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Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:
- Renaissance literature
- Medieval literature authors and works
- 17th- and 18th-century literature
- Romantic poetry
- Literary modernism
1. 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.
2. Introduction to Renaissance Literature: Characterizing Authors and Works
Chances are, you've heard of the term 'Renaissance' before, but do you know what it means? Watch this video to learn about how this artistic movement forever altered England and the way we look at literature.
3. Introduction to 17th- and 18th-Century Literature: Major Authors and Works
A lot can happen in 200 years, as you'll see on our lesson that introduces you to British literature of the 17th and 18th centuries. Go from Shakespeare to the invention of the novel to the introduction of a prominent dictionary in our video below!
4. Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works
Romantic prose exists in novels, short stories and essays written during the Romantic period, specifically in England. The Romantic period lasted from about 1800 to 1840.
5. 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.
6. Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors
Victorian literature is literature written in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, or roughly from 1837 -1901. It is largely characterized by the struggle of working people and the triumph of right over wrong.
7. 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.
8. George Orwell's 1984: Summary, Characters, Themes & Analysis
In this lesson, we will discuss George Orwell's novel, '1984.' After a brief summary of the plot and the characters, we will discuss and analyze a few of its main themes.
9. Virginia Woolf's Orlando: Summary & Analysis
This lesson will explore 'Orlando', a novel by Virginia Woolf. We'll look at the context, plot, themes, and significance of the work, as well as Woolf's life.
10. Wuthering Heights: Summary, Setting & Themes
From wild and blustering moors to haunted houses to a blistering love that outlasts death, Emily Bronte's novel, 'Wuthering Heights,' has it all. In this lesson, we'll go over the plot points, setting, major characters and themes.
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