Culmination of Enlightenment

36. Transition from Victorian to Modernist

37. Psychoanalytic --> all about interiority

38. Transformation of personal and social identity through technological systems

39. Rejection of Victorian ideals of organic wholeness and progress

40. Seriousness and sobriety

41. Three revolutions of British Romantic Period

42. (Title and period)

43. (Period and characteristics)

44. Ordinary language - plain diction

45. Questioning of traditional institutions - customs - and morals (America)

46. Assumptions of postcolonial/transnational literature

47. Elizabeth Barrett Browning 'The Cry of the Children'

48. Dates of Modernism

49. Deflates pretensions and ideals

50. How does 'A Supermarket in California' reflect the post-war conditions of the US?