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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. American Renaissance






2. Langston Hughes






3. Human nature is essentially good






4. Dates of the Victorian Period






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






6. William Butler Yeats






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






8. Dates of American Romanticism/Realism and Naturalism






9. Dramatic political changes






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






11. Example of the carpe diem poem






12. Dates of Modernism






13. 'The Disappointment' - Restoration Period/Neoclassical Period






14. Culmination of Enlightenment






15. (Author and period)






16. Psychoanalytic focus






17. Postcolonial literature






18. Modernist alienation from mainstream






19. Augustan Age/Neoclassical Period






20. Reformist bent






21. Emphasis on individual






22. (Title and period)






23. (Period and definition)






24. Detachment from moral bearings






25. Hybridity






26. Dates of Modernism






27. Disintegration of British Empire






28. (Period and definition)






29. Rejection of Victorian middle-class morality






30. Deflates pretensions and ideals






31. Radically experimental and diverse






32. Transnational character






33. Radically experimental and diverse






34. (Period and definition)






35. Matthew Arnold 'Dover Beach'






36. Valuing of external world of nature






37. (Period and definition)






38. Christianized Germanic culture






39. (Period and types)






40. Dates of Middle Ages/Medieval Period






41. Dates of the Romantic Period (Britain)






42. Religious/devotional mixed with secular






43. T. S. Eliot






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






45. Westward expansion






46. (Title and period)






47. Celebration of common people






48. Economic - scientific and technological revolutions of daily life






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






50. Experimentation and 'stylistic unconventionality'