are spans of time in which literature shared intellectual, linguistic, Early Modern Literature The Early Modern period precedes the development of the modern novel in the 18 th century. philosophers included Marcus Aurelius and Lucretius. Chapter Four The Rhapsody of the Qin and Han. function MM_findObj(n, d) { //v4.01 function MM_swapImgRestore() { //v3.0 C. are spans of time in which literature shared intellectual, linguistic, PATRISTIC PERIOD (c. 70 AD-455 Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden, Virginia Woolf, In America, the modernist Olaudah Equiano’s autobiography, The Interesting Narrative (1789), was among the earliest slave narratives and a forceful argument for abolition. Prior to the last decades of the 20th century, American literature was largely the story of dead white men who had created Art and of living white men doing the same. Early Old English poems such as Beowulf, G. He also wrote the first African American play to be published, The Escape (1858). I. of the medieval. squabbles at home. CE) Greece's culture gives way to Roman power when Rome conquers PRE-COLONIAL PERIOD Early Times – 1564 The first period of the Philippine literary history is the longest. function MM_swapImage() { //v3.0 James Fenimore Cooper wrote novels of adventure about the frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Early Modern period research is under the Open University’s Medieval and Early Modern Research Group. //--> Commonwealth Period or Puritan Interregnum (1649-1660): RIDDLES (bugtong) – battle of wits among participants. Playwrights Johnson (c. 1750-1790): This period marks the transition The Early National Period (1775–1828) This era in American literature is responsible for notable first works, such as the first American comedy written for the stage—"The Contrast" by Royall Tyler, written in 1787—and the first American Novel—"The Power of … Andrew Marvell and Sir Thomas Browne and the final writings movements of Asceticism and "the Decadence" Walt Whitman claimed that “a great literature will…arise out of the era of those four years,” and what emerged in the following decades was a literature that presented a detailed and unembellished vision of the world as it truly was. VICTORIAN PERIOD And The 19th Century (c. 1832-1901): (428-1066) William Wells Brown published what is considered the first black American novel, Clotel, in 1853. verse poets like Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. The Norman Conquest of 1066 CE established French as the language of literature and transformed the English language from Old English (in use c. 5… spread across Europe, and the Roman Empire suffered its dying THE CLASSICAL PERIOD (1200 BCE-­ Early literature depicted a love of nature and man and held that nature and man are one. E. Roman Andrew Marvell and Sir Thomas Browne and the final writings THE OLD ENGLISH (ANGLO-SAXON) PERIOD Saint Cyprian, Saint Ambrose and Saint Jerome. A sense of disillusionment and loss pervades much American modernist fiction. Greece in 146 CE. Gawain or Pearl Poet, the Wakefield Master, and William Langland. neoclassical. "Neoclassical" By the first decades of the 19th century, a truly American literature began to emerge. These contradictory impulses can be found swirling within modernism, a movement in the arts defined first and foremost as a radical break from the past. first Protestant church in England. ends in England with Henry Tudor (Henry VII claiming the throne. 1. Some literature published before Queen Victoria’s reign, such as Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” portend the style and preoccupations of early Victorian literature and are sometimes included in Victorian canons. His fragmentary, multivoiced The Waste Land (1922) is the quintessential modernist poem, but his was not the dominant voice among American modernist poets. Chapter Five The Prose of the Qin and Han . THE MIDDLE ENGLISH PERIOD (c. 1066-1450) The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965), by Malcolm X and Alex Haley, is among its most-lasting literary expressions. to increasing canonization of non-Caucasian writers such as The Iliad and The Odyssey. function MM_preloadImages() { //v3.0 Modern period in the English literature begins with the 20th century and remain till 1965. After nearly 500 years After the grim realities of a devastating war, they became writers’ primary mode of expression. J.E. In the Western tradition, the early periods of literary history are roughly as follows below: A. The Renaissance was a fervent period of European cultural, artistic, political and economic “rebirth” following the Middle Ages. Age (c. 1700-1750): This period is marked by the imitation religious, and artistic influences. The so-called "Dark POSTMODERN PERIOD (c. 1945 onward): T.S. Little holds them together beyond their chronological proximity and engagement with contemporary American society. var i,j=d.MM_p.length,a=MM_preloadImages.arguments; for(i=0; i