EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION   

INTRODUCTION          SYLLABUS                             PROJECTS

STUDY GUIDES              European History             European Culture             European  Literature                    European Autobiography   
                                                                                                                                                             English Literature                          English Autobiography
                                                                                                                                                             French Literature                           French Autobiography
                                                                                                                                                             German Literature                        German Autobiography                                               

LECTURES                         READINGS                           DISCUSSION          

HISTORY                           (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th)       POL(Government-Military)      SOC(Class-Gender)       ECO(Innovation-Trade)     CUL(Rel-Phi-Sci-Art-Lit)
CULTURE                          (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th )      VERBAL(Lit-Lng-Script-Myth-Folklore)    VISUAL(Pnt-Sclp-Arch)      PERFORMING(Dnc-Mus-Thea-Cin)  
LITERATURE                   (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th)       GENRES   (Poetry - Drama - Fiction - Autobiography -Essay )       

LITERARY  ENCYCLOPEDIA    (Authors-Works-Characters)

Contents          1.   English Literature          2.   French Literature         3.   German Literature

Part I :  ENGLISH LITERATURE

Period 1 Pre-Conquest British Literature (to 1066)
1. Ancient Britain: The Setting for pre-Conquest British literature
2. The Old English Language
3. Old English Poetry
4. Beowulf
5. Old English Christian Poetry
6. King Alfred and the origins of English prose

Period 2 Mediaeval British Literature (1066-1485)
7. The Cultural Background of Mediaeval British Literature
8. The Language of Middle English
9. The Wycliffe Bible
10.  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
11. Geoffrey Chaucer                                                                                 CANTERBURY TALESWife of BathMillerNicholasPardonerPalamon )
12. Julian of Norwich
13. English Drama in its Early Stages
 l4. Mystery, Miracle, and Morality Plays
15. Middle English Lyric Poetry and Ballads

Period 3 The Renaissance

Renaissance Prose
16. General Character of Renaissance England
17. The Modern English Language
18. Renaissance Humanist Prose
19. Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Philip Sidney
20. Elizabethan Imaginative Prose
21. Philosophers for the Age
22. Prose stylists of the early l7th century
23. The King James Bible

Renaissance Poetry
24. Poetry of the Early Renaissance
25. Edmund Spenser
26. Other Elizabethan Writers of Poetry
27. Robert Herrick
28. John Donne: The Metaphysicals
29. John Milton as Poet and Statesman
30. Cromwellian Poets

Renaissance Drama
31. Renaissance Drama before Shakespeare
32. Shakespeare
33. The History Plays of William Shakespeare
34. Shakespearean Comedies and Romances                   TEMPESTCalibanProsperoFerdinandMirandaAriel
35. Shakespeare’s Tragedies                                                         HAMLETHamlet )                               MACBETHMacbethLady Macbeth )                            KING LEAR LearCordelia )
36. Christopher Marlowe

Period 4 The Restoration and the l8th Century
37. General cultural characteristics of this period
38. John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress
39. Restoration Drama
40. John Dryden
41.Jonathan Swift the Satirist
42. Addison and Steele and the Modern Essay
43. Daniel Defoe and the Novel
44. The Development of the Novel: Richardson
45. Henry Fielding as Novelist
46. Lawrence Sterne and the Experiment of the Novel
47. Alexander Pope
48. Boswell the Biographer
49. Samuel Johnson
50. Two l8th century comedic dramatists
51. Pre Romantic poetry

Period 5 The Romantic Period
52. Distinguishing Traits of the Romantic Period
53. William Blake and Robert Burns
54. Wordsworth and the New Poetry
55. Coleridge as Theorist and Poet
56. Lord Byron and the Romantic Personality
57. Shelley as the Rebel Poet
58. John Keats
59. Essayists and Novelists of the Romantic Period     SENSE AND SENSIBILITYElinorMarianneEdwardBrandonWilloughby )

Period 6 The Victorian Age

Victorian Prose
60. Main Traits of the Victorian Period
61. Cultural Critics in Prose: Newman, Carlyle, Mill, Arnold
62. Critics of the Aesthetic: Ruskin and Pater
63. The Novel of the Victorian Period: The Brontes
64. Dickens and Thackeray                                                        OLIVER TWIST (Oliver-Fagin)                  A CHRISTMASA CAROLScrooge )                     GREAT EXPECTATIONS(Pip-Estella)  
                                                                                                                   THE PICKWICK PAPERS (Pickwick)      A TALE OF TWO CITIES (       
65. George Eliot and Anthony Trollope
66. Thomas Hardy as Novelist and Poet

Victorian Poetry
67. Tennyson
68. Robert and Elizabeth Browning
69. Matthew Arnold as Poet
70. Morris and Rossetti: Pre-Raphaelite Poetry
71. Swinburne, the non Victorian

