Literary movements

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  • Literary periods and movements
    • victorian period - 1837 - 1901
      • dickens, hardy
      • realism about struggles of the poor
      • comments on morality, not always happy endings
    • Romanticism = 1798 - 1870
      • realism  and satire subsumed by imagination
        • rejected stylised literature of Neo - classicism
          • more accesible
        • idyllic descriptions of mountains, nature and countryside
          • in response to industrialisation
        • often creates a sense of mysticism
      • Wordsworth, William Blake, Hazlitt
        • later.... Mary Shelley, Keats
    • enlightenment= 1650s - 1870s
      • Time of advances in science and rationalism
      • rejecting organised religion >> favoured a more personal way of worshipping
      • study of God = subservient to study of humans
    • English Renaissance = 1485 - 1700
      • transition  from dark ages (e.g. Black Death)  to optimism of new times
      • influenced by Greek and Roman texts >> they were "reborn"
        • grammar, history, moral philosophy, rhetoric
      • shakespeare and John dunn
    • Medieval = 500 - 1500
      • orally told narratives and tales transcribed
      • saw arrival of printing press
    • modernism - 1910 - 1941 - ww1 +ww2
      • depressing >>alienation in a world of machines and capitalism, loneliness
        • to heighten sense of writers emotions, often written in first person
      • structured stories of victorians replaced by looser stream of consciousness
      • sim to neo classicists, used irony and satire > often alluding to pals work
        • Virginia Woolf, dh Lawrence, John Steinbeck, Fitzgerald
    • Post - modernism - 1941 - Today
      • reveal worlds absurdity through irony and
      • experimental

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