Flashcards - Historical, Cultural & Critical Contexts of Literature

Flashcards - Historical, Cultural & Critical Contexts of Literature
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John Milton
John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell
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Postmodernism
Postmodernism describes both an era and a broad movement that developed in the late-20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism which marked a departure from modernism
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literature as an art form
Literature, in its broadest sense, is any single body of written works
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Expressionism
Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century
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Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist
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Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet
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Renaissance
The Renaissance is a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history
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High Middle Ages
The High Middle Ages or High Medieval Period was the period of European history around the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries
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New Criticism
New Criticism was a formalist movement in literary theory that dominated American literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century
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Jane Austen
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century
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Herman Melville
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period
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George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans , known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era
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George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans , known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era
Herman Melville
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period
Jane Austen
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century
New Criticism
New Criticism was a formalist movement in literary theory that dominated American literary criticism in the middle decades of the 20th century
High Middle Ages
The High Middle Ages or High Medieval Period was the period of European history around the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries
Renaissance
The Renaissance is a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist
Expressionism
Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century
literature as an art form
Literature, in its broadest sense, is any single body of written works
Postmodernism
Postmodernism describes both an era and a broad movement that developed in the late-20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism which marked a departure from modernism
John Milton
John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell
Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer , poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
Sir Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America
the Lost Generation
The "Lost Generation" was the generation that came of age during World War I
Beat Generation
The Beat Generation was a group of authors whose literature explored and influenced American culture in the post-World War II era
sexuality
Human sexuality is the capacity of humans to have erotic experiences and responses
printing press
A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium , thereby transferring the ink
Deconstruction
Deconstruction is a critical outlook concerned with the relationship between text and meaning
formalism
Formalism is a school of literary criticism and literary theory having mainly to do with structural purposes of a particular text
John Donne
John Donne was an English poet and a cleric in the Church of England
heroic couplet
A heroic couplet is a traditional form for English poetry, commonly used in epic and narrative poetry, and consisting of a rhyming pair of lines in iambic pentameter
John Bunyan
John Bunyan was an English writer and Baptist preacher best remembered as the author of the Christian allegory The Pilgrim's Progress
Matthew Arnold
Matthew Arnold was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools

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