Modernism

Modernism identifies the set of social developments that occurred in the late nineteenth and the early 20th century. They included improvements in engineering, workmanship, music, writing, and applied strategies. Modernism prospered somewhere in the range of 1860s and 1940s; ideally till 1945 when World War II finished. During that time, a great deal of significance…

Beat Generation

A group of American poets whose work became particularly popular in the late 1950s. The best known of these writers are Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. They are especially associated with San Francisco, U.S.A. Their ‘father figures’ were Kenneth Rexroth, Henry Miller and William Burroughs. The beat writers developed their own…

Realism

Realism is a movement in art, which started in the mid nineteenth century in France around 1840s, and later spread to the entire world. Realism entered literature at almost at the same time. Its real objective was to root out what is called fantastic and romantic in literature and art, to insert what is real. Realists rejected Romanticism, which had dominated French…

Naturalism

In the late 19th century, Naturalism emerged as a literary movement. Naturalism, in literary criticism is used in reference to the works which show a pronounced interest in, sympathy with and love of natural beauty (e.g. much of the poetry of Wordsworth). It ought to be utilized to depict works of writing, which utilize sensible techniques…

Victorian Era

The era of Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901). The period is sometimes dated from 1832 (the passage of Reform Bill). This period is regarded as an era of intense and prolific activity in literature, especially by novelist and poets, philosophers and essayists while dramatists of any note are few. This time is considered as the rich…

Romanticism

Introduction Romanticism was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe towards the end of the 18th century, extending between the approximate period of 1780 and end in 1837 when Queen Victoria was crowned. It was marked by a rejection of the ideals and rules of the Enlightenment and Neoclassicism and by an…

Enlightenment Era

Introduction Enlightenment is a term used to describe a literary or philosophical movement in Europe between 1660 and 1770. In England it is sometimes referred as the ‘Age Of Reason’. The period was characterized by a profound faith in the powers of human reason and a devotion to clarify the thought, to harmony, proportion and…

The Renaissance

Renaissance: Fervent Period Of European Cultural, Artistic, Political and Economic Rebirth Introduction Renaissance is a historical period in the European history of approximately 300 years which extends from 14CE to 17CE. Renaissance means rebirth or revival and this period is marked by great revival of art , literature and learning in Europe, marking transition between…

10 Important Literary Periods And Movements

History makes literature and literature preserves the history. M.Faseeh Ul Hassan Literary Movements Literary movements are a way to divide literature into categories of similar philosophical, topical, or aesthetic features, as opposed to divisions by genre or period. Like other categorizations, literary movements provide language for comparing and discussing literary works. The most important and prominent periods and…

Introduction To Literary Movements

What Is the Importance of Literary Movements? Literary movements are a way to divide literature into categories of similar philosophical, topical, or aesthetic features, as opposed to divisions by genre or period. Like other categorizations, literary movements provide language for comparing and discussing literary works. These terms are helpful for curricula or anthologies. What Is A Literary Movement? A literary movement…