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Literary History Timeline

This link provides a timeline of literary movements, adapted from Holman and Harmon's A Handbook to Literature.

Credo Reference: Basic Search Box (Javascript)

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Use this database to search reference books. It's a great place to find definitions of the various -isms you're studying this semester.

Caspar David Friedrich, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, 1818 (From Wikimedia Commons)

A Little Literary Criticism Humor from Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes literary criticism

ROMANTICISM: A fundamental development in Western art, literature, music, and their related fields of theory in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Romanticism constituted a reaction against the unquestioned authority of reason and tradition and an affirmation of faith in the individual's innate powers of creativity.

Its various manifestations included a passionate concern with the relationship between human beings and their natural environment, a new interest in the primitive and the irrational (including dreams, hallucinations, and madness), and an emphasis on emotional intensity.

-From The MacMillan Encyclopedia, Credo Reference