In today’s post I am sharing with you this interesting infographic from The Literature Network featuring major literary movements and periods from the medieval period stretching between 500 to 1500 to the postmodernist era that started in the late sixties of last century and is still going on till today. 

This timeline also chronicles important events that marked the trajectory of literary history together with brief mentions of the popular authors in each of these eras (from Beowulf to Samuel Beckett).

Literary Periods and History Timeline is a great resource to share with students to help them learn about the major events, movements, and authors that shaped our literary history. And if students want to learn more about each of the literary eras featured in this timeline they can browse this Literary Periods page.

The main literary periods covered include: Renaissance Literature, The Enlightenment, Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Victorian Literature, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, Bloomsbury Group, Existentialism, Beat Generation.

Literary Periods and History Timeline is available as a poster that can be purchased online.