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Literary History Timeline Flashcards

Celtic & Roman Britain ?B.C.-A.D. 428
Old English 428-1100 Oral tradition,narrative poems,religious themes
Beowulf Old English(428-1100)
Middle English 1350-1500 Tales of knights & Lords,religious themes
Chaucer Middle English(1350-1500) English
The Renaissance 1500-1660 Poetry,drama & social commentary
Machiavelli The Renaissance(1500-1660) Italian
English Church The Renaissance(1500-1660) English
Cervantes The Renaissance(1500-1660) Spanish
King James The Renaissance(1500-1660) English
Neoclassical 1660-1798 Return to Ancient Rome/Greek ideals plays oration fixed form poetry
John Milton Neoclassical Period(1660-1798) English
Daniel Defoe Neoclassical Period(1660-1798) English
Jonathan Swift Neoclassical Period(1660-1798) English
Samuel Richardson Neoclassical Period(1660-1798) English
Henry Fielding Neoclassical Period(1660-1798) English
Gray Neoclassical Period(1660-1798) English
Ben Johnson Neoclassical Period(1660-1798) English
Lawrence Stern Neoclassical Period(1660-1798) English
Oliver Goldsmith Neoclassical Period(1660-1798) English
Ben Franklin Neoclassical Period(1660-1798) America
Noah Webster Neoclassical Period(1660-1798) American
Romantic Period 1798-1832 Nature writing & freedom of imagination
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Romantic Period(1798-1832) English
William Wordsworth Romantic Period(1798-1832) English
Jane Austen Romantic Period(1798-1832) English
Mary Shelley Romantic Period(1798-1832) English
Lord Byron Romantic Period(1798-1832) English
Sir Walter Scott Romantic Period(1798-1832) English
Early Victorian Age 1832-1870 English & American literature
Ralph Waldo Emerson Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) American wrote about Nature vs human nature
Lord Tennyson Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) English
Robert Browning Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) American
Edgar Allan Poe Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) American
Emily & Charlotte Bronte Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) English
Thackeray Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) English
Charles Dickens Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) English
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) American
Nathaniel Hawthorne Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) American
Herman Melville Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) American
Harriet Beecher Stowe Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) American
Henry David Thoreau Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) American
Walt Whitman Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) American Only writer to live through and write about the Civil War
Charles Darwin Early Victorian Age(1832-1870) English
Karl Marx Realistic Period(1865-1914)
Louisa May Realistic Period(1865-1914) American
George Eliot (real name Mary Ann Evens) Realistic Period(1865-1914) English
Henrik Ibsen Realistic Period(1865-1914) Scandinavian
Henry James Realistic Period(1865-1914) English
Robert Louis Stevenson Realistic Period(1865-1914) English
Mark Twain Realistic Period(1865-1914) American
Thomas Hardy Realistic Period(1865-1914) English
George Bernard Shaw Realistic Period(1865-1914) English
Stephen Crane Realistic Period(1865-1914) American
Oscar Wilde Realistic Period(1865-1914) English
Theodore Dreiser Naturalistic & Symbolistic Period(1900-1930) American
Jack London Naturalistic & Symbolistic Period(1900-1930) American
Joseph Conrad Naturalistic & Symbolistic Period(1900-1930) Russian
Edith Wharton Edwardian Period(1901-1910) American
John Millington Synge Edwardian Period(1901-1910) Irish
D.H. Lawrence Edwardian Period(1901-1910) English
Willa Cather Edwardian Period(1901-1910) American
Aldous Huxley Modernism(1900-1950) English
T.S. Eliot Modernism(1900-1950) American
E.M. Forster Modernism(1900-1950) English
Virginia Woolf Modernism(1900-1950) English
T.E. Lawrence Modernism(1900-1950) English
Earnest Hemingway Modernism(1900-1950) American
William Faulkner Modernism(1900-1950) American
W.B. Yeats Modernism(1900-1950) Irish
John Steinbeck Modernism(1900-1950) American
James Joyce Modernism(1900-1950) Irish
Richard Wright Modernism(1900-1950) African American
George Orwell Modernism(1900-1950) English
Arthur Miller Modernism Period(1900-1950) American
J.D. Salinger Modernism(1900-1950) American
Samuel Beckett Modernism(1900-1950) Irish
Vladmir Nabokou Modernism(1900-1950) Russian
Jack Kerouac Modernism(1900-1950) American
Chinua Achebe Modernism(1900-1950) Nigerian
Iris Murdock Modernism(1900-1950) English
Theodore Roethke Modernism(1900-1950) American
Sylvia Plath Postmodernist Period 1965 American
Maya Angelou Postmodernist Period 1965 African American
Alice Walker Postmodernist Period 1965 African American
Raymond Carver Postmodernist Period 1965 American
Toni Morrison Postmodernist Period 1965 American
Amy Tan Postmodernist Period 1965 Chinese-American
Thomas Pynchon Postmodernist Period 1965 American
The Renaissance 1500-1660 lyric poetry,drama,social commentary
Colonial 1607-1780 Religious,historical writing,letters,personal narrative
Christopher Marlowe The Renaissance Sometime before 1593 English wrote "The Passionate Shepherd to his love" poet playwrite
Sir Walter Riley The Renaissance 1500-1660 statesman;founder of Virginia colony wrote "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd
John Wesley The Renaissance 1500-1660 1740-5 The Great Awakening(religious revival) Savannah
Childhood friends William Wordsworth,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,Mary Shelley,Lord Byron,Percy Shelley,John Keats
New England writers Ralph Waldo Emerson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Edgar Allan Poe,Herman Melville,Henry David Thoreau
Realistic Period 1865-1914 Social stories without the obvious presence of the author
American Renaissance 1840-1860 Gothic horror,idealism,and spiritual uplift
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