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British Modern & Post-Modern Literature

A presentation on British literature in during the 1900's to 1980's.

Rania Tazi

on 30 September 2012

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British Modern & Post-Modern Literature Social & Cultural Context Influential Political & Historical Events Example no. 1: James Joyce Example no. 2 Earnest Hemingway Example no. 3 George Orwell An excerpt... Artwork Path: 1. policital/historical events 2. social/cultural context 3. artwork of time period 4. three literary works and their authors:
a) James Joyce
b) Earnest Hemingway
c) George Orwell 5. An excerpt... Bibliography Oct. 10, 1903:
Women's Social and Political Union is formed to campaign for women's suffrage. Aug. 4, 1914:
England declares war on Germany for invasion of Belgium Nov. 2, 1917:
The Balfour Declaration is created; England supports a Jewish homeland in Palestine Apr. 25, 1953:
Watson and Crick publish their discovery on the structure of DNA 1967:
Abortion and homosexuality are legalized May 3, 1979:
Margaret Thatcher becomes England's first female prime minister Nov. 8, 1965:
Death penalty abolished winter 1978/79:
Winter of Discontent Jul. 5, 1956:
Clean Air Act is created due to worsening air pollution Dec. 3, 1919:
Sex Disqualification Removal Act made it possible for women to hold judicial and other governmental positions. real name: Eric Arthur Blair
author and journalist
June 25, 1903 - January 21, 1950
philosophy: anti-imperialistic, anti-fascism, anti-stalinism At this there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came bounding into the barn. They dashed straight for Snowball, who only sprang from his place just in time to escape their snapping jaws. In a moment he was out of the door and they were after him. Too amazed and frightened to speak, all the animals crowded through the door to watch the chase. Snowball was racing across the long pasture that led to the road. He was running as only a pig can run, but the dogs were close on his heels. Ernest Miller Hemingway
Born July 21, 1899
American author and journalist
Died July 2, 1961 The Modernist period = time of social and cultural development.
Society striving for women's suffrage and race equality (Margaret Thatcher - first woman prime minister) - World Wars helped achieve this.
Imagism - Anglo-American movement of poetry that favored precise imagery and language - opposing Victorian era traditions. Many of the Imagists were women (Hilda Doolittle) Industrial Revolution: big impact on time period and works.
Modernsation and urbanization of England - appearence of modern, industrial, busy cities - led to the change in the form of writing.
Stream of consciousness - flow of ideas and thought that is continuous and breaks off from traditions.
Modernists believed technology was antagonistic to artistic development "British History Timeline." BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/timelines/british/index_embed.shtml>.

"Ernest Hemingway." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Sept. 2012. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway>.

"George Orwell (1903 - 1950)." BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2012. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/orwell_george.shtml>.

"Imagism." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 29 Sept. 2012. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagism>.

"Modernism." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 25 Sept. 2012. Web. 29 Sept. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernism>.

"Modernist Literature." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 28 Sept. 2012. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernist_literature>.

Rahn, Josh. "Modernism." The Literature Network. Jalic Inc., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2012. <http://www.online-literature.com/periods/modernism.php>.

"Vorticism." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 18 Sept. 2012. Web. 30 Sept. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vorticism>. 1900 - 1980 Vorticist Movement branch of Cubist movement
originated in London
short-lived but affected architecture The Mud Bath
David Bomberg poet and author
February 2, 1882 - January 13, 1941 "The Persistence of Memory"
Salvador Dali
Surrealist Movement "Tomato Soup"
Andy Warhol

*Many movements emerged during the modernist period
*Surrealism, Cubism, Futurism etc Music

The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
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