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Introduction To English Major

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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'