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 the Reform Bill). This period is regarded as an era of intense and prolific activity in literature, especially by novelists and poets, philosophers, and essayists while dramatists of any note are few. This time is considered as the…

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 the 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…

Enlightenment Era

Introduction Enlightenment may be a term wont to describe a literary or philosophical movement in Europe between 1660 and 1770. In European country it’s generally referred because the ‘Age Of Reason’. the amount was characterized by a profound religion within the powers of human reason and a devotion to clarify the thought, to harmony, proportion…

The Renaissance

Renaissance: Fervent Period Of European Cultural, Artistic, Political and Economic Rebirth Introduction Renaissance may be a historic period within the European history of roughly three hundred years that extends from 14CE to 17CE. Renaissance means the  rebirth or revival and this era is marked by nice restoration of art , literature and learning in Europe, marking transition between the medieval and latest western Europe.During the time called by this name, Europe emerged from…

10 Important Literary Periods And Movements

History makes literature and literature preserves the history. M. Faseeh Ul Hassan Literary Movements Literary movements  serve as a tool to split literature into classes of different philosophical, aesthetic or topical features, as contrary to divisions by genre or period. Like different categorizations, literary movements give language for examining and discussing literary pieces. The most important and…