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12th Grade English Final Project

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Assignment:
You are to research the many phases that literature has gone through since the Old English time period.  Specifically, research the many authors and their works.  Upon completion of reviewing all time periods and many authors choose one time period and author to focus on.  Describe the time period, its significance and how the author fit into this time period or clashed with the standards of this time period.

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History of the Literary Time Periods:

http://www.geocities.com/blondelibrarian/professional/literature/litperiods.html

Old English:

     http://classiclit.about.com/od/oldenglishgenera/

     http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761558048

Middle English:

      http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/

      http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/english/worldlit/teaching/upperdiv/mideng.htm

The Renaissance:

      http://www.mrdowling.com/704renaissance.html

      http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/

The NeoClassical Period:

      http://www.clt.astate.edu/dchappel/Online%20World%20Lit%20II%20Course/introduction_to_neoclassical_literature.htm

      http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/neocl.html

      http://www.shakespeare-online.com/keydates/

The Romantic Period:

     http://www.wwnorton.com/nael/romantic/welcome.htm

     http://www.lib.wsc.ma.edu/engrom.htm

     http://www.wwnorton.com/nael/romantic/welcome.htm

The Victorian Period

          http://www.wwnorton.com/nael/victorian/welcome.htm

         http://www.accd.edu/sac/english/bailey/victoria.htm

The Modern Period

        http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/litlinks/periods/modern.htm

       http://www.brocku.ca/english/courses/2F55/modernism.html

The PostModern Period

       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodern_literature

       http://www.brocku.ca/english/courses/2F55/post-mod-attrib.html

         



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Congratulations Seniors!!
  This is your final project before graduating.
Use the links and the tips on the next page to guide your research.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to
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www.lib.utexas.edu/photodraw/portraits/wordsworth.jpg
William Wordsworth
 
 

Jennifer Plummer
Mansfield University
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