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 British literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British literature is literature from the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
In Medieval Welsh literature the period before 1100 is known as the period of Y Cynfeirdd ("The earliest poets") or Yr Hengerdd ("The old poetry").
Literature for children was published during the Victorian period, some of which has become globally well-known, such as the work of Lewis Carroll.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_literature   (3612 words)

 CRL - Literature: American and British   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
British literary manuscripts from the British Library, London.
British literary manuscripts from the Folger Shakespeare Library
British literary manuscripts from the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C. : the English Renaissance, literature from the Tudor period to the Restoration, c.1500-c.1700.
wwwcrl.uchicago.edu /content.asp?l1=5&l2=22&l3=39&top=30   (1608 words)

 Timeline of British History
There was no known invasion of Britain by the Celts; they probably gradually infiltrated into British society through trade and other contact over a period of several hundred years; Druids, the intellectual class of the Celts (their own word for themselves, meaning "the hidden people"), begin a thousand year floruit.
Caratacus leads main British resistance to the invasion, but is finally defeated in 51.
Alban, first British martyr, was killed for his faith in one of the few persecutions of Christians ever to take place on the island, during the governorship of Gaius Junius Faustinus Postumianus (there is controversy about the date of Alban's martyrdom.
www.britannia.com /history/time1.html   (1628 words)

 British Literature to the Restoration
LIT 499) in British literature of the 1630s—the decade metaphysical poetry was born.
This course is designed to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of texts in their diverse historical, aesthetic, cultural, and theoretical contexts; and to lead to an understanding and appreciation of the development of literary traditions, cultural values, modes of thought, and uses of language.
More specifically, students will learn to analyze pre-1660 British literature for meaning and style; to use appropriate strategies and research tools to explore unfamiliar words and allusions, and relevant cultural contexts; and to recognize basic characteristics of specific periods and genres.
www.tcnj.edu /~graham/LIT251spr04.htm   (2365 words)

 Arts Literature Literature British   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
British Literature (Articles) - Articles published by academics - both Turkish and non-Turkish - working in Turkey.
British Poetry 1780-1910 - A hypertext archive of scholarly editions: Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia.
English Literature Essays - Essays on various aspects of English Literature, from the London School of Journalism.
www.iper1.com /iper1-odp/scat/id/Arts/Literature/World_Literature/British   (428 words)

 British Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
British Literature Since 1800 completes a chronological survey of British literature begun in British Literature to 1800.
In this course, our study of the literature of the 19th and 20th centuries covers the Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist periods in literature, examining British literature in the context of Western literary tradition and British history, culture, and thought.
We also consider questions of colonialism and postcolonialism in the cases of literature written by authors from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Caribbean and other British current and former holdings.
www.sunysccc.edu /academic/hss/ostrowski/britlitII.htm   (685 words)

 Literature - Arts - British Council - India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The British Council is keen to highlight and strengthen the shared English language and literature heritage that exists between the UK and India.
Both Indian writing in English and contemporary British literature are very well regarded around the world.
British Council in collaboration with the Poetry Society (India) is organising the tenth All India Poetry Competition this year.
www.britishcouncil.org /india-arts-literature.htm   (195 words)

 Literature - British Council - Arts
Listen to a range of contemporary poets such as Benjamin Zephaniah, David Constantine, Anne Rouse, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy reading from their poems, and discussing why they wrote them, taken from the series of recordings that we publish in partnership with Bloodaxe.
Literature department newsletter and e-zine, Children's Literature Edition, includes an article by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo.
We co-ordinate literature events around the world, providing advice and guidance to the overseas offices of the British Council on a wide range of types of literature activity including writers, academics and critics visits to festivals, conferences and seminars.
www.britishcouncil.org /arts-literature.htm   (596 words)

 British Literature - Winter 1998
The title describes the course accurately: it is primarily a study of works that have been traditionally associated with the idea of a canon of English Literature from Chaucer (late 14c.) to Cowper (d.
But it can also prove invaluable to students of later British and American literature and of Creative Writing by guiding them through many of the works that post-1800 writers and readers knew and know well.
It is an especially valuable course for students contemplating graduate school in any English language literature, for students contemplating becoming high school teachers, and for students expecting to go on EAP to UK/I to study literature.
reg.ucsc.edu /soc/aci/winter1998/ltbr.html   (683 words)

