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PERIODS OF BRITISH LITERATURE. BRITISH LITERATURE LITERARY PERIODS. Prepared by Prof. Mario O. Castillo Rangel Survey of English Literature I and II January 2009. About Timelines. Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets

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    1. PERIODS OF BRITISH LITERATURE

    2. BRITISH LITERATURE LITERARY PERIODS • Prepared by Prof. Mario O. Castillo Rangel • Survey of English Literature I and II • January 2009

    3. About Timelines Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. Thomas Mann, novelist, Nobel laureate (1875-1955)

    4. 450-1066: Old English (or Anglo-Saxon) Period

    5. 1066-1500: Middle English Period

    6. 1500-1660: The Renaissance • 1500-1558: Tudor Period • 1558-1603: Elizabethan Age • 1603-1625: Jacobean Age • 1625-1649: Caroline Age • 1649-1660: Commonwealth Period (or Puritan Interregnum)

    7. 1660-1785: The Eighteenth Century:The Neoclassical Period • 1660-1700: The Restoration • 1700-1745: The Augustan Age (or Age of Pope) • 1745-1785: The Age of Sensibility (or Age of Johnson)

    8. 1785-1830: The Romantic Period The Age of Revolution

    9. 1830-1901: The Victorian Period Early, Middle and Late Victorian • 1848-1860: The Pre-Raphaelites • 1880-1901: Aestheticism and Decadence

    10. 1901-1960: The Modern Period • 1901-1910: The Edwardian era • 1910-1914: The Georgian era

    11. 1960 - present: Postmodern Period

    12. ADDITIONAL NOTES PERIODS AND ERAS IN ENGLISH HISTORY

    13. Relevant Periods in English History • Stuart Period (1603–1714) • Georgian era (1714–1830) • British Regency (1811–1820)

    14. Periods and eras in English History • Tudor period (1485–1603) • Elizabethan era (1558–1603) • Stuart Period (1603–1714) • Jacobean era (1603 – 1625) • Caroline era (1625—1642) • Georgian era (1714–1830) • British Regency (1811–1820) • Edwardian period (1901–1910)

    15. Stuart Period • Jacobean Age - James VI of Scotland and I of England (1603-1625) • Carolean Age - Charles I of England and Scotland (1625-1649) • Commonwealth (English Interregnum : 11 years) • Restoration Age : Charles II of England (1660-1685) and Scotland (1649-1685)

    16. Stuart Period (Cont.) • James II of England and VII of Scotland (1685-1688) • Mary II of England and Scotland (1689-1694) - with William III of England and II of Scotland (1689-1702), • Augustan Age - Anne of Great Britain (1702-1714)

    17. Works Cited and Sources • Damrosch, David, ed. The Longman Anthology of British Literature. Volume A. 2nd Compact Edition. London: Longman, 2004. • David Burnley. The History of the English Language. 2nd ed. London: Pearson Education, 2000. • Glatthorn, Allan A., Charles W. Kreidler & Enerst J.Heiman. ­The Dynamics of Language. Book 4. USA: D.C. Heath and Company, 1971.

    18. Works Cited and Sources • Jordan, Constance, and Clare Carroll. “The Early Modern Period.” The Longman Anthology of British Literature. Ed. David Damrosch. Vol.A. London: Longman, 2004. 391-1039. • Miller, James E., Jr., Myrtle J. Jones, and Helen McDonnel. England in Literature. Macbeth Edition. London: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1973. • Nist, John. A Structural History of English. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1966.