Literary Movements & Periods
Magical realism is a genre best described as a blend of realism and fantasy. Unlike works of pure fantasy, in magical realism the supernatural exists side by side with a very realistic world.
One of the forms of fiction seen in the Victorian Age is Gothic fiction which has begun in England with The Castle of Otranto (1764) by Horace Walpole. The core element of Gothic fiction is thought to be violence which...
Charlotte Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" written in 1892 is a daring short story for its time to depict the value of a woman's self-expression which was limited. Gilman pulled on personal experience to bring...
Puritan age is marked by the decline of Renaissance age: the age of revival of knowledge. Puritan age is further divided into two classes; the Jacobian period in which...
A brief description of the various aspects of the humanist movement and how it was expressed.
Examines the role of the "look" or the "gaze in medieval romance. Discusses concepts within these texts including love at first sight, madness of love, love as divine providence, and love as an elite...
Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, written in the waning years of World War II, is a play which ironically allegorizes the existentialist philosophy, in a one act scene depicting Hell. The effect this iconic work had on...
Significance and contribution of the Aligarh Movement: The contribution and significance of Aligarh Movement for the revival and regeneration of the Muslims of Sub-Continent are commendable. Aligarh developed as...
A short biography of the Victorian writer, Charlotte Bronte who explored the dehumanization of poverty and the difficulties faced by women of the 19th century in her famous novel Jane Eyre.
An overview of the different branches of Feminist Literary Theory
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