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  History of literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of literature is the historical development of writings in prose or poetry which attempt to provide entertainment, enlightenment, or instruction to the reader/hearer/observer, as well as the development of the literary techniques used in the communication of these pieces.
The problems of creating a uniform global history of literature are compounded by the fact that many texts have been lost over the millennia, either deliberately, by accident, or by the total disappearance of the originating culture.
Ancient Egyptian literature was not included in early studies of the history of literature because the writings of Ancient Egypt were not translated into European languages until the 19th century when the Rosetta stone was deciphered.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_literature   (3335 words)

 History of modern literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The romantic movement was well under way and along with it developed the splintering of fiction writing into genres and the rise of speculative fiction.
When the Nineteenth century ended the genres of horror, ghost stories, westerns, children's literature, crime fiction, science fiction, historical novels and fantasy had all been established.
Bertholt Brecht created modernist theatrical productions according to his theory of the alienation effect which was supposed to make the audience think and feel in new and critical ways by removing comfortable assumptions and not permitting the narrative to appear too much like reality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_literature:_Modern_literature   (3385 words)

 HL-Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
History and Literature is one of Harvard's most individual and challenging concentrations.
A History and Literature student might inquire into the author's background and position, as well as the social and political conditions under which the text was produced.
Some fields cover the history and literature of one country or region since about 1500 (with some variation from field to field); others the history and literature of two nations since about 1750; others, finally, a period of time across two or three countries.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~histlit/HL-intro.html   (1042 words)

 History News Network
History News Network Because the Past is the Present, and the Future too.
In history, he is looking for a description of the minimum that pupils should know by the age of 14, when the subject ceases to be compulsory, and, in particular, what they should be taught about the British Empire.
A passionate advocate of academic rigour and tradition, especially in English literature and history, the Prince was dismayed by the "aimlessness" of the first summer school he sponsored last year.
hnn.us /comments/14502.html   (555 words)

 Introduction to history of Japan's Literature
Japanese literature traces its beginnings to oral traditions that were first recorded in written form in the early eighth century after a writing system was introduced from China.
His suicide in 1927 was seen as a symbol of the agony Japan was experiencing in the process of rapid modernization, a major theme of modern Japanese literature.
This school of literature, as represented by Shimazaki Toson, is noted for the "I novel," a style of novel typical of Japan.
www.kanzaki.com /jinfo/jliterature.html   (1062 words)

 History of literature Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The subject of the history of literature is a vast and vexed one.
The problematics of creating a uniform global history of literature are compounded by the fact that many texts have been lost over the millennia, either deliberately, by accident, or by the total disappearance of the underpinning culture.
The invention and subsequent widespread use of the printing press was a significant technological breakthrough and one which led to the widespread dissemination of texts, and one which was to mark a watershed in the history of literary development.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/history_of_literature.html   (434 words)

 Teaching History Using Literature
History makes a great framework for all the other subjects because it follows a progression and covers everything else (except maybe math), like art, music, science, literature, and so on.
If they study history at all in school (which is unlikely, because schools seldom teach history anymore - they teach social studies instead), children would normally cover 200 years of history in eleven years of school, and 4000 years of history in one year of school.
This is a history of music from King David to the early twentieth century, focusing mainly on the classical composers.
www.angelfire.com /al3/merchandise/teaching_history.html   (6086 words)

 History of LITERATURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although Greece is geographically close to Italy, and Greek literature is highly prized in ancient Rome, western Europe loses touch with its Greek intellectual roots during the centuries after the collapse of the Roman empire.
The Heian period, with the Japanese capital at Kyoto, is distinguished by literature as elegant and subtle as the style of the court itself.
The classical age of Persian literature, though launched in the 10th century by the patronage of a Persian dynasty (the Samanids), occurs during four centuries in which Persia is dominated by Turks and Mongols.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=2175&HistoryID=ac01   (2143 words)

