Index: Home  -  Connections to NAEL  -  Summary  -
Multiple Choice Quiz  -  Making Connections  -  Credits  -
Periods: 16th Century  -  Early 17th Century  -
Restoration and the 18th Century  - 
Romantic Period -
Victorian Age  - 
20th Century -
Archive: Overview  -  Chronological Index  -  Author Index  -
Audio Readings


THE MIDDLE AGES

Introduction

- Topics:

1.

Medieval Estates and Orders: Making and Breaking Rules

2. Arthur and Gawain: Making Romance
3. The First Crusade: Sanctifying War
4. The Linguistic and Literary Contexts of Beowulf

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Summary
Multiple Choice Quiz
Making Connections
THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

Introduction

- Topics:

1. The Magician, the Heretic, and the Playwright: Faustus, Marlowe, and the English Stage
2. Renaissance Exploration, Travel, and the World Outside Europe
3. Dissent, Doubt, and Spiritual Violence in the Reformation
4. Island Nations: Forging and Contesting Identities in the British Isles

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Summary
Multiple Choice Quiz
Making Connections
THE EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

Introduction

- Topics:

1. Gender, Family, Household: Seventeenth-Century Norms and Controversies
2. Paradise Lost in Context
3. Civil Wars of Ideas: Seventeenth-Century Politics, Religion, and Culture
4. Emigrants and Settlers: Seventeenth-Century Colonial Writing and the Expansion of Englishness

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Summary
Multiple Choice Quiz
Making Connections
THE RESTORATION AND THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

Introduction

- Topics:

1. A Day in Eighteenth-Century London
2. Slavery and the Slave Trade in Britain
3. The Plurality of Worlds
4. Travel, Trade, and the Expansion of Empire

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Summary
Multiple Choice Quiz
Making Connections
THE ROMANTIC PERIOD

Introduction

- Topics:

1. Tintern Abbey, Tourism, and Romantic Landscape
2. Literary Gothicism
3. The French Revolution: Apocalyptic Expectations
4. Romantic Orientalism

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Summary
Multiple Choice Quiz
Making Connections
THE VICTORIAN AGE

Introduction

- Topics:

1. Industrialism: Progress or Decline?
2. The Woman Question
3. The Painterly Image in Poetry
4. Victorian Imperialism

Connections to NAEL

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Summary
Multiple Choice Quiz
Making Connections
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Introduction

- Topics:

1. Imperialism to Postcolonialism: Perspectives on the British Empire
2. Technology and Warfare
3. The Meaning of the Millennium: Apocalyptic Visions and Revisions
4. Twentieth-Century Irish Writers

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Summary
Multiple Choice Quiz
Making Connections

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