APLit Timeline

By Bethany Hunziker

History of English

Renaissance

1476 - 1650

In 1476, Caxton introduces the printing press to England. He prints all kinds of texts: mythic tales, popular stories, poems, phrasebooks, devotional pieces & grammars. In the following 150 years around 20,000 books are printed.

Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1848

In an age of inventions and contraptions, of science & industry, of expanding cities & smog-gurgling factories the language must swell to accommodate new ideas.

Modern-day English

1900 - 2015

A century of world wars, technological transformation, and globalisation. The language continues to grow, expanding to incorporate new jargons, slangs, technologies, toys, foods and gadgets.

Literary Time Periods

Medieval

500 - 1500

Renaissance

1500 - 1670

Enlightenment

1700 - 1800

Romantic Period

1798 - 1870

Realism

1820 - 1920

Transcendental Movement

1830 - 1860

Naturalism

1870 - 1920

Modernism

1910 - 1965

Post-Modernism

1965 - 2015

Books I've Read

Romeo and Juliet

1597

Hamlet

1603

Ode on a Grecian Urn

1820

Great Expectations

1860

Of Mice And Men

1937

Catcher In The Rye

1951

Night

1955

To Kill A Mockingbird

1960

Glass Castle

2005

History of Banking

Bank of England Established

1694

Colonial Scrip Issued in US

1757

American Independance

1776

Terrible Depression

1837 - 1843

American Civil War

1861

Banking Panic

1907

Federal Reserve Act Passed

1913

Federal Reserve Banks Open

1914

Great Depression

1929 - 1939

Black Thursday

1929