Period 7 The Twentieth Century and After

20th Century Fiction
72. Characteristics of the 20th century
73. Joseph Conrad
74. James Joyce and the Boundaries of Fiction
75. Virginia Woolf
76. D.H. Lawrence
77. Huxley and Waugh as Novelists of Satire
78. Social Criticism in Golding and Orwell
79. Quest in the Fictions of Greene and Forster

20th Century Poetry
80. Hopkins and Hardy
81. World War I Poets: Brooke, Housman, and Owen
82. William Butler Yeats
83. T. S. Eliot the Poet
84. Modernist poets, Thomas and Sitwell
85. Auden and Spender
86. Poets of ‘The Movement’: Larkin, Fuller, Davie

20th Century Drama
87. George Bernard Shaw
88. Irish Playwrights: Synge, O’Casey
89. Samuel Beckett
90. English Drama Today

Part II :  FRENCH  LITERATURE

Mediaeval
1. Chanson de Roland (1098)
2. Chrétien de Troyes  (1180)
3. Roman de la Rose  (1230-1270)
4. Froissart   mid l4th century
5. Christine de Pisan  (1400)
6. Villon (mid l5th century)

16 th Century
7. Marot  (1497-1544)
8. Calvin (1509-1560)
9. Rabelais (1495-1553)
10. Margaret of Navarre  (1492-1549)
11. Ronsard  (1524-1585)
12. Du Bellay (1525-1580)
13. Montaigne 1533-1592)
14.  Jodelle  (1532-1577)
15. Garnier (1545-1590)

l7th Century
16. Saint Francois de Sales (1587-1622)
17. d’Urfé (1568-1625)
18. d’Aubigné (1558-1630)
19. Malherbe (1555-1628)
20. Corneille (1606-1684)
21. Descartes (1596-1650)
22. Boileau  (1636-1711)
23. Mme. De Sévigné (1626-1696)
24. Pascal  (1623-1662)
25. Molière  (1622-1673)    TARTUFFE (Tartuffe -CleanteWOULD BE GENTLEMAN (Jourdain) THE MISANTHROPE (Alceste) THE SCHOOL FOR HUSBANDS (Sganarelle
26. Racine (1639-1699)         IPHIGENIA (Iphigenia-Agamemnon)        ANDROMAQUE (Andromache)         BERENICE (Berenice)             ESTHER (Esther)            PHEDRA (Phedra)
27. Lafontaine  (1621-1695)
28. Mme. De Lafayette  (1621-1695)
29. Bayle  (1647-1707)
30. Fontenelle (1657-1757)
31. La Bruyère (1645-1696)

l8th Century
32. Montesquieu (1689-1755)  
33. Voltaire (1694-1778)
34. Marivaux (1688-1767)
35. Rousseau (1712-1778)
36. Diderot (1713-1780)
37. Buffon (1707-1788)
38.. Beaumarchais  (1732-1799)
39. Choderlos de Laclos  (1741-1803)
40. Bernardin de Saint Pierre (1737-1814)
41. Marquis de Sade (1740-1814)

Early l9th Century
42. Chateaubriand  (1768-1848)
43. Mme. De Stael (1722-1817)
44. Constant  (1787-1830)
45. Amiel  (1821-1881)
46.. Cousin (1792-1867)
46. Lamartine  (1790-1869)
48 Hugo (1802-1885)
49. Alfred de Vigny (1797-1863)
50. De Musset (!810-1857)
51. Balzac  (1799-1850)
52. Saint Simon (1760-1825)
53. Fourier (1772-1837)
54. Stendahl  (1783-1842)

Late l9th Century
55. Gautier  (1801-1872)
56. France (1844-1924)
57. Nerval  (1819-1855)
58. Baudelaire  (1821-1868)
59. Zola  (1840-1902)
60. Maupassant (1850-1893)
61. Flaubert (1821-1880)
62. Goncourt Brothers (1822-1896) (1830-1870)
63. Mallarmé (1842-1898)
64. Péguy (1873-1910)
65. Taine (1828-1893)
66. Claudel  (1868-1955)
67. Renan  (1823-1892)
68. Rimbaud  (1854-1891)

Early 20th Century
69. Gide  (1869-1951)
70. Eluard (1895-1952)
71. Lautréamont  (1846-1870)
72. Char (1907-1988)
73. Aragon (1897-1982)
74. Valery (1871-1945)
75. Proust (1871-1922)
76. Breton (1896-1966)
77. Mauriac (1885-1970)
78. Malraux (1901-1976)
79. Bernanos  (1888-1948)
80. Sartre  (1905-1980)
81. Marcel  (1889-1977)
82. Camus  (1913-1960)
83. Anouilh  (1910-1987)
84. Giraudoux (1892-1944)

Late 20th Century
85. Beckett  (1906-1989)
86. Levi-Strauss (1908-2009)
87. Robbe-Grillet  (1922-2000)
88. Derrida  (1930-2004)
89. Foucault  (1926-1982)
90. Lacan  (1901-1981)

Part III :  GERMAN LITERATURE      (Under Construction)