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Modernism. 1901-1950 Kelsi Norus Grace Pretre Erica Park. Events in British Literature. 1902-Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, published 1914-James Joyce begins writing controversial novel novel Ulysses (to 1920)

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Modernism

Modernism

1901-1950

KelsiNorus

Grace Pretre

Erica Park


Events in british literature

Events in British Literature

1902-Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, published

1914-James Joyce begins writing controversial novel novelUlysses (to 1920)

1921-T.S. Eliot writes groundbreaking long poem The Wasteland.

1922-Katherine Mansfield’s The Ground Party and Other Stories published; Virginia Woolf’s experimental Jacob’s Room published.

1932-Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World published

1934-Dylan Thomas publishes Eighteen Poems.

1940-W.H. Auden publishes poem “Music des Beaux Arts”

1941-Depression and despair drive Woolf to suicide.

1945-George Orwell publishes classic anti-utopian fable, Animal Farm; Elizabeth Bowen publishes short-story collection The Demon Lover

1949-Orwell publishes 1984, nightmarish version of future totalitarian England


Events in britain

Events in Britain

  • 1901- Queen Victoria dies and is succeeded by son Edward VII

  • 1903- Emmeline Pankhurst founds Women’s Social and Political Union

  • 1907- Britain, France and Russia form alliance known as Triple Entente

  • 1910- Edward VII dies and is succeeded by son George V

  • 1912- More than 1,500 drown when Titanic sinks in the Atlantic

  • 1914- Britain enters World War I

  • 1918- British women over 30 allowed to vote

  • 1932- At depth of global depression, British unemployment rate is 23%

  • 1936- George V dies; son Edward VIII renounces throne; Edward’s younger brother becomes king as George VI

  • 1939- Britain joins France in declaring war on Germany

  • 1940- Britain suffers daily German bombing but is unconquered in Battle of Britain (to 1941)


World events

World Events

1901-1909 Teddy Roosevelt is elected President of the US

1905 Russian Revolution

1908 Henry Ford Invents Model T Car

1914-1918 WWI

1936-1939 Civil War in Spain

1939-1945 WWII


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