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American Literary History: An Overview
Transcript of American Literary History: An Overview
An Overview Colonial Revolutionary Romantic Realist Modernist Contemporary? 1400s to 1700s late 1700s 1780s to 1865 1865-1914 1914-1945 1945-Now(ish) created by c. andrews
updated february 2013 discovery narrative
history, biography, diary
sermons & religious poetry literary production:
didactic philosophical &political writing
heroic lyric & narrative poetry literary production:
political lyric & narrative poetry
sketch & tale
essay & lecture
romance (novels, novellas)
attempts at epic forms literary production:
"classic" rise of the short story
sentimental poetry literary production:
prolific short fiction
genre-bending literary work literary production:
deliberate experiment traditional & established genres
shifting canon and market
(too close to generalize) literary production:
diverse overly hasty