English Literature: List of Fathers, Founders, Titles

For students of literature, remembering the names and titles of literary works can be a daunting task. With so many authors, genres, and periods to cover, it can be challenging to keep track of everything. However, a solid knowledge of literature is essential for those looking to pursue a career in the field. In this post, we have compiled a list of important names and titles from various genres and periods of literature. This list can serve as a helpful resource for students studying for MCQ tests or seeking job opportunities in the literary field. By memorizing these names and titles, students can have a stronger foundation of knowledge in literature and be better prepared for their academic pursuits.

1. FATHER OF ENGLISH POETRY –CHAUCER
2. FATHER OF ENGLISH PROSE – KING ALFRED
3. FATHER OF ENGLISH NOVEL – HENRY FIELDING
4. FATHER OF ENGLISH MODERN PROSE – BACON
5. FATHER OF MODERN LINGUISTICS – BLOOMSFIELD
6. FATHER OF ENGLISH ESSAYS – BACON
7. FATHER OF ESSAYS – MONTAIGNE
8. FATHER OF AMERICAN TRANSCENDENTALISM – EMERSON
9. FATHER OF HISTORICAL NOVEL – SIR WALTER SCOTT
10. FATHER OF REVENGE TRAGEDY – THOMAS KYD
11. FATHER OF SECOND ENGLISH POETS – EDMUND SPENSER
12. PRINCE OF ENGLISH ESSAYIST – CHARLES LAMB
13. POETS POET – SPENSER
14. CRITICS CRITIC – HAZLITT
15. THE FOUNDER OF KNIGHT SCHOOL OF POETRY – MARLOWE
16. THE FOUNDER OF THE METAPHYSICAL SCHOOL OF POETRY – JOHN DONNE
17. THE FOUNDER OF LAKE SCHOOL OF POETRY – WORDSWORTH
18. THE FOUNDER OF SAITANIK SCHOOL OF POETRY – LORD BYRON
19. THE FOUNDER OF CHAUCER SOCIETY – FURNIVALL
20. THE FOUNDER OF SHAKESPEAREAN SOCEITY – STEELE
21. THE FOUNDER OF SONNET – PETRARCH
22. THE FOUNDER OF’THE CLUB’ – JOHNSON
23. THE FOUNDER OF SOCIETY FOR PURE ENGLISH – ROBERT BRIDGES
24. FOUNDER OF NEW SHAKESPEAREAN SOCIETY – FURNIVALL
25. FOUNDER OF THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY – BALEVATSKY
26. FOUNDER OF T.G. GRAMMAR – NOAM CHOMSKY
27. FOUNDER OF SHELLY SOCIETY – STEELE\
28. FOUNDER OF TOUCHSTONE METHOD – MATHEW ARNOLD
29. FOUNDER OF PSYCHO-ANALYSIS – SIGMUND FREUD
30. FATHER OF PLAGIRIST – CHAUCER
31. FATHER OF PRE-RAPHELITE MOVEMENT – D.G. ROSSETTI
32. PRINCE OF PLAGIRIST – SHAKESPEARE
33. FATHER OF GOTHIC NOVELS – HORACE WALPOLE
34. FATHER OF ENGLISH DRAMA – CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
35. MORNING STAR OF ENGLISH DRAMA – CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
36. MORNING STAR OF REFORMATION – WYCLIFF
37. CHILD OF RENAISSANCE & REFORMATION – SPENSER
38. FOUNDER OF BRITISH SCHOOL OF LINGUISTICS – J.R. FIRTH
39. FOUNDER OF PRAMASAMAJ – DEVENDRANATH TAGORE
40. AUTHORISED VERISON OF THE BIBLE- KING JAMES I
41. EXPONENTS OF TRAGIC COMEDY – SHAKESPEARE
42. EXPONENT OF EPISTOLARY NOVEL – SAMUEL RICHARDSON
43. EXPONENT OF SPRUNG RHYTHM – G.M. HOPKINS
44. EXPONENT OF SOCIAL ESSAYS – FRANCIS BACON
