Welcome to the wonderful world of British Literature. You will be traveling to the
Then we'll move on to the Renaissance when DaVinci and Michelangelo were painting,
From the Renaissance we progress to the restless sixteen and seventeen hundreds when men wrote passionately of rights, of faith, and of doubts. This period culminated in the wars for independence, our own in 1776 and that of
Next we will cross a literary bridge from the late 1700's to the early 1800's called the Romantic Period. Who would not be improved by an encounter with Burns, Blake, Shelley, Wordsworth, Austin, Byron and Keats??!
You will be there when Queen
We will end our voyage by taking a brief look at some of the key British authors of the 1900's.
In order to cover 700 years in such a short time we will only be able to look at the highlights. If you discover a period or an author that delights you, remember it for your future reading pleasure.
Now, for a sneak preview of second semester: Once we return to the 2000's, during second semester, our task becomes more contemporary. To help you progress in today's world you will be learning to address yourself to an audience. Those of you, who have phonophobia, don't panic! You won't be expected to give the State of the Union Address quite yet! We will be doing a few simple presentations in our class, however, more on that second semester!