Period, literary–historical

Period, literary–historical – In the study of literature, we often group texts according to when they were written. Writings in the same period often (but not always) share similar points of style. By “style,” we mean style of expression and style of content. The first concerns writing. What sort of words, punctuation, etc. More pathetic [...]

Modernity, Modernism


Modernity, Modernism – For many historians, the period known as modernity begins in the mid-seventeenth century, with the Enlightenment. The style of art known as Modernism (notice the “-ism”), sometimes specified as High Modernism, comes at the end of the nineteenth century, with Pound in poetry, Joyce and Woolf (and the earlier Kleist) in prose, and Manet, [...]