 Humor in British Literature, From the Middle Ages to the Restoration — www.greenwood.com
Humor in British Literature, From the Middle Ages to the Restoration — www.greenwood.com
Nilsen's work, surveying humor in British literature from the 14th through the 17th centuries, is scholarly and exhaustive.
Description: Humor began in British literature during the Middle Ages, when Chaucer developed the storytelling tradition along with the ironies that resulted from the juxtaposition of people from different classes and points of view.
www.greenwood.com /books/bookdetail.asp?sku=GR9706   (326 words)

 The Literary Explorer - Literary Periods of British and American Literature
In general, Romantic literature can be characterized by its personal nature, its strong use of feeling, its abundant use of symbolism, and its exploration of nature and the supernatural.
This style of literature opposed the dominance of scientific thinking and defied the hostility of society to any art that was not useful or did not teach moral values.
The Georgian Period refers to the period of British Literature that is named for the reign of George V (1910-36).
literaryexplorer.blondelibrarian.net   (2448 words)

 American and English Literature Internet Resources
The English-Language Literature Page at UCSD This is an excellent page consisting of literature-oriented primarily devoted to English and American literature.
Literature Webliography Contains resources for the study of literature and bibliography, library catalogs, newsgroups, periodicals, style guides, electronic books and numerous literary links.
Victoria Research Web Victoria Research Web is dedicated to the study of nineteenth century British Literature and is a valuable resource for students, teachers and researchers who maybe studying the period.
library.scsu.ctstateu.edu /litbib.html   (2789 words)

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Specifically, the goal of this course is for you to find some aspects of literature that you will remember long after the course is over.
Each student is expected to develop a portfolio of favorite works of British literature.These selections may be gathered from the Internet, the assigned anthology or novel, or other books.
The only requirements are that the literature was composed originally in English other than American English, represent a variety of historical periods and effects, and not duplicate the responses of other students.
www.cwrl.utexas.edu /~bump/E316K/Course_Page.html   (837 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Electronic Labyrinth - Both utilizes and focuses upon the medium of hypertext as it relates to literature and its concrete manifestations--from palimpsests to mechanically printed books to CD-ROMs -- throughout history to the present, with speculation on the future.
Electronic Literature Directory - A comprehensive database of listings for electronic works, their authors, and their publishers.
Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.
www.dmoz.org /Arts/Literature   (342 words)

 Literature Course Syllabi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If you know of any literature courses that put their reading lists, course materials, andc.
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature (Kathryn Conrad, Univ. of Kansas)
The Literature of the Holocaust (Al Filreis, Penn)
www.english.upenn.edu /~jlynch/syllabi.html   (685 words)

 English: Undergraduate -- Focus in Nineteenth-Century British Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nineteenth-Century British Literature offers English majors the opportunity to explore a variety of literary genres and gain an understanding of a dynamic body of literature that was written during a period in which far-reaching cultural changes were taking place.
Nineteenth-Century British Literature is traditionally divided into the Romantic and the Victorian periods.
Again, please be aware that there may be prerequisites for some of these courses, and you may also wish to consider including an appropriate literature course in the original foreign language (such as French 654: French Literature from Romanticism to Realism) in your focus area, if you have the appropriate preparation in that language.
english.osu.edu /programs/undergraduate/19THFOCU.htm   (601 words)

 British Literature | English Literature | History of English Literature | Questia.com Online Library
English Literature, from the Norman Conquest to Chaucer (1931)
English Literature at the Close of the Middle Ages (1945)
Figures of Transition: A Study of British Literature at the End of the Nineteenth Century (1939)
www.questia.com /Index.jsp?CRID=british_literature&OFFID=se1   (617 words)

 British Literature 
Alan Liu's VoS English Literature - "Voice of the Shuttle 'English Literature' includes works written in English taught in departments of English and American literature." This is a "no frills" site, but it just might be the most comprehensive Literature/Humanities resource available online.
MIT Libraries: Literature Resources - This is a collection of internet resources devoted primarily to English and American literatures.
Timeline of English Literature - An expansive, annotated time line of Enlgish literature and the historical events shapping it.
www.ability.org.uk /british_literature.html   (351 words)

 British Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
British and American Literature courses are taught as an integrated package oriented towards a cross-cultural understanding of the English-language literary tradition; its relations to the Western and Central/Eastern European written culture are also explored.
To make this even safer, all students have to pass a test in general and Polish literature, which is a prerequisite for the English-language literature course package.
We have found that by using this as a basis, and through comparison and contrast, we are able to teach a fairly advanced course in British and American literature.
www.wsp.krakow.pl /neofil/ang/opisy/LIT_BR.html   (1036 words)

