Ch 10: AP English - English Literary Periods and Movements: Tutoring Solution

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  • Get a quick overview of Medieval literature.
  • Learn about Renaissance authors and works and how they altered the way we look at literature.
  • Explore prominent literature of the 17th and 18th centuries, including works by Shakespeare and John Milton.
  • Discuss romantic prose and poetry.
  • Learn about themes and styles in Victorian literature.
  • Examine works by literary modernists, including James Joyce and Virginia Woolf.

19 Lessons in Chapter 10: AP English - English Literary Periods and Movements: Tutoring Solution
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Introduction to Medieval Literature: Old English, Middle English, and Historical Context

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.

Introduction to Renaissance Literature: Characterizing Authors and Works

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.

Introduction to 17th- and 18th-Century Literature: Major Authors and Works

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!

Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works

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.

Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

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.

Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors

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.

Overview of Literary Modernism: Authors, Context, and Style

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.

Alexander Pushkin: Biography & Poems

8. Alexander Pushkin: Biography & Poems

Alexander Pushkin is Russia's most celebrated poet. He wrote many plays, novels, and poems, and was killed in a duel like the character of his best-known work Eugene Onegin.

Bill Sikes from Oliver Twist: Character Analysis & Overview

9. Bill Sikes from Oliver Twist: Character Analysis & Overview

The words 'violent' and 'cruel' barely skim the surface when it comes to describing the character of Bill Sikes. In this lesson, we will take a look at the monstrous brute from Charles Dickens' ''Oliver Twist''.

Charles Lamb: Biography, Essays & Poems

10. Charles Lamb: Biography, Essays & Poems

Charles Lamb wrote essays, poetry, fiction, and drama. He was an engaging and thoughtful writer who captured the Romantic period completely. He was unsuccessful at love, but his friendships were many and valued. We'll be looking at this man's life, career, and exploits in this lesson.

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage by Lord Byron: Summary & Analysis

11. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage by Lord Byron: Summary & Analysis

Lord Byron was one the most famous Romantic poets of his time, if not the most talented. His poem 'Child Harold's Pilgrimage' gained him the respect of the literary community of that day. In this lesson, we will analyze what made this poem so popular.

The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens: Summary & Overview

12. The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens: Summary & Overview

In this lesson, we take a look at one of the lesser-known works of famed English novelist Charles Dickens. 'The Signal-Man' is a story of supernatural powers and of the men who believe, and struggle not to believe, in them.

Summary of The Snowman by Hans Christian Andersen

13. Summary of The Snowman by Hans Christian Andersen

A snow man who has a fascination with fire? What's going on here? In this lesson, you'll learn more about Hans Christian Andersen's ''The Snowman,'' and what causes the winter creature to long for the heat.

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren: Summary & Characters

14. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren: Summary & Characters

Pippi Longstocking's red braids and eccentric fashion sense precede her character. But if you haven't read the book, you might not understand how truly irreverent, wild, and ferocious she actually is. Let's find out.

The Last Unicorn: Book Summary & Characters

15. The Last Unicorn: Book Summary & Characters

This lesson introduces readers to the plot and characters in Peter S. Beagle's modern fairy tale ''The Last Unicorn.'' We will get to know the unicorn's friends and helpers, as well as the antagonists that stand in their way.

Summary of The Garden of Paradise by Hans Christian Andersen

16. Summary of The Garden of Paradise by Hans Christian Andersen

Like so many, the Prince in Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Garden of Paradise' longs to find the utopia of Eden. Find out what he does when he reaches the Garden in this summary of Andersen's story.

Colin Thiele: Biography & Books

17. Colin Thiele: Biography & Books

Colin Thiele was a twentieth century Australian children's fiction author. He wrote ''Storm Boy'' and many other books. In this lesson, we learn about his life and some of his best-known work.

Summary of Storm Boy by Colin Thiele

18. Summary of Storm Boy by Colin Thiele

In Colin Thiele's novella, Storm Boy, the characters Hide-Away, Storm Boy and Fingerbone Bill live on the beach in South Australia. Let's hear their story, meet their unusual pets, and learn their morals.

Storm Boy by Colin Thiele: Themes & Quotes

19. Storm Boy by Colin Thiele: Themes & Quotes

This lesson explores themes of animal welfare, wildlife protection, hunting, and indigenous populations in Colin Thiele's ''Storm Boy'' through quotes from the novel.

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