(History of English Literature) Luis Felipe Duarte R. Course 551029A_761 Group 551029_4

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  • 450

    450-1066 Old English

    450-1066 Old English
    Between 450 and 1066 is when we have the first texts to which we can refer to the history of English literature. What is preserved and what we can study is because there are manuscripts, copies, in convents / religious places. Written in Old English (Germanic language)
  • 731

    The Venerable Bede

    The Venerable Bede
    The Venerable Bede, in his monastery at Jarrow, completes his history of the English church and people
  • 800


    The first great work of Germanic literature, mingles the legends of Scandinavia with the experience in England of Angles and Saxons
  • 950

    The material of the Eddas

    The material of the Eddas
    Taking shape in Iceland, derives from earlier sources in Norway, Britain and Burgundy
  • 1066

    1066-1500 Middle English

    1066-1500 Middle English
    Was a form of the English language spoken after the Norman conquest (1066) until the late 15th century. English underwent distinct variations and developments following the Old English period
  • 1300

    Duns Scotus

    Duns Scotus
    Known as the Subtle Doctor in medieval times, later provides humanists with the name Dunsman or dunce
  • 1367

    William Langland

     William Langland
    A narrator who calls himself Will, and whose name may be Langland, begins the epic poem of Piers Plowman
  • 1387


    Chaucer completes Troilus and Criseyde, his long poem about a legendary love affair in ancient Troy
  • 1500

    1500 - 1660 English Renaissance

    1500 - 1660 English Renaissance
    English renaissance was a period called Tudor period, or the period of rebirth
  • 1524

    William Tyndale

    William Tyndale
    Studies in the university at Wittenberg and plans to translate the Bible into English
  • Marlowe

    Tamburlaine the Great, features the shocking blank verse of the Elizabethan and Jacobean drama
  • Shakespeare

    The central character of Shakespeare in Hamlet expresses both the ideals of the Renaissance and the disappointment of a less confident era
  • John Smith

    John Smith
    John Smith publishes A Description of New England, a review of his exploration of the region in 1614
  • John Milton

    John Milton
    John Milton's Lycidas is published in memory of a Cambridge friend, Edward King
  • 1653 - 1660 Period Puritan

    1653 - 1660 Period Puritan
    The Puritan period was also known as John Milton´s era, who was a prominent writer
  • 1660 – 1700 Restoration Age

    1660 – 1700 Restoration Age
    This period is called the age of Dryden because he was the dominating literary figure in the age
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke publishes his Essay on human understanding, arguing that all knowledge is based on experience
  • 1700 – 1798 18Th Century

    1700 – 1798 18Th Century
    It is also called Neoclassical period, it was influenced by contemporary French literature
  • Henry Fielding

    Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding presents a character of lasting appeal in the scruffy but good-hearted Tom Jones
  • Thomas Chatterton

    Thomas Chatterton
    Thomas Chatterton, who was later hailed as an important poet, commits suicide in a London attic
  • Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine publishes his complete Age of Reason, an attack on conventional Christianity
  • 1798 – 1837 Romanticism

    1798 – 1837 Romanticism
    This Romantic Era was about people´s ancient connection and reverence with nature
  • Samuel Taylor

    Samuel Taylor
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' is published in Lyrical Ballads
  • William Blake

    William Blake
    William Blake includes his poem 'Jerusalem' in the Preface to his book Milton
  • William Cobbett

    William Cobbett
    William Cobbett begins his journeys round England, published in 1830 as Rural Rides
  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens' first novel, Oliver Twist, begins monthly publication (in book form, 1838)
  • 1837- 1901 Period Victorian

    1837- 1901 Period Victorian
    The Victorian period was significant for Britain because it was the most powerful nation
  • Peter Mark Roget

     Peter Mark Roget
    Peter Mark Roget publishes his dictionary of synonyms, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
  • George Eliot

    George Eliot
    The English author George Eliot gains fame with his first full-length novel, Adam Bede
  • George du Maurier

    George du Maurier
    French artist and author George du Maurier publishes his novel Trilby
  • 1901- 1940 Modern Literature

    1901- 1940 Modern Literature
    rejecting romanticism and presented experimentation
  • Rudyard Kipling

    Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling publish Just So Stories for Little Children
  • James Joyce

    James Joyce
    James Joyce post Just So Stories for Little Children
  • Henry Williamson

    Henry Williamson
    Henry Williamson wins a large number of readers with Tarka the Otter, a realistic story of the life and death of an otter in Devon
  • John Maynard Keynes

    John Maynard Keynes
    John Maynard Keynes defines its economy in the general theory of employment, interests and money
  • 1940 – 2000 Post Moderns

    1940 – 2000 Post Moderns
    period of change after the second world war. appeared techniques, such as fragmentation, paradox and narration
  • Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl
    Roald Dahl publishes a novel for children, James and the Giant Peach
  • Iris Murdoch

    Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch publishes The Sea, the Sea, and wins the 1978 Booker Award
  • Julian Barnes

    Julian Barnes
    Julian Barnes publishes a multifaceted literary novel, Flaubert's Parrot
  • Michael Frayn

    Michael Frayn
    Michael Frayn publishes Mandolin of Captain Corelli, a love story set in the Kefalonia occupied by the Italians
  • Philip Pullman

    Philip Pullman
    The Amber Spyglass completes Philip Pullman's trilogy, His Dark Materials
  • 2000 - 2019 Contemporary

    2000 - 2019 Contemporary
    Contemporary literature works reflect the social and / or political views of a society, shown through realistic characters, connections with current events and socio-economic messages.