Incredible graphics, informative videos, and a wealth of
text, including extracts and readings, combine to present users with
information about hundreds of authors. Historical background puts each
author and literary period in context. From Chaucer to Post-modernism, this
eight CD set spans the 14th to 20th century.
Each CD offers the same menu bar, options, and general structure, making it easy to both navigate each program, and to move from one CD to the next. Features include a printable notepad on which students may record information for research purposes, web links to discussion forums, and bookmarks.
The powerful search engine allows users to search by writer, era, format, genre, theme, position on a timeline, and more. An extensive glossary of literary terms and other pertinent vocabulary is also readily available.
Within each CD, users may search, meet real authors in the Reading Guide, check out additional resources in the media index, and attend interactive "Master classes" to discover the many dimensions of literary figures, movements, and genres. The programs are designed so that users may resume from where they left off in a previous session.
Disc 1: The Installation Disc: Load the entire library with this disc, then run each program from its CD.
Disc 2: The Age of Chaucer: Interview with Chaucer, Medieval London, Chaucer Abroad France, Chaucer Abroad Italy, The Church, Chaucer's Pilgrims, Pilgrim Quiz, Pilgrimage, Growth of Vernacular English
Disc 3: Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Period: Town and Country, Popular Culture, The Globe, Printing, Marlow and Jonson, Poetry, Shakespeare: The Man, Shakespeare: Anthony Holden Q&A, Shakespeare's Plays, Shakespeare Quiz
Disc 4: Restoration to Revolution: Milton: Biography, Extract, and Overviews of Paradise Lost, The Augustan Age, Satire: Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, Rise of the Novel, French Writing and The Enlightenment, British Historical Writing, Dr. Johnson & His Circle
Disc 5: The Romantics: The French Revolution, The American Revolution, Revolutionary Britain, Romantic Poets, Romanticism Abroad, Austen and the Comedy of Social Manners
Disc 6: The Victorian Age: Historical Fiction, The Brontes, Dickens, Victorian Poetry, Popular Fiction, Rise of American Literature, Detective Fiction, Realism, Naturalism
Disc 7: Modernism and The Great War: Cityscape, Science and Technology, Travel and Adventure, The Irish Revival, Modernism, Poetry and the Great War, The Jazz Age
Disc 8: The Late 20th Century: The Second World War, The Cold War, The American Dream, Postmodernism, Science Fiction, The Global World, Writers on Writing
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