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American Romanticism

The “Romantic Period” refers to literary and cultural movements in England, Europe, and America roughly from 1770 to 1860.  Romantic writers (and artists) saw themselves as revolting against the “Age of Reason” (1700-1770) and its values.  693 more words


Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

For anyone interested in books about marriage, you don’t want to miss this one. Although, there are a few things you should be aware of before going into this book, I do think it offers a fresh look at the perceptions and complexities of a marriage. 424 more words

Other Books

Andrew Jackson - On Indian Removal

As we examine the effects of manifest destiny on the American identity, we must also remember to pay attention to how westward expansion and the resulting idea of ‘America’ affected the country’s native inhabitants. 261 more words


Powers’ Classical Realism and Wolfe’s Anti-ideal Ideal

The anonymous article, “The Process of Sculpture” details the typical artistic process for creating a sculpture in the 19th century and how the process was altered when Hiram Powers created his sculpture “The Greek Slave.” The sculptural process begins with the creation of an iron frame for support. 802 more words

Literary Criticism