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Epochy americké literatury

The Earliest Literature in America.

E x p l o r a t i o n  W r i t i n g s - Bjarni: (a Norseman) blown off course (985) - Leif Ericsson: establ. a settlement ‘Vinland’ [= ‘Newfoundland’ >> New En.] (1000) - Christopher Columbus:...

Literature of the American Revolution.

I d e o l o g i c a l  B a c k g r o u n d - the 18th c. = the age of reason and enlightenment - development of natural sciences T h e  C o n c e p t  o f  G o d : (a) 17th c.,...

Beginnings of the American National Literature.

C r e a t i n g  t h e  N a t i o n a l  L i t e r a t u r e - attempts to create the Am. national lit. x but: disagreements about the way: (a) the Am. lit. lacks national feeling, seeks...

Romanticism in American Literature.

R o m a n t i c i s m - associated with imagination and boundlessness x classicism - demands a greater personal freedom for the individual, and spontaneity in thought and action - struggles against...

New England Brahmins and Transcendentalism.

N e w  E n g l a n d  B r a h m i n s/S c h o o l r o o m  P o e t s - the name: from the term for the highest of priestly caste among the Hinds - humorously applied to the New En. upper-class...

The Gilded Age (1865 - 1912).

Ch a r a c t e r i s t i c s - 1865, Lee’s surrender – 1912, A. Lincoln’s death - boom times of vulgarity, specious glitter, and superficial glow H u m a n i t a r i a n i s m : - A. Lincoln’s...

Realism and Naturalism in American Literature.

R e a l i s m  ( 1 8 4 0 s – 9 0 s ) - attempted from the oldest time - orig. in Fr. (Flaubert, Balzac, & oth.), prominent in the 1840s – 90s - portrays life with fidelity: no idealisation,...

Modernism in American Literature.

H i s t o r i c a l  B a c k g r o u n d  ( W W I + ) - the infl. of politics upon the arts: GB ceases to be the foremost colonial power, loses colonies, and evokes a colonial...

African-American Literature.

A b o l i t i o n i s m  ( 1 9 t h  c e n t u r y ) - started with the Enlightenment – became a large movement in several 19th nations seeking to abolish slavery and the slave...

The Jazz Age (1920s).

H i s t o r i c a l  B a c k g r o u n d - an age of bohemian rebellion in the 1920s - characteristic by the sense of rootlessness and the lack of sense of a serious purpose (–) WW I...

The Twentieth Century American Drama.

D r a m a  u n t i l  t h e  2 0 t h  C e n t u r y - mostly Eur.-produced plays - melodrama, spectacle, and bombastic performances by actors - actors = great celebrities...

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