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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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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?