Historical background to restoration and eighteenth-century English literature

Zámbóné Kocic Larisa: Historical background to restoration and eighteenth-century English literature. (2018) [Online educational package (e-learning lesson/topic)]

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Historical background to restoration and eighteenth-century English literature

Abstract

SUMMARY: This lesson will introduce the necessary historical and cultural background for the appreciation and interpretation of the literary text written in the period of Restoration and the eighteenth-century England, particularly as they will pertain to concepts now familiar but first institutionalized in this period: the English novel (gothic in particular), the anglophone brand of musical theatre, the concept of the author as owner of her or his own work, and literary criticism that will eventually foster the study of literature in English as a valid academic subject. Topics will include: • Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 and its historical background (constitutional crisis), the religious issues contesting the political settlement; • the Glorious Revolution of 1688; the Bill of Rights (1689) limiting the power of the Crown, and the Toleration Act (1698) granting a limited freedom of worship to Nonconformists; • the Union Act of 1707 creating Great Britain (the joining of the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland) and its emergence as a colonial power following the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713) and the Seven Years’ War with the French (1756–1763); • rise of population and urban centres, nascent Industrial Revolution, crime and punishment; • the chartering of the Royal Society for the Improving Natural Knowledge in 1662; Newtonianism; John Locke and the fist copyright law; • publishing boom in eighteenth-century Britain and the fostering of newspaper culture.

English abstract

SUMMARY: This lesson will introduce the necessary historical and cultural background for the appreciation and interpretation of the literary text written in the period of Restoration and the eighteenth-century England, particularly as they will pertain to concepts now familiar but first institutionalized in this period: the English novel (gothic in particular), the anglophone brand of musical theatre, the concept of the author as owner of her or his own work, and literary criticism that will eventually foster the study of literature in English as a valid academic subject. Topics will include: • Restoration of the monarchy in 1660 and its historical background (constitutional crisis), the religious issues contesting the political settlement; • the Glorious Revolution of 1688; the Bill of Rights (1689) limiting the power of the Crown, and the Toleration Act (1698) granting a limited freedom of worship to Nonconformists; • the Union Act of 1707 creating Great Britain (the joining of the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland) and its emergence as a colonial power following the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713) and the Seven Years’ War with the French (1756–1763); • rise of population and urban centres, nascent Industrial Revolution, crime and punishment; • the chartering of the Royal Society for the Improving Natural Knowledge in 1662; Newtonianism; John Locke and the fist copyright law; • publishing boom in eighteenth-century Britain and the fostering of newspaper culture.

Item Type: Online educational package (e-learning lesson/topic)
English title: Historical background to restoration and eighteenth-century English literature
Language: English
Pedagogic Type: practice task, reading, note, book, image
Organization level: önálló téma, tanóra
Completion Time: 1 hét
Difficulty level: 3
End user role:
Training typeEducational type
BSc/BAUNSPECIFIED
Official URL: http://ieas-szeged.hu/sociablespirit/
Related URLs: https://goo.gl/forms/IQtwh54TMgL0tSJ13
Projects: EFOP-3.4.3-16-2016-00014
Subproject: AP6
Subtopic: AP6_BTK_2
Department: Angol Tanszék, Angol-Amerikai Intézet
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Term: 2018/19/2
Course code: ANGBA3
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 12. p. ; ill.
Uncontrolled Keywords: angol irodalom története
Uncontrolled English Keywords: restoration, 18th-century English literature, historical background
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.03. General literature studies
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.03. General literature studies > 06.02.03.01. History of literature
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.03. General literature studies > 06.02.03.02. Literary theory and comparative literature, literary styles
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.05. Specific literatures
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.05. Specific literatures > 06.02.05.03. Literary theory and comparative literature, literary styles
Date Deposited: 2018. Nov. 05. 08:53
Last Modified: 2018. Nov. 05. 08:53
URI: https://eta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/539

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