Literary Movements

Week 4 Discussion: Literary Movements

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Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 7, 8
Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook – for historical/political influences)
Initial Post Instructions

Choose one of the literary movements that you read about this week and at least one work from that movement. Movements, authors, and famous works are discussed in the lesson as well. You do not have to choose authors or works discussed in the lesson, but you may. For your initial post, address one of the following:

Option 1: Examine the movement and specific work in relation to historical and political influences of the movement. Include a one paragraph summary of the plot before moving on to the examination of the work in relation to the movement.

Option 2: Examine a specific artwork influenced by a literary work and how the artist captured the subject or story. Here are a few examples, but you are not restricted to this list:

Asher B. Durand\’s Thanatopsis (influenced by William Cullen Bryant\’s \”Thanatopsis\”)
John William Waterhouse\’s The Lady of Shalott (influenced by Alfred, Lord Tennyson\’s \”The Lady of Shalott\”)
Sir John Everett Millais\’s Ophelia (influenced by Shakespeare\’s Ophelia from Hamlet)
Gian Lorenzo Bernini\’s Apollo and Daphne or The Rape of Prosperina (influenced by ancient myths)
Ancient Greek vase painting (influenced by various ancient myths)
Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Respond to one peer who chose an option different from yours. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references
GradingThis activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

Link (webpage): Discussion Guidelines
Course Outcomes (CO): 1, 2, 3, 4

Due Date for Initial Post: By 11:59 p.m. MT on WednesdayDue Date for Follow-Up Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Manage Discussion Entry

Literary Movements

Hello Class!

You may begin posting on Monday, January 27 for credit. As we get started in week 4, we’ll begin to delve into a concept that we’ll talk about over and over in this class, which is how interrelated the humanities are with history, social movements, and politics. As you are considering works of literature this week, I encourage you to think about historical events or political ideas that may have encouraged the themes and ideas you see in literature.

As you begin your research this week I recommend these two resources which can be located online. Be sure that you are incorporating concepts and ideas from your textbook and at least one other scholarly source:

Hodgson, E. (2015). How much does history influence literature, or vice versa? Retrieved from (Links to an external site.)
Literary Periods, Movements, and History (n.d.). The Literature Network. Retrieved from (Links to an external site.)
Temple, E. (2018). Your Pocket Guide to 10 Literary Movements. Lit Hub. Retrieved from (Links to an external site.).
You may want to consider the following concepts or questions in the discussion this week as well:

Aside from strictly literature, what other works within the humanities (including art, music, theater, etc) have ties with historical, political, or social events?
What contemporary social justice issues have been present in humanities works?
What is the role of humanities works in communicating social and/or political ideas?
Remember to use an outside resource in the main post, which needs to be on or before Wednesday. Don’t forget to look over the discussion rubric as a reference when you are writing your discussion posts. If you have any questions, please post in the Q&A forum or email me.

Required Textbooks
The following books are required for this course:

Martin, F. D., & Jacobus, L. A. (2018). The humanities through the arts. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

This textbook is available as an e-book and can be accessed from the module view.

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