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The History ofEuropeanLiterature
Renaissance: 1400’s-1600’sEnlightenment: 1650-1800Romanticism: 1798 – 1870Realism/Naturalism: 1850-1914Victorian Period: 1832-1901Modernism: 1870’s - 1965Post-Modernism: 1965-PresentPeriods ofLiterature:
Renaissance (1400’s-1600’s)Manywriters produced pieces thatcateredtowealthypatronswhocommissionedtheirwork.JohannesGutenberg created the printing press in1440, allowing for mass production ofpamphlets and novels.
Enlightenment: 1650-1800The enlightenment was a period of greatchange in policies and beliefs politically,economically, and socially.
"Freedom is a gift from heaven, andevery individual of the samespecies has the right to enjoy it assoon as he is in enjoyment of hisreason.“- DiderotEnlightenment: 1650-1800
Romanticism: 1798 -1870Many people have come to used the terms“romantic” and “gothic” interchangeably todescribe this type of literature. Romantic isthe broad literary period/ category, gothicliterature is a subset of this movement. Thismovement, centered in Germany, played offofthetypeofmaterialoftenseeninmedieval romances.
Realism/Naturalism: 1850-1914Rejected the idealization that was usedpreviously in the Romantic movement, insteadturning to the dark reality of the middle classway of life.
Victorian Period: 1832-1901Thisperiodhasadouble-edgedconnotation; it is remembered for its strictsocial, political, and sexual conservatism,but at the same time, it saw prolific literaryactivity and significant social reform.

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