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American Literature English 2130: Welcome

A guide to reference sources in American Literature

Literary Movements in American Literature

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Literary Movements in American Literature

  • Native American LIt -1490-1700's
  • Early Settlers 1500's - 1670's
  • Puritanism 1620 - 1790
  • American Enlightenment
  • Romanticism - 1820 - 1860
  • Fireside Poets - Mid 19th Century
  • Transcendentalism - 1830 - 1850
  • Realism and Regionalism - 1860 - 1914
  • Naturalism Late 1800's -  Early 1900's
  • Modernism - 1914 - 1945
  • Harlem Renaissance - 1920 - 1930
  • Beat Movement 1950's
  • Post- Modernism  - 1950 - On
  • Contemporary  - 1970's - On
  • Pluralism - Late 20th Century
  • Magical Realism - Late 20th Century

American Literature

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Literature Online (LION) (ProQuest)

Literature Online (LION) (ProQuest Platform)

LION (Literature Online) is a full-text library of over 330,000 works of British and American poetry, drama and prose. In addition to literary texts, LION includes biographical sketches of major writers, selected author bibliographies, and critical and reference works.

Literary Reference Center Database

Literary Reference Center Database

Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, and literary journals.

Research Library (ProQuest)

Research Library (ProQuest)

Research Library provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects and includes full-text access for thousands of titles, including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

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