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Introduction To English Major

Subject : english
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1. Beat Generation

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

3. Realistic representation of class tension - frustration - envy

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

5. Why is survival such an issue in Native American literature?

6. Example of Literature of Contact

7. Transnational

8. Harlem Renaissance subverting of history

9. Emphasis on instinct and feelings

10. In the Kiowa tale - language =

11. Drive for learning and artistic expression

12. Subdivisions of Early Modern Period/Renaissance

13. Theme of the Kiowa tale

14. (Title and period)

15. American Renaissance

16. From Jamestown to the American Revolution

17. Economic revolutions (Period and characteristics)

18. Dates of the Romantic Period (Britain)

19. Result of historical context of the Victorian Period

20. Culture preserved through oral means rather than written

21. (Period and effect)

22. Often compared to Thomas Gray's 'Elegy in a Country Churchyard'

23. Uses ordinary language

24. Questioning of traditional religion

25. Experimentation - wildly creative verse

26. What period is marked by industrialization?

27. Who is the author - what is the period - and what is this an example of?

28. Stabilizing of middle class and concern for morality

29. Applied Darwin's ideas to society

30. Disintegration of British Empire

31. (Author and period)

32. Realistic details of 'Richard Cory'

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

34. Twist at the end of 'The Darkling Thrust' =

35. From the Jacksonian period to the Civil War

36. Experimentation and 'stylistic unconventionality'

37. Influenced by Darwin

38. Dates of American Romanticism/Realism and Naturalism

39. Emphasis on spontaneity rather than convention or formalism

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

41. Interrogation and incorporation of mass media forms and images

42. Impact of WWII

43. Human nature is essentially good

44. Period of immense emigration - constant expansion

45. Similarities between 'The Indian Burying Ground' and 'Elegy in a Country Churchyard'

46. Religious/devotional mixed with secular

47. Backlash against neoclassicism and its restraint and decorum

48. (Period and characteristics)

49. Dramatic political changes

50. Includes a lot of repressed stuff