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World Lit, 9 Major literary periods

by: Chanah Fallin

World Lit, 9 Major literary periods engl 2200

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Lecture 1 covering the 9 major literary times periods
World Literature before 1600
Lindsay Doukopoulos
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Chanah Fallin on Saturday January 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to engl 2200 at Auburn University taught by Lindsay Doukopoulos in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 31 views. For similar materials see World Literature before 1600 in ENGLISH (ENG) at Auburn University.


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Date Created: 01/30/16
9 major literary time periods Earliest text: 3300-2990 bc tech: wet clay, sticks and sunshine Language: pictographics Genre: lists …led to >> cuneiform (sumeria, epic of gilgamesh) Hieroglyphics (egypt) Phoenician Script - spread across the Mediterranean **communicates outside of time Greeks contributed w Vowels 1. Ancient Greece (800-300 bc) -Illiad/Odyssey -Beginning of western Culture Major Authors: Homer, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle Drama: Sophocles, Aristonaness, Euriphides 2. Roman Empire (300 bc-300 ad) -New Testament Major Authors: Virgil, Ovid, Horace (*Classics: interest in Ancient Rome and Greece) 3. Middle Ages/Medieval Age (400-1400) -Beowulf -Dante’s Inferno -Chaucer (first english text) 4. The Renaissance (1400-1600) *Revival of classical and ancient Rome/Greece *Gutenberg Press created Major Authors: Shakespeare, Montaigne, Cervantes, Navarre, Milton World lit after 1600 5. The Enlightenment (1600-1789) *French Rev Major Authors: Alexandar Pope, and Jonathan Swift 6. The Romantic Era (1789-1850) Major Authors: Wordsworth, Keats, Shelly 7. The Victorian Age (1850-1980) *more novels Major Authors: Dickens, Jane Austen, The Brontes 8. Modernism (1914-1945) *WWI-WWII Major Authors: TS Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Hemmingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald 9. Post Modernism (1945-2001) Major authors: Vonnegut, Ginsberg, Morrison


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