45. EXPONENT OF REGIONAL NOVELS – THOMAS HARDY
46. EXPONENT OF DOMESTIC NOVELS – JANE AUSTEN
47. EXPONENT OF DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE – ROBERT BROWNING
48. EXPONENT OF PRACTICAL CRITICISM – I.A. RICHARDS
49. FATHER OF ENGLISH CRITICISM – DRYDEN
50. FATHER OF AMERICAN POETRY – WILLIAM CULLER BRYANT
51. MOVEMENT OF POETS COINED – J.D. SCOTT
52. INTRODUCER OF BLANK VERSE – EARL OF SURREY
53. INTRODUCER OF FREE VERSE – WALT WHITMAN
54. INTRODUCER OF LIMARIC – EDWARD LEAR
55. FOUNDER OF ‘JOURNAL’ – SHELLEY
56. INTRODUCER OF SONNET – WYATT
57. STRUCTURALISM ASSOCIATED WITH – FERDINAND DE SAUSSURE
58. AMBIGUITY ASSOCIATED WITH – WILLIAM EMPSON
59. ARCHITYPE ASSOCIATED WITH – NORTHROP FRYE
60. LIBIDO & PSYCHO-ANALYSIS ASSOCIATED WITH – C.G. JUNG
61. THE BARD OF AVAN KNOWN AS – SHAKESPEARE
62. SAGE OF CONCORD – EMERSON
63. THE FIRST LEXICOGRAPHER – SAMUEL JOHNSON
64. INTRODUCER OF THE TERZA RHYMA(RIMA) – SHELLEY
65. INTRODUCER OF THE PRINTING PRESS IN ENGLAND – WILLIAM CAXTON
66. INVENTED OF PRINTING PRESS – JOHN GUTTENBERG
67. THE WELL OF ENGLISH POETRY – CHAUCER
68. THE PRE-CURSORS OF THE ENGLISH NOVEL – ADDISON & STEELE
69. TWENTIETH CENTURY DRYDEN KNOWN AS – T.S. ELIOT
70. FOUNDER OF COCKNEY SCHOOL OF POETRY – HAZLITT
71. FOUNDER OF GRAVEYARD SCHOOL OF POETRY – THOMAS GRAY
72. THE ‘GENTLE’WRITER KNOWN AS – CHARLES LAMB
73. PROMINENT MEMBER OF ROYAL SOCIETY – JOHN DRYDEN
74. METAPHYSICAL WORD COINED BY – JOHNSON
75. METAPHYSICS WORD COINED BY – DRYDEN
76. FATHER OF MODERN DRAMA – EUGENE O NEIL
77. FATHER OF SHORT STORY – EDGAR ALLAN POE
78. FOUNDER OF IRISH THEATRE MOVEMENT – W.B. YEATS
79. THE TRANSITION PERIOD FAMOUS FOR – THOMAS GRAY
80. THE FOUNDER OF MODERN ENGLISH PROSE – JOHN LYLY
81. FATHER OF SYMBOLIST POETRY – CHARLES BAUDELAIRE
82. FATHER OF SCIENCE FICTION – JULES VERNE
83. FATHER OF PSYCHOLOGICAL REALISM – HENRIK IBSEN
84. FOUNDER OF THE BEAT GENERATION – JACK KEROUAC
85. FOUNDER OF ABSURDIST THEATRE – SAMUEL BECKETT
86. FOUNDER OF IMAGIST POETRY – EZRA POUND
87. FATHER OF POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE – CHINUA ACHEBE
88. FOUNDER OF NATURALISM – ÉMILE ZOLA
89. FATHER OF EXISTENTIALIST PHILOSOPHY – SØREN KIERKEGAARD
90. FOUNDER OF FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM – VIRGINIA WOOLF
91. FOUNDER OF THE LOST GENERATION – ERNEST HEMINGWAY
92. FOUNDER OF THE THEATRE OF THE ABSURD – EUGÈNE IONESCO
93. FOUNDER OF MAGICAL REALISM – GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ
94. FATHER OF POSTMODERN LITERATURE – JORGE LUIS BORGES
95. FOUNDER OF NEGRO SPIRITUALS – FREDERICK DOUGLASS
96. FATHER OF MODERN SATIRE – JONATHAN SWIFT
97. FATHER OF TRANSCENDENTALISM – RALPH WALDO EMERSON
98. FATHER OF MODERN TRAGEDY – ARTHUR MILLER
99. FOUNDER OF THE MODERNIST MOVEMENT – T.S. ELIOT

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