Mid-nineteenth century: In 1835, French philosopher Victor Cousin first uses the phrase “l’Art pour l’Art” (“Art for Art’s sake”) to define a new literary movement that promotes style over other literary elements. Flaubert is greatly influenced by this movement.
Today: The confessional narrative gains a prominent position in the literary world.
Mid-nineteenth century: In 1848, the first American convention concerning women’s rights is held in Seneca Falls, New York.
Today: Women have made major gains in their fight for...
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