 The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes.
Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.
The set encompasses a wide selection of writing on orators, humorists, poets, newspaper columnists, religious leaders, economists, Native Americans, song writers, and even non-English writing, such as Yiddish and Creole.
www.bartleby.com /cambridge   (184 words)

 Suffolk University CAS: History Department: History and Literature Honors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The History and Literature Honors student must complete the requirements for a major in either History or English and also complete the requirements for the Minor in the other of the two Departments.
Regardless of whether the student in History and Literature chooses to major in History or English, he or she must also satisfactorily complete the Honors requirement in both the History and English Departments.
For example, students may be directed to courses in both Departments on American History and Literature, or the Nineteenth Century, or Women in History and Literature, or on a variety of other parallel topics.
www.cas.suffolk.edu /history/his_lit.html   (406 words)

 History of LITERATURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He is rightly known as the 'father of history'.
The saga which inspires him to undertake anything so new and so difficult is the one which has overshadowed his own childhood and youth - the clash between Greeks and Persians.
Thucydides' history is continued from 411 BC by the third and last of the great trio of Greek historians - Xenophon.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=2224&HistoryID=ac01   (888 words)

 The Importance Of The History Of Literature
Why the history of English literature is the diary of the rise then decline of English speaking civilization.
As use of language is the exercise of understanding, the literature of a community is the record of the nature of that community's understanding at the time.
But the Oxford English Dictionary also states that Augustan may be applied to 'any national literature', and the Augustan period of English literature was 1660-1780, which means this period was the Golden Age of English civilization.
www.ourcivilisation.com /prose.htm   (408 words)

 Music History and Literature (MUL)
Music, what it is and how to listen to it; basic materials of music and the great style periods of music literature in the Western World.
This course is the first of a two semester sequence and will familiarize the student with the vocabulary, traditions, conventions, genres and repertoire of the art music world.
Emphasis will be on the pedagogical, historical and performance literature of the brass as solo instruments and in mixed ensembles.
www.southalabama.edu /bulletin/courmul.htm   (412 words)

 History and Literature
To their credit, most of them are unhappy that they have not had the opportunity to learn history earlier and also that they have not acquired the skills to learn that history now.
History is easiest to learn when we look for the soap opera in it.
Generally folk histories are based on the reputation of a period in recent times.
www.csun.edu /~sk36711/WWW2/engl443/history.htm   (2268 words)

 History of literature at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first writings from ancient Sumeria by any reasonable definition do not constitute literature—the same is true of the Egyptian hieroglyphics or the thousands of logs from ancient Chinese regimes.
The stories in The Bible most certainly qualify as early literature, as do two other orally transmitted and subsequently transcribed epics, the stories usually attributed to Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey.
The myths and legends of the Norsemen again were an orally transmitted tradition, in a culture in which poetry was highly prized: some of this vibrant oral culture survives having been written down many centuries later (in the Elder Edda, for example).
www.wiki.tatet.com /History_of_literature.html   (1694 words)

 Social history of Children's Literature
Periodicals and textbooks also played an important role in the history of this literature and reveal a great deal about perceptions of children and young people over time.
Recognize and describe major media/types of illustration and identify the most influential illustrators in the history of children's literature.
Relate the history of children's literature to professional library and educational activities in work with children and youth.
www.scils.rutgers.edu /~kvander/HistoryofChildLit   (649 words)

 Music History and Literature
Music students who have developed a strong interest in music history and have demonstrated a high standard of academic achievement may apply to the chair of the music composition/history department for acceptance as a major in music history.
Participation in these ensembles by music history and literature majors beyond the required four hours is strongly encouraged.
Candidates for the bachelor's degree in music history and literature are required to submit scholarly papers which demonstrate an understanding of historical issues and basic research techniques.
www.bgsu.edu /offices/registrar/cat99/music/hilit.html   (514 words)

 Roosevelt, Theodore. 1913. History as Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Nonfiction > Theodore Roosevelt > History as Literature
There has been much discussion as to whether history should not henceforth be treated as a branch of science rather than of literature.… As regards part of the discussion, the minds of the contestants have not met, the propositions advanced by the two sides being neither mutually incompatible nor mutually relevant.
There is, however, a real basis for conflict in so far as science claims exclusive possession of the field.
www.bartleby.com /56   (121 words)

