Dissertations on English Literature

English Literature refers to the study of literature, written in the English language. The authors were not necessarily from England, but their works were written in English. Many forms of text could be considered literature, including novels, non-fiction, plays and poetry. English literature is one of the most popular fields of study in universities around the world.

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English literature dissertation titles
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Introduction: English Literature Dissertation Titles. We have provided this selection of example English literature dissertation titles below to help and inspire you.... Last modified: 22nd Mar 2021

English Dissertation Topics
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Introduction: We have provided a selection of example English dissertation topics to help and inspire you when you're choosing a dissertation topic.... Last modified: 11th Mar 2021

Freudian and Jungian Literary Analysis: Under Milk Wood
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Introduction: Exploration of dreams, symbols and archetypes in Dylan Thomas play for voices Under Milk Wood This paper seeks to assert that Dylan Thomas’ play Under Milk Wood can be successfully viewed using ... Last modified: 12th Dec 2019

Influence of Oscar Wilde's Sexuality
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Introduction: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was a writer whose homoerotic texts pushed the social boundaries of the Victorian era. Born to a family of unabashed Irish agnostics, the self-proclaimed “dandy” va... Last modified: 12th Dec 2019

Analysing Slavery in Mark Twain's Writing
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Introduction: INTRODUCTION According to widely held view on slavery, it is has been acknowledged that it is ‘a virtually universal feature of human history’ that has preserved up to nowadays.  As absolute... Last modified: 12th Dec 2019

Analysing Film Adaptations of Shakespeare's Macbeth
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Introduction: In Roger Manvell’s Book Peter Hall is quoted as saying “Shakespeare is no screen writer. He is a verbal dramatist, relying on the associative and metaphorical power of words…Even his stage a... Last modified: 12th Dec 2019

Historical Account of Tragedy in Literature
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Introduction: The chorus in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon clearly elucidates the Aristotelian principle of tragedy: ‘Zeus, whose will has marked for man the sole way where wisdom lies, ordered one eternal plan: ... Last modified: 12th Dec 2019

Cartographies of the Posthuman Feminist Body in Winter Numbers
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Introduction: CHAPTER TWO Cartographies of the Posthuman Feminist Body in Winter Numbers . . . They wore the blunt tattoo, a scar, if they survived, oceans away. Should I tattoo my scar? What would it say?  Mar... Last modified: 11th Dec 2019

The Gothic in Cormac McCarthy’s Novels
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Introduction: Chapter I From Context towards a Definition of the Gothic   It can easily be argued and, it has indeed been mentioned by one critic or another in the literature dedicated to the genre, that nobody... Last modified: 10th Dec 2019

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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Introduction: CHAPTER ONE: To be seen or not. Is that the question in Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison?   “I yam what I am!” – Invisible Man Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1952) attracted a lot of p... Last modified: 10th Dec 2019

Children’s Literature Annotated Bibliography
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Introduction: The Last Stop on Market Street is about a young boy named CJ and his grandmother riding a bus to get to their stop on Market Street. While on the bus ride, CJ’s grandmother teaches him to appreciate the world around him, and not worry about the things he is lacking.... Last modified: 10th Dec 2019

Influence of Shakespeare on the English Language
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Introduction: Abstract This essay will be exploring the works of William Shakespeare and its influence in the English Language. In this paper, I am going to be focussing on the changes that occurred in literature ... Last modified: 9th Dec 2019

Analysis of The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
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Introduction: Context By the time the bloody chaos of the First World War finally came to an end on November 11, 1918, the American novelist Edith Wharton had already been living as an expatriate in Paris for five ... Last modified: 6th Dec 2019

Female Character Analysis in Shakespeare and Austen
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Introduction: The Social and Feminist Influences of Austen and Shakespeare Feminist thought is a movement truly indicative of a dynamic society. When manifested in literature, it signifies the breaking of old tradi... Last modified: 6th Dec 2019

Analysing Race in William Shakespeare's Plays
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Introduction: This dissertation provides a critical discussion of the issues of race in such William Shakespeare’s plays as The Tempest, Titus Andronicus and Othello. Analysing the context, in which these plays a... Last modified: 6th Dec 2019

Gender Relationships in Shakespeare's Plays
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Introduction: The subject of gender relationships within the work of Shakespeare became a matter of lively debate during the last quarter of the twentieth century and continues to be an area that attracts much scho... Last modified: 6th Dec 2019

Toni Morrison's Contributions to American Literature
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Introduction: Paradoxically, immortality is not achieved through the defeat of biological death, but rather through the indomitability of the spirit, which leaves...... Last modified: 6th Dec 2019

Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation
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Introduction: Introduction Jack Kerouac was responsible for spawning the literary movement that became known as the Beat Generation, a movement not only significant to literature, but one which incorporated music a... Last modified: 6th Dec 2019

The Last of the Mohicans and Hope Leslie Comparison
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Introduction: Introduction Racial issues occupy the principal place in American Literature due to the prolonged racial relations between Native Americans and European colonizers. The aim of this dissertation is to ... Last modified: 6th Dec 2019

Impact of WW1 on Ernest Hemingway's Poetry
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Introduction: 1.1 Introduction: When World War1 broke out in 1914, it ended almost 100 years of relative peace in Europe. America at that time adopted a policy of neutrality and isolation regarding war. This approa... Last modified: 6th Dec 2019