British Lit

2016-17 Syllabus

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Units:
1. Medieval Period
2. Renaissance
3. Restoration and the 18th Century
4. Romanticism
5. Victorians
6. Modern & Contemporary

British Literature Units

1: Medieval Period (400-1485)

Note: The Medieval Period was preceded by the Anglo-Saxon period. The Anglo-Saxon text Beowulf, written in Old English, will be read second semester in Mythology due to its close relationship to other epic poems such as the Odyssey.  However, it is useful to be aware of the progression of the  language from Old English (Beowulf), through Middle English (Chaucer), Early Modern English (Shakepeare), and Modern English (writers today) as we begin our study of British Literature.

Concepts & Terms to Know

Texts: See textbook for these texts.

2015 Medieval review notes from class: Period 1, Period 3, Period 5

 Assignments

2. Renaissance (1485-1660)

Terms to Know

Texts

Assignments

3. Restoration and the 18th Century (1660-1798)

Terms to Know

Texts

Assignments

4. Romanticism (1798-1832)

Terms to Know

Readings

Assignments

5. Victorians (1832-1901)

Terms to Know

  • Murder Mystery
    • English vs. American
    • Red Herring
    • Deduction
    • Suspense
  • Aestheticism
  • Imperialism
  • Industrialization
    • Industrial Revolution: approx. 1760-1830
  • Realism
  • Escapism

Readings

Assignments

6. Modern and Contemporary (1901-present)

Terms to Know

  • Stream of Consciousness
  • Modernism

Readings

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