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
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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 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)
Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
APA format for in-text citations and list of references
This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:
In chapter 7 of our text, we looked at the rise of literature out of oral traditions, and we examined the different forms of narrative structures, the lyric, and a myriad of literary devices. In chapter 8, we see where literature meets performance in the medium of theater.
In so many ways, humanities are rooted in the literary tradition. For example, we have no history if it werenâ€t for the written record. Our knowledge of theatre is rooted in the written manuscripts, our study of mythology is based on the extant literary texts, and even the study of religion is founded on the study of sacred texts. Needless to say, â€œliterature is the back bone of our cultureâ€ (Stoodt & Amspaugh, 2009, p. 396). And, as we are primarily studying the evolution of humanities in the West, we see how important literature is to the development of Western civilization. However, this isnâ€t only true for the West, it is true for the entirety of the human experience. It is as Shneidman (2016) states, â€œliterature reflects the culture, values, and beliefs of a cultural or ethnic group.â€
In light of this great reality of the rich literary traditions, you will get the opportunity to talk about literature in a critical and analytical way.
You are only required to post an initial answer post and ONE follow-up postâ€¯in each required discussion,â€¯each week.â€¯â€¯â€¯
You may make your posts each week on any of the eight days allotted from preview Sunday to closing Sunday that work with their schedule. Both posts may be on the same day.â€¯ If there are extenuating circumstances, you must communicate with your professor.â€¯As with all written work in this class, you must document your sources in APA style.
Shneidman, N. N. (2016). Russian Literature, 1988-1994: The End of an Era. University of Toronto Press.
Stoodt, B. D., & Amspaugh, L. B. (2009). Children’s literature: Discovery for a lifetime. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.