 ENGLISH 3430: MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Modern period in British Literature covers the time period from around 1895 to 1940.
While I cover the British Romantic and Victorian periods, I place major emphasis on the early part of the twentieth century.
Although literature in their own right, the speeches provided here also give you the necessary background to understanding Irish literature, specifically Yeats, whose poetry we begin next week.
www.suu.edu /faculty/cook/english3430.html   (4765 words)

 British (on ArtsFizz.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Various resources, criticism and research including an annotated timeline of English literature and the historical events shaping it.
Essays on various aspects of English Literature, from the London School of Journalism.
Articles discussing British literature with an emphasis on contemporary novels.
www.artsfizz.com /Literature/World_Literature/British   (347 words)

 British, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish literature on CD, from Seedy Press books on CD, B&R Samizdat Express
This British Literature 2-CD set, with the complete text of these books, in plain text, is available for just $29 at our online store.
This British Literature CD with 2463 books, in plain text and with software that lets you listen as well as read, is available for $29 at our online store.
Their works are all on the same American Literature CD available at our online store, with 619 books, in plain text, and with software that lets you listen as well as read.
www.samizdat.com /britlitcd.html   (5345 words)

 British Literature at the Newberry Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Literature of the British Isles has been one of the central collecting areas from the early days of the Library.
General scope for British materials ranges from the fourteenth century through the nineteenth century through World War I. The strength of the collection lies in literary texts rather than literary criticism, in printed works rather than manuscripts, in original form rather than reprint.
The following Newberry Library Bulletin articles provides a useful examination of the type of material the Newberry has for the study of British Literature and History: Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets at the Newberry Library and Nineteenth-Century English Periodicals.
www.newberry.org /collections/britlit.html   (153 words)

 BBC | British Council teaching English - Downloads - British Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
'BritLit' was originally a British Council project, in conjunction with the Portuguese Association of English Teachers (APPI), designed to work with school teachers using British literature in the ELT classroom.
It was started in Portugal in 2002 with the aim of providing teachers of English for students aged between 15 and 17 with resource material to work on contemporary short stories.
Secondly, the use of literature, or even story telling, is seen as a legitimate, not to say powerful way of assisting students to become proficient users of the language.
www.teachingenglish.org.uk /download/britlit/britlit.shtml   (378 words)

 Britannia Panorama: British Literature & Authors Online
Luminarium - An award winning site devoted to English literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and the early 17th century.
British Library Services - Site totally devoid of graphics, but has essential information for anyone interested in using the library for research.
The Victorian Web Literature, authors, art, architecture, design, social and political contexts, economics, science, technology, etc.
www.britannia.com /arts/literature   (629 words)

 BUBL LINK: American literature - general
In the case of English literature, topics include romance, middle ages, renaissance and reformation, prose and poetry, drama, cavalier and puritan, the age of Dryden, from Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift, the age of Johnson, the French revolution, the romantic revival, and the Victorian age.
Series of documents on American literature from 1620 onwards including bibliographies on American authors and definitions and background on twenty five different literary movements.
Bibliographies of American literature from the 17th to the 20th centuries covering romanticism, transcendentalism, realism, naturalism, and the Harlem renaissance.
bubl.ac.uk /link/a/americanliterature-general.htm   (1022 words)

 MavicaNET - British (English) Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The C.S. Lewis Foundation is committed to advancing the renewal of Christian thought and academic freedom within the mainstream of contemporary colleges and universities through its Summer Institutes in Oxford and Cambridge; the C.S. Lewis Study Center-Oxford; Faculty Forums for scholars of faith; and a planned C.S. Lewis College.
Our specialties are British and American literature, though our inventory (largely English language only) is slightly eclectic and ranges from the 16th through the 20th centuries with sub-specialties in S.T.C. and Wing books, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, presentation and association material as well as 17th and 18th C. British history.
This course is designed to provide an introductory survey to students of some of the most vital periods in British Literary History.
www.mavicanet.com /lite/slk/586.html   (472 words)

 Literary Resources -- Victorian British (Lynch)
Annotated Bibliography on Chartism (Ursula Stange, Nipissing Univ.)
An impressive bibliography of secondary sources on the relationship between evolutionary biology and imaginative literature.
Bibliographies and essays on the social context, economics, religion, philosophy, literature, the visual arts, science, technology, politics, and gender.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/Lit/victoria.html   (1657 words)

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