HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

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In History
  • 2,000 BCE

    Post-Modern

    Post-Modern
  • 2,000 BCE

    Contemporary

    Contemporary
  • 1,940 BCE

    Modern Literature

    Modern Literature
  • Period:
    1,940 BCE
    to
    2,000 BCE

    Post-Modern

    Modernism includes an emphasis on impressionsm and subjectivity in writing (and visual arts as well); an empahsis on how seeing (or reading or perception itself) takes place, rather than on what is perceived
  • 1,901 BCE

    Victorian

    Victorian
  • Period:
    1,901 BCE
    to
    1,940 BCE

    Modern Literature

  • 1,837 BCE

    Romanticism

    Romanticism
  • Period:
    1,837 BCE
    to
    1,901 BCE

    Victorian

    This age includes the love poems of Elizabeth and Roberth Browning, Lord Alfred Tennyson´s sweeping saga of Camelot entitled #Idylls of the king".
    * Robert Louis Stevenson´s including his famous "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll, and Mr. Hyde"
  • 1,798 BCE

    18th Century

    18th Century
  • Period:
    1,798 BCE
    to
    1,837 BCE

    Romanticism

  • Period:
    1,798 BCE
    to
    1,837 BCE

    Romanticism

  • Period:
    1,798 BCE
    to
    1,837 BCE

    Romanticism

    English Romantic literature is characterized by a love of nature, distrust of reason, and rejection of traditional aurthority.
  • 1,700 BCE

    Restoration Age

    Restoration Age
  • Period:
    1,700 BCE
    to
    1,798 BCE

    18th Century

  • 1,660 BCE

    English Renaissance

    English Renaissance
  • Period:
    1,660 BCE
    to
    1,700 BCE

    Restoration Age

    The Restoration period marked the complete breaking with the Renaissance literature. It reflect the spirit of the age. The spirit of corruption and moral laxity, which were predominant in the social life of the restoration, are reflected in literature.
  • Period:
    1,553 BCE
    to
    1,660 BCE

    Puritan

    Or the Age of Milton which is divided into the Jacobean and Caroline periods after the names of the ruled James I and Charles I, who rules from 1063 to 1625 and 1625 to 1649 respectively; and the Restoration period or the Age of Dryden (1660 - 1700)
  • 1,500 BCE

    Middle English

    Middle English
  • Period:
    1,500 BCE
    to
    1,660 BCE

    English Renaissance

  • Period:
    1,500 BCE
    to
    1,660 BCE

    English Renaissance

    The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England. The dominant art forms fo the English Renaissance were literature and music. Visual arts in the Englih Renaissancce were much less significant than in the Italian Renaissance.
  • 1,066 BCE

    Old English or Anglo-Saxon

    Old English or Anglo-Saxon
  • Period:
    1,066 BCE
    to
    1500

    Middle English

    Best known as the language of Geoffrey Chaucer.
  • Period:
    450
    to
    1066

    Old English

    Romans withdrew from Britain, leaving it to Germanic and Scandinavian settlers The Old English period ended with the Norman invasion of 1066.
  • Puritan

    Puritan
  • Period: to

    18th Century