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Ch 2: Literary Time Periods: Tutoring Solution

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The Literary Time Periods chapter of this Intro to Humanities Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about literary time periods. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the essentials involving literary time periods required in a typical humanities course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other humanities work.
  • Identify the literary time periods concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

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This chapter of our humanities tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about literary time periods and earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding Old and Middle English context, Romantic poetry, the Romantic period in American art and literature, or any other literary time periods topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their humanities learning
  • Prefer learning humanities visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their literary time periods unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in humanities
  • Don't have access to their humanities teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Study medieval literature, including Old English and Middle English writings.
  • Explore the romantic poetry of famous authors such as William Wadsworth.
  • List the characteristics of American Romantic literature.
  • Describe the books and authors of Literary Modernism.
  • Discuss the purpose of Literary Modernism.

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: Literary Time Periods: Tutoring Solution
Overview of Literary Modernism: Authors, Context, and Style

1. Overview of Literary Modernism: Authors, Context, and Style

This video provides an introduction to the literary movement known as Modernism. Encompassing such writers as James Joyce, T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf, Modernism developed out of a sense that the art forms of the late nineteenth-century were inadequate to describe the condition of Europe after World War I.

Introduction to Medieval Literature: Old English, Middle English, and Historical Context

2. Introduction to Medieval Literature: Old English, Middle English, and Historical Context

We'll go over some quick medieval history to situate some of the major literary works of the time period. We're going from Caedmon and Beowulf, writing in Old English, all the way up to Sir Thomas Malory's collections of the Arthur myths in late Middle English.

Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

3. Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

Like the French Revolution that helped inspire it, the Romantic poetry movement signaled massive, controversial changes with ramifications that are still being felt today. Watch this video lesson for an introduction to Romantic poetry, including descriptions of the major authors and significant works.

The Romantic Period in American Literature and Art

4. The Romantic Period in American Literature and Art

This video introduces American Romanticism, a movement where literature focused on intuition, imagination and individualism. Authors such as Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow contributed to what became known as the American identity, as the new country did its best to distance itself from European tradition.

Gothic Fiction: Definition, Characteristics & Authors

5. Gothic Fiction: Definition, Characteristics & Authors

In this lesson we will learn about 'Gothic fiction'. We discuss its characteristics and some of the authors involved in the genre. Afterwards, you will be asked to take a short quiz to test your comprehension.

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