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Modernism - Literature Periods & Movements

Literature Network » Literary Periods » Modernism The Modernist Period in English Literature occupied the years from shortly after the beginning of the twentieth century through roughly 1965. In broad terms, the period was marked by sudden and unexpected breaks with traditional ways of viewing and interacting with the world. Experimentation and individualism became virtues, where in the past they were often heartily discouraged. In its genesis, the Modernist Period in English literature was first and foremost a visceral reaction against the Victorian culture and aesthetic, which had prevailed for most of the nineteenth century. In the world of art, generally speaking, Modernism was the beginning of the distinction between “high” art and “low” art. The nineteenth century, like the several centuries before it, was a time of privilege for wealthy Caucasian males. No Modernist poet has garnered more praise and attention than Thomas Stearns Eliot. Major Modernist Writers

Teaching the American Literary Tradition | Humanities Texas Held in the Julius Glickman Conference Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin from June 10–13, 2014, "Teaching the American Literary Tradition" was our first summer institute for teachers of English and language arts. Participating faculty and teachers addressed topics in American literature and literary history over the past two centuries including the literature of slavery and abolition, the literature of the Civil War era, the Harlem Renaissance, American writing during the World Wars, the rhetoric of civil rights, American drama, Texas and Latino literature in the twentieth century, and using American art in teaching language arts. Faculty placed particular emphasis on major subjects and skills stipulated by the state's curriculum standards for English III. Humanities Texas held the program in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts and the Harry Ransom Center of The University of Texas at Austin. "What is the American Literary Tradition? Robert S. Phillip J.

Battles - The Battles of the Isonzo, 1915-17 The battles of the Isonzo were so-named because they were fought along the Isonzo River on the eastern sector of the Italian Front between June 1915 and November 1917. The Isonzo is located today in present-day Slovenia. During the First World War however the sixty-mile long river ran north-south just inside Austria along its border with Italy at the head of the Adriatic Sea and then (as now) was flanked by mountains on either side. Primary Sector for Italian Operations The only practical area for Italian military operations during the war (the rest of the mountainous 400-mile length of the Front being almost everywhere dominated by Austro-Hungarian forces), the Austrians had taken due care to fortify the mountains ahead of the Italians' long-expected entry into the war on 23 May 1915. Italian Chief of Staff Luigi Cadorna judged that Italian gains (from Gorizia to Trieste) were most feasible at the coastal plain east of the lower end of the Isonzo. Inherent Difficulties of the Isonzo