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Covering the period of American literature from 1800 to 1860, this 30-minute lecture will prep your students to dig deeper into any literary works from this era that you want. Great for giving students a general idea of the important issues and philosophies that guided the literary canon from this time period in U.S. history. Also connects materials to today’s pop culture.

Romanticism, American Literature Overview Lecture, Transcendentalism & More

Covering the period of American literature from 1800 to a student-created version would be a good unit closer for each section of literature

Introspective Sensitive Reflective: You come to grips more frequently and thoroughly with yourself and your environment than do most people. You detest superficiality; you'd rather be alone than have to suffer through small talk. But your relationships with your friends are very strong, which gives you the inner tranquility and harmony that you require. You do not mind being alone for extended periods of time; you rarely become bored

Introspective Sensitive Reflective: You come to grips more frequently and…

Guilford Dudley (Cary Elwes) & Lady Jane Grey (Helena Bonham Carter) in Lady Jane, 1986  Costume designers Sue Blane and David Perry

Guilford Dudley (Cary Elwes) & Lady Jane Grey (Helena Bonham Carter) in Lady Jane, 1986 Costume designers Sue Blane and David Perry.How did I not know about this movie?

Aglae. From the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion". Lancaster-Barreto collection.Coat: Camel wool in natural colour. Silk organza collar, pipping and buttons. Pluche de some, imitating fur, France, circa 1808. Mechlin collar lace.  Great example of the influence of Napoleon's peninsular war, the troubadour painting and the romanticism.  "Manches a la espagnole"  Cameo: seashell, enamel, gold. France, first quart of the XIX century. Bag: Marrocain leather, France, circa 1804.

From the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion".Coat: Camel wool in natural colour. Silk organza collar, piping and buttons. Pluche de some, imitating fur, France, circa Mechlin collar lace.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, "Golden Water (Princess Parisade)", 1858, bodycolor on paper, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

Golden Water, 1858 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Fitzwilliam Museum (University of Cambridge), Cambridge, UK

art timeline_Timeline-of-Art-History-by-Andrew-Bardsley-2008_duckmarx.blogspot.com

Art History Timelines

In Ancient Egypt art was to record history, to worship the gods, and great Pharaohs.

Romantic, Dreamy, Emotional: You are a very sensitive person. You refuse to view things only from a sober, rational standpoint. What your feelings tell you is just as important to you. In fact, you feel it is important to have dreams in life, too. You reject people who scorn romanticism and are guided only by rationality. You refuse to let anything confine the rich variety of your moods and emotions.

The quickest personality test around. Just choose the pattern which appeals most to you and this test will tell you what you are minutes.

"The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism periods (1000-1850). Picture commentaries, artist biographies, guided tours, period music, catalogue,and other services are provided." - site description

The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from It provides a mobile version of the database in addition to the regular computer interface.

Very handsome man from Regency time period.

Sir Thomas Lawrence (British [Romanticism, Portrait artist] The Earl of Aberdeen, (Detail)

A Book of Poetry - Illustrated by Florence Harrison "Oh roses for the flush of youth, And laurel for the perfect prime;But pluck an ivy branch for me Grown old before my time.Oh violets for the grave of youth, And bay for those dead in their prime;Give me the withered leaves I chose Before in the old time."

venusmilk: “ A Book of Poetry Illustrated by Florence Harrison Oh roses for the flush of youth, And laurel for the perfect prime; But pluck an ivy branch for me Grown old before my time. Oh violets.

Aglae. From the exhibition Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion. Lancaster-Barreto collection.Coat: Camel wool in natural colour. Silk organza collar, pipping and buttons. Pluche de some, imitating fur, France, circa 1808. Mechlin collar lace. Great example of the influence of Napoleons peninsular war, the troubadour painting and the romanticism.  Manches a la espagnole Cameo: seashell, enamel, gold. France, first quart of the XIX century. Bag: Marrocain ...

From the exhibition “Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion”.Coat: Camel wool in natural colour. Silk organza collar, pipping and buttons. Pluche de some, imitating fur, France, circa Mechlin collar lace.

Regency gown and reticule

Jane Austen would have worn this style dress. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, whitework became the favored embellishment for fashionable Grecian-style gowns, the latest fashion, with low necks and high waists.