Transatlantic Literature Timeline

Movements and Authors/Works are color coded together. Events that are blue are American, green international/Eruopean, and red are British.

Movements and Authors/Works

Movements and corresponding authors are labeled the same color. Placement of Authors is based off f publication of one of their famous works.

Colonialism

1600 - 1763

John Smith "A Description of New England"

1616

Also wrote The General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles

Wiliam Brandford "Of Plymouth Plantation"

1620

Written over a period of years spanning from 1620-1651

John Winthrop "A Model Of Christian Charity"

1630

Anne Bradstreet, "To My Dear and Loving Husband"

1678

Published posthumously as she wrote all throughout her life but never published her works

Mary Rowlandson "A Narrative of Captivity"

1682

Cotton Mathers "Wonders of the Invisible World"

1693

Enlightenment

1700 - 1800

Benjamin Franklin "The Way To Wealth"

1758

publication appeared continually from 1732 to 1758.

Thomas Jefferson "Declaration of Independance"

1776

British Romanticism

1785 - 1830

Edmund Burke "Reflections On the Revolution of france

1790

Thomas Paine "Rights of Man"

1791

Mary Wollenstonecraft "Vindication of the Rights of Women"

1792

Samuel Taylor Coleridge "Kubla Khan"

1797

British Author associated with British Romanticim. "Kubla Khan" was written in 1797 and published in 1816.

William Wordsworth "Tintern Abbey"

1798

British Author associated with British Romanticism

American Romanticism

1815 - 1860

Washington Irving "Rip Van Winkle"

1819

American Author associated with the American Romanticism Movement

Transcendentalism

1836 - 1860

Ralph Waldo Emerson "The American Scholar"

1837

American Author associated with Transcendentalism

Thomas Carlyle "The French Revolution: A History"

1837

Also wrote "Sartor Resartus"

Victorianism

1837 - 1901

Nathaniel Hawthrone "The Maypole of Merry Mount"

1837

American Author associated with American Romanticism Movement

Realism

1840 - 1910

Approximation

Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol"

1843

British Author associated with Realism

Edgar Allen Poe "The Raven"

1845

Elizabeth Barrett Browning "Runaway Slave at Pilgrims Point"

1847

Henry David Thoreau "Walden"

1854

American Author associated with Transcendentalism

Walt Whitman "Leaves of Grass"

1855

George Eliot "A Natural History of German Life"

1856

British Author associated with Realism

Charles Darwin "Origin of the Species"

1859

Harriet Jacobs "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"

1861

Christina Rossetti "Goblin Market"

1862

Naturalism

1870 - 1920

Aestheticism

1870 - 1910

Mark Twain "Roughin' It"

1872

Henry James "Daisy Miller"

1878

American Author associated with Realism.

Matthew Arnold "Study of Poetry"

1880

Emily Dickinson

1880

American poet writing during the Victorianism. Her work was published post-humorously so the date is an approximation.

Mary Wilkins Freeman "A New England Nun"

1891

American Author associated with Realism.

Oscar Wilde "The Importance of Being Earnest"

1895

Stephen Crane "The Open Boat & The Blue Hotel"

1898

Joseph Conrad "Heart of Darkness"

1899

Modernism

1914 - 1945

James Joyce "The Dubliners"

1914

Thomas Hardy "Covergence of the Twain"

1915

Virginia Woolf " Mrs Dalloway"

1925

F. Scott Fitzgerald "The Great Gatsby"

1925

Ernest Hemingway "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber"

1936

Post-Modernism

1941 - 1989

Allen Ginsberg "Howl"

1955

Ted Hughes "Daffodils"

1986

Events

Jamestown Founded

1607

First British Colony in America

Pilgrims (Separatists) Settle in Plymouth

1620

Puritans (Non-Separatists) Settle in Massachusetts Bay

1630

Glorious Revolution

1688

Salem Witch Trials

1692 - 1693

(First) Great Awakening in New England

1740

First Dictionary Published by Samuel Johnson

1755

American War for Independance from England

1775 - 1783

French Revolution begins

1789 - 1799

Storming of the Bastille occured on July 14th, 1789

Lyrical Ballads by Wordsworth and Coleridge

1798

Napoleonic Wars

1803 - 1815

Liverpool and Manchester Railway

1830

First Reform Bill

1832

Victoria's Reign

1837 - 1901

Hungry Forties

1840 - 1850

Corn Laws Repealed

1846

Seneca Falls Convention

1848

Pre-Raphaelite Brothers formed

1848

Fugative Slave Act

1850

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

American Reconstruction

1865 - 1877

Atlanta Exposition Speech

1895

The Paris Exposition

1900

Edwardian Period

1901 - 1914

First Airplane Flight

1903

King Leopold of Belgium forced to abdicate power in Congo

1906

Beginning of Formal Bloomsbury Group

1912

Wreck of Titanic

1912

The Armory Show

1913

WWI

1914 - 1918

19th Amendment

1920

Granted US Women right to vote

Irish Independance

1922

Universal Suffrage in England

1927

Wall Street Crashes; Great Depression

1929 - 1939

WWII

1939 - 1945

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima

1945

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Apollo 11 lands on the Moon

1969

Berlin Wall collapses

1989

United Nations Formed

1992

This act replaces the League of Nations

Ali Young Was Born

Oct. 31 1995

This is a great and glorious day to be celebrated everywhere

Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone

1997

Princess Diana Dies in Car Crash

1997

9/11

2001