 Scottish History - Culture, Battles, Literature and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is an excellent concise history of Scotland coming from one of Scotland's most respected historians, James Halliday.
Wylie of the history of the Scottish Nation.
This is a huge and very detailed history of the Highlands (not all of Scotland), researched in the 1830's and updated in the 1870's.
www.electricscotland.com /history   (743 words)

 MUSIC: HISTORY/LITERATURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
History of Rock 'n' Roll and its impact on American popular culture.
In-depth study of music history from the primitive era through the Baroque period.
In-depth study of music history from the Classical period through the Contemporary period.
www.maricopa.edu /academic/artic/ceg/95/mhlocd95.html   (162 words)

 Mars in Pop Culture: Literature :: Astrobiology Magazine ::
Popular culture in the form of literature, and then later radio and film, reflected such beliefs.
In particular, the recorded movement of Mars in the night sky led Johannes Kepler to formulate his three laws of planetary motion (two in 1609 and the third in 1618).
By looking at how Mars is represented in literature, radio and film, we can see how it has inspired human imagination, sometimes in rather peculiar ways.
www.astrobio.net /news/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1625&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0   (2336 words)

 Modern History & Literature
It is strongly interdisciplinary, bringing together faculty from history, literature, religion, philosophy, and classics.
It concentrates on intellectual history, a long-established field, but it brings the most advanced research methods to bear on that subject.
Book History (M.A. and Ph.D.) is devoted to the history of written and print communication, including authorship, publishing, printing, the book arts, copyright, censorship, bookselling, libraries, literacy, and reading.
depts.drew.edu /gsdean/histg   (318 words)

 Music History and Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The undergraduate curriculum is designed to provide a broad foundation in music history, theory, performance, and research in music for students interested in pursuing these and related areas at the graduate level.
The Master of Music degree in music history and literature requires a minimum of 45 quarter hours of graduate work.
Students applying for entrance into the Master of Music program in music history should submit an original, scholarly paper on a topic related to the proposed major field of study.
www.ohiou.edu /music/musicology.html   (208 words)

 History of Children's Literature
Describes topics to be addressed, including a brief history of children's literature, didactic stories and romantic stories, child development and folklore, illustration, and the political questions of our time; and sex roles, multicultural stories, censorship, and television.
The book features a brief history of multiethnic children's literature, a discussion of current issues relevant to each minority group, suggestions for and annotations of specific titles, discussion of specific literary elements contained in each book.
The book is divided into two parts, the first addressing the contexts within which literature for young people is viewed (including a brief historical survey, theories of child development, and instructional methods of sharing literature) and the second examining the principle literary genres and the necessary critical approaches to reach and evaluate literature.
reading.indiana.edu /ieo/bibs/childhis.html   (2403 words)

 Crosswalk.com - Fact or Fiction? Teaching History with Literature
The instruction of history is important not just because of the age-old adage, "If we do not learn from history, we are bound to repeat it," but also because every other subject hinges on history.
Textbooks and computers can be part of an overall curricular plan for history instruction, but historical fiction is what will truly captivate a student and remain in their memory.
There are endless ways to incorporate literature-based history as a subject other than the obvious shove a book into your student’s hands.
www.crosswalk.com /family/home_school/1382138.html   (735 words)

 Kamat's Potpourri: - History of Kannada Literature - I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For the sake of the convenient study of Kannada language and literature, the pundits have divided the development of Kannada language into three phases; The Old Kannada Phase, The Middle Kannada Phase, and The Modern Kannada Phase.
Most of the works in literature and secular sciences mentioned in reference books like Kavirajamarga are still not to be traced.
This rock stone inscription of Badami in archaic Kannada letters is ascribed to the 7th century.
www.kamat.com /kalranga/kar/literature/history1.htm   (681 words)

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