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Flashcards in Historical/Literary Movements Deck (20):
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Medieval period/Middle Ages

Period extending from the end of the Western Roman empire until the Renaissance

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Renaissance

The period of European history at the end of the Middle Ages in the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries

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Elizabeth age

A. Associated with the rain it was but the first of England 1558 to 1603 considered a part of the renaissance

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Humanism

A Renaissance movement importance of human existence and seeking knowledge and understanding of all matters pertaining to earthly, secular life

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Enlightenment/age of reason

And 18th century philosophical movement that valued reason progress science and democracy and believe that the individual and society could be perfected

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Neoclassical age

Era 18th-century I revival a literature/art characterized by classical ideals a reason form restraint

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Romanticism

And artistic and intellectual movement originating of the late 18th century/early 19th century characterized by interest in nature, emphasis on of emotion and imagination, and departure from the attitude/techniques of the 18th century

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Gothic

Work characterized by a taste for the medieval or more bed; Gothic novel is usually from the 19 century betrayal and support, supernatural gloom and violence

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Realism/naturalism

19 century movement advocating the literal, objective portrayal of reality

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Fin de Siecle

A French term meaning end of century the term denotes the last decade of the 19 century a transition when writer/artist abandon old conventions for new techniques/objectives

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Modernism

The deliberate departure from tradition in the use of innovative forms of expression that is delicious many styles and the art and literature of the 20th century; self-conscious break from previous genres

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Lost generation

A term used to describe the post World War I generation of American writers; men and women haunted by a sense of betrayal and emptiness brought about by the destructiveness of the war

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Surrealism

A 20th-century literary and artistic to make that attempt to express the workings of the subconscious and is characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter

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Harlem Renaissance

Time in American history from the 1920s to the 1930s when African-American literature, art music flourished in New York City

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Existentialism

A 20th-century philosophy concern with the nature and perception of human existence. Followers often believe that the individual is allowed in a godless universe and that the human condition is one of suffering in the leanest. Nevertheless individuals can create their own meaning

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Theater of the absurd

A form of drama that emphasize the absurdity of human existence by employing disjointed, repetitions, and meaningless dialogue, purposeless and confusing situations, and thought that lack realistic or logical development

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Postmodernism

Period/Movement from 1945 to the present which carries out modernist styles are practices to extremes and or rejects modernism for new approaches to art/literature

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Beat Poets

Group of American writers of the 1950s who work strongly influenced the cultural transformation of the 1960s

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Magical realism

A literary genre in which the magical elements appear in otherwise realist setting; also a genre of Latin American literature from the 1960s in which magical themes are combined with a realistic subject matter

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Classical

Referring to the Greeks and Romans especially the art architecture and literature of the empires
6 Century BC to 5th Century AD