British Literature

A survey of British writers from the beginning to the Romantic Era, and from the Romantic Era through the Present day. Includes literary analysis and writing about literature.

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British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond
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The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond. Featuring 37 authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the literature developed within and developing through their respective eras. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that has captivated readers in the past and still holds us now.

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Contextualizing introductions to the Romantic era; the Victorian era; and the Twentieth Century and beyond
Over 90 historical images
In-depth biographies of each author
Instructional Design, including Reading and Review Questions
This textbook is an Open Access Resource. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

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British Literature
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B. J. Robinson
Date Added:
11/25/2020
British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond
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The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond.
Featuring 37 authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the literature developed within and developing through their respective eras. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that has captivated readers in the past and still holds us now.
Features:
Contextualizing introductions to the Romantic era; the Victorian era; and the Twentieth Century and beyond.
Over 90 historical images.
In-depth biographies of each author.
Instructional Design features, including Reading and Review Questions.
This textbook is an Open Educational Resource. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/british-literature-ii-romantic-era-to-the-twentieth-century-and-beyond

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Literature
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Full Course
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University System of Georgia
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Author:
Bonnie J Robinson
Date Added:
02/20/2019
British Literature I: Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century and Neoclassicism
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The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you British Literature I: From the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century. Featuring over 50 authors and full texts of their works, this anthology follows the shift of monarchic to parliamentarian rule in Britain, and the heroic epic to the more egalitarian novel as genre.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/british-literature-i-anthology-from-the-middle-ages-to-neoclassicism-and-the-eighteenth-century

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Literature
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University Of North Georgia
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07/29/2019
British Literature Through History
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This is an OER textbook with historical background on many great works of British literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period through the twentieth century. It contains links to free online versions of the texts, but the actual texts are not included in this book.

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Literature
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If You Know The Author Of
Know The Author
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A Christmas Carol
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This version of the classic holiday story has been slightly abridged and lightly adapted for advanced students of English language. The text includes comprehension checks, discussion questions, and collaborative activities.

Table of Contents
I.
Marley's Ghost
Analyze What You Read
Interpret What You Read - Scene 1
Interpret What You Read - Scene 2
Interpret What You Read - Scene 3
II.
The First of the Three Spirits
Analyze What You Read
Connect to What You Read
III.
The Second of the Three Spirits
Analyze What You Read
Compare And Contrast What You Read
IV.
The Last of the Three Spirits
Analyze What You Read
Share What You Read

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Literature
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Timothy Krause
William Shakespeare
Date Added:
05/05/2021
Contemporary Literature: British Novels Now, Spring 2007
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Subject focuses on fiction, drama, and poetry and possibly films inspired by these topics mostly of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. What is Britain now? Its metropolises are increasingly multicultural. Its hold over its distant colonies is a thing of the past. Its sway within the global political arena is weak. Its command over Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland is broken or threatened. What have novelists made of all this? What are they writing as the old empire fades away and as new social and political formations emerge? These are the questions that will concern us in this course.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Brouillette, Sarah
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Cultural and Literary Expression in Modernity
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This course seeks to develop a nuanced understanding of the scope of cultural and literary expression in the late 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries. It attends to broad socio-historical happenings, from the birth of modernism in the late 19th century to the post-modern moment. In addition to literary modernism, the course will also take a brief look at the cultural production of modernism in art, music, architecture, cinema, philosophy, and drama. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Define the terms modernism and modernity and explain the similarities and differences between these terms using specific works to illustrate comparison and contrast; List and explain the importance of a variety of social, cultural, and historical developments leading up to and occurring during the modern period; Cite and analyze the meaning of primary works of literature, poetry, art, music, architecture, cinema, philosophy and drama to illustrate the principle characteristics of modernism; Compare and contrast the literatures of both France and England from the start of the modern era (i.e., the turn of the twentieth century); Explain the impact of the Great War upon the development and expression of a variety of literary and artistic forms and especially on poetry in a number of genres; Describe the aftermath of World War I and its variety of effects upon literature and art and especially upon the poetry of T.S. Eliot and the novels of Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway; Define High Modernism and give examples of the tenets, ideals, and even the contradictions and self-contradictions of this movement in history and literature (and especially in both its Irish and British contexts); Define the terms postmodernism and deconstruction as well as the phrase Magical Realism and identify the most important characteristics of the movements, fields, theories, and texts associated with these terms; Explain the premises of postcolonial literature and literary theory and identify, describe, compare, and contrast postcolonial texts from range of national origins. (English Literature 204)

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
World Cultures
Film and Music Production
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
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Cultural and Literary Expressions in the 18th and 19th Centuries
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Course Review: Cultural and Literary Expressions in the 18th and 19th Centuries Reviewed  by Joyce Cottonham, Southern University in Shreveport, LAhttps://legacy.saylor.org/engl203/Intro/  

