English Literature

Timeline created by Keissy Velandia
  • 1066

    OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE 450 - 1066

    OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE 450 - 1066
    Beda the Venerable was a Benedict monk, he was recognized for his great work as a writer and scholar, known as the doctor of the Church, the best known works of Beda the Venerable was De Temporum Ratione, Ecclesiastical History, at the time the literature was focused in the description of the towns, myths, culture, customs, characteristics among others.
  • 1500

    MIDDLE ENGLIS LITERATURE (1500 TO 1660)

    MIDDLE ENGLIS LITERATURE (1500 TO 1660)
    After the Norman conquest of England in 1066, the written form of the Anglo-Saxon language became less common; under the influence of the new aristocracy, Middle English literature was written in the many dialects that correspond to the region, history, culture, and background of individual writers.
    Relevants authors: Elizabeth, Jacobean, Carolina
  • PURITAN LITERATURE (1653 TO 1660)

    PURITAN LITERATURE (1653 TO 1660)
    The moral and religious earnestness that was characteristic of Puritans was combined with the doctrine of predestination inherited from Calvinism to produce a “covenant theology,” a sense of themselves as the elect chosen by God to live godly lives both as individuals and as a community.
  • RENAISSANCE

    RENAISSANCE
    The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the late 15th to the 17th century. It is associated with the pan-European Renaissance that is usually regarded as beginning in Italy in the late 14th century. This Italian influence can also be found in the poetry of Thomas Wyatt (1503–1542), one of the earliest English Renaissance poets. He was responsible for many innovations in English poetry, and alongside Henry Howard,
  • RESTORATION AGE 1660 TO 1700

    RESTORATION AGE 1660 TO 1700
    is called the period of Restoration,because monarchy was restored in England, and Charles II, the son of Charles I who had been defeated and beheaded, came back to England from his exile in France and became the King
  • 18TH CENTURY (1700 TO 1798)

    18TH CENTURY (1700 TO 1798)
    During the 18th century literature reflected the worldview of the Age of Enlightenment (or Age of Reason): a rational and scientific approach to religious, social, political, and economic issues that promoted a secular view of the world and a general sense of progress and perfectibility.
    Relevant: Augustan - Age of sensibility
  • ROMANTICISM LITERATURE (1798 TO 1837)

    ROMANTICISM LITERATURE (1798 TO 1837)
    Romanticism was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century.[85] Romanticism arrived later in other parts of the English-speaking world.
    The Romantic period was one of major social change in England and Wales, because of the depopulation of the countryside and the rapid development of overcrowded industrial cities.
  • VICTORIAN LITERATURE (1837 TO 1901)

    VICTORIAN LITERATURE (1837 TO 1901)
    It was in the Victorian era that the novel became the leading literary genre in English. Women played an important part in this rising popularity both as authors and as readers,and monthly serialising of fiction also encouraged this surge in popularity.
  • MODERN LITERATURE (1901 TO 1940)

    MODERN LITERATURE (1901 TO 1940)
    Modernism, in its broadest definition, is modern thought, character, or practice, originally arising from wide-scale and far-reaching changes to Western society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This period has sometimes been described as the ‘coming of age’ of American Literature, and it is certainly an extraordinarily productive time with an outstanding number of excellent writers in English, whether British, Irish or American.
  • POST MODERNS (1940 TO 2000)

    POST MODERNS (1940 TO 2000)
    Is a form of literature which is marked, both stylistically and ideologically, by a reliance on such literary conventions as fragmentation, paradox, unreliable narrators, often unrealistic and downright impossible plots, games, parody, paranoia, dark humor and authorial self-reference.
  • CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (TODAY)

    CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (TODAY)
    Is defined as literature written after World War II through the current day. While this is a vague definition, there is not a clear-cut explanation of this concept -- only interpretation by scholars and academics. Works of contemporary literature reflect a society's social and/or political viewpoints, shown through realistic characters, connections to current events and socioeconomic messages.