History of British Literature: The 17th and 18th Centuries

Video title: The 17th and 18th Centuries

Watch this History of British Literature video entitled British Literature in the 17th and 18th Centuries to study the poetry and prose of the 17th and 18th centuries and literary developments during the Age of Enlightenment, a period that witnessed the emergence of modern science and popular journalism. Discover the complex imagery and style of the Metaphysical poets and the elegant, witty sentiments favored by the Augustan poets, and explore their relationship to contemporaneous social, political, and intellectual currents.

With this title you will survey the poetry and prose of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

 

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History of British Literature: The 17th and 18th Centuries. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • The 17th and 18th Centuries. Learn about the development of English Literature in The 17th and 18th Centuries. Survey the poetry and prose of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries while exploring their relationship to contemporary social, political, and intellectual currents.
  • Examine literary developments during the Age of Enlightenment, a period that witnessed the emergence of modern science and popular journalism.
  • Gain insight to the complex imagery and style of the metaphysical poets and the elegant, witty sentiments favored by the Augustan poets, and explore their relationship to contemporary social, political, and intellectual currents.
  • Trace the development of the English novel from its forerunners to its formal beginnings with Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding to its two major novelists of the early nineteenth century: Jane Austen and Sir Walter Scott while examining the subjects and themes explored by early English novelists.
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