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British Literary Movements - British Literary Periods Timeline: In this activity, students will create a Timeline of all the literary periods in British literature. Have them use elements, like characters and settings, that are indicative of the time period to depict what life was like in the era. In the description boxes, students can answer a variety of questions about the time period. Here is a close up of Medieval literature.
This Day In History: April 17, 1397 April 17, 1397 marked a turning point in the history of English literature and culture when Geoffrey Chaucer read from his book “The Canterbury Tales” at the court of King Richard II. He read it in English, the language of the common man, instead of the Norman French usually spoken at court. Since [...]
Bringing medieval literature into the digital age || William Langland likely wouldn't know what to make of the latest way people are reading his poetry. In part, that's because Langland died in 1386. But it's also because his most famous work, Piers Plowman, is the subject of an expansive digital humanities project – allowing scholars to work with multiple versions of the poem using modern tools. https://phys.org/news/2019-01-medieval-literature-digital-age.html