Ch 2: Literary Time Periods: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Literary Time Periods chapter of this Introduction to Humanities Help and Review course is the simplest way to master literary time periods. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of literary time periods.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering introductory humanities material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn humanities. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the origins of English literature or key literary time periods
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning humanities (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about literary time periods
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra humanities learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Literary Time Periods chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Literary Time Periods chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any literary time periods question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a literary time periods unit of a standard introductory humanities course. Topics covered include:

  • Literary Modernism
  • Medieval literature
  • The Romantic Period
  • Old and Middle English

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Literary Time Periods: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Alexandre Dumas: Biography & Books

5. Alexandre Dumas: Biography & Books

You may know of ''The Three Musketeers'' and ''The Count of Monte Cristo'', but do you know much about the author of these works? In this lesson you will learn about one of the most well-known authors of the 19th century, and will then take a quiz on your knowledge.

Fern Hill: Summary & Analysis

6. Fern Hill: Summary & Analysis

'Fern Hill' is one of Dylan Thomas' most well-known poems. Fern Hill was a country house and farm where Ann Jones, the poet's aunt, lived. In this poem, the speaker looks back at the innocence of childhood. This lesson contains a summary of the poem, an explanation of some of the poem's more significant lines, and a discussion of the major themes.

Impact of Radio & Television on the Humanities

7. Impact of Radio & Television on the Humanities

Few things have changed the humanities quite like the introduction of radio and television into our social world. Through this lesson, you will explore how radio and television have influenced and changed the ways that people interpret and reflect the world around them.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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