Literary Movements & Periods
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.
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...
An overview of the different branches of Feminist Literary Theory
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...
James Joyce changed the face of modern fiction with his stream of consciousness writing style but did you know he was directly influenced by a little known French writer, Edouard Dujardin?
What is the difference between romance and women's fiction? You may think women's fiction and romance are the same thing but there are actually plenty of differences between the two.
(Weimar) Classicism period - the Age of the Literature Geniuses Goethe and Schiller - with Definition, Origin and more
Many former storm and stress writers became classicists. In this article, you will read about the definition of classicism and about the two most influential writers of that period: Schiller and Goethe.
Discussion of libraries, books and an evolving self-help guide to searching for children's books published or read in the 1930s-1940s.
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...
A brief description of the various aspects of the humanist movement and how it was expressed.
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