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Full Course
Author:
Joyce Cottonham
Date Added:
08/06/2020
The Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction - Histories, Origins, Theories?
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Provides a new account of the emergence of Irish gothic fiction in mid-eighteenth century. This book provides a robustly theorised and thoroughly historicised account of the ‘beginnings’ of Irish gothic fiction, maps the theoretical terrain covered by other critics, and puts forward a new history of the emergence of the genre in Ireland. The main argument the book makes is that the Irish gothic should be read in the context of the split in Irish Anglican public opinion that opened in the 1750s, and seen as a fictional instrument of liberal Anglican opinion in a changing political landscape. By providing a fully historicized account of the beginnings of the genre in Ireland, the book also addresses the theoretical controversies that have bedevilled discussion of the Irish gothic in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. The book gives ample space to the critical debate, and rigorously defends a reading of the Irish gothic as an Anglican, Patriot tradition. This reading demonstrates the connections between little-known Irish gothic fictions of the mid-eighteenth century (The Adventures of Miss Sophia Berkley and Longsword), and the Irish gothic tradition more generally, and also the gothic as a genre of global significance. Key Features * Examines gothic texts including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Charles Robert Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer, (Anon), The Adventures of Miss Sophia Berkley and Thomas Leland's Longsword * Provides a rigorous and robust theory of the Irish Gothic * Reads early Irish gothic fully into the political context of mid-eighteenth century Ireland This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/the-emergence-of-irish-gothic-fiction-histories-origins-theories

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Literature
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Author:
Jarlath Killeen
Date Added:
04/24/2019
English Literature I
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This syllabus is for the English Literature I course at Southern University in Shreveport and part of the Louisiana statewide Master Course Articulation Matrix listed as CENL 2103 British Literature.Joyce Cottonham, Associate Professor of English  

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Literature
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Syllabus
Author:
Joyce Cottonham
Date Added:
08/06/2020
English Literature II
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Lumen Learning English Literature II. Covers the Romantics, the Victorians, and the Moderns.

This is available as an e-book: https://library.achievingthedream.org/bhccenglishlit/

English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Huxley Annual with the permission of the authors and editors. Designed to supplement the annotated complete texts of three famous short novels: Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, each casebook offers cross-disciplinary guided research topics which will encourage majors in fields other than English to undertake topics in diverse areas, including History, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Biology, and Psychology. Selections have also been included to encourage topical, thematic, and generic cross-referencing. Students will also be exposed to a wide-range of approaches, including new-critical, psychoanalytic, historical, and feminist.

In addition, each selection is accompanied by a variety of study questions and stable internet links to enriching dramatic adaptations, as well as broadcast discussions of selected works and authors. Some of the units afford students the opportunity to explore archival documents and to use them in their own research.

Finally, the opentext contains 3 practical appendices: a glossary of literary terms, detailed instruction in writing about literature; and thorough guidance in documenting the research paper in accordance with current MLA guidelines.

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Literature
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Full Course
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Lumen Learning
Date Added:
09/04/2019
English Romantic Poetry
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In this course, the student will examine the revolutionary energy, fascination with nature, desire to create art for the masses, and inward-facing focus of the Romantic period. First, the student will look at the broader socio-historical and literary context in which English Romantic poetry thrived, then examine the Romantic poet and the outer world, the Romantic poet and the inner world, and the poetry that bridges the gap between the two, attempting to understand what makes each poem 'Romantic.' Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: provide an account of Romanticism as both an historical period as well as a movement in art and literature; identify and explain Romanticism in terms of its relation to the French Revolution; describe the new views of society and social relations that arose during this era; explain the significance of industrialization, the rise of the working class, the expansion of British Empire, the heightening of British nationalism, and the rise of the press; explain Romanticism's relationship to Neo-Classicism; list and describe the major tenets of Romanticism, including the movement's interests in the natural world, supernaturalism, revolution, morality, ethics, exoticism, urbanization, mindscapes, moods, imagination, and interiority; provide an account of the nature and function of the Romantic craft of authorship. (English Literature 404)

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Great Writers Inspire: Geoffrey Chaucer
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Geoffrey Chaucer resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature and Composition
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11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: James Joyce
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of James Joyce resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature and Composition
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University of Oxford
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11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: Jane Austen
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Jane Austen resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature and Composition
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University of Oxford
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Great Writers Inspire
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11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: John Milton
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of John Milton resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature and Composition
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University of Oxford
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11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: Virginia Woolf
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of Virginia Woolf resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature and Composition
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Reading
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University of Oxford
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Great Writers Inspire
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11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: William Blake
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of William Blake resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature and Composition
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University of Oxford
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11/11/2019
Great Writers Inspire: William Shakespeare
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Great Writers Inspire presents an illuminating collection of William Shakespeare resources curated by specialists at the University of Oxford. It includes audio and video lectures and short talks, downloadable electronic texts and eBooks, and background contextual resources.

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Literature and Composition
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
University of Oxford
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Great Writers Inspire
Date Added:
11/11/2019